belizeBelcampo Belize

Belize: Artists In Residence

Join two of Canada’s most celebrated culinary leaders, Toronto chef Chris McDonald and Food Network’s Manic Organic Antony John, in Belize February 15 to 21 for a week of mouth-watering Mexican inspired farm-to-table food, birding and jungle-luxe at Belcampo Belize. Take part in McDonald’s study in tamales and participate in his mouth-watering mole course in Belcampo’s The Jungle Farm Restaurant. John will lead walks through Belcampo’s organic garden, which provides most of the flavours for the lodge’s acclaimed restaurant. Belcampo Belize is a 12-room hotel, 1212-hectare farm and agritourism centre set in rainforest reserve that offers a range of adventure activities, wildlife viewing and food workshops. www.belcampobelize.com

island hoppersIsland Hoppers

Fiji: Easy Access

Now you can fly direct to Yasawa Island Resort and Spa from Nadi International Airport with Island Hoppers air services. The award-winning retreat on one of the most remote and unspoiled islands of Fiji, and transport by air is the fastest and most efficient way to begin relaxing. The new Yasawa Resort Express service means the experience starts the moment you arrive in Fiji. Guests are greeted off all international flights and treated to private air-conditioned lounge services before enjoying a beautiful scenic air-conditioned flight of less than 30 minutes directly to the resort to then indulge in the crystal clear waters and pristine white sand beach. www.islandhoppersfiji.com; www.yasawa.com

yurtWay Point Resort

British Columbia: Stormy Weather

Experience the exhilaration of Pacific storm watching season at Wya Point Resort, Vancouver Island’s new year-round eco-luxury destination tucked into a lush coastal rainforest next to an exclusive beach, near Ucluelet, B.C. The West Coast Adventure package includes a two-night stay in a rustic oceanside yurt (with access to key amenities), surf lessons and rentals for two, boat ride to geothermal hot springs and lunch for two a Way Surf Shop Café. The resort is off the grid, so come prepared to unplug, de-stress and kick back and listen to the waves rolling in. www.wyapoint.com

Australia: Make A Plan

Explore the latest Queensland travel stories, panorama tours and videos from the palm of your hand with the Queensland Explorer Holiday Planner iPad app. The app provides easy to access information on accommodation, attractions, tours, events and destinations. Features include: a mapping service that lets you search for and contact holiday products all over Queensland; several regularly updated top 10 lists of the most-viewed Queensland holiday products; the ability to add products to your favourites for easy access; and the ability to create your ultimate holiday itinerary and share your favourite bits with friends and family. Find the free app in the iTunes app store.

The Panache.European Waterways

France: Cruise Through History

European Waterways is offering a special cruise aboard the 12-passenger Panache, from May 18 to May 25, 2014 that will allow passengers the chance to walk through the battlegrounds, visit memorials and museums to gain a real insight into the impact that World War One had on Europe at the time and right through to today. The “World War One Commemorative Cruise,” will visit numerous historic sites including war cemeteries, monuments of remembrance and fascinating museums. The itinerary includes a cruise along the historic River Lys to Ypres and visits to battlefields where German and Allied forces fought so fiercely; a tour of the site of the Battle of the Somme; a cruise along the Canal du Nord, itself the scene of a fierce battle where the Allied Forces fought the Germans during the Hundred Days Offensive; a stop at the site where Lt. John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields, a visit to the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres; and to the Forest of Compiègne, where the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1914. www.gobarging.com

 

 

 

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