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When the Clock Strikes: Five Unusual Places to Spend New Year’s Eve
Dec 3, 2014
Many places around the world throw a huge party for New Year’s Eve. Greeting the coming year in Sydney or New York City certainly is amazing, but there are some locations that may not be as grand, but are truly spectacular in their own way. Kiribati Only a few of its 800...
Anchors Away - 17 Ferry Rides That Will Leave You Speechless
Nov 15, 2014
Ferries can be more than just a way to get from one location to another - they can often provide the best ways to tour some of the most beautiful and remote locations on Earth. Here are some of our favourites…
In Hot Water: Five Magnificent Natural Hot Pools
Sep 30, 2014
Canadians are no strangers to the wonders of natural hot springs -- just visit BC and you can choose from dozens of places. Although you’ll never grow tired of these, sometimes it’s nice to see what other countries have to offer and try something new. There are some amazing hot...
Dancing Feet: Five Cities That Will Get You Up and Moving
Sep 21, 2014
Music is both universal and regional, with certain styles calling to mind specific countries and cities. Who doesn’t think of the mysteries of Turkey and Persia when they hear belly-dancing music? Or the United Kingdom when watching the curiously elaborate Morris Dancing? Music colours our perception of a place just...
Chile: Five Breathtaking Beaches
Aug 17, 2014
The water in Chile is, well… a little chilly, but the warm sun and sand keeps the beaches busy during the summer months. When sunbathing is combined with the incredible beauty of the region, hanging out at the beach is easily one of the best things to do when visiting the...
Brazil: UNESCO Wonders
Aug 5, 2014
Brazil is more than football, samba and raucous nightlife; this massive South American country is also home to a number of cultural and natural sites that have been inscribed by the World Heritage Committee into UNESCO's World Heritage List. With nineteen sites that are now eternally protected, visitors to the...
Rio de Janeiro By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
Jul 1, 2014
From the white sand of Ipanema to the dramatic views of Christ the Redeemer, the party capital of Brazil has earned its nickname of the Marvelous City. There is a lot to do in Rio de Janeiro with its 23 beaches, stunning architecture and infamous Carnival celebrations. However, for a...
Peru - Riding The Waves
Apr 17, 2014
Head to the beaches on any fine-weather day in Peru and you’ll see dozens of surfers heading out to catch a wave… All Peruvians know about the great surfing that’s available along the coast, but surprisingly few tourists seem to hang 10 in Peru. The different geographies along the shoreline create very...
Cartagena – Colombia’s Cultural Epicentre
Apr 13, 2014
Unquestionably romantic by nature, the narrow, ancient streets of Cartagena de Indias vibrate with colour and life. Nestled on Colombia’s breezy northern coast, the magic of Cartagena lies in its massive fortifications, the warmth of the people, the richness of its architecture and the infinite range of its cultural expression. A breathtaking...
Tree House Hotels – Branch Out On Your Next Vacation
Apr 10, 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...
Pucker Up - Eight Romantic Places To Steal A Kiss
Feb 14, 2014
Whether it’s around the world or closer to home, these gorgeous destinations may just be the most romantic places on earth to steal a kiss with the one you love...
Style & Substance - G Adventures Harnesses The Transformative Power Of Travel To Bring Adventure To The Masses
Jan 27, 2014
Doing It Differently As small group adventure travel pioneers, G Adventures has always liked to do things just a little...
Lovers Lust For Brazil - Four Romantic Destinations To Make The Heart Flutter
Jan 25, 2014
Brazil’s popularity among lovers looking for the trip of a lifetime is due to sheer range of romantic range vacations available...
Happy Cable Car Day! - Five Of The World’s Best Cable Car Rides
Jan 17, 2014
I’m not sure if you’re able to handle the excitement, but today is Cable Car Day. Yes, January 17 has been designated to celebrate all matters ‘cable car’, as the date marks that momentous day back in 1871 when Andrew Smith Hallidie received the first patent in relation to the...
The Tombstone Tourist - Five ‘To Die For’ Destinations
Jan 16, 2014
By Vickie Sam Paget Occasionally, do you find yourself feeling a little macabre on vacation? Then you may well be a...
