Category: Canada

A clever Christmas PR stunt from WestJet

A clever Christmas PR stunt from WestJet

Imagine seeing your dream Christmas presents appear before your eyes as you wait to claim your bags at the luggage carousel. WestJet managed to pull off this stunt, surprising their passengers in style, on a flight from Toronto to Calgary. Watch the video and see it for yourself… I just feel sorry for the guy […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

The world's best Pinot Noir

The world’s best Pinot Noir

The Mission Hill Family Estate in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley region has beaten 14,000 wines from 62 regions around the world to win a coveted International Trophy, the competition’s top award, for its Mission Hill 2011 Martin’s Lane Pinot Noir (Decanter World Wine Awards under £15 category, London, October 2013). It is the first time […]

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Now summer’s gone we’re looking for holidays which make winter seem a little bit brighter. There’s nothing more exhilarating and luxurious than a skiing holiday, surrounded by snowy mountaintops and roaring log fires; seasoned skiers and complete amateurs can soak up the indulgent atmosphere of our five chosen luxury skiing destinations. Canada Whistler in Canada […]

The top ski destinations for 2013/14

The top ski destinations for 2013/14

As the end of the year draws nearer and the colder weather rapidly closes in, thoughts naturally turn to where you might wish to venture on your next Winter break. And the ski enthusiast is spoilt for choice, with a seemingly endless selection of charmingly chic resorts on offer. The unquestionable appeal of the Alps competes […]

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Have you a head for heights? Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction – EdgeWalk – has adventure lovers taking a walk outside the CN Tower… around the circumference of the roof! Every year between the months of May and October tourists can strap themselves in and lean out over the city – just above the 360 […]

Windsor Arms: Toronto's full-service luxury boutique hotel

Windsor Arms: Toronto’s full-service luxury boutique hotel

Imagine the benefits of a luxury boutique hotel – intimate size, gorgeous design, and impeccable service – with the amenities of a larger, name-brand hotel.  From an afternoon tea service that would impress the most fastidious Brit, to a salt water pool and spa/wellness center perfect for relaxing after a long day of shopping and […]

Suite of the week: Canopy Suite, Wickaninnish Inn, Tonfino, BC, Canada

Suite of the week: Canopy Suite, Wickaninnish Inn, Tonfino, BC, Canada

Suite name: Canopy Suite, Wickaninnish Inn Location: Tofino, British Columbia, Canada Size of accommodation: 929 sq ft Cost per night: $895 – $1,500 CAD, depending on the season Who’s stayed there: Many celebrities visiting the Inn choose to stay in the Canopy Suite, as do honeymooners, anniversary celebrants and CEO’s. We are very protective of our guests’ privacy, so no names. What makes it […]

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

A journalist and editor, Sarah Lee started Maia Communications, a marketing communications company, with her husband Terry, in 2009. She has a PR diploma, 17 years’ experience on newspapers, magazines and corporate publications. Sarah also founded luxury travel and lifestyle magazine LiveShareTravel in 2010. What is it that you do exactly? We’ve taken our hobby and made it […]

Top 10 spots for after-dark decadence in Toronto

Top 10 spots for after-dark decadence in Toronto

As North America’s fourth largest city, Toronto is fast becoming a world class destination, and with that it has seen the birth of several world class establishments. Both the quantity and quality of upscale spots to eat and drink has seen vast growth over recent years. But here are the top ten luxury bars and […]

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up […]

10 of the world's most baby friendly luxury hotels

10 of the world’s most baby friendly luxury hotels

Even the newest members of the family can enjoy the art of fine travel in exotic locations. Baby can enjoy such pleasures as freshly prepared organic baby food, plush crib linens, Maclaren strollers and GUND teddy bears. Mom and Dad will appreciate diaper services, bottle warmers, childproof kits and even a personal butler to help […]

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, winning international awards as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. She is one of the most high-profile chefs in Canada and has been invited to cook, speak, and mentor chefs and food lovers across North America. Lynn opened Ruby […]

Consider spending Summer in Alberta

Consider spending Summer in Alberta

Have you considered spending the Summer in Alberta? This beautiful footage from Travel Alberta features the breathtaking landscapes of Badlands – Horse Thief Canyon, Barrier Lake, Edmonton, Crescent Falls, Stephen Avenue – as well as Calgary, Maligne Lake, Jasper and more.

The most easterly point of North America

The most easterly point of North America

Newfoundland and Labrador is an exotic, one-of-a-kind destination. Unlike any other place in North America, this is as far east as you can possibly go – without getting wet. It’s the only place where you can see the continent’s first sunrise. A place, they say, that has the ability to make a morning person out […]

Ski resorts become the latest addition to Google Maps

Ski resorts become the latest addition to Google Maps

It seems as though there are no limits for Google Maps.  Recently we reported that Google Maps had extended to the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google’s Street View technology and that Japan’s cherry blossoms had also been captured.  Now – just in time for the tail end of the ski season – Google has […]