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U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals

U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals U.S. Passport Applications and Renewals are taking longer than normal. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of State, normal processing times have crept up to 10-12 weeks.  And even expedited processing times have grown to 4-6 weeks. Please, if you have an upcoming international trip, pull out your passport and check: The expiration date on your passport The number of blank pages you have in your passport. We have received several panicked phone ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, UK, Featured, Canada, Medicare, Europe Travel, Travel News, Travelers, U S Department of State, U S State Department, U S Centers for Disease Control CDC, United States Check, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, World Health Organization WHO Money Matters

U.S. Travel Praises Administration Steps To Reopen Int’l Travel

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the forthcoming announcement that the Biden administration will form “working groups” to determine the path to reopening international travel with Canada, the European Union, Mexico and the United Kingdom:
Tags: Travel, Canada, United Kingdom, Biden, U S Travel Association, Roger Dow, European Union Mexico

Ashir Azeem (a Canadian of Pakistani origin) is fighting for citizen sovereignty

Msg received: Ashir Azeem is a Canadian of Pakistani origin. He served as a customs officer in Pakistan, got fed up of the system and migrated to Canada where he now works as a truck driver. He makes youtube videos in Urdu that get thousands of views, which shows many people want to improve their […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, Canada, Current Affairs, Pakistan, MSG, Urdu, Ashir Azeem

Hawaii travel news: Oahu vacation sweepstakes, coupon books on sale & more

– Outrigger Resort is hosting a fantastic Oahu vacation sweepstakes with an emphasis on caring for coral reefs. Here’s what Outrigger shared about this sweepstakes, “Discover how you can help protect our coral reefs through our Outrigger’s ZONE coral conservation program and enter to win a stay in the newly transformed Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, a contemporary beachfront retreat rooted in Hawaiian culture. Winner will receive: 5-night stay in the luxurious 2-Bedroom Grand Navigator...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines, Oahu, Hawaiian, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Oahu Deals, Giveaways & Sweepstakes, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Outrigger, SAVENOW, Rental Car Advice, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Airfare, Kani Ka Pila Grille Outrigger

bearing witness: 215 tiny skeletons speak to us. canadians must listen.

The discovery, last week, of the remains of 215 children on the site of a former Indian Residential School has sent shock waves through Canada, especially through this province, where the gruesome evidence was found.  The skeletons of the children, some seemingly as young as three years old, were in an unmarked mass grave. For survivors of residential schools, this has almost certainly brought retraumatization, and profound grief and sorrow throughout their communities. For many of us not dire...
Tags: Travel, History, First Nations, Canada, United States, United Nations, Amnesty International, Indigenous Peoples, NHL, North America, British Columbia, Irs, Columbia, Auschwitz, MLA, Kamloops

Top 5 Reasons To Consider Relocating Your Family To Canada

People decide to relocate abroad for all kinds of reasons. However, those who choose to relocate their families to a foreign country usually search for one main thing; enhanced quality of life. For this reason, moving to Toronto or other areas in Canada is a great reason. Suppose you have decided to move your family to this remarkable region. In that case, you should consider furnished apartments, Toronto as a short-term solution that is far more comfortable than pricey hotels until you an...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Toronto, Canada, Moving, Canadian, Family Vacation, Moving Company, Moving Guide, Canadian Parents

WTTC Research Reveals Travel & Tourism Sector’s Contribution To Canada’s GDP Dropped By More Than $59 Billion In 2020

COVID-19 sparks a monumental 53% collapse in the sector’s contribution to GDP More than 373,000 jobs lost, while many more remain protected by the emergency wage subsidy schemeHowever, the return of international travel this year could see GDP contribution rise sharply and jobs return
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Targeting Hotel Staycation Demand In Canada And Beyond | By Monique Rosszell, Sarah Schehade & Luc Espaillard