That Jolly Old Man - Santa Claus Around The World
Dec 25, 2013
The act of children receiving gifts during the month of December is essentially the same all around the world. The character that brings the gifts however is not. In Canada we have Santa Claus, but many countries around the world have quite the unique view on the jolly December gift...
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...
Joy To The Whole World - 22 Tinsel-tastic Christmas Escapes
Dec 20, 2013
While Christmas is a time to spend with family, the allure of the many unique ways that different cultures celebrate the holiday is often too much to resist. Whether you crave dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh or making your friends jealous by getting a tan on the...
Fall Cruise Review - What’s Floating Your Cruise Client’s Boat This Season?
Nov 12, 2013
Silversea Canadian business is booming at Silversea, according to the company’s director of national sales for Canada, Lori Nojaim. “Canadians truly appreciate...
A Passion For The Remote - South America Specialists Join Forces To Showcase The Southernmost Reaches Of The Planet
Sep 18, 2013
South America specialist explora has joined forces with expedition cruise expert Cruceros Australis to showcase the unspoiled extremes of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Island.
Let Off Some Steam - Escape On Ecuador's 'Cruise Train'
Jun 12, 2013
Ecuador is an unexplored destination with unparalleled beauty. Tucked away in a corner of South America, it is a country that abounds with cultural diversity and natural landmarks. Vibrant and alive, the influences of its Spanish and indigenous heritage are ever-present in its small villages and historic cities.
Truly Magical - A Father & Son Do Machu Picchu
Jun 3, 2013
Of course, we marvelled at Machu Picchu on a recent foray to Peru. After all, the Lost City of the Incas is the type of eye candy to warrant being named to the New Seven Wonders of the World list and snag UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Bogota Essentials - Six Must See Places In Colombia's Capital
May 4, 2013
    By Janice Strong   It was a flying trip to Bogota, Colombia’s intriguing capital city. Quite literally. Three days with so much to see and not much time to see it. There is the history – pre-hispanic, colonial and modern. There...
Rapid Relaxation - Ten Exciting River Vacations
Mar 8, 2013
What is it that drives people to conquer the world’s most dangerous environments? Mountain climbers and cave divers put themselves in harm’s way to see heights and depths most of us will never approach, but not ever every nature adventure has to be so dangerous. White water rafting is a...
Above The Clouds - Exploring The History & The Mystery Of Peru
Feb 4, 2013
By John Carter   Ranked among the world’s iconic sites, along with the Great Wall of China and the pyramids of Egypt, is the legendary Machu Picchu, a pre-Columbian Inca city in Peru’s south central region. Dating back to the 15th century, its phenomenal construction and historical significance make it one of...
10 Cities For Nightlife Fanatics
Jan 4, 2013
Travel is supposed to be relaxing, right? The golden rays of sunlight on a stretched (and impeccably toned) beach body, that’s what we all long for. But what happens after five hours of relaxation, after dinner and dessert? Here are 10 cities that have a tiring and inspiring answer to...
World Report - October 2012
Nov 27, 2012
  HONG KONG Visiting Asia’s World City Since it was reclaimed by China in 1997, Hong Kong has only become more important to Chinese-Western trade, making it a crucial bridge between cultures and one of the premier hubs for world travel. Any world-class metropolis will inevitably develop world-class attractions, and Hong Kong is...
Adventure Ahead
Nov 13, 2012
  Struggling to get into snow pants, winter jacket, boots and a life jacket, I’m thinking “What on earth have I...
South America Report - August 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Cruiseship visitor arrivals grew six-fold between 2006 and 2010 from 50,946 to 296,049. For 2011, the numbers reached 270,000. The 2012-2013 season is expected to bring an estimated 313,000 passengers, an increase of 16 percent compared to last year. This growth is due in part to the new arrivals of...
Sun, Sand & Sitges - Spain's Sizzling Coastal Town Is The Place For Hot Beach Action
Aug 29, 2012
For many travellers, the epitome of a vacation is hours upon hours soaking up the sun and sights at the beach. Over the past several years, Sitges has secured a spot on the list of many in-the-know LGBT travellers. It’s proximity to Barcelona makes it a great city/beach destination, as...
