Why You Should Make Canada Your Next Vacation Destination!

Canada vacations can provide some of the most enjoyable breaks from work. Especially if you’re in a warm country, the colder climate can make a nice change for once; you might not want to live there, but as a vacation destination Canada can really deliver. The way the world is with so many countries at war, the socially indifferent and politically free Canadians can be a very welcoming community. And Canada has so much to offer, what with all its history, places to visit, cultural activities and sport activities such as White water rafting. Then there’s its spectacular countryside offering all kinds of activities for all.

So where could you visit during your vacation in Canada?

There are so many great places in Canada to visit, that you’d have to make a number of trips just to see the most interesting parts. Canada is the second biggest country in the entire world after all, from Alberta to Quebec to Ontario to British Columbia, there is plenty to see. Then add to that Manitoba, Vancouver Island, and Newfoundland (not actually a part of Canada, but very close by). Probable the first places on your list to visit should be the best known internationally tourist attractions; the incredible Niagara Falls, the equally grand Jasper National Park and the spectacular Banff National Park.

Ok, so what activities will you be able to participate in while in Canada?

Obviously hiking in such a grand environment would be spectacular, but if you’re one of those people who need a little more action you definitely won’t be disappointed. Some of the best locations for white water rafting can be found here and then there are other water sports such as kayaking and boating to consider. One of the best places to participate in these activities would be the longest river in Canada, the Mackenzie, which begins in the Northwest Territories and eventually ends at the Hudson Bay.

If water sport isn’t for you, you could always visit some of the wilder regions where fishing and hunting activities bring in an abundance of pro and non pro sportsmen. And you could also go and see a hockey game at one of the most well known Canadian hockey Stadiums. Then there’s the French Canadian cuisine, you just have to try some of the specialties like the gallettes, the maple syrup and galumpkies.

If all this doesn’t interest you, why not consider actually getting away from all the tourist attractions and sporting activities and take a closer look at the Canadian culture. Meet the people, participate in their cultural activities, take a look into their history (interestingly free from international trouble). This is something few tourist actually do, but it is the only way to really get to know a country and its culture.

Whether it’s just the pure beauty of the Canadian wilderness that interests you or it’s the pure adrenalin you seek from speeding down a river in a raft or the challenge of climbing Canada’s highest mountain situated in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, in British Columbia, Canada has something to offer all of us. The only question is will you let the opportunity pass you by?

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Travel Providers Strive to Meet the Needs of Disabled Travelers

For people with disabilities, the world of travel is broadening its scope to welcome and encourage those who, although physically challenged, are not being hindered by their disabilities. The U.S. Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) of 1986 prohibits airlines from discriminating on the basis on disability and affects accessibility features in terminals and aboard aircraft operated by U.S. and foreign airlines operating to, from and in the United States.

More than ever, travel providers are seeking ways to meet the needs of travelers with disabilities. Recently, Detroit’s Northwest Airlines, Wayne County Airport Authority and Checker Sedan, the official luxury sedan service of Detroit Metro Airport, completed training sessions with staff from Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester. The group met specifically to learn how to meet the special needs of the blind and disabled when they’re traveling.

“The Wayne County Airport Authority is totally in support of the efforts of Leader Dogs for the Blind to help our contractors and tenants – airlines and ground transportation providers – to be aware of the needs of the disabled,” said Michael Conway, public affairs specialist at the airport. Positions, such as sky caps, who provide a high level of customer service and assist travelers, play key roles in helping travelers with disabilities reach their gates on time or receive the assistance they require.

Checker Sedan, which provides luxury sedan transportation at Detroit Metro, participated in the daylong session. The transportation provider has two converted vans with a portable ramp and wheelchair tie downs that can accommodate those who use power wheelchairs or wheelchairs that don’t fold and won’t fit in a vehicle’s trunk.

“Our hope is that we can train these companies so they can be aware of what they are doing,” Stafford said, “It’s not hard at all to provide service to a disabled passenger; it’s just a matter of information.”

Some examples of disability etiquette include:
- Talk to the person, not to the person he or she is with.
- Call a person by name, not by a disability.
- Ask a disabled person if he or she needs help and how.
- Don’t put a blind person in a wheelchair just “because it makes it easier for you to help them.”
- Do not talk more loudly to blind people; their hearing is not impaired.

“Basically, you treat a person with a disability with respect and dignity as you would any other customer,” said Stafford.

The hope is that a little basic information provided by Leader Dogs will go a long way. Travel providers usually find that travelers with disabilities appreciate the efforts of airports and companies who are familiar with the most beneficial ways to assist disabled passengers, if necessary. Those improvements not only make things better for disabled people, but can actually improve service for anyone.

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Up Sticks And Move To Australia

Australia has six states, two major mainland territories, and other minor territories. Australia is the flattest continent, with the oldest and least fertile soils, and is the driest inhabited continent. Australian visual arts have a long history, starting with the cave and bark paintings of its indigenous peoples.

Australia has one of the world’s highest living standards with 85 percent living in urban areas. Australia is prone to severe drought and water restrictions are currently in place in some areas, however these shouldn’t affect travellers as they mostly relate to watering gardens and washing cars. Australia has first world medical standards, and you can expect to receive treatment that is the equal of care in other industrialized countries. In 1770, James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast of Australia, which he named New South Wales and claimed for Great Britain.

The Statute of Westminster 1931 formally ended most of the constitutional links between Australia and the United Kingdom when Australia adopted it in 1942. Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of Australia, a role that is distinct from her position as monarch of the other Commonwealth realms.

Among well-known Australian fauna are the monotremes (the platypus and the echidna); a host of marsupials, including the kangaroo, the koala, and the wombat; the saltwater and freshwater crocodiles; and birds such as the emu and the kookaburra. In common with many other developed countries, Australia is experiencing a demographic shift towards an older population, with more retirees and fewer people of working age. The National Gallery of Australia and the various state art galleries have strong collections of Australian and overseas artworks and are highly attended by Australians.

In July 2003, Australia successfully restored order to the Solomon Islands, which had descended into lawlessness during a brutal civil war. The Australian workforce has seen many improvements over the last decade, leading to the surge in productivity in the 1990s. World famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, “the bush”, and “the Outback”, Australia is actually one of the world’s most highly urbanised countries. With rising sea levels after the last Ice Age, Australia became largely isolated from the rest of the world and the Aboriginal tribes developed a variety of cultures, based on a close (spiritual) relationship with the land and nature, and extended kinship.

Many Asian and Eastern European people also came to Australia in the 1850s, during the Gold Rush that started Australia’s first resource boom.

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