When the pandemic caused traditional sources of hotel demand to collapse, Staycation demand took on a new prominence as one of the few remaining sources of leisure demand available. Hoteliers that had never courted Staycation demand in the past were left scrambling to put together packages and marketing plans with the hope of getting at least some heads in beds during this time of market meltdown. Hoteliers were thus confronted with a new problem: how does one build effective packages to ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Monique Rosszell Sarah Schehade, Luc Espaillard

TEA IN THE WINDOW at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

I've been remiss in posting on my Closet Canuck blog -- mainly because I've been going through withdrawal due to not being able to travel to Canada from the US since March of 2020. That's because the US/Canada border has been closed since that time -- the longest I have not visited our friendly neighbors to the north. The current status is the border will remain closed until June 21, but according to recent reports, that date will most likely be extended once again. O Canada! In the meantime...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, Vancouver, Amtrak, Lau, Georgia Street, Mandy Lau, Eat Play Sleep, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

11 things to consider for your post-pandemic travel plans

As the number of Californians getting fully vaccinated grows, and COVID-19 positivity rates continue to decline, it’s only natural that we’re all champing at the bit to travel. Where we can safely go and how we get there remain moving targets. So, we’ve put together key points to consider before you hit the road, take flight or sail away. 1. Road to recovery Financial losses to the U.S. travel industry during the last year have been staggering – $492 billion in revenues, or $1.6 billion per day,...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Massachusetts, Eu, Sport, European Union, Taiwan, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, United States, Queensland, New Zealand

Southern California getaways to excite outdoor enthusiasts

From sun-kissed beaches to breathtaking outdoor scenery, it’s no wonder Southern Californians enjoy spending so much time in the fresh air. Some of the best parks, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds and even underwater landscapes in the country can be found here – and we’re highlighting 13 of our favorites. Note that some activities may be limited due to COVID-19 safety measures. Check websites for the latest information. ORANGE COUNTY Bolsa Chica State Beach Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington B...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, California, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, San Diego, Las Vegas, Pacific Coast Highway, Rogers, Robert Altman, Will Rogers

Home care professionals needed in Newfoundland.

  Wage Offered:   16.60 CAD Number of Openings:  10 Years of Experience Required:  1 Education Required:  Some High School Full-time  2 year contract. Wage : 16.60 CAD/hour Job description: Home support workers perform some or all of the following duties: Provide care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption Administer bedside and personal care to client...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Newfoundland, Andy Rodriguez, Secondary school education Home

I flew on JetBlue founder David Neeleman's new Breeze Airways for $39 and found it was cheap and friendly but surprisingly basic

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways officially launched its first flight on Thursday from Tampa, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina. It's the fifth airline from aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, who started JetBlue Airways, with a focus on hub-skipping leisure flights. Fares are as low as $39 with 39 new routes starting between May 27 and July 29. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Brazil, Aviation, Nice, Airlines, East Coast

STR: Canada Hotel Performance For April 2021

Canada’s hotel industry reported slightly lower performance from the previous month, according to STR’s April 2021 data.
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what i'm reading: the skin we're in by desmond cole

Alternative title: It Happens in Canada, Too.Desmond Cole's book, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power may be a difficult book for white Canadians to read. That's exactly why they should read it. Cole documents events most Canadians would call "US-style" racism -- except they all take place in Canada. He uncovers historical anti-Black bias in Canada's immigration policies, ongoing anti-Black racism in its public schools, racism embedded in false historical narratives, and raci...
Tags: Travel, New York City, US, America, History, Canada, United States, North America, Ku Klux Klan, Henry, Underground Railroad, Howard Zinn, What I'm Reading, Bigotry, Laura K, Canadian Culture

UPDATE 2-Australia's Zip snaps up 'buy now, pay later' firms in Europe, Middle East | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Australia's Zip snaps up 'buy now, pay later' firms in Europe, Middle East | Reuters Australia’s Zip Co Ltd said on Monday it fully acquired a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company each in Europe and the Middle East for a total of A$160 million ($123.65 million) as it looks to expand its global presence in a rapidly growing industry.The deals come about five months after Australia’s No.2 BNPL player raised money to buy stakes in Czech Republic-based Twisto and the United Arab Emirates-base...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Canada, Britain, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Europe Middle East, RBC Capital Markets, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Afterpay

