Archive for the ‘Travel Tips’ Category

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…)

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…)

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…)

What’s on Your Travel Playlist?

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by paul

Traveling and music go hand in hand. Hearing a few simple notes of unique song that was played while you were on a memorable vacation can bring you back to that joyous moment for the rest of your life. Prepare for your next vacation by downloading the tracks that will be the soundtrack of your trip. (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…)