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Allison Silvaggio


Biography

Who is Allison:
Allison has been in the travel industry for 18 years, and 11 years with The Great Canadian Travel Company. After graduating from the Travel Program at Success Compu College, followed by spending a year working & travelling abroad in Australia. She has a passion for designing travel itineraries to destinations such as Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, along with some of the remote communities in Arctic Canada.

Allison has been married to her husband Mark since 2004, and they have two sons, Nicholas and Liam.

They enjoy travelling as a family, and spending time at their cabin in the summer months.

What are Allison’s TOP 5 travel experiences:

  • Sailing the Northwest Passage from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Kugluktuk, Arctic Canada. Duration of 16 days, in August 2012
  • Amazing hiking in the Faroe Islands
  • Kayaking with Beluga Whales, and staying out the Tundra Lodge to experience the Polar Bears in Churchill, MB
  • Camping safari in South Africa, Bostwana and Zimbabwe
  • Living and working in Australia for 1 year at age 20 and 21

What is Allison’s closing comment?
Wherever your travels may take you, always remember to stop……look around & breathe.  Plus, try one of the local beers!


Blog

Monday, February 13, 2017

Northwest Passage Expedition Cruise

During my time spent in the travel industry, I have been extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to visit some amazing and very remote destinations.  One of the best experiences would be travelling aboard the Akademik Ioffe for 16 days, cruising through the famous Northwest Passage.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Dress for Winter (Think Like an Onion!)

If you’re thinking of a winter holiday in the Arctic dressing for the winter weather is a must!

My advice to clients is “Think Like an Onion”!  When you peel an onion you can pull it apart layer by layer, so the same goes for dressing for cold weather.

Close up of sliced red onion

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Essentials for Every Adventurer…

Have you ever heard veteran travellers talk in hushed whispers of their so-called ‘everything bag’?  Ever wondered what this little, underappreciated, totally essential item might be?  If so, I have written this article especially for you!  I’d like to tell you about the items in my ‘everything bag’, because every single one of them has come in useful for me on numerous occasions during my 12 years of extensive travel. Read More >

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