Parmjit Parmar
Parmjit Parmar is a freelance travel and food writer, avid photographer and social media expert. Visit her blog at Planet Blue Adventure. She travels every opportunity she gets.

Entries by Parmjit Parmar

Travel Gear That Fits The Bill

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2016 | 6:08 AM

A major contributor to the stress of frequent travelers is knowing what to pack. Which bags should you use? How will you keep your camera gear safe while lugging it around? What about shoes, clothing, and electronics? The list is endless. One of the secrets to smart packing is choosing...

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The Best Tropical Cocktails To Sip This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2016 | 8:43 AM


I've been fortunate enough over the last few years to travel to many tropical locations; and summer in Toronto, with its soaring temperatures makes me long for beaches and island drinks.

Here are some of my favourites:

Coconut Mojito

I've been...

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Where To Drink The Best Craft Cocktails In Pittsburgh

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 2:37 PM

"One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams." ― John Milton, Comus

Craft cocktails are all the rage and mixology is alive and well throughout the country. Whether you prefer a simple cocktail (the type your parents might have enjoyed, like a...

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Eco-Tourism And Slow Food Come Together In Italy's Piedmont

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 1:06 PM

While no one can predict the future with 100 per cent certainty, travel, tourism and hospitality insiders are able to pick up various trends; the growth of eco-tourism and eco-resorts is really gaining momentum. Unite this growth with the slow-food movement and you have a match made in heaven.


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My Guide to a Great San Francisco Experience

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 8:07 AM

2015-10-06-1444161193-9922695-SanFran83.jpg View From Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin Headlands

San Francisco, rich in history, culture and culinary delights, and it has amazingly weathered a gold rush, earthquakes, fires, hippies and free love. It can be an expensive city full of contrasts, having both techies and...

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How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in Travel

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 5:28 PM

There's a growing population of travellers that have become more interested in the various cuisines and cultures from countries all over the world, and are planning vacations specifically to incorporate culinary trips. One of the reasons for this evolution has been wine, beer and food festivals. Toronto's Caribana...

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Travel and Vacation Tips for Seniors on a Budget

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 12:59 PM

Mark Twain once said "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."

As our boomers are reaching the age of retirement, their thoughts become centered around the amount of time they'll have on their hands, and...

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How to Maintain Back Health While Travelling

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 12:29 PM

If you suffer from back issues like I do then your even more conscious on how to stay back healthy while travelling. I usually travel with Pilates stretch bands and have a routine of exercises that I follow. I've also gone for chiropractic treatments if I...

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Travel Fashion Trends: Channeling Your Inner Stylista

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 6:28 PM

Tis the season to shake off the winter blues and getaway for some warm sun and sandy fun.

In fact, according to leading travel industry publication Travel Pulse, travelers now have more choices than ever before across the Caribbean, Central and South America and Europe. After several years...

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How to Make Better Travel Videos

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 12:01 PM

Making a travel video is an effective way to share your travel experiences with your readers and viewers. Today it's so easy to shoot a video with your camera, your smart phone or a videocam. Are you telling a unique story? Are you capturing the mood, people and the destination...

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5 Affordable Things to Do in Calgary

(12) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 5:41 PM

As travellers increasingly look to travel more affordably, they are skipping the largest and most expensive cities around the world and instead touring smaller and more affordable destinations.

Toronto, Canada, like many of the world's largest urban areas, has seen costs skyrocket in recent years. Dining out and getting...

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How a New Generation of Travellers Is Finding Employment

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 5:47 PM

By now, we've all heard about the millennial generation. Falling roughly between the ages of 18 and 30 today, this generation is now growing into its peak earning years -- prime time for travel brands to be looking at how they can capture this generation's business.


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How to Prepare for Injuries While Travelling

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:28 PM


No one ever plans on getting hurt or injured while on a trip. While planning vacations we prefer to think about exploring new destinations or relaxing on the beach. But it's important to take a little time to prepare for the unfortunate situation...

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Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket List

(17) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 6:04 PM

Russia has been in the news quite a bit recently.

From Edward Snowden the whistleblower who put his own freedom at stake to reveal shocking abuses by the U.S. intelligence agencies, to the country's successful bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, we've seen many sides...

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Why We're All So Obsessed With the Paranormal

(1) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 11:33 AM

It's official. Our society is obsessed with vampires, paranormal activity and the supernatural. The blockbuster movie series Twilight, current television hits like Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead, and a surge of new vampire and zombie-based games illustrate our society's utter fascination with paranormal characters, stories...

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Three Steps to the Perfect Spring Road Trip

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 1:07 PM


As the temperature begins to rise this spring, you may begin thinking about taking a road trip.

Road trips are perfect for adventure-seeking travelers because you truly can plan your own schedule. You're not at the mercy of an air...

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3 Ways to Fly for (Almost) Free

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 11:54 AM


There is a travel experience out there for every budget.

Travelers looking to save money on accommodations can consider staying in a hostel, pitching a tent and camping or even give housesitting or couch surfing a try. While the sky is the...

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Tips for Booking a Rental Car in Europe

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 7:16 AM


Traveling around Europe and Great Britain is simple thanks to a network of fast and efficient trains and plenty of low-cost airlines. But if you really want to slow down, see the countryside and explore more deeply, renting a car is the only...

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Best Five Romantic Dining Cities In North America

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 11:59 AM


Get your taste buds ready. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and this year restaurateurs are gearing up to put on a great show. Combining locally grown produce with artisan-produced delicacies, restaurants across North America are mixing quality with creativity and the...

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3 Easy Ways To Manage Your Online Reputation

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:14 AM

Your online reputation matters.


As a blogger, your personal brand and your business brand are often one and the same. So when someone looks for you via a search engine, you want to be sure what he or she finds reflects the...

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