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  • Apr 17, 2024

    Nestled in the heart of the Lone Star State, Dallas, Texas, is a city that beckons with its rich history, vibrant culture, and unmistakable Texan charm.


    The Oilers Now road trip descended into the city loaded with optimism. We boarded our private shuttle leaving the airport heading towards downtown looking out at towering skyscrapers that juxtapose with elegant historic buildings, creating a captivating skyline that is synonymous with the city.

    Our group gathered together on the first night to meet Oilers Now host Bob Stauffer for...Read more

  • Dec 07, 2023

    Our Destination Wedding excerpt, Melanie Wilson, had the chance to visit and tour the Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Resort in the Riviera Maya.

    She spent 4 nights' there and learned more about the resort and amazing wedding venues.


    Sprawling mangroves, flowing creeks, vibrant cenotes, rich architectural utilizing the natural landscape evokes a state peace. From the moment I arrived, the ambiance and attentive staff made me feel like a valued guest. The rooms, adorned with oriental-inspired décor surrounded by lush...Read more

  • Nov 02, 2023

    What a town! On October 15, fifty Oilers fans flew down to Nashville on the Oilers Now road trip with Bob Stauffer.


    Nashville, Tennessee, often referred to as the "Music City," is a destination that appeals to travelers from all walks of life. Whether you're a country music fan, a foodie, a history enthusiast, or sports fan, Nashville has something special to offer. This vibrant city has evolved far beyond its musical roots, making it a must-visit location for many.

    Our group arrived into Nashville, excited to spend the next 5 days exploring the...Read more

  • Jun 06, 2023

    What’s the Difference? Wedding Planner vs. Travel Advisor

    A wedding planner and a travel advisor are two distinct professionals who specialize in different areas of event planning. Your wedding planner and your travel advisor are two key players dedicated to making sure your big day goes exactly as planned, but their
    roles are very different. Here's an overview of the key differences between the two:


    Wedding Planner

    A wedding planner primarily focuses on organizing and coordinating all aspects of a...Read more
  • Jun 01, 2023

    Make your wedding stand out by integrating your personal touch into every part of the day.

    We've put together a list of the top destination wedding trends, details and accents that you can include to create a one-of-a-kind experience that your guests will remember for years to come. Read on for a collection of unique activities and ideas to include in your big day.

    Please keep in mind that trends can vary depending on personal preferences and cultural influences. Here are some popular destination wedding trends:

    1. Intimate and Micro Weddings
    2. ...Read more
  • Sep 30, 2021

    What are the steps to travel from Canada to Mexico? Here are the current guidelines:


    Prior to departure for Mexico

    1. Fill out the Mexico Health Questionnaire
    2. Download the ArriveCAN App. Upload a copy of vaccination status if obtained
    3. ...Read more
  • Oct 23, 2020

    On October 23, the Government of Alberta in partnership with the Federal Government announced a pilot program to reduce the mandatory 14 day quarantine period for international travellers returning to Alberta.


    From the Government of Alberta:

    Starting November 2, eligible international travellers returning to Alberta at select airport and border crossings can participate in a pilot program that will allow them to quarantine for less time provided they test negative for COVID-19 and if they commit to following
    ...Read more
  • May 28, 2019

    This summer at the Disneyland Resort is sure to be a cool place for hot experiences!  Explore new adventures, watch new shows, meet new Disney characters, plus experience a new land – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

    Here are the out-of-this-world opportunities on the top 10 things to do in Disneyland this summer

    Disneyland Park

    Travel to a galaxy far, far away – The epic new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opens May 31, 2019 with new experiences to live your own Star Wars...Read more
  • 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