5 myths

By Everett Potter Canada, our great neighbor to the north, is marking its 150th year of Confederation this year. There may be no more misunderstood province of Canada than Québec. French-speaking, connected to the country but somehow standing apart, it’s a distinct world within Canada. Here are five myths about

By Everett Potter It’s no secret that Millennials love to travel, and their wanderlust and spending habits are redefining the world of travel. Also known as Generation Y, Millennials are typically defined as young adults born after the early 1980s. But are they really so different from Gen Xers or

By Everett Potter Many travelers are concerned about identity theft, worried about a thief using an RFID reader to get their passport info or watching an ATM to steal a pin code. But what about pickpocketing, one of the world’s oldest crimes? It may not merit headlines, but it’s still

By Everett Potter The Galapagos Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador, have some of the most unique wildlife in the world, from giant tortoises to vast colonies of seabirds. Visited by Charles Darwin in 1835, the extraordinary animals were the basis for his Theory

By Everett Potter If you cringe at the idea of taking a group tour, you might well have an outdated notion of what group travel is really like. While there are still big bus tours of the kind parodied in the film If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, the

By Everett Potter Is there any aspect of aviation that’s more ridiculed than airline food? In-flight meals are the subject of cheap jokes even when celebrity chefs are hired to rethink menus and bring culinary glamour back to the skies. But is airline fare really that bad? Here are five

By Everett Potter Hotel spas are not only important to many travelers but, in some cases, have become destinations in themselves, thanks to massive amounts of capital spent on upgrading and expanding facilities and hiring well-trained staff. But not all hotel spas or the treatments they offer are created equally.

By Everett Potter Many airline passengers seek to avoid those hefty checked-bag charges that the airlines levy by resorting to traveling only with carry-on luggage, using bags that seem to run the gamut of shape and size. The result is that aircraft bin space has emerged as the most hotly

By Everett Potter What are the 5 biggest myths about Christmas travel? Read on …

Everett Potter Mention the phrase “travel agent” to many travelers, regardless of age, and they can’t imagine why they would ever use one. It’s easier and faster than ever to book a hotel, airline ticket or car rental online, and there are user reviews everywhere, so why would anyone need