The largest container ship to ever visit the East Coast just arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey: Meet the Marco Polo

The CMA CGM Marco Polo arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey The CMA CGM Marco Polo is the largest container ship to visit the US East Coast. It can carry a total of 16,022 containers that ship goods such as furniture, foodstuffs, and clothing. Its arrival was possible due to a $1.7 billion project to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new record was just set at the Port of New...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, New York, News, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Chicago, Canada, Boats, Shipping, New Jersey

Half of jail guard recruits test positive for coronavirus, Ige's emergency powers questioned, Honolulu resists releasing police body cam footage, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Corrections officer at Hawaii jail ©2021 All Hawaii News Half of Hawaii’s jail and prison guard recruits test positive for COVID. Half of the state’s new recruits to serve as correctional officers at Hawaii’s jails and prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus after the vast majority of the class declined to get vaccinated. Star-Advertiser.Questions raised on how much longer Hawaii Gov. Ige can invoke emergency powers. State lawmakers tried to limit the governor’s powers during the...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Fbi, Canada, Maine, Hawaii, Tsa, Department Of Transportation, Maui, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Naalehu, Hikianalia, Oahu

2021 Outdoor Lovers Spring Product Guide

Every spring and fall new products hit the shelves of outdoor stores. Some are completely reimagined products whereas others seemingly showcase the colours that are on trend – which from what I’ve seen this spring are in the peachy or “tea rose” colour category as SmartWool calls it. Spring is also the time new books are released.  Two described below coincide nicely with hiking season and another is ideal for any national park lover. I’ve also included a couple of my favourite pieces of camping...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, US, Canada, Fda, John, Alberta, Columbia, Morton, Icefields Parkway, Crocs, Mec, Andrew, BPA, Metro Vancouver, Taryn

Raspberry Ridge Hike in Alberta

I have enjoyed exploring areas in Alberta this spring that are new to me – and as it turns out less well known and therefore less busy for hiking. As much as I love the workout and the views up Ha Ling Peak for instance, I prefer trails with far fewer people. Near the Highwood Junction area, there are a good handful of hikes that are all ideal in spring and fall when the mountains are still too snow-covered to safely ascend – at least for most people. The Raspberry Ridge hike is my latest hi...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Nice, Alberta, Don, Burke, Longview, Highwood, Highwood Pass, Highwood Junction, Crowsnest Pass, Banff National Park Click, Raspberry Ridge, Plateau Mountain, Chain Lakes Reservoir

Chef wanted in Canada

  Dining and Bar located in SK is looking for a talented experienced   CHEF Full time  2-year contract        Wage:  18.50 CAD/hour       Hours:  40 a week Job Duties: Organize the kitchen, schedule staff Plan menu, determine daily specials Instruct staff in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food Plan, direct and supervise food preparation and cooking activities Prepare and cook food to the highest standards while following safe food handling procedure...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Andy Rodriguez

Event Temple Selected as Choice Hotels Canada Qualified Vendor

Event Temple, the award-winning hotel sales and event management software company, is proud to announce that it has entered into a Qualified Vendor Agreement with Choice Hotels Canada. Choice Hotels Canada is one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in Canada, with more than 350 properties currently open or under development. The Choice family of hotel brands provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options, including limited to full-se...
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Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc

A Qantas Airbus A380. TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters The steep drop in travel caused some airlines to move up retirement dates for aging aircraft. Older aircraft are on the chopping block as airlines turn to newer ones like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly vanishing due to their size and cost to operate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties.As Boeing and Airbus continue to ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Texas, London, News, Air Travel, Australia, California, Washington, Singapore, Air Canada, Planes

Canada’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Wraps Q1'21 With 259 Projects And 35,432 Rooms

