Toto, I don’t think we’re in the USA anymore

Fifteen places in the US that feel like a completely different country. In the 1960s, the people of Leavenworth transformed their city into a Bavarian-style village to promote tourism. Almost 60 years later, that vision is still alive and well. With Alpine architecture, a mountain backdrop, and plenty of sauerkraut and bratwurst, it’s surprisingly easy to imagine you’re in Germany.…

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Breton your appetite

This is about a lovely place in Canada, that was once populated by the adventurous French in habitats of Brittany. On the northern tip of Nova Scotia sits an island that locals describe as a little slice of heaven. A mix of oceans, mountains, lakes, and rolling highlands, Cape Breton Island is also a mix of cultures. It is home…

How about a Canada stay, eh?

Canada is renowned for its scenery — towering mountain peaks, emerald forests, and stunning stretches of coastline. It’s no surprise, then, that Canada’s best resort hotels capitalize on these natural wonders, immersing guests in the wilderness while offering elevated design, anticipatory service, inspired dining, and other luxe touches. Every year for its World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to…

This may float your boat

One of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer is heading to the water—whether that means an ocean, lake, river, or canal. But why rent a house near the water when you can actually stay on the water? There are all sorts of floating accommodations across the United States. Some are permanently docked in marina neighborhoods, like those in…

No camping for you

Campsites in B.C. Canada provincial parks will be closed to people from outside the province this summer, as officials continue to adjust the rules to the coronavirus pandemic. BC Parks said in a statement on Thursday that non-B.C. residents who already have reservations should call before June 15 to cancel and receive a full refund. You can always look elsewhere in…

Your place in the sun

If you’re not familiar with the British travel show, A Place in the Sun, you should give it a go.  You may be able to find shows on YouTube. Ostensibly, the show is devoted to those looking for homes in the UK and Europe, but they do periodically extend to other locales, as well. And, for a taster, they are…

Parking in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a slice of paradise with snow-capped coastal mountains, old-growth rainforest, and sandy beaches along its shore. It is no surprise that this city, with all its natural beauty, has plenty of parks for all to enjoy. Read more courtesy of TravelAwaits.com Booking.com

Somewhere in Montana

Need a change of scenery? We thought so. How about Montana, USA? Life in the Treasure State certainly has its benefits, one of which being the ability to enjoy an amazing vacation without leaving the state. And if the idea of a secluded cabin in nature sounds ideal right now, look no further than this cozy little place. Read more…

The psychedelic hill

Ohio is an unusual state. In pop culture, it is typically portrayed as being rural and quiet. Locals know that the opposite is often true, especially when it comes to hauntings and local lore. One of the weirdest rumors you might hear floating around is the existence of a gravity hill near Cleveland, where a car in neutral will appear…

You’re virtually in Winnipeg.

You may not be here physically, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit Winnipeg, Canada…virtually. Exhibits and attractions are now providing virtual tours of their facilities, while we also have some enticing sneak-previews of blockbuster attractions set to open once things return to (the new) normal. So without further ado, welcome to (virtual) Winnipeg. We know you’ll enjoy your visit…

Vin Route

There’s nothing quite like the freedom that comes with taking to the open road for an epic adventure. But for RV and campervan enthusiasts, one of the trickier aspects of a trip can be finding a spot to settle down for the night. With that in mind, US-based company Harvest Hosts has assembled a bespoke list of unique camping experiences…

Not the straight and narrow

At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. An introductory note reassures readers that the information contained within the volume is up-to-date, while classifications written in abbreviated parentheticals offer travelers additional details on specific establishments: An asterisk, for example, indicates a…

One week only sale – appendectomy

In the USA, shopping around for affordable healthcare just got easier thanks to a new federal law that requires health care facilities to publish prices online. The law, which went into effect January 1, 2020 requires hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric hospitals and critical access hospitals to post prices online for all the medical services they provide, according to the Centers…

Monster appetite

Renowned for its boutique alpine dining scene, Panorama Mountain Resort is kicking things up a notch with the addition of the first snowcat food truck in Canada. The Snowlicious Mobile Kitchen, a Prinoth snow groomer equipped with professional kitchen, will roam between licensed locations on the mountain and offer a casual alfresco experience right on the slopes. Read more courtesy…

Motorcycle dragon jungle cave!

Sound unbelievable?  Too much to be true?  It’s not.  It’s Adventure Suites. “Adventure Suites is a one-of-a-kind property. We are not a chain and have no other locations. Our fun, themed suites combined with our love for our customers and many add-on adventures make each stay an original adventure. Products and new innovations are painstakingly researched and ordered directly from…

It’s Painesville, not Pain’sville

Visiting Cleveland, Ohio (USA)  is endlessly rewarding… and tourism numbers are up! While everyone should visit Cleveland at least once, it’s perfectly understandable that visitors may prefer to lodge outside of the city. Traffic, events, and more keep our local streets bustling and energetic, a fact that can be off-putting to some. Fortunately, there are many incredible places to stay…

Hold me closer, tiny camper

Ever wonder what it’s like to “glamp” overnight in a tiny house on a Florida Keys island? Visitors can enjoy “glamorous camping” at the Florida Keys’ only tiny house village, a waterfront enclave located at the 75-acre Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina in the Lower Keys near Big Pine Key. Read more courtesy of sunshinekeytinyhouse.com  

Ogopogo Nessie

For generations, a mythical beast has been said to lurk in the depths of Okanagan Lake. You can’t live in Kelowna for any length of time without hearing about its mysterious lake creature. Ogopogo is to Kelowna what Nessie is to Loch Ness: a yet-to-be-identified cryptid that reputedly resides in the lake’s depths and surfaces just often enough to keep…

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