2 Vacations in 1 Cruise

This cruise-newbie finds out vacations at sea are the perfect, versatile family-friendly trip. I sold the idea of a cruise to my four-year-old son by telling him we were going on a boat – he loves all sorts of transport vehicles and was excited about the idea of living and sleeping on a ship. His fevered anticipation was contagious. Upon arriving in Miami on the big day for embarkation, I was just as excited as my son when I realized how big the ship was, with a guest capacity of just under 4,000 passengers.

How can Companies Help Female Business Travellers Stay Safe on the Road?

During a routine ride to catch a flight, Jen Ruiz, a lawyer and travel blogger, experienced one of the occasional drawbacks to travelling solo as a woman. “In Argentina, an Uber driver pulled over on the way to the airport and insisted he wanted to robar un beso, a popular term for 'steal a kiss' in Spanish,” she says. On the side of a highway, with no way out, Ruiz played along so that she could get to her destination – and, more importantly, to safety.

14 Best Things to do in Nova Scotia With Kids

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, so named after the tale of a young woman, the only survivor from a shipwreck, is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and one of over 150 to be found in this province. Kids will happily spend hours climbing over the smooth rocks and exploring the area, although parents should be cautious as the sea can be rough and unpredictable. A walk around the quaint fishing town and a stop for ice cream completes your visit.

In Search of the Best Cup of Tea

As a Brit, I know the difference between a posh cup of char and a proper builders tea. I know how to make tea properly in a pot and yes I own a tea cozy. But on busy mornings I’ll just chuck a teabag (imported from the UK of course) into a chipped mug and enjoy it just as much. Tea is part of most English people’s daily diet, in fact, we often joke my mum's blood runs steaming hot and brewed to perfection! She once burst into tears when we arrived at a rustic Canadian cabin to find they didn't have a kettle. Campfire tea turned out to be quite nice but it just shows how seriously Brits take their access to a good cup of tea.

Where to Catch Free Festival Performances Across Canada This Summer

Catching a live music performance and enjoying a packed festival season is an integral part of the ultimate Canadian summer experience. Unfortunately, though, those all-access passes and VIP tickets can leave a gaping hole in your budget. What if you could see your favorite stars live in concert, laugh it up at a comedy festival and party outdoors all season long for the bargain price of—nada, nothing, not a dollar. Interested? Some organized events across Canada don’t have a cover charge at all

A Japanese Garden in the Heart of the City

In keeping with Japan’s reputation as a tech leader, rooms at Chinzanso are equipped with a complimentary smartphone which can be taken outside of the hotel and provides internet access and free calls. These phones come with google maps installed which makes navigating the city a cinch. Free international calls can also be made to certain countries including the United States, so you can call home and let everyone know that you are safe and sound.
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