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12 binge-worthy Christmas movies that were filmed in Canada

‘Tis the season to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, some freshly baked cookies, and binge-watch your favourite holiday shows. Luckily for you, the W Network is hosting a Countdown to Christmas playing your favourite holiday movies one after another from now until Christmas and Netlfix has added some great films to their Christmas round-up. But, did you know that some of your favourite Hallmark Christmas movies were actually filmed all over Canada? Here are 12 holiday themed Hallmark Christmas movies  filmed right in the great white north. The Holiday Calendar – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario “A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) on Nov 27, 2018 at…

19 festive events to get you into the holiday spirit

‘Tis the season to put on your biggest scarf and soak in the holiday season with a warm glass of mulled wine. To help you get into the holiday spirit, we’ve rounded up our favourite events from across North America that will fill you with joy. From Christmas markets to festive dinners to the best spots to snap a photo with Santa – here are 18 holiday events for you to explore. Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. Now in its 17th year, The Willard’s nightly caroling program now include a wide array of highly accomplished choral and vocal ensembles from around the D.C. metropolitan area. Between December 1 and December 23, city dwellers and visitors alike can enjoy the sounds of the season with complimentary, nightly chorale performances from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m in the hotel lobby. The annual holiday gingerbread display at the Willard InterContinental will also be unveiled…

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. What are the Rooms like at The Josie? 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…

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. Where to Go in Rossland, B.C. 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…

Root98 Reimagines Healthy Dining at the Winnipeg Airport

A long travel day can be made better or worse by what you eat.  Something too salty? It leaves you feeling dehydrated during your flight. Something too heavy? It leaves you feeling bloated during those hours sitting in the air. That’s why Plaza Premium Group has created an in-airport concept that focuses on elevated and healthy airport dining at Root98. Located in the arrivals section of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, Root98 is a departure for your typical airport food.  The menu is inspired by herbs and seeds and each item is made fresh and from scratch for guests. With a focus on nutrient forward dishes, Root98 offers healthy and hearty meals from 7:30 am to- 12:00 am daily offering you the fuel you need before you take off or after you land. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Root98 Winnipeg (@root98ywg) on Jul 19,…

Three Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy While You Travel

Have you ever returned home from a vacation with your hair feeling a little dryer than when you left? Do you ever second guess posting that selfie on Instagram because your hair isn’t looking quite the way you wished it would? There are so many factors that make doing your hair on the road a little harder than at home but we’ve rounded up a few products that will help you along the way. Here are three easy and quick ways we keep our hair looking healthy while travelling. Reset the Damage with Pantene Intense Rescue Shots There are so many external factors that can make your hair feeling dry and damage while you travel. Pantene Intense Rescue Shots can help rescue your hair from that damage while on the road with an easy washout treatment. Plus, it’s will only take you a minute to see a noticeable difference after you…

How to Spend a Stopover in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport i is one of the busiest airports in Asia and a popular spot for both tourists to explore and as a stopover location to continue your journey further east. But with an extended layover, travellers often are itching to escape the airport and explore a new destination. The airport is located on Lantau Island, almost an hour away from downtown by train. Instead of getting stuck in the city traffic when you only have a few hours to spare, here’s how to spend your layover in Hong Kong. Take the Ngong Ping Cable Car to the Ngong Ping Village Soaring over the scenic hills, the Ngong Ping Cable Car offers exceptional views of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling greens of North Lantau Country Park. The cable car boards from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village on Lantau Island only 10 minutes away…

This Fedora Will Be Your Go-to Travel Hat

Looking for a hat that will look stylish and provide sun protection? Looking for a hat that will take you through all season and work well from urban to outdoor environments? King & Fifth Supply co. has designed just that. King & Fifth Supply co. is best known for creating stylish headwear and apparel that works for your lifestyle, wherever life might take you. Combining both style and function, The Arlo Fedora is your must-have travel hat. The wide brim fedora comes in both men’s and women’s in a re-designed pattern. King & Fifth Supply co.’s fedora lowered the crown height just enough so that the hat is versatile enough that it looks great sitting atop the head but tippled back as well. Plus, with the size inserts, you can adjust the hat so that it fits perfectly.  The Arlo has also a pinched front made of wool for the…

How to Spend 24-Hours in Lima, Peru

The capital city of Lima, Peru curves around the Pacific Ocean offering a unique view of the rocky coast from a number of neighbourhoods. This city is often seen as your launching point for heading to Machu Pichu, spending some time trekking through one of the national parks or planning your trip with SouthAmerica.Travel. To help plan the start of your Peruvian vacation in Lima, here’s how to spend the first day or two while on vacation in Peru. What to do in Lima, Peru Barranco is a lively neighbourhood in Lima that both the locals and the tourists love.  Murals and colourful street art decorate Barranco allowing the Peruvian art and culture to reverberate around every corner. MATE Museum One of the highlights of this neighbourhood is the MATE Museum that celebrates the work of acclaimed Peruvian photographer Mario Testino along with a number of other Peruvian artists. His…

How to Explore Tahiti on a Budget

When you’re jotting down your bucket list destinations, the Islands of Tahiti are ones that commonly make the top of the list. The islands are filled with mystery and beauty for travellers hoping to explore the black-sand beaches, lagoons, waterfalls and volcanos found on the islands. French Polynesia is made up of 118 islands divided into 5 archipelagos, in an area the size of Europe. Often associated with luxurious over-the-water villas and celebrity vacations, there is another side of the Island of Tahiti that offers a local and experience for travellers on a budget to enjoy. To help you check the Islands of Tahiti off your bucket list, we’re sharing some tips on how to plan your trip to Tahiti on a budget. Fly to Tahiti on a Low-Cost Airline One of the biggest ways to stay in budget while travelling is to find a good flight deal to your…