LifeStyle: Travel

Passengers on Royal Caribbean cruise ships to pay higher gratuity fees in 2018

Thursday  08:40,   28 december 2017

New gratuity fee rates announced this month will take effect in early January.Effective Jan. 2, the company is hiking the automatic gratuity for staff it tacks onto final bills by more than 7% to $14.50 per person, per day for passengers staying in[...]

Passenger with gun and bullets causes airport backup

Wednesday  15:53,   27 december 2017

Passenger with gun and bullets causes airport backupThe passenger had a carry-on bag containing a Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22-calibre ammunition, said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari[...]

Everything That Has to Happen Before Your Plane Can Take Off

Wednesday  14:20,   27 december 2017
Travel + Leisure

Everything That Has to Happen Before Your Plane Can Take OffBut there are a lot of boxes to check before the crew can start the[...]

Chrissy Teigen Live Tweets Her Travel Nightmare: ‘Spent 8 Hours on a Flight to Nowhere’

Wednesday  10:07,   27 december 2017

Chrissy Teigen Live Tweets Her Travel Nightmare: ‘Spent 8 Hours on a Flight to Nowhere’The model, TV host and pregnant wife to John Legend first shared her experiences at around 5:30 p.m. PT when the All Nippon Airways flight she and Legend[...]

The One Word You Need to Say to Get Your Flight Attendant to Like You

Wednesday  07:06,   27 december 2017
Reader's Digest.CA

The One Word You Need to Say to Get Your Flight Attendant to Like YouRelated Video: This Is The First Thing Flight Attendants Notice About Passengers (Provided by Southern[...]

The Top 5 Most Beautiful Places in the World Celebrities Celebrate New Year's Eve

Tuesday  07:40,   26 december 2017
Architectural Digest

These are the destinations where you can expect to see the high-profile ringing in 2018It’s almost 2018. There are those who have plans for when the ball drops—and, then, there are those who have dropped the ball. No matter: We have made our own[...]

Adventurous things to do in Ottawa over the holidays

Monday  11:40,   25 december 2017

Looking for a way to get out of the house over your holiday break? Here are some active things to do when cabin fever starts to set in. Dog sledding There are several operators that offer dog sledding adventures near Ottawa. If you're down to[...]

These Are the Least Reliable Airlines in the World

Sunday  09:52,   24 december 2017
Reader's Digest

Few things are more frustrating than a delayed or canceled flight—seriously, this shows just how insane flight delays can be. The study was based on airlines’ number of flights and how many of them were delayed or canceled. The study also[...]

Transport Canada suspends West Wind flights

Saturday  15:22,   23 december 2017

All flights through West Wind Aviation will be grounded, after Transport Canada suspended the company’s Air Operator Certificate Friday, citing public safety concerns.The move comes on the heels of a West Wind crash in Fond-du-Lac, Sask., on Dec.[...]

4 Unexpected Places to Celebrate the Holidays in Style

Saturday  15:22,   23 december 2017
U.S. News & World Report

Stay close to home or travel abroad to celebrate the winter holidays in underrated locations.If you want to steer away from cookie-cutter holiday festivities and family customs this year, take the kids on a nontraditional holiday vacation. Whether[...]

'Hidden Iceland' Trips Take You Where the Crowds Aren't

Friday  21:36,   22 december 2017
Condé Nast Traveler

A new travel company says you can explore Iceland without having to share it with tourists.Think back to, say, a decade ago, when the average American knew Iceland as the land of Björk, Sigur Rós, and hard-to-pronounce volcanoes. Despite it only[...]

Why the Middle Seat Should Get the Armrests

Friday  17:52,   22 december 2017
Condé Nast Traveler

No window, no aisle: Shouldn't their arms at least get some extra comfort?It's simple math. A standard airplane row has three seats, but four armrests. Somehow, someone will gain and two will lose out; concessions need to be made. You may argue[...]

Inside Air Canada's cloud-surfing photo shoot

Friday  11:21,   22 december 2017

Taking that perfect shot of an airliner among the clouds isn't easy. As these Air Canada photos show, it involves careful and sometimes dangerous choreography.Air Canada had taken a 787 Dreamliner out of normal operation to be an actual runway[...]

Travel Companions: 4 tours to unexpected destinations

Thursday  19:51,   21 december 2017
Toronto Star

From the heady heights of the Himalayas to the sea-level sights of Ireland, each one of these four far-from-ordinary tours will take you to unexpected places and present unforgettable experiences. British Isles: Shrouded in Mist and MysteryWhat:[...]

Via Rail to allow more wheelchairs on trains

Thursday  16:36,   21 december 2017

Via Rail says it will no longer resist an order from the Canadian Transportation Agency and will double its capacity to accommodate wheelchairs on all its trains across the country .The national rail provider had been embroiled in a lengthy fight[...]