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Viva Las Vegas

Luck Be a Lady, Leaving Las Vegas, Sin City.  How many songs have been written about this town in the middle of the desert??!!  ??!!  I hadn’t been in Vegas for a few years and each time I go there is something else that has changed.  It is an ever evolving city that presents its patrons with something new each time. You could go every year and there will be something different and new to do.  New hotels, new attractions, new shows.   I did not stay at a new hotel but rather the Venetian.  Both the Venetian and Palazzo are “luxury suite” hotels.  Each suite is probably double the size of a re...

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G Adventures at Adventure Centre!

Are you looking to Explore the World? Let us inspire you with some amazing destinations with high quality guides.  Robyn Freels and Bronwen Hill, travel consultants with Personal Travel Management are hosting an evening with Erin Buttler of G Adventures to share with you some amazing destinations! Join us to learn about where G Adventures goes, how they do it, and when you are going! Remember to RSVP as space is limited! Click here to register for free! About G Adventures: Born and bred Canadian, G Adventures is a pioneer of Adventure Travel. They have guaranteed departures, a no-single su...

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What did I get myself into?

I remember it well… sitting on my parents’ patio in Johannesburg, listening to my uncle tell stories of his adventures around the world. He owned a large travel agency in Germany, and was escorting a small group of clients on yet another African Safari. His life seemed so interesting as he regaled us with his travel experiences in exotic places like Asia, South America and Australasia.  I was mesmerized and inspired, and then it hit me – this was what I wanted to do too! My graduation gift was a ships’ passage from South Africa to England, and so I packed up my belongings in one of those huge...

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Two days in Quepos!

This year, in May, I visited the small town of Quepos, Costa Rica while on a G Adventures Tour.  It was our first stop on a 16 day multi-destination trip, and a wonderful way to start the adventure. Quepos (pronounced Kay-POS) is located on the Pacific Coast, about a 5- hour bus ride from San Jose.  One of the highlights of this area is Manuel Antonio National Park, it is located about 7 kms away from the town of Quepos. Manuel Antonio National Park is home to some very beautiful beaches and is rich in biodiversity. It’s also a very popular place to visit, so it’s really best to get there ear...

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AC Party and new routes

Celebration of new routes! It was time to celebrate the year that has gone and the new routes that Air Canada is offering out of Vancouver. 4 of our agents, Jenny Revesz, Bronwen Hill, Rikki Hepburn and Yvette Crossley joined Air Canada. Click this link to read the article.Air Canada: Making Spirits BrightArticle by Vickie Sam Paget

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Talking Holiday Travelling

Today, Lisa Derby from Personal Travel Management went on the air with Gloria Macarenko of CBC's BC Almanac to discuss travelling during holiday (Christmas) period.Listen here!Starting at minute 27 - she gives advise and helps to make holiday travel easier.https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net...

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Travelling on the Dreamliner

I just returned from a fabulous trip to Ireland. My flights to and from Vancouver were with Air Canada in Premium Economy. Premium Economy on the Dreamliner between Vancouver to Toronto was a wonderful experience. The seats are definitely bigger and the entertainment system is great. The in-flight service was wonderful. It is definitely worth it. I would highly recommend Premium Economy. Premium Rouge with Air Canada Rouge between Toronto and Dublin was great and the complimentary Ipads were nice. On my connection back through Toronto with my lay over, I was able to access the Maple Leaf Loun...

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Tipping Etiquette For Travellers

Tipping rules vary around the world by country, region and scenario. It can be very confusing for travellers especially those of us from North America who are used to tipping fairly generously. Before you travel, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with customs and expectations in your destination country, including rules about tipping. When you are travelling here is a guideline for tipping. Restaurant Meals (between 5-15% of the bill depending on the type of restaurant and local custom) Hotel Concierge (up to $30 per day for special services such as getting you difficult to get resta...

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