As I prepare to kiss sun dresses, big sunglasses and sweaty nights goodbye, I am also welcoming a whole host of spectacular fall travel deals. While the season of long, hot days, festivals, river floating and sunshine may be over, the best shoulder season travel deals are just starting to be rolled out. With the traditional end-of-summer holiday weekend behind us and the droves returning to school and work until the holidays, fall is actually an ideal time to plan getaways and keep some extra cash in your pocket at the same ... [read more]
There are many places in this big old world that you can go and very few of them are more beautiful than British Columbia, Canada. With its stunning coastline, glorious mountains and relaxed way of life, British Columbia is an oft forgotten North American jewel. That won’t be the case after 2010 when Vancouver hosts the Winter Olympics. Once the world sees how amazing it is you can bet that people will flock to B.C.
Now is the optimal time to visit. The summer months in British Columbia cannot be ... [read more]
Date:May 8th, 2007
Pound-for-pound (I should say kilo-for-kilo) Canada is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in the world. The United States’ neighbor is often overlooked by Americans looking to go on holiday. The perception some have is that once you cross the border you will have to contend with polar bears and Mounties. The Mounties part is true. The polar bear part, not so much.
The very real fact is that Canada is a wonderful place to travel for Americans and for people from other countries. It is a large ... [read more]
Date:April 25th, 2007
Sometimes economics can make no sense. If you add up the costs of gasoline, food, ferry fees and a night or two at a hotel during a road trip from San Diego, California to Victoria, British Columbia, you likely would be very pleased if you could do it for $180 in a car.
That is the amount that Holland America is charging for a 3-night cruise aboard the Oosterdam. Instead of sitting behind the wheel of a car listening to bad AM talk radio and occasionally stopping to eat Doritos at ... [read more]
Date:March 8th, 2007
Here’s a great deal if you are looking for an affordable Spring Break getaway or to add another stamp to your child’s passport. Alaskan Airlines is offering up a deal where kids ages 2-11 can fly for free to Vancouver, B.C. when you purchase a flight and hotel stay package. A free vacation for the kids! Sign me up!
The offer is only valid on flights from Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego and it requires a minimum 3-night stay at one of the hotels in Vancouver. ... [read more]
Date:February 28th, 2007
A trip to Quebec City, Canada will leave you feeling like you have left North America and have returned to a different continent and a different era. The city’s charming walled old town has narrow streets and stylish buildings that are a rarity in most of North America. This is a section of town that was not built with modern automobiles in mind and as a result it can be an absolute delight for pedestrians.
The European influence is felt throughout even the modern sections of the city as you are much ... [read more]
Date:February 12th, 2007