New cruise-like passenger ferry to connect Maine and Nova Scotia

New cruise-like passenger ferry to connect Maine and Nova Scotia

A new passenger ferry will begin plying the Atlantic Ocean route next month between Maine and Nova Scotia, offering passengers a cruise-like experience.

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Canada: Glacier Skywalk to make its debut in Jasper park on May 1

Canada: Glacier Skywalk to make its debut in Jasper park on May 1

Depending on how you feel about heights, you'll utter “wow” or “uh-oh” when you walk out on the new curved Glacier...

Canada: Hold the phone! A touch tour of Alexander Graham Bell artifacts

Canada: Hold the phone! A touch tour of Alexander Graham Bell artifacts

Imagine getting to hold priceless artifacts in your hands. Beginning May 19, you can, by taking Parks Canada’s White Glove Tour at the...

Canada: New Vancouver hotel will focus on First Nations culture

Canada: New Vancouver hotel will focus on First Nations culture

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Canada’s First Nations culture when a first-of-its-kind hotel opens next month in...

32 best new theme park additions of 2014

32 best new theme park additions of 2014

As summer approaches, 2014 already looks like a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world as a number of new theme parks are...

Canada: Montreal jazz fest to feature Michael Buble and Diana Ross

Canada: Montreal jazz fest to feature Michael Buble and Diana Ross

Michael Buble and Diana Ross will be among the music world’s biggest names converging on Montreal this summer for the popular Festival...

Canada: You can watch the Northern Lights in comfort, not the cold

Canada: You can watch the Northern Lights in comfort, not the cold

If you want to view the Northern Lights without getting up from your cozy bed or venturing outside bundled up like the Marshmallow Puft Man,...

Canada: Great Bear Rainforest cruise to aid geographical society

Canada: Great Bear Rainforest cruise to aid geographical society

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Maple Leaf Adventures are launching a series of cruises that should appeal to those interested...

California: Grand Del Mar, Rancho Valencia among U.S. News' best hotels

California: Grand Del Mar, Rancho Valencia among U.S. News' best hotels

The Lodge at Sea Island in Georgia, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina and the Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon took the top spots...

Canada: Paddle close to (and hear) orcas off Vancouver Island

Canada: Paddle close to (and hear) orcas off Vancouver Island

See orcas up close and listen to them chatter underwater during a sea kayaking tour...

Britain beats France, but Americans visit Mexico most

Britain beats France, but Americans visit Mexico most

It’s Mexico, cruising to victory by a mile despite a limp. Then comes Canada, followed by the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic...

At the winter solstice, an appreciation for the wonders of a night sky

At the winter solstice, an appreciation for the wonders of a night sky

Saturday is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight hours -- and perhaps a sun lover's nightmare and a...

Kindness One: Across the Pacific by ship, home on the horizon

Kindness One: Across the Pacific by ship, home on the horizon

As of this writing, I have been on the road for 100 days, going around the world on a motorcycle trip that’s been supported by other...

Preloaded Chip and PIN card returns, now can carry several currencies

Preloaded Chip and PIN card returns, now can carry several currencies

Travelex again is offering a preloaded Chip and PIN card for the traveler abroad, but this one allows you to carry five kinds of currency...

Montreal: Mosaiculture show celebrates artistry and optimism

Montreal: Mosaiculture show celebrates artistry and optimism

Meet the Mosaiculture, a happy collision of horticulture and sculpture. Fifty mosaicultures, each one at least 80% vegetation, celebrate the...

A parade of Asian cuisines along Vancouver's 'Food Street'

A parade of Asian cuisines along Vancouver's 'Food Street'

VANCOUVER, Canada — For a decade or more, the Vancouver area has enjoyed a reputation as the Asian food capital of North America. Near...

Taking the scenic route on the Rocky Mountaineer train

Taking the scenic route on the Rocky Mountaineer train

ABOARD THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER IN WESTERN CANADA — The land, baronial and steep, dwarfs this 20-car train as it snakes through the...

Canada:  Like heroes and history? A dozen quirky 'musts' in Nova Scotia

Canada: Like heroes and history? A dozen quirky 'musts' in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia may be best known as home of the Bay of Fundy. But there's much more to Nova Scotia than watching the world's highest tides roll...

Canada: The Stampede will go on; so might the rain

Canada: The Stampede will go on; so might the rain

I ask you: Is there anything nicer than a Canadian? A puppy? A nun? No, Canadians are definitely nicer than nuns.

Canada: Alberta's northern lights put on a show in the sky

Canada: Alberta's northern lights put on a show in the sky

Northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis or aurora polaris, generally occur in high latitudes. In Roman mythology, Aurora was...

 Titanic: For many victims, their final resting place is in Halifax, Canada

Titanic: For many victims, their final resting place is in Halifax, Canada

Halifax, Canada — A cold wind ripped through Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Then came the frigid rain. In a minute, I was thinking, the...

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