Travel Resources

Check out these sites when researching your next trip:

This is the website of Canada Consular Affairs, offering information and assistance for Canadians travelling abroad.

The official site of the Canadian Tourism Commission is a comprehensive resource for seeing this country, with information on all regions as well as tourist attractions and maps.

Travel alerts, advisories, and private jet charter information for Canadian travelers. Health Canada web page.

An online travel resource for women, including safety tips, what to pack, travel tips for cities around the world, and much more.

Wikitravel is a non-commercial, interactive project to create a reliable worldwide travel guide. While it has a broad scope and contains much interesting info like Hold ups at Luton airport, when reviewing this site, keep in mind that it is created by other Internet users, rather than industry experts.

Recommended Reads

Start your travel adventure off on the right foot with these helpful and informative books:

Unforgettable Journeys to Take Before You Die (Firefly Books Ltd., 2006), by Steve Watkins and Clare Jones. The third volume continues the theme of this series (Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die, by Steve Davey and Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die, also by Watkins and Jones).

The Travel Mom’s Ultimate Book of Family Travel: Planning, Surviving, and Enjoying Your Vacation Together (Broadway, 2006), by Emily Kaufman. Kaufman covers the spectrum of travelling en famille from budgeting to packing “boredom” bags for kids to the best family selections in cruising, all-inclusives, camping and much more.

A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller (Broadway, 2006), by Frances Mayes. Mayes ventures beyond Tuscany, which she celebrated most notably in Under the Tuscan Sun, to recount her journeys to the British Isles, France and throughout the Mediterranean.

The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises: A cruise lover’s guide to selecting the right trip, with all the best ports of call (Fodor’s, 2006), by Linda Coffman, covers all the bases—how to pick a cruise, what to pack, reviews of cruise lines, and much more.