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Syvia Bartlett


Who is Sylvia:
Sylvia was born and raised on a farm in Southeastern Manitoba.   Sylvia started working as a travel consultant for Holiday Travel in Steinbach, in 1991 which grew into a management position. She took a break from the travel industry for 10 years to raise her two beautiful daughters. 

Sylvia recently joined the staff of Great Canadian Travel in March 2017 and is looking forward to this new exciting opportunity.  She has had the privilege of travelling the world extensively and has a passion for adventure travel.  When planning the perfect itinerary for her clients she always uses the same attention to detail as she would for herself.

What are Sylvia’s TOP 5 travel experiences:

  • Whitewater kayaking in New Zealand – went over a 21 foot waterfall!
  • Hiking between the charming villages in Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Visited the magnificent Great Wall of China
  • Having dinner at the base of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica; watching lava spew out of the mountain on a dark night was breathtaking!
  • Scuba diving in Australia at the Great Barrier Reef where some of the fish were bigger than me.

What is Sylvia’s closing comment:
“In the end, it doesn’t matter how many breaths you take but how many moments took your breath away.”  – Shing Xiong


Friday, March 17, 2017

Where are the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights?

There’s a huge amount of information about Northern Lights viewing available online today.  Several different countries claim to provide the best viewing (and I must admit I’m a bit biased in Canada’s favour), and even after you’ve decided on a country, there’s normally a number of different towns within that country, all vying for your attention and your visit.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 Newsletters

January 2017 Issue 1 – Ring in the New Year
February 2017 Issue 2 – Happy 150th Canada – We Love You!
February 2017 Issue 2.5 – International Polar Bear Day
March 2017 Issue 3 – We Love Canada Even More!
April 2017 Issue 4 – April Showers Bring May Flowers and a Bouquet of Travel Ideas!
May 2017 Issue 5 – O Canada, our home and native land






Monday, February 6, 2017

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Valuables Safe When Travelling

When you travel do you take lots of jewellery and other valuables with you?  How do you keep your valuables safe when you’re travelling?  Every hotel tells you to not leave valuables in plain sight in your room and to use the room safe.  But what if the safe isn’t safe?  You can always use the hotel’s safe, which is usually secured inside an office behind the front desk.  Ensure you get a receipt for the items you deposited.  Most hotels are liable for items that go missing from their safe, but not for items in a room safe.


Here are 10 of our top ideas for keeping valuables safe when travelling. Read More >

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