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Inside the Italian town that gave us Parmesan cheese; From bean to bar in Kaua'i;
Motel mania sweeps Canada; Beneath the waves with whale sharks, and much more!
Spring 2024

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Four Seasons Private Jet shows off six more itineraries

Four Seasons has added another six itineraries to its lineup of 2026 Private Jet Journeys, offering discerning travellers new opportunities to explore the world’s most intriguing destinations. These immersive itineraries go beyond onboard jet travel and luxury accommodations, encompassing bespoke local experiences from bold culinary to wellness offerings plus cultural and adventure expeditions. Delivered by a dedicated concierge, journey team,

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A gorgeous adults-only, all-inclusive hotel opened in Ibiza

 TRS Ibiza Hotel is the first adults-only all-inclusive retreat in Ibiza. Nestled in the heart of the enchanting Balearic Islands the hotel stands as a beacon of extravagance, tranquility, and sophistication. Combining breathtaking natural beauty with world-class amenities, TRS Ibiza Hotel has earned its reputation as the ultimate destination for those seeking a refined and unforgettable escape. The hotel’s lavish accommodations

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New route lets you finally fly from Calgary to Iceland

The WestJet Group today celebrated the takeoff of its highly anticipated service between Calgary and Reykjavik (Keflavik). The exclusive service, linking the Group’s global hub in Calgary to Iceland, not only bolsters the airline’s efforts to enhance YYC Calgary International Airport’s connectivity but reinforces the city’s standing as the best connected mid-sized city in North America. WestJet’s service to Reykjavik

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Hotels.com has a new program that lets you browse top 1%

Hotels.com has unveiled “Perfect Somewheres” 2024, a first-of-its-kind program celebrating a selection of the top 1% of hotels on the Hotels.com app. Unlike other travel awards, Hotels.com Perfect Somewheres are based on a data-driven approach evaluating how hotels treat guests, with nearly 200 American hotels recognized on the list. Winning hotels were selected based on proprietary guest experience data, which

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In Depth

30 female-led tours that celebrate International Women’s Day

According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) data, women in tourism comprise a significant portion of the sector’s workforce, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the total employment. This marks a substantial increase from 2010 to 2019, highlighting a 24 per cent surge in direct female employment within the sector, increasing from 38.6 million to

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Bahamas bound: life on the island beyond swimming with the pigs

It’s my first day in Grand Bahama — the northernmost island of the Bahamas archipelago — and I’m already ignoring the age-old advice not to be lured into a complete stranger’s house. Tempted by the promise of a home-cooked meal, I’m here to meet Colette Williams, a host with the Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism’s People-to-People program, which is all about

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Island hopping in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

It’s breakfast time at Young Island Resort, a 13-acre private island just offshore of St. Vincent, and I’ve requested one of the house specialties: Creole French toast on homemade cinnamon bread.  “What we are using is our very famous rum — the St. Vincent strong rum — and it’s very lethal,” my server Donovan says with a smile as he

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Luxury motels are trending—but should you book a stay?

Boutique motels, with their modest room count, old school hospitality and all-around affordability are an ideal choice for travellers from all walks of life. A few years ago, if you’d told me that I would be willingly spending my weekend at a motel, I probably would have laughed. If countless road trips across Canada—and one too many reruns of Alfred

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A new massive cruise terminal is opening in Florida

Port Canaveral is building a new cruise terminal to meet the growing demands of the cruise industry. The strategic decision to build a new multi-user cruise terminal at the Port’s existing North 8 berth provides significant cost savings, operational flexibility, and an expedited construction timeline of approximately two years to accommodate the largest ships in the world across a spectrum

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Mondrian Mexico City Condesa relaunches its rooftop bar

Nestled in the vibrant Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Mondrian Mexico City Condesa is an architectural masterpiece boasting avant-garde design and a multitude of gastronomic offerings. The hotel’s renowned SkyBar stands out with its seductive ambiance and breathtaking views. In the past month, it unveiled revamped offerings that provide an inspiring experience for guests and locals alike, seeking to immerse themselves in the vibrant

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Polar adventure company launches helicopter trip through Patagonia

Quark Expeditions has blazed a new trail in expedition travel with its inaugural helicopter-supported voyage through Chilean Patagonia. The polar operator also confirms that 90 of the 165 passengers (55 per cent) who joined the maiden voyage of “Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine” in March 2024 were repeat guests of Quark Expeditions. The 15-day itinerary, which ran March 13 to

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A gorgeous adults-only, all-inclusive hotel opened in Ibiza

