Archive for January, 2014

Traveling to the Olympics? Be Advised

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by paul

The 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia promise to be another memorable edition of amateur sport’s most important gathering. Countries from around the world are sending their best athletes to compete in Russia and they will be followed by massive amounts of spectators aiming to see the fierce competition. Canadian travelers must be advised that this version of the Olympics taking place in Sochi will be much different from the one Vancouver hosted in 2010. Russia, and this part of the world in particular, is host to a completely different set of challenges for those who wish to visit the country as a spectator.  (more…)

Deep Freeze in Canada but Hot in the Caribbean

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 by paul

Just because it’s minus ten degrees pretty much everywhere in Canada doesn’t mean that it’s not warm down south. This week’s Caribbean weather forecast may not make it warmer north of the border, but booking a vacation down south could bring some reprieve from this nasty weather. (more…)

Top Spring Break Destinations: Student Edition

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by paul

After five months of studying it’s finally time for a week away from the grind of student life. With the freezing cold temperatures this year’s winter has brought, it’s a good time to get away from it all and head someplace warm. But where? (more…)

Gelato, Chocolate & Coffee: SIGEP 2014

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by paul

Who knew that the world’s largest gelato exhibition is taking place right now in Rimini, Italy? It’s not a very well kept secret with over 144,000 visitors attending SIGEP in 2013 with more expected this year. This year’s edition is taking place from January 18th to 22nd at Rimini Fiera and entitled the ‘SIGEP International Exhibition of Artisan Gelato, Confectionary and Bakery Production’. What can possibly be so special that 150,000 visitors flock to the summer beach destination of Rimini in the middle of winter? The gelato, chocolate, and coffee at the exhibition are simply THAT good. (more…)

4 Reasons to Workout in the Winter

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by paul

It is easy to find reasons NOT to workout. The winter is a particularly hard time to stay motivated since there is no sun anywhere on the horizon. Take these few points into consideration and get back on track.  (more…)

Outdoor Adventure in Northern Italy: The Dolomites

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by paul




Nestled into the Italian Alps, the Dolomite mountains have been a popular destination for European tourists for centuries. Known for their unique mineral composition, their jagged peaks differ vastly from the rest of the alps. After a sunny day these mountains seem to glow as they radiate the warmth of the day. In the winter, the Dolimites in Northern Italy are home to world class skiing and hiking.  (more…)

Get in Shape in 2014

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by paul

“Getting in shape”, “getting healthier”, and “losing weight” are perennially at the top of many peoples’ New Years resolutions. The hardest part is following through with maintaining healthy habits throughout the year. would like to help by offering workouts anyone can do with very little equipment and sometimes none at all.  (more…)

Winter in Barcelona

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 by paul

Barcelona is most famous for its spectacular beach vibe and parties that last until the morning sun rises. Does the city provide the same excitement in the winter months? Between the unique architecture of Gaudi, FC Barcelona and the wide variety of tapas locales, there is plenty to entertain visitors during any season. (more…)

Expand Your Horizons With Travel in 2014

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by paul

With each turning of the New Year comes the inevitable decision to make resolutions for the upcoming year. Aside from the usual choices of watching less TV, eating healthier food, and losing weight, ‘traveling more’ is always a resolution that pops up on many lists. (more…)

Travel for the Music Junkie

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by paul

Do you love music? Do you also love to travel? Perhaps the best way to see your most sought after destination is by combining it with watching your favourite music group in a live concert. Take it one step further and join the band for a couple stops on their tour. (more…)