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What Does International Women in Engineering Day Have to Do With Travel?

Travel and play – it’s something that a lot of people dream about. But if you live to travel, another option to consider, is travel, work and play. Choosing your career wisely can enable a travel addiction. While travel writer may be an obvious choice, many people in the sciences
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Create Warm Weather Vacation Vibes at Home with a Mango Mezcal Margarita

A mango mezcal margarita may be the closest I get to a warm, sunny vacation for a while. As I type this, I’m sitting under an extra thick blanket with multiple layers of clothes on, wearing a toque, and with cold fingers. Yep, it’s the dead of winter in Edmonton,
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I Wasn’t a Country Music Fan Until I Visited Nashville, Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry Changed That.

I wasn’t a country music fan until I visited Nashville Tennessee. A work conference took me to Nashville, where I could have a few days of rest and relaxation before the conference started. The Gaylord Opryland Resort was the perfect location for my planned escape. The resort features an indoor waterpark,
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Dream Big this Christmas by Gifting Travel Experiences

Whether you have family in the United States that you need to buy gifts for or you want a fun, out-of-the-box gift for loved ones here in Canada, gifting travel experiences is the way to go! The border may be closed (thank you COVID-19), but that doesn’t stop us from
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Universal Studio lots Mardi Gras Photo Parm Parmar
Dreaming of a Girlfriends’ Getaway to Universal Studios Florida

There comes a time when you need to grab a friend and getaway. Yes, I mean leave the family behind.  No more meals, laundry, and everyday humdrum chores.  It’s “me” time – but with a partner in crime.  You could go solo, but why not share the adventure with a
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The lineup goes out the door for the artisenal milkshakes at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium - photo by Debra Smith
Where to Refuel at Universal Orlando Resort

While international travel is still limited, we love to dream of a time when we will travel again. Universal Orlando Resort reopened after the lockdown, with limited hours and many safety protocols in place. Those of you who like to know where your next meal is coming from can get
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Aloha! Approved Pre-flight Testing for WestJet Passengers Going to Hawaii

WestJet Airlines has partnered with both the State of Hawaii and DynaLIFE in Alberta to offer approved pre-flight testing for their guests travelling to Hawaii. WestJet ticketed travellers can book a pre-screen test and with a negative test result within 72 hours of departure,  can avoid the required 14-day quarantine
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Searching for the sign of a good motel - photo by Emily Overes
Motel Hell-O: Tales of Stays Gone Wrong and How to Avoid Them

Sometimes even the most road-ready travellers, those paragons of research, and disciples of detail manage to wind up in less than stellar accommodations. What happened? And how can you avoid falling into the same trap? Meet five seasoned travel correspondents, people you would never expect to find spending the night
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Outer Banks flight Photo Nancy Truman
Unspoiled Beaches, History of Flight, a Lost Colony and So Much More in the Outer Banks North Carolina

  Crossing the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge connecting the mainland to the Outer Banks, a group of barrier islands strung across 160 kilometres of North Carolina coastline, we revel in the solitude a September visit affords. At Nags Head, we kick off our shoes and head north along the shores
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Visit Virtual Orlando This Spring

“Do you want to go on a roller coaster ride with me?” Even though my six-year old knows that I mean a virtual ride, his excitement is still high, as he leaps beside me on the sofa, and fixes his gaze on the laptop. A few minutes later, the ride
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