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at the close of the first quarter of 2021, Canada's hotel construction pipeline stood at 259 projects/35,432 rooms. The construction pipeline in Canada is down 15% by projects and 12% by rooms, year-over-year (YOY). However, compared to pre-pandemic totals at the end of Q1 2019, Canada is down a mere 2% by projects and up 7% by rooms.
Tags: Travel, Canada, Lodging Econometrics LE, Hotel Construction Pipeline Wraps

Horticulture Worker wanted in Canada

  2 years full time Job, Year round  Job duties: Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seedlings and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttingsMonitor trees for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in cropsInstalling seedlings in fields and nurseryPosition and regulate irrigation systems to water trees Acquiring, processing and planting to produce new trees as well as harvesting, packaging and field plantingPut material into processi...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Andy Rodriguez

Apiary worker wanted in Canada

    A small, family owned business that has been in the honey industry for over half a century in Manitoba is looking for a Seasonal bee keeper/Apiary worker This is your chance to Work with honey bees on a honey farm Job Duties: •  Harvest honey• Detect and treat bee diseases• Operate and maintain apiary related machinery and equipment• Apiary work• Write daily basic progress reports• Feed and care for bees• Move hives and collect honey• Move the bees within different sites of the farm depend...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Manitoba, Andy Rodriguez, Flexibility Judgement Team

Mount Lorette Ponds for a Nature Fix

The Mount Lorette Ponds in Alberta’s Bow Valley Provincial Park haven’t always been in existence. At one point they were an oxbow (a u-shaped bend) on the Kananaskis River but were cut off when Highway 40 was upgraded. Instead of letting the ponds die, someone recognized their potential and tapped into a groundwater source that replenishes the ponds several times a year. Now they are a scenic spot for nature viewing, fishing, picnicking and even a short paddle.  It took me years of driving Hig...
Tags: Travel, Canada, John, Alberta, Calgary, Barrow, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Troll Falls, Stoney Trail, Kananaskis River, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Mount Lorette Ponds, Mount Lorette, Canmore Beautiful, Trans Canada Highway via Highway

Quality/Test Engineer (Opportunity for international candidates)

  Position Description: Looking to immigrate to Canada? Canada is ranked the #1 most attractive destination for immigrant workers by The Boston Consulting Group! CGI’s global delivery Centre in Atlantic Canada is growing rapidly, with exciting work opportunities to serve dynamic global enterprise clients from our offices in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island as well as remote work from our beautiful rural communities.We are now welcoming international candidates to join us in d...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Cgi, Atlantic Canada, Edward Island, Nova Scotia New Brunswick, Andy Rodriguez, The Boston Consulting Group CGI, JIRA Micro Focus ALM

Park Bagger – Adventures in Canada’s National Parks

British mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro used the term “peak bagger” in the 1890s to describe climbers who set out to summit all of the highest peaks in Scotland. “Munro bagging,” which morphed into the term “Peak bagging,” later migrated to North America, where today it’s used by nature-lovers like author and conservationist Marlis Butcher, who proudly calls herself a “park bagger.”  Butcher has led the way for outdoorsy folks who aim to visit all 48 national parks of Canada, and that’s the gist of h...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Book Reviews, Toronto, Earth, Canada, National Parks, Arctic, North America, Calgary, Arctic Circle, Parks Canada, Thule, Labrador, BAGGER, Sitka

Niagara Falls Illuminated in Blue For Doctors’ Day

Reading Time:  2 minutes - Niagara Falls’ Illumination Board confirmed it will be lighting both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls in blue, the evening of May 1 from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., to show appreciation for doctors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors’ Day occurs every year in Canada on May 1 and is a time to highlight and celebrate doctors’ expertise and dedication to patient care. With this year’s Doctors’ Day falling in the middle of the COVID-19 pand...
Tags: Travel, News, Events, Canada, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Oma, Niagara Falls The, Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Falls Illumination Board, Niagara Falls Illuminated, Sohail Gandhi, Illumination Board

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