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Be prepared if you hike the Grand Canyon

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Be prepared if you hike the Grand Canyon

Hiking the Grand Canyon is to only way to truly experience it By Sid Kaplan for Troy Media GRAND CANYON, Arizona – Hiking the Grand Canyon is the only way to really experience it. It’s an unfortunate fact, however, that most visitors only see the canyon from the rim and for an hour or less. Even […]

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Paddling BC’s Peace River

June 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paddling BC’s Peace River

Peace River valley may soon flooded by a dam – hurry to see this enchanting place By Emma Gilchrist for Troy Media The Peace Country: it’s a place most Albertans and British Columbians have heard about, but few have been to. Spanning the Alberta-B.C. border, this northern region includes the cities of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek […]

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Feeling good about what to wear in Paris

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Feeling good about what to wear in Paris

Paris couture: It doesn’t matter what Parisians wear, they generally look smart By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Contrary to popular belief, Parisians do not dress particularly well. Many are in fact dressed no differently from a Canadian – well, a Canadian on a warmish day. What is different about the couture of Paris is […]

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Language gap: The meaning is sometimes lost in translation

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Language gap: The meaning is sometimes lost in translation

Language gap in restaurants, hotels and public places continues By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Gerard Hoffnung was a raconteur and wit on the BBC in the 1950’s. His speech to the Oxford Union, available on iTunes, is a classic piece of period of humour – a must listen to recording. Amongst the gems on that […]

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WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

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WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

Westjet announced a number of new destinations and increased frequency on some routes On Monday, Westjet announced its 2014-2015 winter schedule will feature two new fun-in-the-sun destinations, one new route and more flights on 19 other routes. Beginning on April 15, 2015, WestJet will offer weekly non-stop service from Calgary International Airport to Loreto, Mexico, […]

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Air Canada Rouge hiring flight attendants in Vancouver

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Air Canada Rouge hiring flight attendants in Vancouver

Air Canada Rouge hiring hundreds Air Canada Rouge is hiring hundreds of flight attendants in anticipation of extended service out of Calgary and Vancouver in the spring of 2014. By the end of 2014, the Air Canada subsidiary expects to almost double its workforce to 650 as the number of aircraft increases to 33. Air […]

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WestJet Calgary to Miami seasonal service begins on Monday

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
WestJet Calgary to Miami seasonal service begins on Monday

WestJet begins service to Miami, largest cruise ship port in the world On Monday, some lucky travellers got to leave the Monday blues behind them, not to mention the fresh snow and cold temperatures, as they jetted south to Miami on WestJet’s Calgary to Miami seasonal service. The seasonal service kicked off on Oct. 28 […]

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Las Vegas new city of love for Canadians

October 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Las Vegas new city of love for Canadians

Canadians visiting Las Vegas for romantic getaways A new survey shows Canadians are more likely to visit Las Vegas for a romantic getaway with a loved one, rather than for Hangover-type debauchery. One in four Canadian respondents to a recent Expedia.ca survey say a romantic getaway with their partner is the main reason they would […]

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Port Metro Vancouver expects growth in cruise season

May 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Port Metro Vancouver expects growth in cruise season

Cruise ships expecting thousands of passengers this year Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, expects a 23 per cent growth in cruise passengers over 2012. Port Metro Vancouver anticipates over 820,000 passengers will travel this season through its two cruise terminals at Canada Place and Ballantyne for the 2013 Alaska cruise season. Vancouver’s cruise industry brings in […]

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Travel insurance not a top priority for Canadians, says study

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Travel insurance not a top priority for Canadians, says study

Only half of Canadians willing to pay for travel insurance despite emergency worries Only half of Canadians planning a trip this summer will buy travel insurance, according to a new study from BMO Insurance. While 83 per cent of Canadians are planning to go on summer vacations this year to the United States, Europe, Central and […]

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