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CONTEST: Enter to Win the Travel Shawl You Can’t Leave Home Without

Travellers far and wide have been buzzing about the Heidi Kagan shawl as their “must-have” travel accessory. This travel shawl is essential for travellers who are looking for something versatile to wear on a chilly plane ride, train journey or evening out on the town. This travel shawl instantly transforms your travel wardrobe with some colour and texture. As an added bonus, it’s machine washable making it the perfect thing to take with you on the road. Unlike regular travel shawls which are just a single piece of fabric you drape upon yourself, the wrap is designed with sewn-in holes so it doesn’t fall off your shoulders, stays put and makes it fuss-free… the whole reason behind the inspiration and design by Heidi Kagan. To keep you warm on your next adventure, we’re giving away a Heidi Kagan travel shawl to one lucky winner! a Rafflecopter giveaway So what makes…

Toronto Pearson is the First Airport in Canada to Improve Accessibility for Travellers with Sight Loss

Toronto Pearson International Aiport is the first airport in Canada to offer innovative technology to improve accessibility for travellers with sight loss to allow them to navigate the airport easier. Aira works via a smartphone or optional Aira Horizon video-equipped smart glasses, connecting passengers with sight loss to remotely located Aira agents. Through the smart glasses or phone camera, Aira’s trained professionals provide on-demand, personalized access to visual information to help passengers navigate the airport. Aira service is available in both Terminals 1 and 3 and within Toronto Pearson parking facilities. “At Toronto Pearson, we have a vision to be the best airport in the world, and this starts with ensuring that our passengers—all of our passengers—are able to navigate the airport independently,” says Kurush Minocher, Associate Director, Passenger Development, at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). “We are proud to bring Aira’s easy-to-use service to Toronto Pearson. Passengers with…

Tips for Staying Healthy On the Road

When you’re travelling, it’s not always easy to keep up your gym routine when the excitement to discover somewhere new is beaconing. But just because you’re away from home, doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate workouts in a different way. We’ve asked three of Sport Chek Move Makers to share their fitness tips while on the road. Enter to Win a $200 Gift Card from Sport Chek to pick up your travel essentials! a Rafflecopter giveaway Try a bodyweight workout in your hotel room Louise Green of “Big Fit Girl” recommends finding ways to workout within your hotel room during your downtime. “Any easy tip for staying active on the road is to pack a resistance band that you can find from Sport Chek which is lightweight, compact and can easily fit into any pack or luggage.  You can easily access the best “resistant band workouts” or “bodyweight workouts” at any…

Skincare Tips While Travelling

Do you ever feel like your skincare routine falls to the wayside while you’re travelling?  There are a number of factors that can affect your skin while travelling from sun exposure to the dry air in-flight and fatigue. We sat down with Vichy Expert Trainer Ariane Beaulieu Sirois to learn some great skincare tips for your beauty routine while travelling. a Rafflecopter giveaway Prize Pack valued at approximately $155 includes: Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Hydrating and Fortifying Booster Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes Eye Repairing Fortifier Vichy Ideal Soleil Tinted Mineral Sunscreen with SPF60 Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Water Gel View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vichy Canada (@vichycanada) on Jul 15, 2019 at 6:00pm PDT What Happens to Your Skin During Travel? Our skin is over-exposed to the Exposome, which affects its barrier function. Remember that the Exposome encompasses a variety of aggressors that our…

Explore the Pride Lands on a Lion King Themed Safari

The Disney classic The Lion King comes to theatres this weekend with much anticipation for the star-studded cast. While we will all be feeling the love from the live-action rendition of this musical film, you will also be leaving the theatre with a bit of wanderlust wanting to explore the Pride Lands for yourself. Original Travel has pulled together a Luxury Simba Safari to see some of the sights that inspired your favourite areas of the film. Where was the Lion King filmed? The Pride Lands from “The Lion King” is modelled after many different areas of Kenya. Where does the Lion King-themed safari travel too? Original Travel’s “Lion King”-themed safari includes stops in Nairobi, Giraffee Manor, Masai Mara, Laikipia, Samburu and Diani Beach. Giraffe Manor The start of the “Lion King”-themed itinerary features a breakfast that no one will forget in a hurry. While staying at Giraffe Manor, travellers…

Tips for Getting a Sun-Free Glow All Summer Long

Wanting to get a sun-free glow all summer long? We sat down with Sophie Evans, St.Tropez Tanning & Celebrity Skin Finish Expert, to learn how to get that natural-looking glow. a Rafflecopter giveaway Prize Pack includes: St.Tropez’s Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse, $42 St.Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt, $9. St.Tropez’s Purity Water Facial Mist, $39 St.Tropez’s Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Everyday Moisture Miracle Body Lotion, $38  Which self-tanner should I use for a sun-free glow? Sophie Evans recommends a darker self-tan of choice like St.Tropez’s Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse, $42 which can achieve a light tan in one hour or medium in two or dark tan in three and applied with the St.Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt, $9. Tan for the face, she recommends St.Tropez’s Purity Water Facial Mist, $39 and a gradual tan moisturizer like St.Tropez’s Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Everyday Moisture Miracle Body Lotion, $38 to use in-between self-tan…

4 Tips for Booking your Trip to Thailand

Luxurious attractions, delectable cuisine and spectacular sights all around – you can’t beat Thailand for excitement and inspiration. A deliciously warm and sunny country, this is the perfect holiday ground for blissful seaside adventures, excellent nightlife escapades and a taste of exotic Asian culture.  Thailand is an incredibly popular tourist destination teeming with vibrant experiences and surprises around every corner. The country has a well-developed infrastructure system in place for tourists and it’s easy to plan a trip here by yourself. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when booking your trip to Thailand. Travel Essentials for Thailand There are a few travel necessities you need to look into before you start packing. This includes tasks such as checking visa requirements, buying travel insurance (a mandatory requirement in the country) and learning if there any vaccines you might need to get.  Thailand permits most nationalities to enter the…

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 snorkelling 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,…

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. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Contiki (@contiki) on Mar 13, 2019 at 1:00am PDT If you pledge allegiance to House Stark…go on their ‘Scotland’ trek If your allegiance lies…

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…