Archive for May, 2014

Do Aeroplan Miles Actually Save Travelers Money?

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by paul

Aeroplan is one of Canada’s most notable rewards programs. Offered through Air Canada, it boasts itself as an easy way to reach a dream vacation destination by using the Aeroplan credit card for daily purchases. The truth of the matter is that most Canadians do not spend enough annually to make these dreams a reality. The multi million dollar marketing budget of Aeroplan does a good job gaining new clients that may not necessarily benefit from this card. Is this rewards card right for you? (more…)

How to Avoid Getting Sick When Flying

Posted on: May 27th, 2014 by paul

When taking long flights across time zones there are many factors that can lead to getting sick. Airports are gathering areas for people from around the world which means its also a meeting point for forms of bacteria that your body may have never been exposed to. This leads to an increased susceptibility to illness. Here are a few precautions that can be taken to help limit exposure to high bacteria areas and general well being while traveling.  (more…)

More Time Relaxing, Less Time on the Road

Posted on: May 25th, 2014 by paul

Summer travel can be challenging. There is always lots to think about. What to pack, tidying up lose ends at work, shutting off everything of at the house, and knowing the right roads to take. There is also an aspect of road trips that often gets overlooked and can have a lasting impact on the positive or negative mentality of travelers before they arrive at their destination. Traffic. (more…)

Long Weekend Workout

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by paul

After the first long weekend of the summer many Canadians are probably rethinking their summer workout programs. A long weekend of overindulgence can lead to some eye opening realizations. If leading a healthier life is on that list than the Travel Fitness portion of the blog is a great place to start. It has workouts for all levels. Here is a sample of what a summer workout plan should include. (more…)

Seeing Canada the Old Fashioned Way

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by paul

Canada’s railroad has come a long way since its inception more than 130 years ago. Sir John A. MacDonald’s vision to unite a country spanning an entire continent was established through a pact that linked provinces together by the railroad. Likened to a vein running from Canada’s east coast to west, the railroad was an integral part of Canada’s growth. It enabled the nation to exploit its natural resources for economic benefit. Today, the railroad is just as successful at transporting people over long distances in what can be an extremely luxurious mode of transportation. (more…)

Top 5 Things to do this Summer

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by paul

Canada’s winters are long and cold. This year was no exception with the infamous polar vortex taking its toll on central Canada plunging temperatures to record lows. With this dreary winter in the rear view mirror, it’s time to start planning a summer that will wipe away all the memories of a frightfully chilly winter.  (more…)

Things to do in Montreal: Spring 2014

Posted on: May 9th, 2014 by paul

With the Montreal Canadiens making a playoff push the city of Montreal has come alive. The city is synonymous with hockey history. The fabled franchise is the most successful team in hockey history. With 24 Stanley cups, it will be a long time before anyone surpasses the Habs as the NHL’s best team. For those travelers who would like to take in a game, Montreal offers much more than hockey. With restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and a rich culture, Montreal is one of Canada’s best cities to visit. (more…)

Cinco de Mayo 2014

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by paul

Wondering where the best place to celebrate this year’s edition of Cinco de Mayo?  Wondering what all the fuss is about? May 5 is a very important day for Mexican and Americans with Mexican decent, hover outside of America and Mexico there is very little hooplah surrounding this holiday. (more…)