California Dreamin’ Slip on your walking shoes and get ready for some fun in San Francisco. There are few cities I love more, so here are some of my favourite picks from my recent stay in the city by the Bay.
A Weekend In Paris Oh gai Paris! There’s truly nothing like it. Whether you’re a honeymooner in love or a single girl on the prowl, the city of lights has something for everyone. But what if there’s only one weekend to be had in France’s capital? You’ll need to plan wisely. Check out our two-day plan and experience the best that Paris has to offer.
Weekend Wine Getaways Situated just 1 ½ hours from downtown Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake is often overlooked by tourists seeking out the famous Falls in the Niagara region. But thanks to its world famous wineries, spectacular views, and charming Old Town brimming with specialty shops—it’s quickly becoming one of Ontario’s best kept secrets.
Chic Canadian Getaways With the hot weather almost winding down, it’s time to start planning what you are going to do during the dog days of summer. Why not make summer ‘08 the year you set your wings to see the best of Canada. We’ve come up with the top five things to do this summer and beyond that will get you excited to play in your own backyard!
Cheap & Chic Getaways We’ve scoured the globe to find the top five 2008 cheap & chic getaways where you can travel like a king—on a pauper’s budget. No backpacks, no packed lunches and definitely no hostels required. Want to hear more?
Celebrity Beach Hideaways Where do the rich and famous head to soak up the sun? To relax and unwind after filming, escape for a week-long sojourn or fete in the sun with other celebrities? Martina Stritesky uncovers the top five celebrity beach hot spots for 2008.
Spotlight on Buenos Aires This month, join Ashleigh and Amanda—co-founders of Toronto’s exclusive culture club The Society–as they travel to Buenos Aires for some fun in the sun. Read about the hottest places to eat, sleep, drink and get cultured in the city that’s known as the “Paris of the South”.
Eco-traveling Ecotourism (or responsible tourism) is finally on the rise. With celebrity endorsers like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore it was just a matter of time before it was bound to happen. But what is it you ask? Traveling to natural areas while not only conserving the environment you are touring but also improving it. Simply put, your love for traveling doesn’t have to stop and it also doesn’t have to increase your carbon footprints on the earth. It can help heal the planet.
ISLAND HOPPING | Hawaii at its best Looking for the perfect place to trade in your salt-stained Uggs for a pretty pair of flip-flops this winter season? Where suits are not permitted and the only meeting you’ll have scheduled is between you and a giant Pina Colada? Well, say Aloha Hawaii! Strung like a beautiful lei across the Pacific Ocean, this tropical paradise consists of eight major islands and over 100 smaller atolls. Secluded and abundant, mysterious and set in tradition, get ready to take a tour on the best the islands have to offer with our island hopping guide.
Romance is in the air! Martina Stritesky uncovers the top 5 spots for love in 2008, including where to stay, where to dine, what to do and the romantic highlights that makes each of these cities flutter our hearts…
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica When in search of fun in the sun, head to Playa
Boston Ask me what my most favourite cities are and I guarantee Boston will always appear on my top ten list. It’s a city I came to know well as a student, and years later I have fallen for Beantown all over again. I recently spent 72 hours exploring every angle of the city and offer you some of my fabulous Flare findings.
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Nassau, Bahamas The largest city in New Providence Island, Nassau has become the undisputed resort oasis of the Bahamas. With pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear warm water and an array of both historic and new world sophistication, Nassau has a little something for everyone to sample. Top that off with luxurious resorts, a bustling nightlife and endless summer days this capital city simply conjures up a dream vacation for any beach lover. Area attractions include the 14th-century French stone Cloisters, the Crystal Palace Casino and a simply glorious walk under the sea! With daily non-stop flights (and about the same time as it takes to watch your favourite movie), there’s a reason why this little spot in the Caribbean Sea is making waves as the perfect weekend jaunt. Come and discover with us!
California Listed as one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime/The World’s Greatest Destinations” by National Geographic Traveler and home to the “Best Hotel in California” as per the Zagat Survey, Big Sur, California is making waves as one of the world’s best getaways.
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