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Parmjit Parmar

Travel & Lifestyle Writer, Social Media Expert, Photographer

Parmjit Parmar is a freelance travel and food writer, avid photographer and social media expert. Visit her blog at <a href="http://planetblueadventure.com" rel="nofollow">Planet Blue Adventure</a>. She travels every opportunity she gets.
Travel Gear That Fits The

Travel Gear That Fits The Bill

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? One of the secrets to smart packing is choosing the right gear and also packing multi-purpose items.
09/06/2016 06:08 EDT
The Best Tropical Cocktails To Sip This

The Best Tropical Cocktails To Sip This Summer

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. So here are some of the best cocktails I've been lucky enough to sample from around the world.
07/27/2016 08:43 EDT
Where To Drink The Best Craft Cocktails In

Where To Drink The Best Craft Cocktails In Pittsburgh

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 gimlet) or something a bit hipper (from prohibition-styled cocktails to exotic mixes), Pittsburgh has it all.
02/08/2016 03:37 EST
Eco-Tourism And Slow Food Come Together In Italy's

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

This is an area not usually top of mind with many tourists, as they are normally lured by the charms of Venice, Florence, Rome and the Amalfi coast. But they're missing a great deal, as I discovered because Piedmont is considered Italy's most culinary-progressive region.
11/23/2015 02:06 EST
My Guide to a Great San Francisco

My Guide to a Great San Francisco Experience

San Francisco, rich in history, culture and culinary delights. It can be an expensive city full of contrasts, having both techies and hipsters, the uber-wealthy and sizeable homeless population. It's a city with an eclectic mix of architecture and 19 distinct neighbourhoods just begging to be discovered. t.
10/09/2015 08:08 EDT
How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in

How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in Travel

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.
06/17/2015 05:28 EDT
Travel and Vacation Tips for Seniors on a

Travel and Vacation Tips for Seniors on a Budget

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 how to fill it. As most are now empty nesters and not doing the nine-to-five, they have the flexibility to travel where and when they want.
06/08/2015 12:57 EDT
How to Maintain Back Health While

How to Maintain Back Health While Travelling

If you suffer from back issues like I do then your even more conscious on how to stay back healthy while travelling. On the road, uncomfortable car seats to small, cramped spaces on airplanes, buses, or trains, travel puts a serious strain on backs and necks. Here are a few travel tips that can work to reduce or avoid back pain and discomfort while travelling.
05/27/2015 12:29 EDT
Travel Fashion Trends: Channeling Your Inner

Travel Fashion Trends: Channeling Your Inner Stylista

With new resorts opening at record pace, finding the perfect warm weather getaway is easier than ever before. If you're hitting the beach this spring, don't leave home without these must-have travel essentials. Comfortable, breathable clothing is no longer limited to the yoga studio. Brands like PrAna combine form and function, resulting in perfect travel gear.
04/22/2015 06:28 EDT
How to Make Better Travel

How to Make Better Travel Videos

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 in the best possible way?
04/20/2015 12:01 EDT
5 Affordable Things to Do in

5 Affordable Things to Do in Calgary

Travellers looking to stretch their dollar should consider visiting Calgary this year, where cost of living, home prices and travel is slightly more affordable than Toronto. Home to numerous things to do, a thriving culinary scene and ideal location near the mountains, Calgary is a perfect destination for a summer vacation this year.
04/07/2015 05:41 EDT
How a New Generation of Travellers Is Finding

How a New Generation of Travellers Is Finding Employment

Falling roughly between the ages of 18 and 30 today, the millennial 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. However, one trend we're seeing has some travel companies a bit worried.
03/31/2015 05:47 EDT
How to Prepare for Injuries While

How to Prepare for Injuries While Travelling

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 of getting injured while traveling.
03/26/2015 12:28 EDT
Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket

Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket List

Most people can be found walking around this beautiful city, touring the historic city center, the river Neva, and the numerous small canals on foot even after midnight. This is the perfect time to travel to Russia, as you literally have more hours in the day to fit in sightseeing, tours and enjoy the many restaurants late into the night.
03/20/2015 06:04 EDT
Three Steps to the Perfect Spring Road

Three Steps to the Perfect Spring 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 or train schedule, which offers you the freedom to change plans on a whim and travel at your own pace.
03/13/2015 01:07 EDT
3 Ways to Fly for (Almost)

3 Ways to Fly for (Almost) Free

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 limit when it comes to fine dining around the world, travelers can save money on food by cooking meals or eating local, street food.
02/04/2015 12:54 EST
Tips for Booking a Rental Car in

Tips for Booking a Rental Car in Europe

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 way to go.
01/30/2015 08:16 EST
Best Five Romantic Dining Cities In North

Best Five Romantic Dining Cities In North America

If you happen to be in one of these five cities across the United States and Canada, you're in luck. In addition to gourmet dining, we've got our eye on some of the most romantic places to take your loved one for a feast of the senses this February 14th.
01/22/2015 12:59 EST
3 Easy Ways To Manage Your Online

3 Easy Ways To Manage Your Online Reputation

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 brand you've worked so hard to create.
01/14/2015 09:14 EST