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Donation to CAUSE WE CARE

Sharing jackets in our community! Our amazing team is always finding ways to support our community and each other. After our annual Ensemble conference in September where sustainability in travel was the theme, we started brainstorming ways in which we could give back to our communities. A goal was set! Donate 50 coats to the Vancouver organisation CAUSE WE CARE in the next 2.5 weeks. CAUSE WE CARE is a foundation based in Vancouver that empowers single mothers and their children living in poverty in our own community. They are committed to bridging the game between those with needs and those...

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Connecting Parents with Teens

As a mom of 4 boys, I can’t tell you how much I value the one-on-one time I share with my kids. Sadly, those moments are often limited to driving them to soccer or reading a bedtime story. So, when I chose the travel industry as a career path, I fell in love with the idea of taking a one-on-one adventure with each of my children before they reached adulthood. When my good friend contacted me saying she wanted to take her 15-year-old son to Thailand and Vietnam, I jumped at the opportunity. My friend was doing exactly what I wanted to do with my boys! Find out the best place to travel with you...

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Pavlova – Where in the South Pacific?

There is a little competition about the origins, but it is so delicious... If you didn’t know, there is a bit of a rivalry/competition between Australia and New Zealand…not sure why I mean they are two different countries!! One has Kangaroos and one has Kiwi Birds – so totally different. They do a share the one very cool trait though. Even if the locals have just met you, you are likely to be invited for dinner if you had have nothing else going on. Anyways – I digress. Let me get talk about the mystery of where exactly the Pav was created…Australia or New Zealand?? The Pav (aka Pavlova if yo...

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What type of vacation this time?

Vacations for EVERYONE! How to choose the right kind of trip The great thing about vacations, is that you can go and do whatever you want (within reason, of course). It can be long or short, close to home or to a land far far away, in the sun or in the snow. You can travel on your own or in a group, you can be adventurous or you can just relax. This is what’s so exciting about my job! I get to customize it for you to suit what you need right now! Here are some ideas for weekend getaways because as you can tell from my previous blog, these are so so important to our well-being. Did you know th...

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On the CBC again - with Lisa Derby

Our agent Lisa Derby shared with Margaret Gallagher of the CBC how to stay safe when travelling. When we travel we want to have fun, but also enjoy ourselves. On this interview Lisa explains the different security advisories of the Canadian government and how to stay choose safe destinations. You can here her interview here.

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Importance of Taking Vacation

When was the last time you took time off work for a vacation? Lately I’ve seen many articles with statistics about how many of us don’t take our assigned vacations and the importance of taking breaks for our health. This suggests, that we need to stop working just a little bit, once and a while! I think we can all attest that we love vacations. Whether we vacation in our backyards, like a staycation, or in an exotic location trying new foods and meeting new people. We may love our job, but we appreciate being away from it, but there is still a tiny part of us that worries about the mess we ar...

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Top Christmas Booking Tips

Its July and that means Christmas - right! For those of us from the southern hemisphere, Christmas in July is the time we can celebrate like in the movies! You know wrapped up in puffy jackets, with snow falling and all those Christmas lights! Now that I live in the northern Hemisphere, I guess I should crack out the BBQ at the lake, put on a Santa hat and remind myself how the first 23 years of Christmas' occurred… No matter the hemisphere, it is a good reminder to start thinking about our plans for that crazy season. I know I am crazy to think about it now, but I am thinking of you! What a...

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Family Ties

Recently, Elizabeth Story of Kensington Tours shared her experience. We thought we should share the highlights with you! "I feel like one of the lucky ones when I tell people where I get to work, and my good fortune rang particularly true when I took my daughter to South Africa with Kensington Tours. We both had an exhaustive wish list when it came to what we hoped to do: She wanted a safari, I hoped to sip my way through Cape Winelands, and even though our ask was large (and sometimes ever-changing), our Destination Experts customized it all without so much as a sigh. We saw things we couldn...

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