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  • Feb 27, 2019
    In 1959, when the colourful neon sign reading "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" went up, only a few hotels dotted what's now commonly referred to as the Strip. Today, Las Vegas certainly lives up to its fabulous and famous reputation.
    While gambling is front and centre in Las Vegas, it doesn’t wholly represent the city. Lately, gambling has accounted for less than half the money visitors spend here. When you come to Las Vegas, you’ll find plenty of other great things to do – from dining and shopping to outdoor recreation and much more.
    When the Bellagio...Read more
  • Dec 12, 2018

    Cancun is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Mexico and the world. Its superb Caribbean location makes it the perfect place for everything from ecotourism, snorkeling, horseback riding and fishing, to golf, scuba diving, surfing and sailing.

    The weather is warm and pleasant year-round, moderated by the marine breeze which circulates through its avenues. For a hassle-free getaway, consider these adults-only all-inclusive stays, where the only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether to order a poolside margarita or cerveza.

    1. Sun Palace Cancun...Read more

  • Nov 16, 2018

    1. It's Free!

    A travel agent's commission is already built into the price your are paying. When you book your vacation directly with a resort, tour company or cruise line, you are paying for the services of a travel agent, regardless is you use one or not!
    While we do charge a service fee for some bookings (mainly domestic flights), they are very reasonable and in line with fees you would pay for using a professional service.


    2. It Saves You Time

    Who couldn't use more time these days? Travel agents will do the...Read more
  • Apr 19, 2018

    Here's your chance to join the Edmonton Journal's award-winning culinary writer Liane Faulder on a trip to Nashville!

    We'll spend 5 nights' in Music City, USA and learn more about Southern style cooking, techniques and the unique neighborhoods in Nashville.

    Here is Liane's blog post on her upcoming trip:
    If the thought of listening to music in Nashville makes you hungry, this is the tour for you.
    For five days this fall, Oct. 22-26, I’ll be leading a group of food and music lovers on behalf of
    ...Read more
  • Jan 26, 2018

    Huatulco, Mexico is in our featured destination spotlight this week. Discover the natural beauty and laid back vibe of this Pacific coastal area

    The tourist area of Huatulco, Mexico, is made up of several small towns on the Pacific coast. This might be part of the reason the resort destination maintains a small-town feel. The area's 33 beaches and 9 bays offer visitors splendid natural scenery without the feel of being overdeveloped. Naturally occurring swimming holes have been carved out by cascading waterfalls over long periods of time.
    The...Read more
  • Jan 09, 2018

    Exclusive Celebrity Cruise with non-stop airfare to Florida!

    This all-inclusive cruise starts at $1,999 for an inside stateroom and $2,299 for a veranda stateroom
    Experience the rhythms, flavors, and natural beauty of the islands with an award-winning Caribbean cruise vacations. Celebrity Cruise itineraries make stops in some of the most breathtaking islands. Soak up the warm sun as you make your way through a tropical paradise.
    This Caribbean cruises deliver in-depth and authentic adventures that bring you up close to ancient ruins, snorkel through colorful...Read more
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Mayan Ruins

    This week our destination spotlight heads south to Mexico and the Riviera Maya!

    The capital of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, evolved from a small village of Mayan pilgrims to a lively, cosmopolitan city with the highest urban growth in the country. Its natural features, beauty and long beaches, its enviable geographical location and its blend of sea and jungle make this destination on the Mexican Caribbean a magnet for Canadians.
    In this diverse city, activities and imagination go hand in hand: the coast lends itself to all kinds of water sports. There are diving...Read more
  • Nov 29, 2017

    Air Canada today announced it will launch new daily non-stop, year-round services on May 1, 2018 from Edmonton to San Francisco. Flights will be operated with Bombardier CRJ-705/900 jets offering a choice of 12 Business Class seats and 64 Economy Class seats, wi-fi, and Air Canada's in-flight entertainment on personal touch-screens at every seat.


    "We are very pleased to announce new daily, year-round flights from Edmonton to San Francisco, which is part of today's announcement of strategically expanding our transborder network," said
    ...Read more
  • Nov 15, 2017

    Tips For Airport Security + Updated Prohibited Items List

    If stress-free airport screening is on your wish list this winter, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has some tips to help you and your family breeze through security.
    You'll also want to learn more about the Government of Canada updates to the Prohibited Items for your carry on luggage.
    1. Liquids, Non-solid Food & Personal Items - Liquids, gels and aerosols in containers over 100 mL must be packed in checked...Read more
  • Nov 07, 2017

    Save on your next London & Paris vacation with Monograms!

    Monograms makes it easy to customize the number of nights you stay in each city. 2 nights London & 4 nights in Paris? Check. 5 nights London & 3 nights Paris. They’ve got that too, and everything in between. It’s just another way Monograms lives up to its name and lets YOU make your vacation your own.
    Put your own personal stamp on your London & Paris vacation via a wide selection of activity and excursions to make your trip truly tailor made. Make your vacation a reflection of you...Read more