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"Affluent Americans take an average of three six-day vacations a year, according to The Resonance Report 2013. This looks like a global expedition in comparison to the 3.8 vacation days taken by the average U.S. worker in 2010."
Wow, 3.8 vacation days? I'm almost embarrassed to say I get 25 (plus stat holidays plus sick days etc).
The US ranks pretty much at the bottom of the list when looking at vacation days. Maternity leave as well is only 2 or 3 months.
With so many poeple working so many hours it's a wonder why the country isn't doing better economically.
june 20-29 jazz festival in Toronto has willie nelson and steve martin in its lineup
I will be flying into Montreal in a month and just unlocked an HTC one X (android) phone from ATT.
Does anyone have any ideas on Sims cards and services if I don't have a Canadian address? (I'm guessing they don't want a hotel address and I'm ambivalent about using in-laws address in Canada)
It looks like cards are offered on Ebay. Is there a place near the Montreal airport where I could activate? Or can I activate prior to leaving (preferable) without a Canadian address and using a credit card from the states.
Hello fellow passers-by; Ièll be in Calgary for Friday and Saturdey night and would like to know if anyone wants to hike or have an adventure, big or small, one day in Calgary. Night out in town would be fun too, just experience something Calgary has to offer with fellow travellers on different routes. I will be at one of the hostels, but definitely online if anyone wants to throw in ideas! I know Calgary slightly, but have not been there for a long time.
I am going to trip to Tofino to watch whales And I need advice:
how many whales you can normally see during the trip? I really they will be very close from boat? From where such a tour is usually started? How long does it take and how far we go?
My buddy and I are leaving in a week to drive from Colorado to Alaska. We have 19 days for the drive, and we'll be camping along the way. We're going to take the Cassiar route, and want to hike/camp in the most stunning wilderness areas.
We're trying to decide on which regions we'll spend the most time exploring, so I'm hoping for some input. I did the trip a few years ago alone on a motorcycle, but had to rush through and couldn't explore the surrounding parks and stuff. Our final destination is Homer.
So... what side-trips or destinations would you make a top priority? Kluane, Smithers area, Bella Coola, Whitehorse region, Southern BC, etc...
Three of my friends and I are planing to visit Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto in July on a roadtrip throu the North east of North America. We are 4 guys between 22 and 25 and would like to get to know the cities at day time as well as at night. Were not really into Museums except maybe historical ones once in a while. Other than that we are open to pretty much everything that promises a good time and maybe get a Canadian experiance.
I would be very happy if anyone of you had any tipps or recomendations for us for other places to visit, fun stuff to do or beautiful landscapes to go see. Maybe even good Hotels, Motels, bars, Clubs if you want.
Thank you already :)
Can someone please advise me on which is the better option, given that we want to stop over en route in major cities? If car hire, which is the most reputable one?
After some wonderful years in Canada/Toronto I am heading back home to Australia. I have a couple big boxes of stuff I need to send back to Australia. Whats the best way ?
Can someone give me advice.
Howdy, i am trying to organise a white christmas for my aussie family with 4 kids 10 and under. Ideally we'd like to stay about 4-6 weeks in a house on a nice ski field somewhere and am tryin to find somewhere a bit less costly than the standard destinations of whistler, lake louise etc. any tips on somewhere really nice to consider would b much appreciated. Happy to get of the normal tourist trail if possible!!
Thanks in advance
The Art Gal. of Ont. has a show on now called Lost in the memory place by Janet Cardiff & Geo. B. Miller. It is quite overwhelming. One piece is Thomas Tallis's 40 part Motet played on 40 speakers - one for each voice in the Salisbury cathedral choir. The speakers are in a large circle in the Henry Moore Gallery among the huge sculptures. There is no equal to the immersion in perfect sound delivered. It is a loan from MOMA, so you may have seen it there or some other gallery, but if you have not, it is worth the entire ticket. I was back today for the 3rd time. You must walk around and listen to each voice on each speaker to feel the whole spectrum
Upstairs there are six more exhibits by this madwoman and madman. The +Opera for a small room + is just nuts. The whole performance lasts more than about 12 minutes, and it is so funny and crazy - with great music, flashing ligh... more »
I know it's a hopeless question to answer in objective terms, but nevertheless I think it would be interesting to hear some views on this, both out of curiousity and for very practical reasons. I am talking mainly about Québec city.
I am off to Québec and Ontario in a couple of weeks' time, my first trip to Canada. I like big cities so the idea is primarily to explore Montréal and Toronto, spending about five days in each city. But then I still have a couple of days to spare. Québec city is of course a touristic highlight of Canada, but is it worth it for someone who is relatively well travelled in France? Isn't Québec's attraction primarily tied to the fact that it is a uniquely "French" city on an otherwise very "anglo" continent - in the sense that it may seem exotic to the traveller from Arizona, but rather less so to her colleague from Europe?
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Am looking to rent an RV/camper with my partner from Victoria to Alaska. It would be one way, our last stop will be Alaska and just want to "drop off" the veichle once there. Obviously we'll be stopping in some major cities etc. along the way, so our trip maybe anywhere from 2 - 3 weeks or so. Any recommendations or ideas? Thanks!
if you asthmatic be sure to have plenty of your puffers because getting one here will require a doctors prescription. it I not over the counter.
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