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Purple Noon

Our pals at OMIO sure know Europe.  Planes, trains or automobiles, they can do it. But, like the rest of us, they're stuck at home, too.  So they have - just in time - published their latest version of The Window Seat, their travelogue. Travel (or romance for that matter) might be tricky at the…

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Here’s a Van plan, man

Our home town, Vancouver, in addition to being one of the most livable cities in the world, also has some rather fabulous places to stay if you're just visiting. Executive Hotels and Resorts are based here and have some delectable properties for your choosing. Whether zipping through the mountains of Squamish and Whistler, prowling through…

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Staycation situation

It appears, despite our best wishes, 2021 is also going to be the summer of staycations as restrictions against non-essential foreign travel continue for the foreseeable future. Naturally, the recent government crackdowns on international travel have sparked a surge in online searches. Searches on Airbnb for summer staycations more than quadrupled in comparison to the…

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Flock to Auckland

You are probably well-aware of what New Zealand, and their dynamic Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, have done to stem Covid-19 infections.  There were periods where the country had no active cases at all.  And they still are a leading country when it comes to maintaining the safety. That's why it's a bit disappointing to see…

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Bully for you, Chile for me….

...gotta get a rain check on.* Where street art is everywhere, the sea is never far, and you can skip leg day for hiking up the city’s steep hills...Valparaíso, or Valpo to the locals, is a maritime city overlooking Chile’s Pacific coastline, about 90 minutes from the nation’s capital, Santiago in South America. While brimming…

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Shipload of Love

Given the state of travel nowadays, it's nice to hear something good.  And Virgin Voyages is offering to bring a smile to someone who deserves it.   "We can name a few things: the freedom of setting out on a new journey, the promise of fresh experiences, the sun cresting the horizon at the start of…

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Something to Belize in

Who doesn't dream of living on an island in the sun?  Really...who even needs shoes? An updated report from International Living, a website devoted living and retiring overseas, has identified some of the best and most affordable Caribbean Islands on which to live. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, interest in Caribbean islands has…

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Pavlopetri

This a little-known, but fascinating place in Greece. The city of Pavlopetri (Greek: Παυλοπέτρι), underwater off the coast of southern Laconia in Peloponnese, Greece, is about 5,000 years old, making it one of the oldest submerged lost cities, as well as the oldest in the Mediterranean sea. Pavlopetri is unique in having an almost complete…

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Free travel to India!

If you haven't been to India, do yourself a favour.  Indescribable sights, unforgettable food, and lovely, lovely people.  So how about this, as an incentive? The Indian government is giving travellers the chance to explore India without costs for the next two years. Too good to be true, right? Well, there is one condition: you…

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Eight days in the Kimberley

Australia - there is no place like it on earth.  The food...the wine. Everyone tends to think - naturally - of places like Sydney or Melbourne.  But look beyond and see what other joys await you.  Broome, for example. Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a unique multicultural mix of…

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Have a night in – at a Hyatt

Take a break from the routine, keep it local, and enjoy a truly unique stay with Hyatt Night In. Perfect for a weeknight escape or a weekend staycation. Book and stay at a participating hotel by September 12, 2021 and you’ll enjoy: Signature culinary- or wellbeing-themed experience unique to each hotel Early check-in (as early…

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G, that’s quite a savings!

Our affiliate friends, G Adventures, have been changing the world through travel: that’s been their goal since 1990.  The trip of your dreams doesn’t need a Hollywood-sized budget or years of planning. Simply join a small group of like-minded travellers that, like you, are eager to experience all the things that make our world worth…

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Surprise!

Now, here's a fun idea. Imagine if you could choose a few criteria and, with the click of a button, discover dozens of fun, fresh ideas with which to surprise your better half. Our affiliate friends, Waynabox do just that.  Based in Europe, with a few clicks of a button, Waynabox delights you with all…

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Who is Kim Carpathian?

Carpathians . . . the mountains. Stretched across Central and Eastern Europe, the vivid scenery of the Carpathian Mountains has inspired civilizations for centuries. Distinctive cultures, art and architecture, and immaculate gardens show a heritage influenced by the dramatic topography. Let your eyes dance across the fairy-tale skylines and medieval streets of Prague. Cherish Serbia’s…

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Flying fruit!

We all want to save money when we travel, and one of the most unwanted costs is when we over-pack our luggage. But four travelers teamed up to make lemonade out of lemons–actually orange juice out of oranges–after being faced with exorbitantly higher baggage fees to transport their oranges home. 30 minutes later, they had…

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Farewell to a travel pioneer

We're sure that the name Sandals is well-known to almost everyone who loves to travel.  One of our affiliates, Sandals offers luxurious and unforgettable holidays at their all-inclusive resorts all around the world. This short post is to pay tribute and say "au revoir" to Sandals founder, Butch Stewart, who passed away on 4 January,…

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