Travel

Ottawa international chamber brings the music of generations

The Ottawa International chamber music festival makes a humble beginning on the 23rd of July. For 15 days, the visitors will be treated to waves of mesmerizing classical music. While you reverberate to the music from the generations you will also be treated to bold departures from the original. This brings to the fore the chamber music’s strength as a living art which has made its mark on t ....

Did you hear about the London eye?

The London eye has become the latest landmark tourist attraction for the people holidaying in London.  The 135 meter Ferris wheel weighs 1700 tons and took more than a year and a half to construct. It was built in the year 1999 and is also known as the Millennium wheel. The glass capsules give a 360-degree view of London to the tourists. The Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and ....

Ottawa – One of the best places for tourists

Ottawa is Canada's capital with numerous historic and cultural sights that tourist simply must visit. When in Ottawa, you can have lots of fun, learn a lot, eat well and have great time-definitely all the right reasons to add Ottawa to your must-visit list. Keep on reading to find out must-see recommendations when you come to Ottawa. 1. The National Gallery of Canada ....

Ottawa -- Capital of Fun

There is much more to Canadian capital then institutional buildings and traditional eateries. Ottawa has numerous locations that will enable you loads of fun and attractions that will enable you to create life-long funny, wild memories. Let's mention what to see and do in Canadian capital (of fun!) Say hi to the sun on the Parliament Hill There is an interesting ....

Paris: Top 5 Underrated Sights

You’re sitting in a sidewalk café along the bank of the River Seine, enjoying the last of your coffee and croissant and contemplating what you should do today. In the past few days you’ve visited the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame cathedral, and they were all incredible sights. But what else is there to see and do on holiday in Paris? Below is a list ....

Florida: The Best Beaches on the East Coast

East coast or west coast? Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico? Sunrise or sunset? The debate continues to rage over which Floridian coast is the better choice. It’s no secret that many Canadians prefer the west coast, with its powdery white sand, minimal waves, and spectacular sunsets. But some would argue that the east coast has just as much–if not more–to offer.Here’s a few of our favo ....

Sunbathing in Exotic Krabi

I’ll admit it. I’m kind of a beach snob. I had the privilege of growing up in south Florida with some of the world’s prettiest beaches right in my backyard. I never really understood the obsession with “vacationing at the beach,” because I’d always taken my proximity for granted. And, to be honest, most beaches I saw in other places failed to impress me. And then I went to Kra ....

Halifax: Top 5 Autumn Day Trips

No one would argue that Nova Scotia is a spectacular place to visit during the summer. But just because the days are growing shorter and the leaves are beginning to turn doesn’t mean it’s time to head indoors just yet. The Canadian autumn has plenty to offer in the way of natural beauty and fun outdoor activities. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started, all within a few hours ....

Making a difference in the lives of Canadians in need

(NC) Timing can make a difference between life and death when it comes to many serious illnesses. However, in communities across the country treatment is not always available or accessible. The Air Canada Foundation's Hospital Transportation Program work to fly patients closer to their treatments for life saving results. When Bella Arcand, an eight year old girl from Saskatoon, needed ....

Safe summer travel destinations

(NC) The Economist ranked Toronto and Montreal among the world's safest cities in 2015 giving Canadians another reason to proudly wear the maple leaf. Our national symbol unites Canadians at home and abroad, which is why the maple leaf is so well recognized in other countries. For many travellers, especially families, safety is the most important factor when choosing where to vi ....

Globe-trotting made easier

(NC) As the world's second largest land mass, Canada has world-wide neighbours in every direction. More and more Canadians are getting to know their neighbours in exotic corners of the world. Air Canada, who already offers the most extensive route network from the most cities towns across Canada, recently started expanding its fleet to new international destinations. Here's a look at som ....

Top 5 airline travel tips

(NC) It's peak travel season and Canadian airports from coast to coast are bursting at the seams. Roch Lefebvre, Air Canada Service Director and seasoned traveller, has seen it all and offers five expert tips: 1. Most people bring too much. Check your carry-on and checked baggage allowances, including dimensions, before packing. 2. Most importantly, ensure your valuables including keys, ....

How To Plan The Ultimate Skiing Holiday

The best skiing holiday won’t be had in the Alps or in the American Rockies. You can’t find excitement at a typical ski resort with other tourists jostling you for space on the chairlift and the slopes. No, in order to plan the ultimate skiing holiday, you have to try heli-skiing.

You might not have heard of it before, but heli-skiing emerged as an amped up form of the popular sport ba ....

Don't let 'hospital sticker shock' ruin your vacation

If a serious medical problem doesn't knock you over when travelling, the hospital bill surely will. Outside Canada, even quick procedures can be expensive – and overnight stays, exorbitant – yet a recent survey revealed that only 65 per cent of Canadian respondents said they had supplementary medical insurance when they last travelled. “We were shocked to discover that a three-hour emergenc ....

Travel: Five Destinations for Winter Adventures

(NC) -- There's no reason to postpone your next vacation until the weather warms up again – some of the most remarkable experiences on the planet involve packing a couple extra layers. “There are plenty of destinations that are even better in the winter months,” says Pierre-Jean Mayol at Aeroplan, one of Canada's leading loyalty programs. Here are some can't-go-wrong suggestions to get you ....

Where to stay, what to eat

(NC) -- In Aeroplan's online blog called Stories, Ideas & Inspirations, members of that loyalty program have voted for their favourite hotels and restaurants here in Canada, the United States, and around the world. In Halifax, for example, the Top 5 Places To Eat are: 1. The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar 2. Chives Canadian Bistro 3. Da Maurizio Dining Room 4. ....

U.S. Travel Presents Fun facts

(NC) -- Picking up local trivia when you travel makes your trip more exciting and can impress your travel companions. So if you're going to the United States this summer, here are a few tidbits to get you stated, courtesy of WIND Mobile, a leading name in wireless service: For New York City, did you know? • It's the birth place of Scrabble, teddy bears and toilet paper. • The Fed ....

Are you road trip ready?

(NC) -- If you have little ones, preparing ahead of time for your road trip will save you time and give you a smoother trip. Here is a checklist from Evenflo, a leading brand in car seats for children of any age: • The proper car seat for the child. Either rear-facing, forward-facing or a booster • Well-stocked diaper bag including diapers, wipes, a change pad, bibs and toiletries ....