Measles and the International Traveller Measles is a highly contagious disease spread by a virus easily transmitted through the air. It was once a common disease in Canada during childhood. Before the introduction of the measles vaccine the disease caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths worldwide, and was a significant cause of disability. Measles is […]
Does planning a trip with your young children feel daunting? While there may be new worries that never crossed your mind in your child free travel days, traveling with children doesn’t need to be scary! Here are some factors to consider in your planning as well as tips for keeping your child healthy on your […]
Are You Road Trip Ready? The moment Henry Ford’s first Model T rolled off the assembly line, car culture captured America’s imagination. It was the ultimate symbol of freedom, as people could now travel across the continent in a way never before accessible to them. On the Road Again It wasn’t long before the lure […]
Thrifty Travels! (part 2) Traveling is one of the great joys of life. There are so many incredible experiences to be had, people to meet and cultures in which to immerse oneself. The only drawback is that sometimes those trips can put some major wear and tear on the wallet! However, it’s possible to take […]
HPV – What is it and who needs the vaccine? Human Papillomavirus infections, more commonly known as HPV, are the most common sexually transmitted diseases that can affect both men and women. It has been associated with different cancers in men and women including: Cervical cancer Vulvar and vaginal cancers Anal cancer Throat cancer Penile […]
The grade 11&12 French immersion classes, Perspective Mondiale, from Charles Best Secondary returned from a recent trip to Senegal, Africa. The trip was planned with the intention to better our French skills and explore the Senegalese culture. We had several day trips arranged for our two week adventure. Some of the activities included assisting at […]
Mexican Manners: Some Etiquette Tips for Your Next Mexican Vacation Mexican vacations are extremely popular, and with good reason! Who in Vancouver doesn’t want to escape the rain and cold and spend a few glorious weeks in a Mexican paradise! Since more and more Vancouverites are booking flights to the land of sun and surf […]
Thrifty Travels ( Part 1 ) Traveling is one of the most exhilarating experience one can have. It can also be one of the most expensive experiences! It’s amazing how easy it is to spend copious amounts of Pesos, Pounds, Euros, Yen, and Sheckles when on vacation. I remember having to call my mom (collect) […]
The What’s What of Water Purification Bottled water, filters, chemicals, boiling, UV lights – there are many options for accessing clean drinking water while travelling. But are all methods equally as effective? The answer is no! Below we will review the pros and cons of several options for clean water and disinfection methods. Bottled Water […]
Destination Mexico – Traveling Do’s and Don’ts Dreaming of Mexico Winter in Vancouver can be a little challenging with the copious rain and seemingly ever-present overcast conditions. After a while, the thought of escaping to a warmer and sunnier climate invariably crosses our minds, and dreams of sipping Mai Tais on tropical beaches draws us […]
While traveling with friends can be a blast, there is something singularly (pun intended) wonderful and meaningful about traveling alone. For one, you don’t have to compromise! You can go where you want, when you want–an incredibly liberating feeling, especially if you are used to traveling with your partner! Indeed, you don’t have to schlep […]
From Provence to Central Park This past Valentine’s Day had us in a romantic mood, and it got us to thinking about the most swoon-worthy places in the world. We all have that one place–a particularly romantic far-flung spot that left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds. Perhaps it was a vacation with […]
How to Stay Out of Trouble in Thailand Thailand is one of the world’s travel destination gems and the most popular place to visit in Southeast Asia. It makes sense, as there is something for every tourist. Whether you choose to travel in luxury or on the cheap, the beaches, jungles, amazing food and interesting […]
Must-Have Translation Apps for 2018! We’ve all seen it. Many of us have done it. When trying to communicate in a foreign country, people seem to think that speaking loudly (in English) and waving and gesticulating wildly will somehow, magically bridge the vast communication gap. It doesn’t. If anything, it only serves to confuse, bewilder […]
Staying on top of your health – and your vaccines! With a new year often comes a renewed commitment to your health. Time to burn off those holiday calories and get on top healthy eating and feeling good! An important part of keeping on top of your health is making sure you stay disease free! […]
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