Highlights / travel

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Carbon emissions from tourism growing rapidly

A new study suggests that tourism is growing rapidly and is already responsible for about eight per cent of greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. A large part of the emissions comes from flights, but this accounting also includes »

Society

Ottawa puts Canadians in Bali on volcano watch alert

The federal government is reaching out to hundreds of Canadians in Bali, telling them to be ready to leave quickly, as Indonesian authorities raised their alert for volcanic activity on the island to the highest level on Monday. Authorities also »

Health, International, Society

Chief doctor urges people to get measles vaccine

Dr. Theresa Tam has taken to Twitter to warn travelers about measles. “#Measles is highly contagious! Make sure your family’s vaccinations are up-to-date before travelling,” tweeted Canada’s interim chief medical officer of health. The tweet comes after health officials confirmed »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Legend of Canadian Pacific- author Barry Lane

Today one might call it a “fully integrated travel provider”. As such, it was also the biggest in the world.  It is a fantastic tale of a uniquely Canadian company, Canadian Pacific, and a new large coffee table type book »

Health, International, Society

Pregnant women warned against travel and Zika

At a time when many Canadians like to travel south to escape winter weather, women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant are again being warned to stay away from areas with the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne disease in pregnant »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

The rule of law must be defended by everyone, say legal scholars

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court was quoted as saying he found Trump’s attacks on the judiciary “demoralizing” and “disheartening” and he is not the only one. Western democracy is based on the rule of law but »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Calls for Canada to act in light of U.S. travel ban

Politicians and advocacy groups are calling on the Canadian government to take action to protect refugees and others from the U.S. travel ban. U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order which stopped that country’s refugee program and banned all »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Rare ancient book acquired in Canada: The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela.

In the mid 1100’s, and some 100 years before Marco Polo would travel some of the same routes, a Jewish merchant embarked upon an amazing 13 year journey throughout present-day Spain, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle-East. His name was »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

New York Times names Canada top travel destination

The prestigious newspaper, the New York Times, has named the entire country of Canada its number one travel pick for 2017. It calls Canada “a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between.” There »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Canada is THE place to visit in 2017

One of the best known travel guide publishers in the world has named Canada as the top country to visit in 2017. Lonely Planet has released its 2017 list of destination choices, and it’s made a lot of Canadian travel »