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UBER Launches the World’s First Rideshare Submarine on the Great Barrier Reef

TRAVEL NEWS —    Queensland, Australia, in partnership with Uber, today announces the launch of scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience, coming to the Great Barrier Reef on Monday 27 May. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to Australia’s underwater icon. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain exclusive access to the world’s largest ecosystem, renowned as a biodiverse playground, rich in marine life and offering remarkable underwater experiences. From 27 May, scUber will be available for a limited number of riders to request through the Uber app and riders will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exquisite beauty of the Great Barrier Reef – all without the need for a snorkeling mask or a diving license! The scUber experience will be available starting on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region from May 27,…

How to Incorporate Modern Victorian Design in a Small Space

Hailing from Miami, Alex Alonso,  Interior Designer and Design Director of the mr. Alex TATE studios, is at the forefront of the resurgence of Modern Victorian design in Miami. To help you learn how to incorporate modern Victorian design into a small space. Showcase your passion in your home Whatever your passion, showcase your collection strategically. Pick a space that best displays the items – a bookcase, a bar cart, a side table, a gallery walls. Walls are the best left for art collections and mirrors; ideally anything that has a later profile. Side tables can be a great place to display smaller items that are unified by a theme, for example a vintage matchbook collection or cast iron figurines a collection of Hermès trays. A bar cart is an unexpected way of showcasing more decorative pieces like a collection of crystal decanters or vases. It doesn’t need to be a…

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 20% off summer departures of European Vistas when booked by 31 May 2019 with Contiki CA! Book TODAY! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Contiki (@contiki) on Mar 13, 2019…

4 Ways to Recreate “Come From Away” During your Vacation

Travelers will discover the warm hospitality of Newfoundland and Labrador with new experiences based on the Broadway Musical Come From Away. Live music is always being played, and a combination of English, Irish, French and Indigenous heritage creates more varieties of English spoken than anywhere else in the world. Located at the northeastern edge of North America, the province is home to 10,000-year-old icebergs, the largest migrating population of humpback whales, and 35 million seabirds – making it the seabird capital of North America. Based on the success of Come From Away, this off-the-beaten-path destination offers true “live like a local” activities for every traveler looking for a warm welcome and immersive experience. What is Come From Away about? The friendly faces of the locals, who are known for their music, storytelling, and culinary traditions, are the same people who welcomed nearly 7,000 stranded passengers into their homes when 38…

5 Beautiful Resorts In Canada to Visit

Canada is an absolutely beautiful country, and accordingly it’s packed with incredible resorts that can take your breath away. With the bulk of the focus regarding Canadian travel typically going toward the cities, ski ranges, and untouched natural areas though, the resorts don’t always get as much attention as they should. For this reason we’re highlighting some of the best of the best resorts in Canada to visit below. Ste. Anne’s Spa – Grafton, Ontario Ste. Anne’s Spa isn’t in Toronto proper, but it’s close enough – and still feels like it’s a world away. This is a rustic, charming getaway, not over the top in its design or amenities but rather cozy, inviting, and built to take full advantage of its pretty, natural surroundings. Ste. Anne’s doubles as a day spa for those who simply want to take advantage of the full range of spa amenities, but it’s primarily…

Celebrate Little Tikes® Global Birthday Bash

On May 18th Little Tikes® is celebrating their 50th anniversary by hosting the World’s Biggest Playdate event where kids and parents can Play Big together. This event will be held all across Canada and in Toronto at the Toronto Zoo.  Celebrating fifty years of bringing parents and children together through discovery and active play, these events will bring families together in honour of Little Tikes®. World’s Biggest Playdate Event in Toronto Toronto-area residents can visit the Toronto Zoo on May 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for a series of special events including Little Tikes® Cozy Coupe® Races, Basketball Games, Hole-in-one Golf Station, face painting and more! Families can also take a photo in the giant Cozy Coupe® and participate in one of three draws to win a Little Tikes® Prize Pack!Kids who participate in the World’s Biggest Playdate will receive FREE giveaways (while supplies last). Can’t make it…

6 Structures Designed by I.M. Pei

Today we mourn the passing of one of the world’s most influential architects, I.M. Pei, who has passed way at the age of 102. His work has been seen around the world creating some of the most iconic attractions. In celebration of his work, here are 6 magnificent structures designed by I.M. Pei. The Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bruna Gonçalves (@brugbarbosa) on May 16, 2019 at 5:30pm PDT The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is Cleveland, Ohio View this post on Instagram A post shared by weirdo (@justjess18_) on May 16, 2019 at 4:50am PDT The East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. View this post on Instagram A post shared by National Gallery of Art (@ngadc) on May 9, 2019 at 3:04pm PDT Suzhou Museum in Suzhou, China…

The Best Items to Help you Travel with a Baby

As the weather is warming up, it’s time to pack up your family and head on a summer road trip. But sometimes the smallest humans have the most amount of things they need to pack. That’s why we’ve teamed up with buybuy BABY to share some of our favourite family-friendly items to grab for your next road trip. And as an added bonus, we’re giving away a $100 gift card to buybuy BABY to help you pick up what you need for your next adventure. To enter, fill out the form below. For additional entries, follow Travel + Design on Twitter + Facebook through this widget. Winner will be notified on May 9th, 2019 via email. a Rafflecopter giveaway Here are our favourite products from buybuy BABY to bring with you on your next trip. Skip*Hop® Duo Diaper Backpack A modern zip backpack for those who own on-the-go and busy…

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…

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…