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.
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 …
OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – More than half (56%) of Canadians still don’t know they have new rights as air travellers, according to research released today by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). “It is clear that the government and the airlines need to do more to ensure Canadians know their rights,” says Jeff Walker, chief strategy officer, CAA National. “As we head into the holiday travel season, it’s even more important travellers are aware of the new system and how to make claims.”
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.
Still dreaming of “Castle Country” … aka Germany. Liechtenstein Castle – stunning! Visit our “Downloads” page for a full-size image.
Air Canada is adding a host of new flights to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be adding a new nonstop flight on Air Canada Rouge beginning Oct. 31, increasing its weekly frequency to four flights each week to Saint Lucia, with service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Air Canada’s Rouge brand will be offering year-round nonstop flights from Toronto to St Vincent’s Argyle International Airport. The weekly Thursday flights will resume Oct. 25 and continue year-round, with a second weekly flight on Sundays set to operate during the peak winter travel season, from Dec. 16 to April 28, 2019. The Petit St Vincent resort in the Grenadines.
Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop announced Thursday it would enter the United States market with five new international flight routes. The new flights are available for purchase through April 27, 2019, and include routes from Mesa (Phoenix) to Edmonton; Las Vegas to Hamilton (near Toronto), Edmonton and Abbotsford (near Vancouver); and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay to Hamilton.
Last year we had to cancel our trip to Roatán, Honduras because Gail came down with an unknown-at-the-time illness. After a week in the hospital, it turns out she had a parasite in her system that could have been there for years or weeks – no one knows – either way, it created additional issues and left her with a rare gastrointestinal autoimmune disease to boot. Through research, she discovered that virtually all of us have a parasite (sometimes more than one) at any given time!
We recently had to cancel a trip to Roatan because one of us ended up in the hospital shortly before we were due to travel. Having good travel insurance was paramount to us not having to forfeit thousands of dollars in airfare/resort fees while cancelling the holiday. It also reduced a tremendous amount of anxiety at an already stressful time. But many people don’t even look at travel insurance or calculate the possibility of needing it while planning their vacation. A smart traveller has insurance pre-travel as well as while actually on holiday. There are tons of insurance plans with varying degrees of coverage as well as costs. Where do you begin?