Travel Tip of the Day: Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri

Global Entry

Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri If you travel internationally at all (and especially if you do it frequently), you need to get Global Entry ($100). If you travel to and from Canada often, then you need NEXUS ($50)—and it’s Sentri ($122.25) for frequent travelers to and from Mexico. No matter which one makes sense for […]

Travel News: Week of July 2, 2013

Tahrir Square

Top Travel News American student killed in Egypt, U.S. issues travel warning Men are too heavy to be GoAir flight attendants Cirque du Soleil performer killed in Las Vegas show 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg provides a bigger story In California, celebrating gay marriage with travel deals More Travel News: Chicago Tribune | L.A.  Times | N.Y.  Times | USAToday | CNN GOOD […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 26, 2013

Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

This week’s contests include: Win 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points Win a trip for four to the Riviera Maya Win a vacation for two to Italy Win a chance for two to take a polar-bear themed tour in Canada

City Insider – Vancouver, BC

Vancouverite Josh Bloomfield

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! […]

Win Two Tickets on Porter (Taxes and Fees Included!)


The winter thaw is close at hand, and to celebrate I’m giving away two tickets on Porter Airlines, a boutique Canadian flyer with a hub at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), which is on an island. Every passenger has to take a free two-minute ferry, but it’s one of the best views of the […]

Trapped Killer Whales Attract International Media


A trapped pod of orcas, commonly known as killer whales, is attracting a lot of media attention today. The whales are trapped in a small ice hole in Canada’s Hudson Bay, about an hour’s snowmobile ride from Inukjuak, Quebec. The Canadian government is sending scientists to assess the situation and to see whether or not […]

Does AAA work in Canada?

Does AAA work in Canada?

Does AAA work in Canada? The short answer is yes. Last night my wife and I met some friends for dinner in downtown Toronto. While looking for parking, I ran over some kind of construction bolt. The thick metal rod which had a large plastic nut, pierced the tire. Instead of pulling it out, I […]

Top 10 Canadian Destinations from Mapmobility

Canadian Rockies

Canada has a lot to offer, it’s one of the biggest countries in the world! Why not let a local tell you what you shouldn’t miss? One of Canada’s largest map publishers is Mapmobility and their maps are now available in a handy app available for iOS platforms! Mapmobility’s business director, Carl Nanders, shared his […]