"Kids' on a Plane!"

March 10 2014 by Mike Mason
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kids on a plane.jpgIf your kids are anything like mine, they lack two important pieces of airplane etiquette; inside voices and a sense of personal space. For most parents, this means that most flights end with scowls from all sides as they walk down the terminal dragging a screaming child. Here are a few things I've learned along the way for keeping your kids feet off the seat in front of them and turning loud whining into quiet smiles.

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Drop Everything and Ride to Daytona!

March 6 2014 by Jason Fogelson

Daytona Bike Week.jpgHoly Cow! How did this happen again? It's March already, and it's time to drop everything and get down to Daytona, Florida for Bike Week!

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British Columbia - An Elegant and Exciting Year-Round Getaway

March 5 2014 by James West

british columbia travel.jpgFew cities are as charming as Victoria, B.C. English roots and French influence shine through in every beautiful detail. When arriving by ferry, you are met immediately with the stately Fairmont Empress hotel and the British Columbia Legislature Building. Both of the massive buildings reflect the proud heritage of Victoria as one of the oldest cities along the North American Pacific coast. If you continue past the Empress down the famous Government Street you'll find yourself encircled by coffee shops and cafes. Stop by Murchie's for tasty pastries and drinks and swing into the Soda Shoppe on your way home for a one-of-a-kind milkshake. Other Victoria must-sees include the Craigdorrach Castle and the Butchart Gardens.

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Rio! Rio! Rio!

March 4 2014 by Claudia Kunkel

rio games.jpgWith the Winter Olympics wrapped up in Sochi, it's time for Brazil to take the spotlight for the Summer Olympics - and if anyone knows how to throw a carnival, it's Rio!

When the wide brimmed hats with the 2016 Olympic logo popped up at the London games we knew Brazil would be ready to entertain the world with their beaches, breath taking views and party ready fans.

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"HURRY HARD!" to the Brier in Kamloops

March 4 2014 by Bryson Forbes

canadian curling.jpgAfter winning double gold in Sochi, Canada has once again cemented the fact that we are the best curlers in the world! Curling, like golf or darts, is one of those sports that looks easy until you actually try it. If you have the opportunity to attempt to throw a curling stone, I highly recommend giving it a go! Two things will strike you immediately, first is that the rocks are really heavy! Picking them up is nearly impossible. The second realization is that keeping your balance while trying to slide along ice to propel the stone is ridiculously difficult. Looking foolish during your first few shot attempts is a given. This is likely why alcohol is usually encouraged, which truth be told likely makes the process worse, but it aids in getting people to at least try!

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Where's The Best Place To Travel For Cuisine?

March 4 2014 by BW Innsider
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Become a Travel Hero

March 3 2014 by Mike Mason

Thumbnail image for travel hero blog.jpgBest Western has launched a new social promotion that is sure to get you excited about your future travel plans! There's a lot of time spent away from loved ones for those who have to travel for business. Best Western offers seasonal promotions, like the one currently running, that saves guests up to 20% off, plus 1,500 bonus Best Western Rewards points. Savings like this, allow Best Western guests to save more and accumulate increased loyalty points, which in turn, enables them to reward themselves and their loved ones.

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Four Habits of the Latino Business Traveler

February 28 2014 by Manny Ruiz
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latino business traveler.jpgAs I prepare to host the fifth annual Hispanicize event in Miami, an annual gathering of Latino marketing, media and social media professionals, I find myself fielding a familiar set of questions that many Latino entrepreneurs seem to ask when they travel:

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Five Pieces of Gear No Traveling Motorcyclist Should Be Without

February 28 2014 by Jason Fogelson

motorcycle gear (2).jpgOne of my big challenges when traveling by motorcycle is over packing. I'm constantly paring down my gear and equipment, trying to get it down to the essentials. The thought recently occurred to me - why not reverse engineer the packing process? Instead of figuring out what I don't need and getting rid of the extras, let's figure out what I absolutely do need, and build up from there. Here's my list of five pieces of gear that no traveling motorcyclist should be without.

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