The Joy of Travel

Car rental tips

Aug 19, 2015 / 5:00 am

Renting a car is something most of us take for granted and enjoy as part of a vacation which enables spontaneity and variety while exploring. However, be sure...

Eternal draw of Rome

Aug 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

Ahhh, the Eternal City, the City of Love, the City of the Seven Hills, Rome by any other name is still a place of daunting beauty, unmistakable panache and...

The 'new' Vang Vieng

Jul 29, 2015 / 5:00 am

Last week’s column left off with our heartfelt gratitude at having arrived in one piece! The Vang Vieng of 2012 was a non-stop, “anything...

Roads of treachery

Jul 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

I’ve travelled along many a path in many different modes of transport but nothing prepared me for the treacherous road between Luang Prabang and Vang...

Teenage travel tribulations!

Jul 15, 2015 / 5:00 am

Gone are the days of eager little voices all chiming in to say “Take Me! Take Me!” Nowadays any mention of a family vacation is met with rolled...

Jet lag

Jun 24, 2015 / 5:00 am

You’ve arrived at your new destination and there is so much to see, so much to do! Why are you feeling so tired, so discombobulated, so “out of...

Living large luxury

Jun 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

Crystal Cruises has consistently won the annual Travel & Leisure “World’s Best Cruise Ship Line” award since 1996! Obviously they have...

Tahiti on a budget

Jun 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

Now there’s two words you don’t normally see on the same page ….. Tahiti and Budget! It is possible to do Tahiti on a “wise”...

Palm Springs: 'glam on'

May 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

Even though the US dollar has had an extensive overhaul in the last few months, Palm Springs still remains as a favourite get-a-way for a lot of Western...

Please and thank you

May 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

Anticipating travel to a foreign country can be both exhilarating and a little nerve-wracking. True explorers like myself, embrace the culture shock and the...

Sacred Valley of the Incas

May 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

So often when planning a visit to Machu Picchu, my clients initially think they will simply take the train from Cusco straight to Agua Calientes. That is of...

Andalusia - Spanish gold

May 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

Andalusia – gateway to the Last Arabian Frontier. As you gaze across the rolling vistas, bygone memories of conquistadors and marauding Moorish caliphs...

The 'foodie' craze

Apr 29, 2015 / 5:00 am

In October 2000, the Food Network of Canada launched its highly successful specialty channel with programming relating to food, cooking, cuisine and the food...

The CAD dollar plunge!

Apr 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

Aside from fewer cross-border shopping trips, how can we expect to see our travel dynamics change based on the new lower value of the Canadian dollar? Tour...

Belizean beauty

Apr 15, 2015 / 5:00 am

I had the pleasure of spending a few days on this blissful tropical getaway along the Belizean coast this February. The Caye (K) or island is located 21 miles...

Cuba direct!

Apr 8, 2015 / 5:00 am

We have long been waiting for a new destination out of Kelowna and it looks like our wishes have been granted! Direct non-stop flights from Kelowna to Varadero,...

Travelling in comfort

Apr 1, 2015 / 5:00 am

Flying Business Class is a dream that many of us aspire to but much fewer can afford! Luckily a number of airlines have heard our lament at the high cost of...

Tauck: exceeding expectations

Mar 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

Tauck Tours is a family owned business that began as the brainchild of Arthur Tauck Sr. His vision was to share his love of travel and exploration of different...

Aman Resorts: You're worth it!

Mar 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

The ultimate in indulgence, the Aman Resort chain should be an experience that we all aspire to at least once in our travel history! The Aman Resort concept was...

Local Living: Stay put travel

Mar 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

I just recently returned from a whirlwind tour of Merida and Palenque, Mexico as well as Guatemala and Belize. The focus was on the Mayan Ruins of the area...