Archive for June, 2012

School’s Out for the Summer… Vacation

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by paul

It’s finally that time of year, the end of school. What better way to celebrate the end of 10 long months than to hit the beach and let the stress of the school year melt away. Not only can you leave your worries behind, you can also get a great base for your summer sun tan. (more…)

European Vacation Packages

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by paul

It’s common for Canadians to instinctively flock to the beaches of the Caribbean for their winter vacations. But what is there to do for exotic vacations in the summer? Canada’s heat naturally draws us to rivers and lakes for relaxing weekends, but what is there for those who want to expand their horizons? If you want to break the mould and travel outside your regular boundaries, a European vacation is the ticket. (more…)

Sport Fishing in the Islands

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by paul

Whether you’re an avid fisherman or one who is curious about what lies beneath the surface of the warm Caribbean water, the Caribbean has some of the best fishing grounds in the world. Two of the most popular fishing expeditions are deep-sea fishing for bluefish, swordfish, shark, and marlin; or salt water fly fishing for bonefish. (more…)

New Canadian Duty Free Limits

Posted on: June 20th, 2012 by paul

As of June 1st 2012, there have been changes to the duty free limits for cross border shopping. Canada’s latest federal budget has increased the amount of goods Canadians traveling abroad can bring back to Canada when out of the country for more than 24 hours. Here is a list of the updated limits for each corresponding time period: (more…)

Niagara Falls Tightrope-Walker is Successful

Posted on: June 18th, 2012 by paul

Congratulations to Nik Wallenda who successfully crossed Niagara Falls on a tight rope on Friday night. Nik walked himself into the history books by being the first person to cross the mouth of the Horseshoe Falls. There was a crowd of nearly 105,000 that showed up to watch the event in person with millions watching from their TV sets at home. (more…)

Hidden Gem: Petit St. Vincent

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by paul

Have you ever dreamed about having your own private island, or being stranded on a deserted island with your significant other? Dream no further. Welcome to your private holiday: Petit St. Vincent. (more…)

High and Low Seasons in the Caribbean

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by paul

When we’re travelling, it’s always smart to think about which season you are travelling in. When I talk here about ‘seasons’ I do not necessarily mean winter, spring, summer and fall. Even though they do impact the ‘seasons’ that I am referring to, for the sake of this article, when I say ‘seasons’, I am referring to high and low tourist season, and hurricane/rainy season. (more…)

Savoring the East Coast

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by paul

Many people find themselves saving up vacation days to enjoy the summer months with friends and family. With the kids being off from school and the days just too beautiful to spend in an office, last minute trips are booked to the Caribbean, Florida, California, and many other popular summer destinations. However, if you are looking for not only a getaway, but beautiful scenery, warm weather, and kind people, travelling down the east coast of Canada and the States is a great way to spend your much anticipated summer vacation. Here are some spots along the east coast that will satisfy all of your senses: (more…)

Staying Healthy While on Vacation

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by paul

For anyone who has traveled through multiple time zones, traveled from one climate extreme to another, or to a place where things like hepatitis are contracted if you’re not overly cautions, then you have probably experienced some sort of illness during or after your vacation.

A cold, flu, or even a nasty virus might be contracted if you aren’t careful and treat your body right. Here are some tips on keeping your body healthy on vacation: (more…)