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Leave Your Pot at Home When Going to the US and Winter Fun With Bonhomme.

10/21/2018
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What does legalized Marijuana mean for traveling to the US? We'll answer that question plus visit JW Marriott's (https://twitter.com/JWMarriott) newly re-branded JW Marriott Panama. And Carnaval du Quebec (https://twitter.com/CarnavalQc) is coming up in February in Quebec City so we'll get some tips on visiting there and see what activities are planned.

Duration:00:26:36

Winter Fun In The Rockies And Westjet's New Dreamliners.

10/14/2018
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As they say in the Game of Thrones, winter is coming so we’ll get some info on the upcoming ski season from two separate areas the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and Whistler Blackcolm, plus we’ll visit the Emerald Lake Lodge to see what winter activities are planned there. And we talk with Lauren Stewart from Westjet about their announcement last week involving their new Dreamliners.

Duration:00:26:01

Historic Sites, Haunted Lighthouses and Stompin' Tom.

10/7/2018
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It’s all about the province of Prince Edward Island where I spent some time and got the chance to tour some of the smaller communities near Charlottetown, such as Summerside, North Rustico, and Victoria. As well as the North Cape area, Skinners Pond and West Cape. We ate lots of seafood, drank some local craft beer, took in a couple of Fall Flavor Events and met a lot of very nice people. We also spent a night at the West Point Lighthouse Inn, a place rumored to be haunted. Plus we’ll also...

Duration:00:37:32

From the Chills and Thrills in Rossland BC to the Sun and Sand of St Kitts.

10/1/2018
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There’s a lot of excitement building around the Red Mountain Ski Resort in Rossland, BC as they’re prepare for the opening of a new Ski-in-Ski-out Hotel so we’re going to learn about that. Then we’ll head to the beautiful Caribbean island of St Kitts. But first we’re going to get some ideas of what kind of travel bags work best when we’re heading on vacation from Jim Broadhead of Pipestone Travel Store.

Duration:00:26:18

What You Should Know About Travel Insurance and Hurricanes, plus visiting Northern Ireland

9/23/2018
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Robin Ingle from MSH Ingle International (https://twitter.com/IngleTravel) chats about what you should know about travel insurance and hurricanes. Plus we'll visit the Hotel X Toronto (https://twitter.com/HotelXToronto) and travel writer and blogger Paula Worthington (https://twitter.com/p_worthington) joins us to share her recent trip to Northern Ireland.

Duration:00:26:54

Avoiding Motion Sickness and Norovirus While on Vacation and the Pacuare Lodge in Costa Rica

9/16/2018
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One quick way to ruin a vacation is getting sick while you’re away. So we’ll get some tips on how to prevent getting seasick, airsick or getting the norovirus, among other things from Jason Kmet at Polaris Travel Clinic https://twitter.com/PolarisTravelRx. Then we’ll head to a beautiful resort in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, the Pacquare Lodge https://twitter.com/Pacuare_Lodge. And later we’ll see why Jamaica (https://twitter.com/VisitJamaicaNow) is still as popular as ever with...

Duration:00:27:12

In the Doghouse in Columbus, Ohio and Traveling to Iceland.

9/9/2018
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If you like having a cold beer while relaxing in your hotel room we’ve got just the place for you that specializes in serving beer in your room, it’s the Doghouse Hotel in Columbus Ohio, operated by the Brewdog beer company https://twitter.com/BrewDogUSA. Plus we’ll chat with a company called 50 Degrees North https://twitter.com/50DegreesN about traveling to Iceland. And if you've ever thought about volunteering your skills or your time in a foreign country but don’t know quite where to...

Duration:00:26:44

Why You Should Still Carry a Map in Your Travels and the Home of Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll.

9/2/2018
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When was the last time you used a good old fashioned paper map in your travels? A lot of people turn to their devices and GPS systems but there’s lots of advice out there that suggests that carrying a map is a good idea. Brian Heiler, National Sales Manager for Mapart Publishing https://twitter.com/MapArtMaps joins us to discuss it further. Plus, the folks from Visit Mexico were in town so I got the chance to meet and chat with Veronica Rivas, a rep from Palace Hotels...

Duration:00:27:22

The Grand Isla Navidad Resort is Truly Grand and Visiting the "Spice of the Caribbean", Grenada

8/26/2018
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The President and CEO of Destination BC @HelloBC joins us to discuss how the wildfires and smoke has affected visitation this year. Plus we’ll head south to Mexico, to a place called the Grand Isla Navidad Resort @Grand_Isla. And we'll visit the island of Grenada @tourismgrenada, known as the "Spice of the Caribbean".

Duration:00:27:40

How do you know that hotel review is real and Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem and Other Weirdness on Route 66

8/19/2018
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Now that the dust has settled a bit with Aeroplan, @RewardsCanada founder Patrick Sojka discusses what some of the new alliances and changes mean for Aeroplan customers? Plus can you really trust those online hotel reviews? How can you tell the difference? Travel Advocate Christopher Elliott @elliottdotorg gives some advice. And we talk to the author of the book Strange 66, a look at the creepy, seedy and weird tales of the famous Route 66 in the US.

Duration:00:25:32

What to Know Before Booking A Low Cost Flight and the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany

8/12/2018
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Travel Writer caleighalleyne joins us to talk about "What to Know Before Booking A Low Cost Flight". Plus we’ll also learn about a cruise company that specializes in those small ship adventure cruises called @UnCruise. And 2020 is still a long way to be planning a trip but when it comes to the Passion play in Oberammergau, Germany it’s best not to leave the planning for the last minute so we’ll talk with TrafalgarCanada who have a number of tours you can take that includes a stop to see...

Duration:00:27:10

Cruising the Danube and One of the Few Remaining Hotels in Las Vegas With No resort Fee

8/5/2018
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One our regular guests, Jim Broadhead from Pipestone Travel Store https://twitter.com/YYCTravelStore pops by to tell us about Portable Air Purifiers, very helpful for those traveling with respiratory problems. Plus, one of my biggest dislikes about the Travel Industry is the increasing number of hotels and resorts that charge a resort fee. Las Vegas is one place that’s notorious for them but there are a few hotels that still buck the trend. One is the Four Queens located on Fremont St. So...

Duration:00:27:06

Informed Traveler SEG 3 (June 10/18) Los Cabos, Mexico

6/24/2018
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Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is one of the world's most diverse tourism destinations. Boasting a dramatic desert backdrop nestled by coastlines of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, Los Cabos is home to award-winning resorts and culinary offerings considered some of the finest available anywhere.

Duration:00:11:17