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How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Rossland

Looking to get away and enjoy a bit of winter? Spend a long weekend or your March Break trip this year in the beautiful Kootenay Rockies region in the picturesque town of Rossland in British Columbia. To help you plan your weekend among the mountains, here are some ideas of how to explore Rossland this winter. Get Outdoors Whether you’re hoping to spend a day out on the mountains skiing, boarding, fat biking or snowshoeing; it is worth it to get out and explore to see some of the best views in British Columbia.  RED Mountain Resort where you can explore the mountain from peak to peak. After a day on the slopes, be sure to swing by Rafter’s Lounge for après-ski Rossland style. To explore the trails by foot, connect with the Friends of Rossland Range to explore the region by snowshoe. This group has worked hard with the…

Book Your Stay at North America’s Newest Slopeside Hotel in British Columbia

The Josie is North America’s newest boutique ski-in / ski-out hotel set in the picturesque town of Rossland in British Columbia.  Overlooking the RED Mountain Resort, The Josie is the first stop along Powder Highway for adventure travellers and mountain seekers holing to explore the Kootenay Rockies region. Part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts in partnership with William Cole Companies, The Josie is a boutique space with a big personality along the mountainside. The property also offers 1,516 square feet of flexible function space making it the perfect backdrop for your mountain wedding or special event. The Rooms The Josie is a boutique property with 106 style guest rooms, studio suites and one-bedroom suites for guests to choose from. Each room blends modern amenities with the outdoor bringing in natural elements of local recycled wood, earth tones and large windows in each room bringing surrounding you with the…

Tips for Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Traveller

Wondering what to get that frequent flyer on your list this Valentine’s Day? We’ve rounded up some great ideas to explore that they are bound to love. Plus, you can earn extra miles along the way as well! Plan a Trip Nothing says “I love you” like an impromptu adventure with someone you love. According to KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, there has been a 50% search increase for trips on Valentine’s Day weekend, compared to any other February weekend this year. While the need to spice things up could be a factor, long-distance relationships and vacation flings may be at play. A recent KAYAK survey reveals 22% of Canadians have been in a long-distance relationship with a partner living abroad and 16% have started a relationship with someone they met on holiday. For a traveller from Toronto, the top 3 destinations for Valentine’s Day weekend that people…

How to spend 24 Hours in Reykjavik

Located between Europe and North America, the Nordic European country of Iceland is a jewel in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite its name, only 10 percent of Iceland is covered by glaciers while the rest is filled with luscious landscapes of sand, lava fields and various geothermal hotspots. Icelandair has an amazing promotion that allows you to extend your stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland for up to seven nights for no additional fare. On my way to London  I was able to make the most of this fantastic promotion and arranged a 24-hour layover in Iceland to visit the eclectic and very colourful city of Reykjavik.  Although there is much more to see in this beautiful country, with only a day to spare here’s how to make the most of your stopover in Iceland. I arrived in Reykjavik in the afternoon. The airport was a 45 minute bus ride to the city centre…

The St. Regis Toronto Brings a New Era of Luxury to the City

Marking their debut into the Canadian hospitality industry, the St. Regis Hotels and Resorts opened a luxury property in the heart of downtown Toronto. The St. Regis Toronto has ushered in a new era of luxury hospitality in Toronto in the Financial District bringing their signature rituals and bespoke services into a modern space rising 65-stories high. “As the first St. Regis in Canada, The St. Regis Toronto represents an incredible milestone for the brand. Rooted in the brand’s distinct history and heritage, The St. Regis Toronto will offer an exquisite escape for business and leisure travellers alike” said Don Cleary, President of Marriott International in Canada. Not only does The St. Regis Toronto cater to the most discerning of travellers with their services, but it is also within walking distance from some of the best shopping, attractions (including theatre and sport) and dining within the city. St. Regis Signature Service…

3 easy ways to make your life more eco-friendly

This year, it is more important than ever to think about the products you are using and the impact they are having on this world. From everyday items to the way we travel; becoming more eco-friendly and sustainable should be on everyone’s list. But sometimes, it just takes small steps in the right direction to transform your life into one that’s better for the environment. To help you re-think your everyday items, here are 3 easy ways to make your life more eco-friendly in 2019. Re-use and Repurpose Items Not only is it important to make sure the items you are using are in recyclable packing, but that their formulas are good for the environment. Cucina by Fruits and Passions products are made using biodegradable formulas that can break down within the environment without causing harm to the ecosystem. All Cucina products contain cold-pressed olive oil, olive oil unsaponifiables and…

7 Pantone-Approved Travel Destinations for 2019

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019 has been revealed as Living Coral, a comforting yet energizing hue embodying optimism, joyful pursuits and playful expression. From coffee mugs, to lip colours and home décor, there are numerous ways to add a splash of this fun vibrant colour to your everyday life. But why not experience Living Coral IRL? Our friends at The Travel Corporation Canada (TTC), share their top 7 destinations to celebrate Living Coral around the globe. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Travel Corporation Canada (@ttc_canada) on Jan 24, 2019 at 2:14pm PST The Pink City – Jaipur, India Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, is widely referred to as the “Pink City,” due to the inherently dominant pink colour of the city’s structures. Almost all of the buildings were built using sandstone, naturally pink in colour, reflecting the vibrancy of…

Remai Moderns opens a new ping-pong exhibit

Remai Modern opens an interactive installation by internationally acclaimed artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. Tomorrow is the Question features five ping- pong tables, each of which bears the exhibition title on its surface. Visitors are invited to play ping-pong in the space, creating an unexpected museum experience where people become part of the art. Tomorrow is the Question is a reactivation of a project by Slovakian artist Július Koller (1939- 2007). In his installation Ping-Pong Society, which took place in Bratislava in 1970, Koller set up a ping-pong club rather than a formal exhibition. Koller often used everyday objects in his practice to question the world and cultural contexts. Doing so, he hoped to create a kind of utopia in unusual places. “Remai Modern aims to be a place where visitors can have surprising, challenging and memorable experiences with contemporary art. Rirkrit Tiravanija’s work embodies a spirit of discovery, disruption and engagement,…

2018 Travel + Design Awards

This year, we are proud to celebrate with you the first annual Travel + Design Awards honouring the best developments within the tourism and design industries. The winners were meticulously researched and selected by our editorial team to recognize outstanding achievements. This year’s Travel and Design Award winners are: Travel + Design – Best City Hotel NOPSI Hotel New Orleans Centrally located in the CBD in New Orleans, the NOPSI is a historic hotel infused with a modern flair originally opened in 1927 as the historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service Inc. (NOPSI). In 2017, the building reopened as a modern hotel full of grandeur. The NOPSI has 217 hotel rooms featuring 76 suites that all have been classically designed to showcase the buildings long and rich history through local artwork and technology. Travel + Design – Best Resort Hotel Isla Palenque Nestled on the western Pacific…

5 ways to incorporate the Pantone colour of the year in decor

Every year a colour is announced that will help direct the colour trends in fashion, style and decor. This year, the Pantone Colour of the Year is Living Coral (16-1546). Living Coral is an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression. To help you add this vibrant hue into your home decor, here are 5 ways to infuse your home with Living Coral in 2019. Minimalism at its best and most practical. The Conico Table from Article…