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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

Friday, January 5, 2018

Allison’s Top 5 Reasons to Take an Expedition Cruise

According to the Travel Industry Dictionary, an expedition cruise is defined as a cruise, typically aboard a smaller vessel, with an emphasis on the natural habitat of exotic destinations and responsible tourism. It also implies a cruise with on board experts in the ecology of the destination and a certain level of rigor, such as in Antarctic cruises. Read More >

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Glaciers and Ice

Did you know that about 10% of land area on Earth is covered by glacial ice? Antarctica is the world’s largest ice sheet, and is so large that it even covers mountain ranges and a bunch of volcanoes. Yes, volcanoes… underneath the ice. So as the world’s fifth largest continent, and on average, the highest AND coldest out of the seven, Antarctica and its glaciers are a sight to see. Just don’t forget your long underwear! Read More >

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sailing the Drake

No, this is not a reference to Drake, the Canadian-born rapper, with song titles that are actually quite fitting for a post about Antarctica. I’m pretty sure this isn’t what he meant, but I’m going to go with it anyway. Read More >

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