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Nicaragua – Lovely Leon
Apr 18, 2014
Founded in 1524 by Spanish conquistadores, Leon is a colonial town in the western part of Nicaragua, filled with awe-inspiring architecture and a lazy, laid-back culture. Don’t let the sleepy exterior fool you though; Leon is sparkling with culture, art and an exciting nightlife. This is one of those towns...
Tree House Hotels – Branch Out On Your Next Vacation
Apr 9, 2014
Looking to branch out on your next stay? In the most beautiful forested areas around the world, hotel entrepreneurs are venturing into an area that was once purely the domain of young children: tree houses. These hotels are usually suspended high in the air and offer some breathtaking views while...
Snapshots - Belize, Fiji, British Columbia, Australia, France
Feb 9, 2014
Belize: Artists In Residence Join two of Canada’s most celebrated culinary leaders, Toronto chef Chris McDonald and Food Network’s Manic Organic...
Buzzing In Belize - 10 Ways To Bring Out Your Adventurous Side
Jan 24, 2014
1. Bird Watching Home to over 600 species of birds, Belize offers some of the best bird watching in the world.
Costa Rica - An Exotic, Ecological Eden
Jan 1, 2014
Costa Rica is a wild and rugged Central American natural playground that appeals to the more adventurous Canadian traveller. In fact, 9.3 per cent of the country’s visitors hail from the Great White North, and Costa Rica is the country of choice for some 4.2 per cent of Canadian travellers...
Dig In - Christmas Food Traditions Around The World
Dec 24, 2013
While the roast turkey that Canada enjoys every Christmas may seem pretty common place in a lot of other countries, every country celebrates Christmas a little differently...
Green Sleeps - Rest Your Head At An Eco-Chic Hotel
Dec 15, 2013
In this day and age, it’s chic to be environmentally-conscious. Hotels and destinations around the world are catching on to this trend and offering tempting green options for their guests, as well as doing their part to be eco-friendly while remaining truly luxurious. Below you can find a roundup of...
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas - Top Five Holiday Trips for Wildlife Lovers
Dec 9, 2013
A wildlife vacation is inspirational and it can impact how people move through life long after they have returned home. So forget about the computer games and cell phones – international travel can be the best possible gift that you can give a child of any age. Here are five...
Keeping It Real In Belize
Nov 7, 2013
From Pyramids To Parrot Fish: It’s Great To Get Down To Earth In Belize By Tim Johnson It came exactly as described...
Snap Shots - Artful In Amsterdam, Tech Detox, Austin F1
Jul 8, 2013
Amsterdam’s iconic De L’Europe hotel is celebrating the reopening of the Rijksmuseum by transforming every room into an art gallery.
In The Know - The Urban Side Of Travel To Costa Rica
May 15, 2013
Lush jungle landscape tapering off at the coast into white sand beaches lapped by turquoise waves and baked in endless sun – this is reason enough to visit, or get lost in, Costa Rica. Travellers do not often wander off the beaches into the cities of Costa...
Snapshots Fall 2012
Nov 21, 2012
  BELIZE Some Things AreWorth It The locavore dining movement has deep roots in Canada, but there are some daily indulgences even those...
6 Places To Explore - Culturally Speaking
May 25, 2012
We are not all alike. Never have been and never will be. Let’s celebrate our differences. Mardi Gras Leave the inhibitions and...
6 Places Savvy Travellers Have On The Radar
May 4, 2012
Once a destination gets too popular certain travellers move on to the next best thing. Here’s where they’re going.
5 Places To Experience Local Flavour
Apr 27, 2012
What better way to experience other cultures than to do as the locals do? Worship, taste, listen and watch. You’ll be surprised what you can learn.
Central America
Apr 10, 2012
It’s a jungle out there and these undiscovered countries want you in it. Nature and wildlife is your bedside, seaside, and mountainside companion where adventure not crowds reign.
4 Unusual Places to Sleep
Mar 30, 2012
Do you like the top (a forest canopy) or the bottom (under ground)? Discover new places for sleeping around. Underwater Hotels...
Rising From The Jungle - Land & Sea Adventures In Belize
Oct 26, 2011
Many centuries ago, the Mayan civilization rose out of the rainforests of Belize with dazzling temples, massive artworks and a culture based on the cultivations of corn, chocolate and cassava, only to be reclaimed by the jungle once its time had passed.