Culturally Speaking - A Look At Vienna's Vibrant LGBT
Jul 30, 2012
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is well known for its grandiose architecture, cultural events and creative masterminds. It also boasts one of the most vibrant LGBT scenes in all of Europe, despite the fact it doesn’t define one particular area as the “gay village”. Here’s a brief overview of some...
5 Monumental Attractions
Jun 4, 2012
Some of man's most significant architectural and engineering feats stand witness to our enduring ingenuity. And our love of grandeur.
Adventure Ahead - A Timid Trekker's Journey Through Patagonian Waters
May 30, 2012
Struggling to get into snow pants, winter jacket, boots and a life jacket, I’m thinking “What on earth have I got myself into?” I’m no sailor, not really into outdoor adventure, either, but here I am getting ready to muster for my first shore excursion from Cruceros Australis’ Stella Australis.
Wild About Nature - 4 Places To See Wildlife Up Close
May 18, 2012
Come face to face with some of nature’s most incredible inhabitants in the most intimate and the most spectacular settings on earth.
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.
Around The Bend - Peru's Amazon Rainforest Reveals The Jungle's Wild Side
Dec 21, 2011
Who hasn’t heard of Machu Picchu, one of the most significant archeological and spiritual sites in Latin America? On July 24, 2011, Peru celebrated the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu’s rediscovery by archeologist Hiram Bingham. Lost in the jungle for centuries and left in ruins, Machu Picchu was carefully restored...
We're Talkin' Sun - Canadian Tour Operators Tell Us What's New & What's Hot
Sep 30, 2011
With the healthy Canadian dollar and well-established tour packagers adding new products and additional air flights, sun-worshippers need look no further than the idyllic Caribbean when it comes to winter escapes. Below, meet some of these tour packagers and what they have to say about the upcoming 2011/12 season.
Where The Wild Things Are - Megadiverse Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands
Jun 17, 2011
Designated one of 17 ‘megadiverse’ countries by UNESCO, Ecuador boasts an unbelievable array of wildlife (South America’s second smallest country is home to 1,640 species of birds, a record per square metre). And, the country’s four main regions showcase wildly differing geography. Where else can you trek through Amazon rainforest,
Old & New - Sample Santiago's Wonderful Mix Of Ancient & Modern Attractions
Apr 20, 2011
For so many Canadians, Chile is simply a place that exports great wine. But as a travel destination, it offers the winning combination of great weather, fascinating culture, superb food and wine, all bundled in great value for money.
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.
The Popular Ones - Part Two Of Our Look At Hot Spots In The Sun
Aug 25, 2010
This month, Canadian Traveller shines a light on some of the most popular sun destinations. Take a look at destinations like San Andres, Columbia; Acapulco, Cozumel, Huatulco and Los Cabos, Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; and Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Find out what these hot spots offer and what major tour operators are...
Sun Destinations 2009 - What's New From Canada's Tour Operators This Winter?
Aug 16, 2010
With the summer almost behind us, Canadian tour operators have been busy planning their 2009-2010 winter season. And what a season it is shaping up to be. While Canadians are faring better than their neighbours to the south economically, there are other factors that will determine whether Canadian snowbirds will...
More Commissions, Less Emissions - How To Become The Neighbourhood GREEN Machine
Jun 29, 2010
Green. It’s the colour of travel, tourism and yes, commissions. Who knew, eh? Well, actually quite a lot of people did. It really wasn’t a politician who discovered it – but now that those that govern have green-lighted everything that’s green, I guess the chequered flag is up! That means...
Frommer's Top Spots
Jun 28, 2010
The editors at Frommer’s have consulted their many author-experts to come up with the top destinations for 2008. The list of 13 of the best and most beautiful spots the world includes ranges from big-city hotspots to tranquil rural retreats.
Los Lagos - Chile's Lake Region Offers A World Of Adventure
Feb 1, 2010
A two-hour flight south from Santiago, Puerto Montt is the capital of Region de los Lagos and the jumping off point for a whole world of adventure in Chile’s Patagonia. This area is renowned for both fresh- and saltwater fishing, birding, climbing, hiking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking, nature photography, and...