Canada Vacation

5 Reasons Why You Should Head Up to Halifax Right Now

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.

Why You Should Plan a Romantic Getaway in St. Martin

AmongMen.com | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Travel
AmongMen.com

A quiet beach, plenty of cocktails and delectable food and just enough culture and activities for when you've had enough of laying on the beach with one another. That's pretty much the essentials for a beach getaway together, is it not?

Top Tips for a Great Day Hike!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love going on a day hike. Nothing is better than being out with friends enjoying nature and having a laugh. But from time to time, when I am on the trail I do see people who look distressed or uncomfortable. Day hikes are much more fun and enjoyable (and safe too!) when you have the top tips to make your outing great.

10 Loonie-Friendly U.S. Cities to Visit Before the End of Summer

Trivago.ca | Posted 08.15.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Trips across the border are becoming more expensive as the dollar continues to drop, but that isn't making our closest neighbour any less popular with Canadian travellers looking for that last summer vacation. Sneak in a wallet-friendly getaway before school starts!

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights

Allison Eberle | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Over the past 10 years, it has become easier and easier to book flights online. Although this has been great for consumers in many ways, it has also resulted in many mistakes being made by consumers when booking flights that can turn out to be very costly.

My Love Letter to Ontario Cottage Country

Chris Taylor | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Chris Taylor

There's just something special about Ontario cottage country, everything from the way the light streams through the pines and birches, to the call of the loons amplified across the water, to the unmistakable taste of fresh cobs of corn.

Can Canadians Learn to Leave Work at the Office?

Tom Turpin | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

More than half of Canadians don't mind handling work-related matters on their own time. More than half. A new Workmonitor survey from Randstad Canada revealed some troubling insights about Canadian workers' lack of ability -- or lack of willingness -- to leave their work at the office.

Let's Stop Being Busy

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think about your plans for tonight. Do you plan on sitting on your back deck with a beverage trying to see how many bird calls you can recognize? What about watching a sunset -- when was the last time you did that?

Going on Holiday May Save Our Minds and Our Economy

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Who killed summer vacation? That's the million dollar question -- literally. Long gone are the days of casually taking a few weeks off with the family to go on a road trip, or jetting off to a remote destination where the real world ceases to exist. This is a problem.

Why You Should Go on a Beach Vacation With Your Ex

Anna Giannone | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Anna Giannone

Before you dismiss your co-parenting communication style as hopeless, remember why you keep trying to make it work: your kids. If you want to send a message of undivided love then consider doing the unthinkable; beach vacation together.

How to Stay Fit on Vacation

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

A recent study published in Journal Obesity found that after just five days, eating a high-fat diet can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues. Here are a few of my tips to help maintain diet and exercise while on vacation.

How to Craft a Respectful Vacation Message

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

This final duty before leaving on vacation is simple and quick, but very crucial in maintaining a professional image and service attitude: inputting your absence alert messages on your phone and inbox. To avoid giving the impression that you were too eager to leave, distracted or non-caring, here are 11 reminders and tips to broadcast positively, even when you are away.

Facelifting A Cottage

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Sometimes a spot of decorative Botox simply isn't enough. Cue a full facelift, and some grand scale reconstructive surgery, say cottage-style surgeons...

As a Vegetarian Tourist, Here's How to Plan Meals

Cara Spevick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Cara Spevick

While my success as a traveling vegetarian is notable, I must confess that it was not purely by luck. As someone who thrives on organization, in order to minimize potential frustration, I did put effort into my meal planning before and during our vacation. Here are some tips.

How Your March Break Can Break the Chains of Child Labour

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Canadians travelling to warm spots this March Break may be approached by child labourers selling trinkets or souvenirs. In El Salvador, this young girl carries heavy basket of water bottles to peddle to tourists. So what should Canadians do, if they encounter a child who seems to be in danger? Many of us are so concerned about misreading a situation, or imposing our own Canadian views on another way of life, that we do nothing. We may comment about how sad the situation is, and then move along.

How to Entertain Your Kids During Spring Break

Rania Walker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada
Rania Walker

If you too have possibly exhausted every family farm and play place, and may be looking for some simpler things to do, here are some tips and ideas for how to plan and survive the March Break without too much expense, or guilt, and create some adventures and memories along the way. Remember these don't have to be all day events, just "breaks" throughout the week.

Cancun: Beyond the Congo lines and Buffets

Amanda Blakley | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

It's hard to believe that less than 40 years ago Cancun was but jungle and deserted beaches. This resort town quite literally rose from the sand tha...

Yet Another Reason to Stay in the Shade on Vacation

Angie Campanelli | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Angie Campanelli

For the second time in 10 months, I vacationed to a hot, sunny, gorgeous place only to return to the dead of winter, pasty pale. My, how times have changed. When it comes down to it, you can buy 'tan in a can' or get a spray tan any time, but you can't buy time with your family.

Why Travelling is Not Vacationing

The Reply | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Travel
The Reply

Vacationing, for me, is about the destination. It's a place you go, where you can put your feet up for a few days or weeks. Travelling, on the other hand, is about the journey. It often means setting off without a plan and the ability to enjoy the unexpected - like going three weeks without washing your clothes. When you decide to travel, you pack up your life and take it on the road with you.

Have You Lost That Loving Feeling For Your Own Business?

Jane Blaufus | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

Being in business reminds me of dating and marriage. When you are first considering going into business for yourself, I liken it to the dating phase. When you decide to take that leap of faith, explore the opportunity thoroughly, decide it is right for you and walk down the aisle to open your business it is akin to taking that next step and making a long-term commitment.

Cuba Libre

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Fast-forward almost 20 years and my husband and I recently had the opportunity to circumnavigate Cuba aboard the Louis Cristal--a re-purposed Finnish ferry (how very socialist!) now operating as Cuba Cruise. It's a second-year startup by two intrepid Torontonians, one of whom is a harbinger in the cruise industry in Northern Canada.

Lap Of Luxury: Vacation Destinations That Can't Possibly Exist (But Do)

Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Living

If you’ve ever dreamed of travel, you’ve probably kept your fantasies fairly reasonable and realistic. And for that, we commend you. But if we’r...

10 Travel Gems of Geneva

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.

Getting A Time Out in Paradise

Rania Walker | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

The Cove is an adult-only resort catering to couples and singles who want to vacation in class. Their private beach club CAIN boasts infinity pools with lounging beds, private two-room cabanas offering separate showers and butler services and do you hear that...No? Peaceful, kid-free relaxation.

You Can Have a Healthy Vacation and Have Fun at the Same Time

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathleen Trotter

Too many times people return from vacation having had a great time, but also being down on themselves due to letting unhealthy habits dominate. People tend to overeat, drink more, and skip their work outs. It sucks to get away only to return feeling worse physically and emotionally than when you left! My friend Em and I are living proof that you can go on a vacation that is both healthy AND fun!