Travel

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 ....

Maximize the vacation romance barometer

(NC) -- Couples often say that travelling together is good for romance – and no wonder. It is widely recognized that the bond created when caring for one another in places unknown, can improve the relationship permanently not just for the moment. So if vacationing together is in your plans this summer, there's no time like the present to get groomed. Here's a little romance-enhancin ....

Five essential travel tips this summer

(NC) – With summer being one of the busiest travel times, it's easy to get lost in the tiny details of your trip. Which hotel should you book? What clothes should you pack? The list can go on and on. American Express Canada recently conducted a survey and found that 69 per cent of Canadians are planning on travelling this summer. Tamara McPherson, founder of the popular blog, WonderMoms, sh ....

Rio, Scottsdale, and Split are top travel destinations

(NC) – Summer nights are getting shorter and the fall colours will soon appear, leaving many Canadians with a sense of wanderlust and a desire to extend the warm weather. The fall travel season offers endless possibilities, often at a great price. From relaxing to adventurous vacations, Julian Brass, creator of the popular website Notable.ca, shares his top three destinations to visit this ....

Bringing Sip and Sizzle Home This Summer

(NC) -- For 12 days this May, wine lovers had flocked to Niagara-on-the-Lake to tour the beautiful wineries, to sip delicious VQA vintages, and to nibble on thoughtfully created dishes perfectly paired with wine. The inaugural event, Sip & Sizzle, was hosted by an organization called Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake – and if you missed the fun, including 26 unique wine and food pairings, ....

Top 10 airport security tips for seniors

(NC) -- If you are travelling this summer and are not familiar with airport security rules, the following 10 tips will help you breeze through the security checkpoint: Before the trip 1. Contact your airline in advance if you need someone to help you through the screening checkpoint. 2. Pack liquids, gels and aerosols over 100 ml in size in your checked baggage. Items less than 100 ml can be ....

Toronto furnished rentals provide great accommodation option

Are you planning on traveling to Toronto soon? Well, then you would obviously need to consider your accommodation. Generally speaking, hotels are perhaps the most expensive accommodation option available these days. The fact of the matter is that not all of us have the sort of money that is needed to stay in hotels. So, what should you do in such a situation? Well, the best thing for you to do is ....

Taking in Canada's beauty on the rails

As our relentless dreary winter mercifully comes to an end, Canadians are finally setting their sights on the vitality and new life that summer brings. Nothing conveys this new spirit and vigor better than planning ahead for an exciting family summer vacation. One of the latest trends when it comes to family vacations, according to travel experts, is the growing movement away from the tradit ....

Western Canada offers travellers thundering good time

(NC) -- Western Canada is calling your name for an experience your kids will never forget—the chance to see the iconic bison, or buffalo, the very symbol of the Wild West, thundering across the prairie grasslands. The bison are back on the Canadian Prairies after aggressive efforts to restore the herds after near extinction 100 years ago. Visiting one of their natural habitats in Alberta, ....