 TRS Ibiza Hotel is the first adults-only all-inclusive retreat in Ibiza. Nestled in the heart of the enchanting Balearic Islands the hotel stands as a beacon of extravagance, tranquility, and sophistication. Combining breathtaking natural beauty with world-class amenities, TRS Ibiza Hotel has earned its reputation as the ultimate destination for those seeking a refined and unforgettable escape. The hotel’s lavish accommodations

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This tour operator just launched a women’s only trip to Saudi Arabia

Intrepid Travel has introduced a 12-day Saudi Arabia Women’s Expedition, designed to offer an authentic and transformative travel experience while empowering women and supporting female-owned businesses in the destination.    The tour will be exclusively led by female leaders and guides, aiming to showcase a different side of the country beyond the luxury resorts and high-end offerings. Starting in Riyadh and

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Air Canada just added extra summer flights to Asia and Europe

Air Canada customers have a wide range of exciting options across Europe and Asia this summer, along with a choice of 120 destinations in North America, to fulfill their summer travel plans. Alongside new and enhanced international routes to Singapore, Madrid, Stockholm, Osaka and Seoul, the carrier’s Summer 2024 international capacity is growing by 30 per cent into Asia-Pacific and 25 per cent to key leisure destinations in Southern Europe compared to last

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These are some of the best things to do at Fiji’s Nanuku Resort

After learning I’m the only one who turned up to the studio for morning yoga, instructor Sisilia Cece Nasiga asks if I’d rather do the session in the great outdoors. “Yes!” I exclaim without hesitation — I’m only here for a short time so why be indoors when I could be staring out at the natural beauty of Fiji.  A

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Travel in Style

Four Seasons Private Jet shows off six more itineraries

Four Seasons has added another six itineraries to its lineup of 2026 Private Jet Journeys, offering discerning travellers new opportunities to explore the world’s most intriguing destinations. These immersive itineraries go beyond onboard jet travel and luxury accommodations, encompassing bespoke local experiences from bold culinary to wellness offerings plus cultural and adventure expeditions. Delivered by a dedicated concierge, journey team,

Read More »

Air Canada just added extra summer flights to Asia and Europe

Air Canada customers have a wide range of exciting options across Europe and Asia this summer, along with a choice of 120 destinations in North America, to fulfill their summer travel plans. Alongside new and enhanced international routes to Singapore, Madrid, Stockholm, Osaka and Seoul, the carrier’s Summer 2024 international capacity is growing by 30 per cent into Asia-Pacific and 25 per cent to key leisure destinations in Southern Europe compared to last

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A new massive cruise terminal is opening in Florida

Port Canaveral is building a new cruise terminal to meet the growing demands of the cruise industry. The strategic decision to build a new multi-user cruise terminal at the Port’s existing North 8 berth provides significant cost savings, operational flexibility, and an expedited construction timeline of approximately two years to accommodate the largest ships in the world across a spectrum

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Oceania is visiting these exciting Mediterranean islands in 2025

Oceania Cruises has debuted an array of new 2025 Mediterranean sailings, ranging from nine to 56 days through Europe. The line’s Marina and Nautica will set sail on enticing voyages taking in iconic islands in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Adriatic; well-loved European resort towns and bustling cities, and lesser-known ports of call. Cities including Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, Rome and Lisbon

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Hotels.com has a new program that lets you browse top 1%

Hotels.com has unveiled “Perfect Somewheres” 2024, a first-of-its-kind program celebrating a selection of the top 1% of hotels on the Hotels.com app. Unlike other travel awards, Hotels.com Perfect Somewheres are based on a data-driven approach evaluating how hotels treat guests, with nearly 200 American hotels recognized on the list. Winning hotels were selected based on proprietary guest experience data, which

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Four Seasons Toronto shows off newly-refurbished suites

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto announces the completion of an extensive, multimillion dollar guest room renovation, enhancing the luxury experience for its guests from around the world. With a focus on elevating comfort, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, the redesign encompasses all 259 guest rooms including 42 suites within the hotel. The importance of maintaining the Hotel’s distinct architectural character was paramount,

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Meet the fifth generation Hawaiian family who are changing chocolate

“I’d like to introduce you to a dear friend of mine. He’s very intelligent, he’s highly evolved, he’s handsome and delicious and very shy,” tour guide Alexandria Webster said mischievously. “Friends, this is Theo.” Partially expecting an eligible bachelor to come sauntering around the foliage of the 46-acre Lydgate Farms in Kapaa, Kaua’i, we quickly learn that Theo is short

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Inside the Italian town that gave us Parmesan cheese

On a trip to the grocery store the other day, I found myself standing in the pasta aisle. Stocked between the packages of linguine and penne, rigatoni and fusilli, and hovering above exorbitant rows of pre-mixed jars of pasta sauce, were an army of plastic shakers, crammed with Parmesan cheese. Grabbing one, I rolled the container over and skimmed the

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