Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Vancouver Island

Out on Vancouver Island's Long Beach

Vancouver Island’s Tofino is the place to enjoy nature, surf, kayak, see marine mammals, and get spoiled by the best restaurants. As is the Relais & Chateaux Wickaninnish Inn with its Ancient Cedars Spa. To me it’s California laid-back, from its friendly staff to the earth tones in the décor of the rooms. Natural cedar carvings by Pacific coast artist […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 25, 2014

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This week’s travel includes: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win two tickets to Rio de Janeiro from TAM Airlines Win a trip for two to Los Angeles from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to Montreal from Tourisme Montreal Win a 6-night Kenya safari from The Explorateur […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 18, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to the Tour de France from Belkin Win a transatlantic cruise to Hamburg, Germany from Cunard Win a weeklong cruise for two from Holland America cruise (on Facebook) Win a 12-day trip for two […]

City Guide — Montreal

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Ever wish you knew the inside scoop before visiting a new destination? Now you can! We’ve reached out to our favorite locals and tour guides from all over the world for their insider tips. In the City Insider Q&A, they’ll let you in on the spots that should be on your must-see and do list! […]

Wya Point Resort on Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Wya Point Surf lesson

Owned by the Pacific Northwestern Ucluelet tribe, Wya Point Resort is a slice of heaven situated on unspoiled Wya Beach in southwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. After an hour-long beautiful and exciting Orca Air flight, I arrived in Tofino, on the west coast of the island. We rented a car from the tiny airport and drove […]

10 Things Americans Should Know About Traveling to Alberta, Canada

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Considering how close Canada is to the United States, it’s no surprise that the provinces of our northern neighbor are popular destinations for many Americans. And if you’re looking for a getaway that offers breathtaking views, luxurious accommodations and an endless variety of outdoor activities, the answer is Alberta. Alberta, just north of Montana and […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 28, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Thailand army chief takes control over government in coup d’etat 100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica Canada relaxes restrictions on mobile devices in flight French trains too big for platforms Feds to require more transparency in airline fees ‘Near midair collision’ at Newark airport […]

How to Pack for Alberta, Canada

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When you think of vacation destinations, Alberta, Canada may not leap immediately to mind. But this western Canadian province has so much to recommend it that if you’ve not considered it for a getaway, it may be time to reconsider. Alberta is Canada’s fourth largest province and is home to some of the country’s most […]