2017 | The Great Canadian Travel Co. - Part 2

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September 19, 2019 | Allison Silvaggio

The serenity of standing on the bow of the small expedition ship, watching the Southern fulmars fly back and forth over the wake of the vessel. Enjoying a morning yoga class where the gentle rocking of the ship puts you deeper into the stretch, followed by the silence of meditation. …

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September 12, 2019 | John Lelis

I am an all-inclusive addict, I confess! I tried an all-inclusive for the first time in 2014 and I have not been able to quit. What makes it even worse is that I am a travel consultant and I keep receiving news almost every day about new resorts opening, new …

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August 1, 2019 | Lois Farley

I’ve been lucky enough in my lifetime to see the Northern Lights in my home province of Manitoba, Canada as well as while visiting Greenland and Iceland. They really are spectacular! Have you ever wondered how those bright dancing lights are created? They are actually collisions between electrically charged particles …

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Part Two: A Polar Bear in a Snow Storm

November 20, 2017 | Andrea Rempel

Day two on the sub-arctic terrain and there’s a snow storm! Flights were grounded, but we were nice and cozy warm in the Tundra Buggy Lodge and then later on the Tundra Buggy… until someone spots a bear or bird or fox and opens the window so they can try and get that great photo. Even through the snow, you can see the amazing life hunkering down in the snow. Read More >

Norway in a Nutshell

November 14, 2017 | Shauna Cook

Norway in a Nutshell is advertised as one of the most scenic trips in the world, and now that I have been able to take this tour, I absolutely understand why!

This tour is a flexible FIT tour that is designed to be customized to best fit your needs. It can be done either Bergen to Oslo, Oslo to Bergen, round trip Bergen and round trip Oslo.  Each direction has its pros and cons. It is designed to be anywhere from 1 day to 4 or 5 days or more!

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Polar Bears, Ptarmigans and Pretty Big Tires – Churchill in Three Parts

November 14, 2017 | Andrea Rempel

I’m going to go see some polar bears. This is going to be such an amazing adventure. It is odd, however, to think we are to embark on an adventure of a lifetime to a place where a 4L jug of milk is three times more expensive than it is where I buy milk. I’ve never been to such a remote place and have no idea what to expect, other than the fact that I will probably get less sleep these next two nights than I should. Who knows! Polar bears may be sleeping under my window, or the northern lights may be dancing above my head. I’m stoked.

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Sandos Playacar All-Inclusive

November 09, 2017 | Pearl McCallum

 

Travelling during a destination’s off season has both benefits and drawbacks; prices are lower and attractions less crowded, but there can be risk of being swept away by a hurricane.  We were fortunate that this year’s major storms missed us on the Yucatan Peninsula, although we did have three days of quite heavy rain.

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Glacier Hike, Volcanoes and Waterfalls – An Iceland Experience

November 07, 2017 | Sylvia Bartlett

I had extremely high expectations of my first trip to Iceland in September as I have been training for the past seven months to become an Iceland Specialist.  I am happy to report that Iceland more than exceeded my expectations!  Immediately after leaving the airport I realized I was in a very special place.  As my transfer left the airport, I noticed the immense lava field we were driving through.  Rough, jagged black lava rocks covered the ground all around me.  I honestly felt like I was on a different planet.  It had been raining, so many of the black lava rocks were covered in lime green moss, it felt very mythical.  I half expected to see a troll peek around one of the rocks and wave at me. Read More >

To Kelowna with Love

October 30, 2017 | Natalie Rozière Hébert

How should you spend less than 48hrs in Kelowna you may ask?  By visiting as many wineries as you possibly can while also enjoying fine dinning and keeping active on a cross-city bike tour, of course!

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The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas

October 25, 2017 | Suzanne Soloway

Friday, November 22, 1963 was a regular day. A light rain was falling in the morning, but a crowd gathered alongside the streets. The Kennedys were coming. There was excitement in the air as the President’s car turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza. As it was passing by the Texas School Book Depository, gunshots rung out in the air.

At 12:30 p.m., on Friday, November 22, 1963, President Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated. Read More >

Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You See?

October 23, 2017 | Andrea Rempel

 

I see the tundra expanding before me! Like Eric Carle’s famous book series, the north is full of amazing sights and sounds of nature, connected in some way. It truly is an opportunity of a lifetime to fly up to this part of Canada and see these creatures you may only read about or see in zoos.

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Nuuk Northern Lights

October 20, 2017 | Shauna Cook

 

Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis are a natural phenomenon that are generally seen in high latitude locations – Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Europe, etc. They are generally spotted in the Northern Hemisphere between September and March. Depending on weather conditions, they can be seen as early as August and as late as April, however they may be faint, as you need true darkness in order to get the full effect. Read More >

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