It's Easy Being Green - Costa Rica Is A Country With An Ecological Conscience
Feb 24, 2011
Costa Rica is synonymous with conservation and leads the world in sustainable tourism practices. At the EXPOTUR Travel Market held in San Jose in May, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism, Carlos Ricardo Benavides stated very simply “sustainability is an obligation of all of us on this planet.” For travel agents...
By The Sea - Ecuador's Coastal Towns Boast Wildlife, Ancient Cultures & Panama Hats
Dec 13, 2010
“The most important thing you need to know about Ecuador is its diversity,” says Patricio Tamariz, owner/operator of Bahia Dolphin Tours.
Serious Sunbathing - Sample The Beaches In Belize, Costa Rica & Panama
Oct 27, 2010
By Merle Rosenstein Sun-saturated Central America, an s-shaped isthmus between Mexico and Columbia, has more than its fair share of beautiful...
From Jungle to Reef - Affordable, Educational & Family Oriented Travel in Belize
Oct 5, 2010
The English speaking country of Belize is emerging as an affordable and educational destination for family vacations. The country’s unspoiled landscapes, rich cultural history and colourful locals offer a variety of activities to keep everyone in the family happy. Located between Mexico and Guatemala in Central America there are crystal...
Big, Very Big - From Plazas To Pyramids Mexico City Is Full Of Amazing Stuff
Aug 29, 2010
There are conflicting reports over which is the world’s biggest city, but it could well be Mexico City. This remarkable city offers an overwhelming amount of culture, history, dining, and entertainment to the curious traveller: five Aztec temples, the continent’s largest cathedral, and stunning architecture ranging from Aztec ruins to...
Adventure in Paradise - Los Cabos Offers Active Adventures On Land & Sea
Aug 25, 2010
The sapphire Sea of Cortez lapped the shore; cacti and desert shrub nodded lethargically under a halogen sun – and between, along the white-sand beach, my gallant steed Bambino followed six other horses with riders.
¡Hola Moola! - Notes From Tianguis 2008
Jun 29, 2010
The always-buzzing Acapulco was busier than ever this spring as the 33rd annual Tianguis Turistico, Latin America’s largest travel trade show & conference, saw the industry’s movers and shakers – and plenty of travel media – converge on the Acapulco Convention Centre for four days of meetings, interviews and fiestas.
A Diversity of Riches - Sun, Adventure & Historic Treasures In Mexico
Jun 29, 2010
This month in Sun Destinations, Canadian Traveller presents Mexico, a country that offers sun, adventure and historical treasures. Mexico, a long-time favourite of vacationers, offers a diverse bounty of natural wonders that will delight any client. Turquoise seas, a stunning variety of breathtaking panoramas, beaches that spread into the horizon,
The Popular Ones - Part One Of Our Look At Hot Spots In The Sun
Jun 28, 2010
This month, Canadian Traveller explores some popular sun destinations offered by major tour operators. Costa Rica, several destinations in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are featured. Learn about each destination and which operators sell what product.
Beyond The Beach - Daytrips In & Around Cancun
Jun 28, 2010
Renowned for its gorgeous white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and year-round sunny climate, Cancun is on everyone’s radar as a beach destination. Water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, parachuting, even riding a waverunner, abound and the hotel strip, more than 30 kilometres long, offers everything from villas and five-star hotels to...
Into The Blue - And the Green On Land & Sea Adventures In Belize & Costa Rica
Jun 25, 2010
Warm ocean waters teeming with marine life. Lush tropical jungles alive with the sounds of birds and animals. Impassive Mayan ruins guarding ancient cultures. Combine these with friendly people, great food and infectious music and there really is no better place for adventure-seeking travellers than Latin America and more specifically,
Cenotes & Sea Fun - Mexico & Family Vacations Go Hand In Hand
May 26, 2010
When you get to know Mexico, you realize it's no surprise that one of the most wonderful surprise packages ever invented for kids – the piñata – originated here.
Canals & Indians - Panama Boasts Big City Bustle & Forest Tranquility
Jan 1, 2010
Sleeping volcanoes, gorgeous beaches and tropical forests home to a huge number of birds and animals – this is Panama – a birder’s paradise and adventure-seeker’s nirvana.