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Misconceptions about Queen Mary 2 and the Cunard Line

The Cunard Line remains one of the most venerable shipping companies in the world. Founded in 1840 by Canadian entrepreneur Sir Samuel Cunard, the Cunard shipped passengers and the British mail (RMS means “Royal Mail Ship”) across the Atlantic. One of Cunard’s rivals for the transatlantic route was the British company White Star Line, owner of the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

Some thoughts on the grounding of the Boeing 737s

Greetings from Toronto!

I made a short video this week with some thoughts about the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet. Collectively here in this community it's safe to say we spend a lot of time in airplanes, and tragedies like the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash can't help but make us pause and think about the risks involved of leaving the safety of our homes to go out and explore the world.

A cruise down the Canal du Midi: What makes it a great journey?

Seventeenth-century French tax collector Pierre-Paul Riquet proposed the construction of the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc region in Southern France to aid in the transportation of goods like wine, wheat, and textiles. Transportation of these and other goods was slow and expensive by land, and creating a waterway that would connect key trading ports in southern to northern France seemed like an excellent idea.

The Iconic Trans-Siberian Q&A Webinar

Mar 21, 2019 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Gordon for a virtual journey across the Eurasian continent as he takes us through the itinerary and highlights of the iconic Tran-Siberian Railway. He’ll also answer live Q&A at the end of the webinar.

Webinar Replay: Italy: North to South

Check out the replay from last week's member Q&A webinar about our upcoming tour of Italy: North to South:

Italy is our most requested destination in our community of travellers, and with good reason. Many have already been, some multiple times, but frankly speaking each region is deserving of its own separate long-stay as there is simply so much to appreciate.

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