Tag: travel


Where to Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving Travel / TravelChannel.com

Family, football and, of course, feasting. While there are many traditions shared by Canadians and Americans for their Thanksgiving holidays, the origins of the day itself are quite different. Both Thanksgivings do involve a crossing by water, though: In the US, it was the hearty Pilgrims sailing to Plymouth Rock in 1621. In Canada, the first “Thanksgiving” was hosted by explorer Martin Frobisher in 1578....

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Huffington Post / Travel

The French Alps are on many avid skiers “bucket lists”, but the expectation that the price is prohibitive prevents many from even exploring the possibility. Extra costs for lift tickets and lessons can escalate quickly. But in Valmorel France, the all-inclusive Club Med ski resort makes managing the cost easier than ever. The concept of the “all-inclusive” resort gained huge popularity in 2001 when Club...

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U.S.A. travel: Take a long walk on Pier 39 in San Francisco Family / Toronto Star / Travel

SAN FRANCISCO—The official “number” of this city seems to be 49: from their football team, the 49’rs, to residents claiming the city is “49 square miles, surrounded by reality”, and, of course, the famous Gold Rush that happened here in 1849. It’s the Rush that put this city on the map, but it has continued to grow and flourish as one of America’s most popular...

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Ladies Re-Treat Family / The Good Life / Travel

A “Girls’ Getaway” is the perfect way for women in groups large or small, to reconnect, re-inspire and renew all the reasons they formed that special bond in the first place. You don’t need to travel far from Mississauga to find an escape for body, mind, and soul from the stresses of everyday life. Luckily there is a great selection of unique and fabulous experiences...

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Surf City USA Family / The Good Life

An ever-present surf culture is evident in every storefront, statue, and attitude. Located in Orange County, California, and just a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles, Huntington Beach is home not only to some of the best waves in the world, but also breathtaking ocean views, stunning beachside hotels and the chance to revel in the laidback California surf lifestyle. The city’s centre is located on...

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Bahama Mamas Family / The Good Life / Travel

When you hear the term “Girls’ Getaway” you might immediately envision a day at the spa, a mani/pedi or a day of shopping and lunching. But I recently experienced a long weekend adventure to Grand Bahama Island (www.bahamas.com/bahamas/grand-bahama-island) that turned a simple getaway into a “Great Escape”. The second most popular tourist destination in the Bahamas (after Nassau), and the fifth largest of the 700...

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North Carolina The Hunger Games Family / The Good Life

When I was invited to visit North Carolina* to tour the film shoot locations where The Hunger Games was shot, I’ll admit my love of the book and the anticipation of seeing the actual sites was my main motivation. *Kathy was a guest of the North Carolina Tourism Board. But after I arrived in the western part of this expansive state, I came to appreciate...

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Bored With the Gym? Go to Squamish Family / Huffington Post

Squamish easily earns its title as “Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Playground” with the many elements that provide a natural workout for this very active community. For every work out available in a gym, there is a terrific natural complement here. The rowing machine is traded in for a sea kayaking tour with Coast River Kayak School. They provide the equipment, training and commentary for a paddle...

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