Travel Insider: Post-fire Waterton; Calgary chef cruises to celeb status; a ‘vine’ sleep

Travel Like This editor Lisa Monforton monthly travel insider tips

Travel Insider: Post-fire Waterton; Calgary chef cruises to celeb status; a ‘vine’ sleepWhat you need to know about post-fire Waterton Two years after the devastating Kenow Wildfire of September 2017 in Waterton Lakes National Park, the town and surrounding lands are still recovering. The flames destroyed more than 190 square kilometres (73 square miles) or 39 per cent of the park, including forests, hiking trails, campgrounds, buildings…

Hardy Gunas’ way of life threatened by rising waters

Climate change blamed for the slow dissolution of the beautiful coral reefs that surround many of the islands off mainland Panama

Hardy Gunas’ way of life threatened by rising watersJesus Prestan is a stranger in his own land. Born a member of the Guna (pronounced Kuna) indigenous people on the  off the eastern coast of Panama, he grew up and was educated in Panama City. Now, when he returns to the islands that are home to his people, he’s treated politely, but as a…

Cruising through Central America’s wild(er) side

One Ocean Expeditions expanding to South and Central America. And we are along for the voyage.

Cruising through Central America’s wild(er) sideCentral American countries are famous for their wildlife and ecotourism, but their remotest locations are even wilder. One Ocean Expeditions, a B.C.-based adventure company, is taking its newest vessel, the RCGS Resolute, on an island-hopping trip that starts in Colon, Panama, and touches wild spaces in Panama’s San Blas Island, Cartagena in Colombia, Nicaragua’s Corn…

A seagoing golfer’s dream

One Ocean Expeditions’ Fiddles and Sticks tour combines iconic East Coast golf with great outdoor adventure and local culture

A seagoing golfer’s dreamWe’re smashing through the waves toward shore in our Zodiac. Heads lowered, shoulders braced against the wind, salt air stings the nostrils. The beach lies just ahead. We’re ready for any action. Golf action, in this case. We’re the shock troops of One Ocean Expeditions hitting the beach on Cape Breton Island in what can…

Let me up, I’ve had enough … of rampant rudeness

Beside being tired of people playing the race card and gender inequality protests, I’m sick of people taking sides in an argument where they lack the basic facts

Let me up, I’ve had enough … of rampant rudenessI’ve had it! It is not like me to rant and rave, but honestly, our ability to behave in civil ways is on the decline. It may even be so far down the priority list that it may never truly return. I’m sick of people taking sides in an argument when they lack the basic…

Are these the best 3 best American East Coast cruises?

With cruises becoming more popular than ever, we thought it was about time we took a look at the best cruises available out there

Cruise holidays become more popular, with approximately 12 million Americans embarking each year. As the industry is so popular, we thought it was about time we took a look at the best cruises available out there. More specifically, we took a look at the best cruises that will take you up and down the glorious…

Creating the romantic vacation of your dreams

How to organize your own cruise on your own boat

Creating the romantic vacation of your dreamsDownload this travel article for your publication or website LAS VEGAS, CA, May 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A cruise is one of the most romantic vacations possible. There is the sun setting on the horizon, the lapping waves and salty ocean air, and your loved one snuggled close on the deck, no distractions in…

Cutting costs on your next cruise vacation

How to beat those extra on-board charges

Cutting costs on your next cruise vacation[slideshow_deploy id='72472']Hover over image to read caption OTTAWA, ON, Apr 5, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Ruth Cardinal started cruising in 1992. She’s been on 15 sailings with three cruise lines since then. One might well think she’s a savvy cruiser by now. But earlier this year, she was shocked by the extra fees that kept…