The Informed Traveler

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In this episode, we’ll talk with Destination BC to review the new COVID regulations and guidelines and what you need to know when traveling to BC as far as vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers go. Then we’ll head to Montreal and chat with the
In this episode, Ken Stewart from Crowfoot Travel Solutions discusses some of the COVID Travel Insurance options that are available and what they cover. The folks from Aurora Expeditions join us to talk about their Arctic and Antarctic expediti
On this week’s show, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11th is coming up next Saturday so we’ll visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania to learn the incredible story of those onboard and visiting the memorial itself. Pl
In this episode, we took a short road trip to Cranbrook BC, staying at the St Eugene Golf Resort and Casino. It was there that I met up with Sophie Pierre, she’s a former Chief of the A'qam First Nation and Board Chair of the St Eugene Golf Res
In this episode, we get a firsthand take on what it’s like to travel to Europe right now with all the COVID protocols in place. Plus we’ll visit the Heather Mountain Lodge and Cabins located at Glacier National Park in BC. And we’ll head to Pue
We’ve got a bit of an outdoors theme on our show this week. First we talk with the founder of G Adventures about “Reconnection Travel”. A recent survey from G Adventures found that the majority of travellers are looking to reconnect, not only w
In this episode, we get some water safety tips from the folks at the Life Saving Society. Plus we’ll visit the recently re-opened and renovated Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo in Rome Italy. And we’ll get some insight into visiting the province of A
In this episode, we’ll review the COVID testing rules you need to follow upon arriving into Canada by air. Plus check in with the Charming Inns and Small Hotels of Alberta to see how their summer’s going. And Heritage Park in Calgary, AB has th
In this episode, Amtrak Rail is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year so we’ll see what it’s like to travel across America on a train. Plus our resident travel expert Onanta Forbes joins us to share her tour through Banff and Jasper Nati
In this episode, Flair Airlines is expanding their service to a number of US sun destinations this winter so we’ll find out where they’re flying to and what the experience will be like. Plus we’ll check in with True Key Hotels and Resorts in BC
In this episode, I got a chance to visit Heritage Park in Calgary last week they’ve opened up a new area recently called Prospect Ridge showcasing Alberta’s natural resources. So we’ll learn more about that and talk about the Park in general. P
In this episode, we’ll get some travel safety tips and reminders from the folks at Safe Defend. We’ll also learn about a company called Boatsetter where you can vacation on your own private yacht, you can even have someone sail it for you. Plus
In this episode, June is National Indigenous History Month so with that in mind we took a trip last week to Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site located in Southern Alberta so we'll share that with you. Plus, we’ll check in with Dav
In this episode, we’ll talk about the car rental business. Apparently renting one isn’t as easy as you think. So we’ll discuss what’s going on when it comes to renting a car and some of the alternatives. Then we’ll head to the Shenandoah Valley
In this episode, according to recent survey from the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada, the U.S. is the most popular first travel destination for Canadians so we’ll talk about that and shed some light on a few of the other findings.
In this episode, it’s all about the outdoors as we’ll chat about the concept of Glamping, or glamorous camping with travel writer Jody. She recently wrote a piece for O.Canada.com on The Best Glamping Spots in Canada. Then we’ll head to Jasper
In this episode, seems there are more and more countries removing their travel restrictions and planning to accept visitors in the coming weeks and months. One of them being the Bahamas so we’ll get a sense of where the Bahamas are at when it c
In this episode, have you got a lot of travel rewards banked? You might want to think about starting to use them sooner than later as bookings continue to increase. We’ll get some tips and advice from Patrick Sojka from Rewards Canada. Plus we’
In this episode, our resident travel agent Ken Stewart from Crowfoot Travel Solutions will offer up some booking tips and give us some insight on what to look for and expect when booking that future vacation. The question is, if you haven’t boo
In this episode, RVing season is upon us so we’ll get some RV tips from the folks at GoRVing Canada. Plus travel writer Ilona Kauremszky will join us to shed some light on the Orkney Islands in Scotland and in particular The Ring of Brodgar. An
In this episode, Destination Canada is encouraging everyone to learn about and explore Canada by launching a campaign called How Well Do You Know Canada, so we’ll get some insight on that. The Rocky Mountaineer has teamed up with their hotel pa
In this episode, Eric Bowman from Travelpulse discusses Responsible Travel, what it is and how the vast majority of us are willing to travel more responsibly in the future. Plus we’ll chat with travel writer Carol Patterson about her recent sta
In this episode we’ll review Parks Canada’s tips about respecting wildlife and keeping them and yourself safe from harm. Plus we’ll head to the island of Bermuda to learn about the Rosewood Bermuda, a beautiful resort right on the waterfront. A
In this episode, April 9 marks the 156th anniversary of  the end of the American Civil War so we’ll visit the Appomattox Court House National Historic Site in Virginia, the place where General Lee surrendered to General Grant. We also head to A
In this episode, we’ll learn about IATA’s new Travel Pass. A way to streamline the process of air travel by providing the necessary documents needed for international travel such as proof of vaccination, negative COVID test results etc. possibl
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