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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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Worried About The World-Wide Luggage Problem At Airports? There Is An Alternative

(This post contains affiliate links.  Click here to see what that means.) We’ve all seen the nightmare pictures of luggage piled up at airports and sometimes even train stations. People flying to one destination while their luggage goes in the opposite direction. Flying is stressful enough without having to deal with wayward luggage that may or may not arrive at your destination, before you’re heading back home wearing the same clothes you started with on your holiday – last week.

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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 …

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Swoop Continues North American Expansion With Three New Destinations To Its Network

CALGARY, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., released its 2020 summer schedule, announcing increased service and three new destinations. Starting in April 2020, Swoop’s newest routes will take travellers to two new domestic destinations including Victoria, Kamloops, and one U.S. destination, San Diego.

The Majority Of Canadians Are Unaware Of New Air Traveller Rights

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.”

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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.