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Fit for a Maharaja: Not Your Traditional Adventure Through India

Everyone who travels to India returns to say a variation of this: “I am inside the most opulent palace in the world—and outside its gates, the most pitiful beggars are pleading for enough rupees to keep them alive.” In other words, the…

10 Ways To Make Canada's 150th As Big And Memorable As Possible

 Whether it was Big for you or not, you need to start planning for next summer -- Canada's 150th -- right now. Because waiting till next June to plan your July 1st will attach a lifetime of bad memories to the word "staycation." So here are…

If Can content is your thing, then you must head to this Newfoundland festival

WOODY POINT, NFLD-Writersat Woody Point is to summer festivals what Gros Morne is to natural splendours. Both are understated, full of surprises and oddly Canadian. They’re a 2-1/2-hour flight from Toronto to Deer Lake, then a 45-minute…

Gansevoort hotel serves as oasis in midst of New York’s Meatpacking District

NEW YORK-Rundown warehouses, dodgy streets, and zero nightlife filled the city’s Meatpacking District back in 2003. A year later, the boutique hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, opened at 9th Ave. and W. 13th St. Twelve years later, the hotel…

VR May Have Unintended Consequences For Travel

Can strapping on a headset that puts you in a mountain meadow induce you to visit that actual meadow on your next vacation? The travel industry thinks so, and last week's Globe article "Can virtual reality bring real tourists to B.C.?" practically…

So You Think You Can Hike

Think you can hike? What you need to know before pulling your own Wild Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling story of hiking 1,770 kilometres of the Pacific Crest Trail, hits movie screens this month. If you’re feeling inspired, read this…

Fogo Futures

A room at the Fogo Island Inn will set you back $875 to $2,475 a night, which might seem like a lot for accommodation in Joe Batt’s Arm, a town on the northeast shore of Newfoundland. If you’re staying there, odds are you’re a high-performance…