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5 Spots to Consider for this Year’s Summer Vacation

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Ah summer vacation! It is time to start dreaming of the hot summer sun, new adventures and time away from schedules and commitments. Summer is right around the corner. Are you ready to start planning? We’ve rounded up 5 spots we think you should consider for this year’s summer vacation. Choose Culture! Spend Summer Vacation in Lisbon, Portugal I returned from this favourite corner of the globe recently and memories of my days spent exploring castles, city life and fine tastes still remain. Lisbon is one of my favourite cities in the world, and Portugal is a country you won’t soon forget. Make it a family vacation and head to the Algarve for beaches and surf after you take in the culture and sights of Lisbon. If you’re after a luxury family stay visit www.martinhal.com for special offers. Plan your trip. Tip: Check out Portugal’s Pousadas – a chain of historic hotels. You can stay in converted castles and monasteries. It is truly a unique experience. Learn more. Choose the Wild Coast! Spend Summer Vacation on Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador Fogo Island is another beautiful place to experience the hospitality of Newfoundland – Fogo Island is the largest offshore…

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Travel Deals and Destinations: South of the Border Escapes for Canadians

South of the Border Escapes for Canadians

This week I’m at the New York Times Travel Show in NYC. And while I love New York (just like the slogan!) it’s no beach vacation! Once I wrap this up it’ll be time to start warm weather destination dreaming all over again. My fellow Canadians, these hot deals are for you. Beachfront in Miami While our temperatures have been dropping, the rates at Miami’s Room Mate Hotels have been dropping too. If Florida is calling you, enjoy 15% off your room at Room Mate Lord Balfour and Room Mate Waldorf Towers on Ocean Drive in South Beach. Both properties offer convenient locations and breakfast until noon for those who love to sleep in. Rates at the Lord Balfour start as low as $169 per night in January, $145 with the additional discount. Rates at Waldorf Towers start as low as $152 per night in January, $130 with the additional discount. Use code WARMWINTER at checkout on RoomMateHotels.com. See the website for restrictions. Loonie Love in Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona is showing the love to Canadian travellers right now and inviting you to experience some of what the city has to offer (including warm temperatures and world-class amenities, resorts and outdoor…

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