The world may be huge, but there’s at least one place you can get lost in a miniature expanse where you tower over the landscape, rather than the other way around. Located in Hamburg, Germany, the miniaturized world, called Miniatur Wunderland, is way more than just a few model trains running around on tracks.
In the midst of Nova Scotia’s fiery fall foliage season, legions of fiddles, harps, accordions, bagpipes and step-dancing tunes ignite Cape Breton Island’s rugged countryside during the annual Celtic Colours International Festival.
A good friend of mine (Josh Stone from the Fairmont Royal York Health Club) was looking for something unique to give me for a birthday gift–what he came up with was unique all right, im fact it was uniquely unique! He treated me to walk around the outside of the roof of the CN Tower, an adventure known as the EdgeWalk.
For one big week, the most famous couple in the world–Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge–toured across Canada, and while they were here they stayed in some of the country’s best hotels. If you’re a traveller, or someone who just wants to follow in the steps of the Royal couple, that means you can hardly get better hotel recommendations this summer.
“Après tant d’hôtels, enfin un chez-moi,” wrote the novelist Colette in the Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne’s guest book many years ago. Translated, she wrote, “After so many hotels, I have finally come home.” This eloquent statement may be from another era, but it still embodies the heart of this story-book destination in the stunning south of France–a hotel that is, quite simply, filled with beauty, elegance, and charm.
Toronto’s CN Tower is set to debut their latest attraction this summer: EdgeWalk, a thrill-seeker’s dream that lets visitors walk “hands-free” around a 1.5 m ledge that circles the structure’s main pod… 116 stories in the air.
When you’re on vacation there is nothing more annoying than arriving at the airport to find out your luggage is over weight. It’s an annoyance that can come with a hefty price tag as airlines charge extra for each kilogram over their allowance, but the Balanzza Mini Luggage Scale could save you the trouble.
Say “Canada” and many people think ice and snow. Despite the unseasonably warm spring-like weather, February’s Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games likely underscored this perception, with millions watching as we turned our white into gold.
The holidays are over but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. No matter what you got him or her last month, taking your sweetums to one of these five Canadian romance spots will keep you in the good books for a little while longer.
It’s Toronto‘s turn. Sure, there’s been a hotel or two opening here or there over the past few years in Ontario‘s (and Canada’s) Big Apple. But the openings slated over the next two years promise more luxe and excitement than we’re used to. The city that has a reputation for good times, great theatre and gorgeous skylines is upping its hotel offerings with a mix of five-star and boutique properties bound to make everyone’s New Year wish list.