Top 10 Spring Vacation Ideas for North Shore Residents
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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 […]

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7 Reasons to Inspire You to Travel to Israel
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[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 […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Being Bumped From Your Flight
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Explore Granville Island with Context Travel

After being out of town on three back-to-back holidays, yesterday I decided to buckle down and do some research for my clients on walking tours in and around my hometown of Vancouver.  Context Travel is a Philadelphia based company I connected with at a travel blogging conference this past spring. I thought their “Made in BC Culinary Stroll” of […]

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Culture Travel: Walking Tour of The Whitney Plantation

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] In the south, you know when a storm is coming. The air is electric, a thin film of dew forms on your skin and the skies above transform into a mural of angry cloud gods. With giant sugar cane pots at my feet, looking out across the creek at the weather-worn […]

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Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson
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Blue Caterpillars, caviar scotch eggs and applewood smoked croque-monsieur. Not exactly the traditional fare one expects to find on a table set for English high tea, but find it we did. High Tea is often thought of as a ‘touristy’  London activity, but I assure you, this English ritual is steeped in tradition, and any […]

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