Archive for March, 2014

Spring Workout Series – March 31

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by paul

Blue Jays baseball is officially starting today which means spring has start, sort of. Although there is still snow and cold weather in most of Canada it doesn’t mean that spring isn’t right around the corner. That being said, it’s a good time to start getting in shape for the summer. Tune in weekly to the Travel Fitness section of the blog for great tips on getting fit as well as some challenging workouts. (more…)

Summer Concert Festivals in Canada

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by paul

Canadian summers are meant to be shared in the great outdoors with friends. What better way to bring both together than by traveling this great country to see one (or more) of the many unique music festivals that are spread across Canada. (more…)

Wines of South Tyrol, Italy

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by paul

Italy is known for its many spectacular full bodied wines. When speaking of wine, one immediately relates to Tuscan wines such as Chianti or Brunello. Or perhaps wines such as Barbera, Nebbiolo or Barolo of the Northwest Piedmont region. Venture further east, north of Verona and you will find yourself in perhaps the most unique wine growing region of Italy, South Tyrol. (more…)

Get Back into the Swing of Things: Spring Workouts

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by paul

It’s still frigidly cold in most of Canada but that doesn’t mean the sun won’t be melting away all that snow very shortly. What better way to be prepared for spring than to get in the gym and get healthy now. March and April are a great time to build a solid cardio conditioning base for an intense summer training regimen. (more…)

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by paul

Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a bang but don’t know where to go? There’s no doubt that a local Irish Pub has been counting down to this day for months and will probably throw one heck of a bash.  For those people who want to venture outside their regular watering hole to crank up the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, cities like Montreal, Boston, St. John’s, and Dublin offer much more than Irish Whisky and Guinness.


Air Travel – Still Safe Despite Rare Accidents

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by paul

The mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 has drawn attention to the safety of air travel. Accidents involving aircraft produce international headlines that automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian fatalities rarely create. Although tragedies involving aircraft are much less common than other forms of transport, the perspective formed by the media leads to the belief that air travel is unsafe. Despite catastrophic events such as Flight MH 370 and Asiana Flight 214 in July of 2013, air travel is still the safest form of transportation. (more…)

Where are People Traveling this Month?

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by paul

With March break quickly approaching for Canadian travelers, many are wondering what their best option is for a week-long vacation. Travel tends to follow a cyclical pattern with the majority of Canadians traveling to the Caribbean in the winter months, most notably February and March. There is also a few trends regarding age demographics and the destinations each age group tends to choose. It is important to consider these facts before doing something like booking a family trip to Cancun during spring break. (more…)

This Week in the Tropics

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by paul

Wondering where to take a spring break vacation? The decision can depend on many different factors. Is the resort family friendly, is it for spring break party goers, or is it located directly on the beach? It would be a shame to take a week off before considering those important factors. Above all, for people booking their trip at the last minute, weather plays an integral role when choosing a location. (more…)

Places NOT to Travel To

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by paul

The 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi played an integral role in the world’s perception of Russia as a tourist destination. Known to most as a cold, unwelcoming, vast country with strange customs, these Olympic Games made great strides in demystifying Russia’s tourism potential. Shortly after the games in conjunction with political upheaval in Ukraine, the host of the 2014 Olympics has reminded the world why Russia may not be the best place to visit at the current point in time. Inspired by Russia’s deployment of troops in Crimea, let’s take a look at a few tourist destinations that should be taken off the list in 2014. (more…)