Nearly 170,000 Canadians over the age of 55 spend at least three months in warmer locals every year. And if you expand the definition of “snowbird” to include those who escape snow shovelling for only a month or so each year-that number jumps to over a million.
Swimming pools are an excellent way to cool off as the temperature rises. But there’s much more that you can do with them besides going for a swim. Here are some of the possibilities.
If you’ve ever thought you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all then you need to get around a bit more. Beaches come in all kinds of consistencies, from that of powdered sugar to large skipping stones. And even what one might consider the “normal” sand color is a shade that varies from white towards light brown.
There’s never been a better time to visit Mexico. For the most part the country is as safe as ever, and because of the economic downturn there are great bargains to be had. But if those well-trodden tourist towns and fancy resorts aren’t beckoning you, maybe it’s because you have a yearning for an earlier version of Mexico: That exotic ‘south of the border’ country that inspired movies and songs with its vast landscape and welcoming cultures.
A change of scenery is often just what it takes to put a little magic and mystery back into your relationship. Find out why Vietnam may be just the place for you.
Many dive snobs place a premium on out-of-the-way destinations. The harder to reach, the better. This list is not for them. For most vacation divers, what matters-in addition to the diving, of course-are topside attractions from eco-adventures to cities and towns worth exploring, and accessibility. After all, not everyone has the time or inclination to jump multiple time zones just to get wet! Forget a roundup of far-flung destinations you’ll only dive once in your life.
Every nation has its own customs. So when Christmastime rolls around, holiday traditions certainly vary depending on where you’re celebrating. Here are some interesting ways that cultures outside North America show their Christmas spirit.
Why spend your next vacation sightseeing on land when you could be sightseeing underwater? Turn your next trip into an amazing, life-changing voyage by earning your scuba diving certification in less than one week.
Gambling, glitzy shows, shotgun weddings-these are the things that tend to come to mind when talking about Las Vegas.
Taking the slow route from Bar Harbor (or “Bah Harbah” as the locals call it) down to Portland is a dreamy drive with plenty of interesting pit-stops along the way. If you’re planning a road trip to the northern Maine coast, here are eight spots and interesting diversions you won’t want to miss en route.
The legend of the vampire has been thrilling mankind for hundreds of years, and now, thanks to the television show True Blood and the Twilight series of books and movies, there is a resurgence of interest in these immortal bloodsuckers.
As expensive as Copenhagen can be to visit, it is possible to have a champagne vacation on lemonade money, with a little insider know-how and planning.
Giddy anticipation was the best way to describe the mood aboard. Passengers shared stories of their past whale sightings: thrilling moments when a humpback breached, an orca spyhopped or a grey simply flashed a tail fluke. One woman from Saskatchewan had never seen a whale in the wild: “It’s something I’ve dreamed of.” Read on for details on some great places for whale watching in North America.
People retiring today are spending less time at home and more in foreign countries-in the Americas, Europe and even Africa.
As you explore the lush beauty that Thailand has to offer, take a moment to indulge in relaxing massages with exotic oils and revitializing steam baths at the Amanpuri resort in Thailand.
Packing for a winter vacation requires a different strategy than packing for a summer one – and more than swapping out shorts for sweaters. We asked two travel experts for beyond-the-obvious suggestions on what to take and what to leave at home. Here’s what they had to say:
Do you love to travel? Do you love to explore and immerse yourself in unknown cultures? Are you a tourist at heart? If you prefer to be a tourist off the beaten path, here are a few tips to get the most out of your next trip.