Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 9, 2014

Power flask

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Electronic Devices With Dead Charges Not Allowed on Some U.S.-Bound Flights For Travelers, This Summer’s New Fee on Airline Tickets US orders airlines to follow stricter rules for reporting pet deaths on flights Costa Concordia Wreck Heading for Genoa, Italy Air France Begins to Trial NFC-Based Boarding […]

Pet-friendly Vancouver for 2 days…

Opus Vancouver Jacuzzi

…is not enough! This city is made for tourists. You can shop, eat at a multitude of international cafés, go for a stroll, and depending on the weather, take an aquabus to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for high adventure in a natural setting. My first night I stayed at the hip and pet-friendly (they don’t charge for dogs) […]

Orcas and Eagles and Bears – Oh My! An Adventure on North Vancouver Island

Wild Grizzly Bears in Glendale Cove, British Columbia

Photos by Christy Woodrow of OrdinaryTraveler.com. When I think of Vancouver, I think of the vibrant, cosmopolitan city, filled with amazing restaurants, an incredible art scene, and the ever-so-fun Granville Public Market. When I think of Vancouver Island, I immediately think of Victoria, the charming city on the water. But after a visit to Telegraph Cove […]

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! […]

Summertime Family Fun in Whistler – Rocky Mountaineer Train

Top of Brandywine Falls from train

  The Rocky Mountaineer Train One of the big highlights of our trip was our travels on The Rocky Mountaineer train, which recently introduced its glass domed car for its Whistler Sea to Sky Climb route from Vancouver to Whistler. The biggest regret I had taking my 7-year-old on this trip was that her three older siblings weren’t with us […]

On board Via Rail Train through British Columbia

GeorgieJet, Via Rail,British Columbia, 2012-1

Onboard Via Rail’s “The Canadian”  from Vancouver to Jasper, Alberta is a journey steeped in service, comfort, and relaxation.  The classic train was built in the ’50s and reminds one of the hit TV series – “Mad Men.” The dome car is reached via a set of stairs straight up into heaven! Sitting up high […]

A day in Vancouver en route to Jasper

At the Vancouver Harbor

After a six hour direct flight from Newark, NJ on Air Canada, I arrived relatively fresh in Vancouver, BC. The flight went by quickly due to the large jet, spacious room in economy, and friendly Canadian flight attendants. Since the flight left at 7am and because of the three extra hours gained in time difference, […]

Family-friendly fun in Richmond, BC

Richmond Bound

There’s something to be said about a simple, low-key, family friendly summer vacation. That’s what my son Gavin and I experienced together in Richmond, British Columbia. Our adventure almost came to a halt however, when going through customs at the Vancouver International Airport. Because I was traveling with Gavin alone, the customs agent told me […]