Archive for the ‘Attractions’ Category

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…)

Surfing in Canada and Beyond

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by paul

Learning to surf is an item found on many people’s bucket list. For those that don’t live in a coastal province in Canada, there isn’t much of an option besides traveling long distances to be able to ride a wave. (more…)

Mexico: Not Just Beaches

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by paul

All inclusive vacations tend to be filled with relaxation, drinking, eating, and fun at the resort. However there is a cultural disconnect between life at a resort and what is really happening away from the coastal hotels. Although seven days sprawled out on a beach is fitting for a lot of people, others enjoy the stimulation of experiencing culture and viewing historically important sites. For those vacationing in Mexico, there is no better place to witness history than at Chichen Itza.  (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Krampus: Halloween or Scary Christmas?

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by paul

Have you ever seen a Krampus? The half-man half animal beastly creature has the singular intention of frightening everything in its path. Usually accompanied by fire, whips, ominous music, cow bells, and firecrackers, these beasts are nothing to mess with. Boasting wood carved masks ornamented with real bone for teeth and horns, these creatures appear to be something out of a horror film.


The Many Faces of Las Vegas

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by paul

Las Vegas has earned its reputation as ‘Sin City’ but recently has taken great strides to making the city a playground for travelers of all ages. It is no longer only a place for bachelor parties and all night gambling. The hotels on the strip have a lot to offer to families, couples, and large groups of party goers.  (more…)

Oktoberfest: Where the World Goes to Play

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by paul

You may think that Oktoberfest is only a beer drinking festival that looks like something out of the movie ‘Beerfest’. While being in the tents definitely resembles the movie, the grounds outside the beer tents offer lots of fun and activities for the whole family. Aside from candy, doughnuts, pretzels, and whole chickens, there are loads of rides and games for everyone to enjoy. There are even roller coasters. But lets be serious, you are not going all the way to Munich to ride a roller coaster, you are there to sample the beer. (more…)

Osheaga Music Festival

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by paul

This weekend (August 2-4) Montreal will play host to Osheaga, one of Canada’s most anticipated music festivals. With over 40,000 people attending each of the three days, concert goers will be coming from all parts of the world to witness the all star cast of bands. You may be wondering where to start, which bands are headlining, and if there are any good ‘sleeper’ acts to catch. Here is a few tips for the weekend: (more…)