How Booking with a Travel Advisor Helps Empower Women

*Trigger Warning* Yes, yet another article that champions women, but celebrates the travel advisor community** Working as a travel advisor hasn’t always been so rosy. I’ve had an array of jobs over the years and this by far is one of the most difficult. Mostly because I spend half of my day justifying my profession. […]

How Adventure Travel Empowers Women in Local Communities

Adventure travel has been my favourite niche to sell for over a decade, and for many reasons. I think it encourages travelers to appreciate the symbiotic relationship between Earth and animal kingdom; It provides travelers with the opportunity to experience an alternative way of life; And more recently, adventure travel empowers women in local communities […]

7 Reasons Why Travel Agents Are Still Relevant in 2018

“Why would I need a travel agent when I can book everything online?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that or read that, I could quit selling travel and wander the world full time. With the plethora of online information at your fingertips, it would seem that booking that dream trip […]

A Bucketlist Alaskan Cruise: Glacier Viewing, Small Town Charm & Why You Should Go Now

It’s high noon and while much of the ship is congregating in the Lido Market for lunch, or out on the crowded observation deck, we’re perched on our private verandah, cameras in hand, trying to catch our breath with every passing spectacle. The sun affectionately bathes the jagged shorelines of Glacier Bay, emphasizing glistening, snow-packed […]

10 Tips for Traveling with Children Under Age 2

Traveling with children under age 2 (or any age) is a daunting proposition and can cause a great deal of anxiety if you’re not prepared. And therein lies the key; Preparation. When my little guy was born back in July, the countdown to getting his first passport stamp began, but so did the painstaking research […]

Top 10 Spring Vacation Ideas for North Shore Residents

For North Shore residents, spring is taking its sweet time to arrive. Some days, it feels like the sun pinned up a “Gone Fishing” sign and left us for good. We’re nearing mid-May and record-breaking rains, perpetual grayness, coupled with a barrage of bad news coming at us from every direction might mean it’s time […]

7 Reasons to Inspire You to Travel to Israel

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] I’m hoping to convince you to travel to Israel, and I know that’s a tall order. It’s often thought of as the bully of the Middle East, and it’s not spoken of kindly in the West. But as many seasoned travelers will tell you, experiencing a country first hand can help […]

3 Ways to Avoid Being Bumped From Your Flight

There is nothing worse than arriving at your gate, passport in hand, luggage all checked-in, beach bag slung over your shoulder, sun sand and fun mere hours away and then, a few ominous words tear you from your cocktail-infused daydream: “Would Mr. Joe please come to the front desk?” You gather your things and saunter […]

5 Reasons to book a Topdeck Tour

Every travel consultant worth their salt has a portfolio of trusted tour companies to share with their clients. I have a few favourites, depending on the demographic, but for anyone between 18 into their mid thirties, one of my top choices is Topdeck. With more than 40 years of awesome tour experience under their belt, Topdeck has more […]

UnCruise: A New Way to Love Cruising

The objections (and misconceptions) to conventional cruising are endless, and to be honest, as an independent traveler myself, cruising was never been my preferred method of travel. But a recent family cruise around the Hawaiian Islands made me appreciate why travelers love cruising. Dining like royalty, being rocked to sleep every night, exploring a new port every day […]