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Iain Shankland, www.TravelBloggers.ca

Staying Close To Home – Exploring Ontario: Millcroft Inn & Spa, Alton, Ontario

Millions of people from around the world come to Canada and Ontario specifically for their holidays or vacation time. We don’t understand it, but people in other countries don’t understand why we go to their country for a holiday! Since we’re not flying anywhere anytime soon, we’re focusing on travelling closer to home by car.

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Staying Close To Home: Exploring Ontario – Muskoka, Ontario

This is the first of several articles that we’re going to be doing… Ever since the world-wide lockdowns we have been wondering when or IF we’ll get to travel again. You’ve probably noticed we’ve been very quiet for the past 2 year – we just didn’t know what to expect going forward, and even if we were going to continue doing TravelBloggers anymore. Now that things are a bit clearer we’ve decided to continue, but we’re staying close to home… for now. Living in Ontario for us is somewhat dull – we’d rather be off travelling around Europe or the Caribbean, but millions of people from around the world come to Canada and Ontario specifically for their holidays or vacation time. We don’t understand it, but people we talk to in other countries don’t understand why we go to their country for a holiday! Since we’re not flying anywhere anytime soon, we’re focusing on travelling closer to home by car for the time being – re-discovering home if you will.

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Belgium Has More To Offer Than The World-Famous Spa-Francorchamps Racetrack!

Belgium… what do you know about this country that sits right beside France and Germany? We knew very little, but we were going there for a race at the world-famous Spa-Francorchamps racetrack. Since we’d never been to Belgium before, we thought we’d spend some time after the race doing a quick tour of the area. With only about 2 ½ days before we were scheduled to be in Germany, we took in as much as we could in that short period of time… and nobody does speed-touring like us!

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Sunwing Launches Its First-Ever Flights To Grand Cayman

Great news for Canadians wanting to head to the beautiful Cayman Islands…but hurry! Travel giant Sunwing is launching a new Caribbean destination – Grand Cayman, with service set to launch from Feb. 2, 2020 through May 3, 2020. The flights will be operating once-weekly on Sundays from Toronto. “We are excited to be offering travellers departing from Toronto Pearson even more ways to Vacation Better this winter with the addition of this new destination. With its pristine beaches and picturesque landscapes, we’re sure that Grand Cayman will be a popular choice amongst Torontonian sun-seekers.”   Copyright © 2020 Iain & Gail Shankland / TravelBloggers.ca (at) Gmail.com. All rights reserved. Be sure to give us a like on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram … or sign up for our blog via email so you don’t miss future articles! Facebook: Facebook.com/Travelbloggers.ca Twitter: @TravelBloggerz Instagram: @TravelBloggers.ca YouTube: youtube.com/TravelBloggers About TravelBloggers.ca Iain & Gail started blogging in order to inspire and motivate people to travel the world from their perspective – specializing in having the most fun …

Caribbean & Cross-Country Adventures!

(This post contains affiliate links.  Click here to see what that means.) It’s been a while since we posted – life changes, health and work gets in the way – but we still have that wanderlust, the desire for adventure … even if we’re not currently able to get out and experience it all ourselves! That said, we’re here today to share … because we can’t keep this to ourselves! We love living vicariously through the lives and stories of friend and author, Nick Harvey and his wife Cheryl.

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Day Trip To Tübingen

From our base just outside of Speyer/Hockenheim in Germany, we did a number of day trips that are easy to get to and worth the time and effort. Our trip to Tübingen – just outside Stuttgart, was just over an hour-and-a-half south of our base. We combined the trip to Tübingen with a visit to beautiful Lichtenstein Castle which is close by – about 40 minutes by car, making it an ideal double adventure easily done in one day.

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Day Trip To Lichtenstein Castle (Schloß Lichtenstein)

From our base just outside of Speyer/Hockenheim in Germany, we did a number of day trips that are easy to get to and worth the time and effort. Our trip to Lichtenstein Castle (which also include the town of Tübingen) was just over an hour-an-a-half south of our base, and just outside Stuttgart. We combined the trip to Tübingen and Lichtenstein Castle, making it an ideal double adventure for one day.

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Greyhound Canada To Downsize Its Canadian Business Based On A 41% Decline In Ridership Since 2010

TORONTO, July 9, 2018 /CNW/ — Greyhound Canada has taken the difficult decision to downsize its operations. The company has notified all proper authorities of its intention to discontinue service – both passenger and freight — effective October 31, 2018 in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In British Columbia, all routes will cease except for Vancouver to Seattle, which is operated by Greyhound Lines, Inc. (USA) and BoltBus.