A trek to the Everest Base Camp This video gives a wonderful point of view on a trek to the Everest Base Camp. The scenery, villages and experience is amazing. Men In Black Safety Defenders #AirNZSafetyVideo Sometimes, I think airlines are going overboard with their safety videos, but other times they hit the mark. This […]
New alcohol rules on Scandinavian Airlines, the must-have golf cart on Catalina island, US air traffic organization may copy Canada’s system
We get to muse about losing one of a consumer’s best friends in the airlines, commiserate with the Canadians at their loss of first bag flies free domestically (welcome to the club) and take a look at rental car companies and our metropolitan authorities screwing customers. Somewhere in here is a silver lining. I just […]
The Dutch ask, “Can cool be taught?” This first-in-a-series of “cool” videos takes a novel approach to encouraging visits to Holland. Enjoy. Kokopelli Backpackers Hostel “Anti-Altitude Sickness” Here is positive story about the coca leaf — dealing with altitude sickness? Here is a new definition of “relaxing” from Canada. Catalan’s Coastal Primer GIRONA from Pau […]
Air travelers can now use electronic devices on aircraft in Canada Following the relaxation of rules regarding use of electronic devices in the US, Canada is allowing their use from gate to gate. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced the loosening of rules during a news conference at the Ottawa airport on Monday and said she expected […]
In most North American locations yesterday, we reset our clocks, moving the time of day forward one hour to begin “Daylight Saving Time,” or “Daylight Time.” In some parts of North America, such as the states of Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation lands) and Hawaii in the US, and most of Saskatchewan in Canada, […]
The diversity of Vancouver’s multicultural population adds a kaleidoscopic touch. Many residents trace their ancestry back to Chinese immigrants brought in for construction of the Canadian-Pacific Railroad and during the country’s Gold Rush, both at the end of the 19th century. Many more recent arrivals came from the Philippines, Taiwan and other Southeast Asian countries.
Are airport scanners nuking you, man wears 70 items of clothing, Air ticket price transparency in Canada
A rail excursion through the mountains of Western Canada aboard the Rocky Mountaineer has long been on my list of to-do train rides. And this morning, here I am: in Vancouver watching a quarter-mile-long train in stunning blue and gold livery ease to a gentle stop at the platform right in front of me.
A comfy pair of walking shoes was all we needed to explore the intriguing neighborhoods that combine to make Montreal a kaleidoscope of cultures and customs.