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Why I’m Grateful to be a Canadian Traveller

June 26th, 2021
Why I’m Grateful to be a Canadian Traveller

Greetings from Thailand!

I've continued to receive a ton of feedback from the community about position on vaccines and travel in the coming months ahead, and that feedback tells me our position is very in sync with the feelings and concerns of the community - we are aligned and will keep you updated as needed.

Everything Ends Except Germany’s Love Affair With Sausages

June 26th, 2021
Everything Ends Except Germany’s Love Affair With Sausages

It’s my first time in Frankfurt, and I’ve asked a local guide to show me the finest, the very best, the beating heart of the city at work. 

She immediately takes me to see some sausages.  

After a stroll through Frankfurt’s Dom-Römer Quarter, the gorgeous, newly-reconstructed old city centre that was destroyed in the Second World War, we reach the Kleinmarkthalle, a vast food hall showcasing local businesses.

Webinar Replay: Germany & the Benelux 5×5

June 18th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Germany & the Benelux 5×5

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar for our second '5x5' program through Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, with stops in Munich, Heidelberg, Aachen, Ghent, Utrecht, and Bremen:

 

Will You Need a Vaccine to Be Allowed to Travel?

June 12th, 2021
Will You Need a Vaccine to Be Allowed to Travel?

Greetings from Thailand!

Despite getting off to a rocky start with vaccinations, Canada has rocketed to near the top of the rankings of countries who have doled out the first dose of the vaccines, with over 63% of Canadians having received their first dose.

3 Predictions About the Return of Travel

June 5th, 2021
3 Predictions About the Return of Travel

Greetings from Thailand!

They say that hope is not a strategy and while that may be true, it has been a critical part of making it through this past year of chaos and fear.

Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight: Why We Travel To Go Home Properly

June 5th, 2021
Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight: Why We Travel To Go Home Properly

I step off the train into chaos. The station is busy enough, but it leads into a long shopping mall (or the lower-key British equivalent) which stretches over the river running through this sleepy town, and that’s just thronged with people. Argh.

My destination is a few miles away - a vaccination centre, for my first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Webinar Replay: Peru: Land of the Incas 2022

June 4th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Peru: Land of the Incas 2022

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about our trip to the legendary land of the Incas, highlighted by a visit to the extraordinary Machu Picchu in June 2022. We'll explore Cusco, Lima, the Sacred Valley, dine on exceptional Peruvian cuisine, and drink all the Pisco sours we can handle.

22 of the Best Things to Do in Copenhagen

May 29th, 2021
22 of the Best Things to Do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark: the Danish capital is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a rich history which has attracted travellers for centuries. Here are some of the best things to do in Copenhagen to make your trip a memorable one.

Before we dive into the city's many fun things to do, our most important recommendation for you is to make sure you get a Copenhagen Card when you arrive.

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