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Museums of Glasgow

July 17, 2018 |

When considering a sophisticated, urbane destination, Glasgow does not immediately spring to mind.  The city’s rough-and-ready reputation has followed it through time, due partly to an industrial history of railways and shipbuilding.  Glasgow has sometimes been unfavourably compared to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, with its castle and cobbled wynds.  However, the Dear Green Place is surprisingly rich in culture.  Besides its magnificent 12th century cathedral and world-class School of Art, Glasgow boasts a myriad of museums. Read More >

Advantages of Small Ship Sailing

July 12, 2018 |

There are many advantages of taking a cruise. You can experience the open sea, some of a country’s finest harbours, and learn about different cultures. You can sit at the Captain’s Table, you only need to unpack once, and you can choose to do as many or as few shore excursions as you like. The size of ship makes a difference as well, and here at The Great Canadian Travel Group, we know cruising.  Read More >

Happy Feet – A Blog about Penguins

July 11, 2018 |

What do Antarctica, South Africa, South America, Australia and New Zealand have in common? You’d think there’s not much linking these countries to one another. They aren’t similar in size, the people who live there don’t all speak English as their first language, they don’t even have the same climates. There is, however a small, unassuming, mostly black and white commonality that lives on the shores of these landmasses, marching to the beat of their own drum. Read More >

Best Bites

July 06, 2018 |

For me, travelling is not just about seeing things. It’s about new experiences, trying different food, and interacting with the locals. On my recent trip to Peru with G Adventures, I opted to take Best Bite’s culinary tour, which accomplished all three of those things.  Read More >

O Canada – Our Home

June 28, 2018 |

Having just returned from nearly six weeks in South America, I have a renewed appreciation for Our Home and Native Land. Here are some of the many things we take for granted that I missed while I was away:  Read More >

Where and What to Eat in Glasgow

June 26, 2018 |

When in Glasgow last month I had an evening to myself to enjoy the city. Being a solo traveller, I was not thrilled about sitting in a restaurant on my own, so I decided to find something unique to do. I had done walking food tours in others cities, so I was thrilled when I booked a tour with Walk Eat Glasgow.   Read More >

Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia Salt Flats

June 21, 2018 |

Driving through Salar de Uyuni in the dark, I felt like I was at home on the prairies, driving down a gravel road in the middle of January. The salt looked exactly like snow in the glow of the headlights.

We climbed to the top of Isla Incahuasi to watch the sunrise, and as the sky began to brighten, it truly felt like we were on an island. In the dim pre-dawn light, the salt seemed like a lake surrounding us.  Read More >

A Travel Blog – By a Travel Agent

June 13, 2018 |

My glamorous life as a travel agent you say?  “Oh Nat can I fit in your suitcase”? And “oh please take me with you”?  And the famous; “ I want your job”.  Truth be told, you should be jealous!

Yes, I obviously love to travel and I have mastered the way to do it.  I only need a carry on for a 7 day trek (includes at least 1 pair of high heels), I know exactly how long it will take me to drive into the city to catch my 6am flight and I could probably do it with my eyes closed.  The Park n’ Fly staff all know me very well and I am always running into clients at the airport.  My suitcase remains packed other than taking the dirty clothes out, washing them and putting them back in.  Read More >

Gin Distilleries in Scotland

June 08, 2018 |

One thinks of the smooth, peaty, rich taste of Scotch when thinking of the alcohol of choice for Scots and the symbolic drink of Scotland. However the new trend is the distilling of gin. For hundreds of years Scotch has been distilled in oak casks in the Highlands of Scotland. It takes at least 3 years for a genuine scotch to be distilled and bottled, with the majority being distilled for far longer. Today, there are over 120 Scotch distillers in Scotland.  Read More >