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Happy Birthday Canada! Celebrating Canada's Travel Treasures

about Canada

Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation on July 1, 2017.  Of the many celebrations, events and legacy builds taking place in Canada this year, one of our favorites is the free admission to Canada's National Parks and historic sites for...

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Top 5 Souvenirs from Canada

about Canada

Among the many pleasures of travel is the opportunity to bring home mementos of your journeys, even doubling your pleasure by giving some to loved ones (and the dog sitter.)  It works the same in reverse; taking symbolic, beloved, or...

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Canada's Northwest Passage: An Epic Arctic Journey with Adventure Canada

about Arctic Ocean, Anywhere

Following a route less traveled in the footsteps of intrepid explorers and today's First Nations in one of the last frontiers: the Arctic. Story and Photographs by travel and sailing journalist Elizabeth Kerr Knowing that I was setting out on...

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Why Canadian Gardens Rock

about Canada

Not all of Canada's natural wonders are wilderness. Communities across Canada have cultivated oases of trees and greens, colorful flowers, fresh air and serenity in the heart of busy urban centers. Tara Nolan is a garden and travel writer, author...

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Falling for Small-Batch Spirits in Niagara

about Niagara Falls, Ontario

Plan a trip to Ontario’s Niagara region, and your list may include the iconic Falls (top photo credit), world-class theater at the Shaw Festival, fine dining inspired by the region’s orchards, most definitely a wine tasting, especially Niagara's famous ice-wine....

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Video: Fogo Island Inn: Daring Design meets Ancient Fishing Community

about Newfoundland and Labrador

In colorful Newfoundland turn of phrase, you might say that Fogo Island is far away from far away.  The island is remote; only accessible by ferries and helicopter flights that defy dramatic weather and waves to drop visitors on a...

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Outdoor Active Travel in Downtown Vancouver

about Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver may be Canada's most famously 'outdoorsy' major city. Even in a city that drives Canada's vast Asia-Pacific business, athletic wear is more common than pinstripes!  Nature thrives right on the city's doorstep: a gorgeous, picturesque harbor and bay, snow-capped...

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The 'Height' of Luxury: Train and Stay in Peru's Andes

about Peru

South America has its first luxury sleeper train. The Belmond Andean Explorer pioneers a new way to discover Peru on its two-night journeys at altitudes of up to 4,800 metres climbing in the Andes en route from Cusco to Arequipa....

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The Bicycle's Big Birthday

about Mannheim, Germany

This month marks a big milestone for the bicycle. We've had two hundred years of two-wheeled travel.  On June 12, 1817, German inventor Karl von Drais took a little ride on his new invention, the 'Laufsmaschine'. His first reported trip,...

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MSC's 'Wonder' at Sea

about Europe

There's a new Wonder at Sea.  The MSC Meraviglia.  If your language skills are rusty, that's Italian for 'wonder', and this European cruise line's new flagship is a wondrous destination at sea for five thousand guests. The MSC Meraviglia is...

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Video: Cycling Tour of 'One of the Best Cycling Destinations in the World'

about Peterborough, Ontario

Sometimes we think that the best travel experiences can only be found in distant, exotic destinations. And they're waiting for you right in your back yard.  Kieran Andrews of Wild Rock Outfitters leads cycling tours in some of the most...

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Grocery Delivery Program makes Hotels more like Home... or an Apartment Rental

about United States

Imagine a knock on your hotel door. Instead of a voice saying 'Room Service', you hear: 'Grocery Delivery'. Long stays at hotels just got better for families, business road warriors, and anyone who wants the health, comfort, choice, and even...

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