The three best holidays to celebrate in the United States

If there’s one thing Americans know how to do, it’s celebrating. Elaborate holiday celebrations punctuate each year. Here are our top three. We spoke to the immigration experts at Grant Kaplan to see which holidays expats most enjoy celebrating once they move to the States. The list was long, so we chose the top three. Independence Day – 4th of July This holiday is well known around the world...

KAYAK Reveals Canadian Travel Habits And Hacks Ahead Of The Holidays

According to KAYAK Search Data, Warm Weather Destinations Dominate This Year’s Top Trending Lists TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Travel trendsetters take note: KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, has forecasted the trending destinations where Canadians will be traveling to this holiday season and how long they plan to escape the colder climate. KAYAK also shared...

Virgin Holidays launches 300 exciting activities for USA and Canada holidays – including Top Gun flights and submarine rides

There’s something for everyone from foodies to thrill-seekers… If you’ve been considering a holiday to the USA or Canada , then Virgin Holidays ‚ latest offering is going to be of serious interest! In what marks one of the biggest launches for the brand in years, Virgin has just unveiled a whole host of new exciting experiences for their North America holiday packages –...

Is it time for Canada to annex Blue America?

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stand for the playing of national anthems during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Scott Gilmore: Every new southern Canadian would instantly have health insurance and affordable higher education. Plus schools that teach evolution. The United States...

Columbus Day 2017: When is it, and what are Americans celebrating?

Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The explorer was originally credited with discovering America, but centuries of research have roundly debunked this claim. Columbus is now holds the slightly less-exciting title of being the first European to explore America since the Vikings in the 11th century. So why do people...

Darkness to fall over North America from a total solar eclipse

Grab your camping gear and prepare for August 21 America will witness, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse stretching from coast to coast on August 21. The Sun, Moon and Earth will sit perfectly in a line. The Moon will block out the Sun, making the solar corona, a crown of hot plasma, visible. A shadow of darkness will be cast over the Earth in a 70-mile (112-kilometre)-wide swath. Fourteen...

Meet the cecropia moth, the largest moth in North America

Butterflies get all the love. While the sight of a monarch or a painted lady can set human hearts aflutter, moths are often dismissed as a drab nocturnal nuisance, something that exists only to engulf porch lights and invade personal space. It’s worth looking past moth mythology, though, and seeing these strange insects with fresh eyes. They come in about 160,000 species worldwide, compared with...

Traveling to Mexico this summer? Condé Nast Traveler recommends Merida

According to Condé Nast Traveler it’s worth hopping on a plane down to Mérida this summer for its sherbet-hued architecture alone. The weather is (finally) warming up and we’re turning our attentions to summer vacation. Here’s where to go. Planning summer travel is exciting—but it can also be daunting. Do you stay domestic or opt for an adventure further afield? Bite the bullet and book a...

Where to celebrate Canada Day besides Ottawa

Canada’s 150th birthday is coming up quickly. It promises to be one heckuva party, so if you haven’t already booked that great concert or figured out where to watch the fireworks, you might want to start. Ottawa will be jumping, and probably a little crowded. So here’s a look at what’s happening in other parts of the country on the Canada Day weekend. EDMONTON The Blues on Whyte Block Party...

4 of the best helicopter sightseeing tours in North America

It’s magical. And it’s very loud. That moment when a helicopter lifts off is a sweet sensory overload, with turbine engines screaming and the main rotor beating the air into submission just a few feet above your head. But coddled in a good set of noise-canceling headphones or cocooned in a super-soundproofed cabin, you can experience the wonder of rotary-winged flight while marveling at...