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Find the Perfect Fitbit for your Next Adventure

Trying to stay in shape while travelling can be challenging. No one wants to spend their well-earned vacation in a basement hotel gym. That’s why one of our favourite travel essentials is our Fitbit to help us keep track of our movement and make sure we get our 10,000 steps or more while we are away. To help pick out the right Fitbit for you, we’re answering some of your questions to help you find the which Fitbit will suit your travel style. What is the best Fitbit for the price? Fitbit’s most recently launched devices, Inspire, Inspire HR and Versa Lite are some of their most affordable devices to-date. Versa Lite is ideal for those who have been looking to buy their first smartwatch but have maybe been discouraged by high costs. Retailing for only $199.95 CAD, Versa Lite packs a ton of smart features like smartphone notifications, clock…

8 Adventures to Take Based on Game of Thrones

Epic fantasy requires epic backdrops. And that’s why Game of Thrones is shot all around the world, from the fortified walls of King’s Landing Dubrovnik, to the wild coastlines of Ireland and the windswept vistas of Iceland. So, it’s not too hard to imagine where the ancient houses of Westeros would live if they existed in real life. Whether you swear allegiance to the King in the North or you’re on the Lannister’s payroll, with season 8 premiering on April 14th, Contiki – the youth adventure travel company exclusively for 18-35 year-old’s – shares eight of their worldwide adventures you should go on in the non-Westeros world, based on where Game of Thrones was filmed. Save up to 15% on Last Minute Deals with Contiki CAN! Book NOW and Save! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Contiki (@contiki) on Mar 13, 2019 at 1:00am PDT…

4 Watches to Wear that Give Back

Looking to buy a new watch but can’t decide on which one? Why not pick out something that is stylish but that also gives back to a great cause.  JWLS is a watch line for men and women, created by Emily Lyons in honour of her late sister, Julia Lyons. Julia passed away in 2011 after a long, hard-fought battle with Cystic Fibrosis. JWLS watches are more than a fashion statement, more than something that looks great on your wrist. They are an expression of bravery, love, charisma, and passion. JWLS donates 100% of its proceeds to the Julia Lyons Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation also started by Emily Lyons, which provides financial aid directly to those in the CF community who need it most. This is Julia’s spirit living on – in every watch – continuing to light up the world. The look of the watches includes a wide range…

Travel the World with Animal Expert from the Shedd Aquarium

From the tropics of the Indian Ocean to the cold waters of the Arctic, Shedd Aquarium is set to host new eco-travel opportunities throughout 2019, allowing adventure-seekers to see the world, up close and incredible, alongside the aquarium’s animal experts. Through the “Shedd Adventures” travel program, participants can travel to The Bahamas, Canada, and South Africa, where they will come face-to-fin with aquatic animals like beluga whales, penguins, and sharks through activities such as boating, snorkeling, hiking, and more. “If you’re going to travel the world to see the beautiful ecosystems and animals that live in them, what better way to travel than with animal experts and fellow wildlife enthusiasts. Each trip is specially catered to travelers with an affinity for wildlife and is inspired by the animals at Shedd that spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world every day.” said Shannon Fuller, assistant director of conservation travel…

Travel Alert: Air Canada and WestJet Suspends Boeing 737 MAX

Air Canada Responds to Transport Canada’s Closure of Canadian Airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Air Canada confirmed today that it will comply immediately with Transport Canada’s safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations until further notice. Air Canada’s cancellation and rebooking policies are in place with full fee waiver for affected customers. We are working to rebook impacted customers as soon as possible but given the magnitude of our 737 MAX operations which on average carry nine to twelve thousand customers per day, customers can expect delays in rebooking and in reaching Air Canada call centres and we appreciate our customers’ patience. Customers are further advised to check the status of their flight on aircanada.com prior to going to the airport. WestJet complies with Transport Canada decision to ground Boeing MAX fleet WestJet today announced that it is complying with Transport Canada’s decision to…

ACUVUE OASYS Launches Transition Light Technology in Canada

Did you know that 81% of Canadians encounter at least one kind of bothersome light each day? And more then half (53%)  of Canadians wish their eyes could keep up and adjust to different light conditions as quickly as their busy life. Like many travellers, opting for their contacts instead of their glasses while travelling allows for more chances to explore and go on adventures. That why the development of the ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS are changing the way we travel and experience the world. The ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS are two-week reusable contact lenses developed in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and Transitions Optical Limited, combining the respective strengths of each organization. “Born out of in-depth research and development around bothersome light, including clinical trials of more than 1,000 patients, ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions is an exciting and entirely new category of contact lenses,” said Thomas Swinnen, President,…

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…

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. How to Decorate Your Home With the Pantone Colour Of the Year, Living Coral  Minimalism at its best and most practical. The Conico Table from Article lamp has a powdery finish that is cool and pleasing…

What’s Coming and Going on Netflix – January 2019

The holidays are over and it’s time to spend the cold days indoors binge-watching your favourite shows. To help you plan your viewing schedule, here are our favourite shows coming to Netflix in January 2019. 1/1/19 A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL In the series’ third and final act, the Baudelaires will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of the VFD and end Count Olaf’s relentless pursuit. Across the Universe Adrift Bad Boys Black Hawk Down Blood Diamond COMEDIANS of the world– NETFLIX ORIGINAL This global, first-of-its-kind, series will showcase 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy experience. The groundbreaking series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity. Get ready to start the new year off with a laugh! Daddy Day Care Grown Ups 2 Loving Mona Lisa Smile My Best Friend’s…