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Brian Simpson

Resident Travel Expert,

With more than 25 years in the travel industry, Brian Simpson is’s resident travel expert. Having travelled across the globe, Brian's expertise lies in planning for the perfect trip and he is frequently called upon to offer tangible advice for Canadian travellers. From the initial concept and planning on a budget, to getting through the airport and enjoying the trip itself, Brian encourages Canadian's to explore their world, be it around the globe, or in their own backyard.
Send Mom To Her Kinda Place This Mother's

Send Mom To Her Kinda Place This Mother's Day

We've all seen her embarrassing us at weddings and parties...The Dancing Mom. Well this time, let's encourage mom to put on her dancing shoes and enjoy the great night life in Miami. She can spend the day at some of North America's most beautiful beaches and shop the day away for some great deals. Then she can shake the night away to some hot salsa beats.
05/08/2014 05:42 EDT
The Top Celebrity Travel Moments of

The Top Celebrity Travel Moments of 2013

Living a lifestyle like that of the rich and famous might be something that many Canadians aspire to, but not something most of us could ever imagine. At, we have seen some amazing celebrity travel moments this year! From Bieber brawling in the streets of Britain; to hot beach bodies and destination weddings -- 2013 has been a year of exciting travel.
12/10/2013 05:39 EST
The 13 Spookiest Halloween

The 13 Spookiest Halloween Destinations

As candy lines store shelves and jack-o-lanterns make their front porch debut, people of all ages know it's time for a few frights. To help Halloween devotees celebrate, Travelocity's travel experts have identified 13 destinations for a ghastly getaway either at home or abroad.
10/23/2013 07:56 EDT
Try Travelling This

Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.
10/11/2013 09:29 EDT
Metropolitan Must Sees: 10 Big Cities That Can't be

Metropolitan Must Sees: 10 Big Cities That Can't be Missed

The summer break may be officially over, but that doesn't mean you can't still get away for a few days. These big cities are all located within North America, making them easy to get to, and jam-packed with enough activities to make the most of your tight time frame!
09/11/2013 12:17 EDT
Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor

Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor Adventure

From deserts to tropical rain forests, mountain ranges to waterways, there is certainly no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors. has put together a list of the best countries around the globe for outdoor travel and a few of our favourite spots in each.
07/30/2013 05:39 EDT
Five Tips for Travelling With the

Five Tips for Travelling With the Kids

School's out for the summer and you're likely planning your family's annual summer vacation, but like every other aspect of life, kids may have a different idea than their parents of what makes the ultimate vacation. Keep these tips handy when you're planning your family getaway this summer.
06/28/2013 12:33 EDT
Babymoon Destinations: Places to Visit Before the Baby

Babymoon Destinations: Places to Visit Before the Baby Arrives

For future and expectant moms and their significant other, babymoons are a great idea for couples on the cusp of parenthood. Whether you're celebrating a last hurrah before getting pregnant, or having some quiet alone time before baby arrives, we're confident that there's a babymoon for any couple.
05/10/2013 05:29 EDT
Five Ways to Travel Green on Earth

Five Ways to Travel Green on Earth Day

In the spirit of giving back to Mother Earth, wanted to share a few easy ways we can all limit our environmental impact, while enjoying the beauty and wonder this great world has to offer. When planning your next vacation, consider the following tips to limit your environmental footprint.
04/22/2013 05:34 EDT
Which of These 5 Travelling Personalities Are

Which of These 5 Travelling Personalities Are You?

To get the best March break experience for you and your family, I encourage you to plan your trip with your family members' individual interests and personalities in mind. To get you started, I've put together a few personalities to consider as March break approaches.
03/08/2013 12:40 EST
Five Retreats For You and Your

Five Retreats For You and Your Sweet

Everyone loves to get chocolate, jewellery or flowers for Valentine's day, but really, who wouldn't much rather take a romantic trip with their sweetheart? has the answer to your steamy Valentine's Day prayers -- a retreat with your sweet.
02/11/2013 12:13 EST