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 […]

The Essential Guide to Alberta, Canada

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Alberta (a province, not a state!) is the fourth largest province in Canada and is arguably the most beautiful. Home to the majestic Rocky Mountains and a rich, lush landscape, Alberta is the perfect place for a vacation. There’s so much to do and so many amazing sights to see. From family vacations to romantic […]

Luckee Toronto

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If you’ve been looking for reasons to visit Toronto, world renowned chef Susur Lee is serving up just the thing with his latest marquee restaurant, Luckee, at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. Given the richness of the Toronto restaurant landscape and the fact that Chef Lee has opened restaurants in New York, Singapore and Washington as […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 23, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Extended for another month: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win your dream trip in Switchfly’s Twitter Dream Destination Contest Win an all-inclusive trip for two to a concert in Cancun Win a trip for two to explore the Philippines Win a 7-night trip for two […]

An Adventure Odyssey Through the Canadian Heartland, Part 5

Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon (Credit: Bill Rockwell)

This is the fifth and final installment in Dave Zuchowski’s series on discovering Canada’s lesser-known provinces by car. For more on the road less traveled, check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Part 5: Saskatoon—Diversity in a Beautiful Setting After driving 160 miles and 2.5 hours from Regina to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and checking into […]