The Quebecois know how to do winter. For two weeks, in late January through mid-February, Quebec City throws a party full of dancing, music, ice slides, sleigh rides, snow swimming, parades and other activities for all ages. In 2018 the Carnaval de Quebec will run from January 26 through February 11.
The Canadian province of Quebec offers some of North America’s best skiing, with the added allure of a distinctly French flair. Canada’s Francophobic province is huge, snow covered in winter, and has more than 40 ski areas within easy reach of the cities of Montreal and Quebec.
You know your clients want to go to Florida for the sun, lots of beach time, and outdoor activities. Travelers should also be aware that the sunshine state has just ramped it up with an outstanding selection of foodie activities. Even better, you can eat and drink at these restaurants while also hanging out in some of the best Florida addresses.
As the helicopter scans the island, my mouth drops open. Unfolding below me is a panorama of gouged chasms, tumbling waterfalls which resemble thick, silk ropes, and the Napali Coast. Its foamy waves crash against a jagged lush coastline. Wow!
Last year, the National Parks Service celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding. Knowing this, I set off during the summer to see Yellowstone - the park whose landscape in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho inspired it all. On my way there I visited Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. On my way back was Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
Standing on the shores of Resolute Bay I unzipped my Anorak, let the foggy mist envelop me and breathed in clean, fresh, cool air, a welcome relief from the relentless humid summer heat that lingered in the Northeast.
Clients looking for cool summer getaways close to home can have a “foreign” vacation in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces and Quebec. The lively French-speaking cities of Montreal and Quebec offer all the urban cultural and entertainment options, as well as fine dining and a European feel.
The world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy provide neighboring New Brunswick with plenty of natural attractions, and Gulf Stream waters give it the warmest swimming beaches north of Virginia. More beaches line peaceful Prince Edward Island’s shore, while Nova Scotia is fringed by charming coastal villages. Newfoundland has a far-away feel, and dramatic coastal scenery that rivals the Norwegian fjords.
NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, invites travelers from every corner of the globe to visit the destination during one of the most festive seasons of the year. From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that kicks off the season in November to the Christmas Tree lighting in Rockefeller Center and the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square, there are countless reasons to visit New York City at the end of the year. “There is no more festive time of the year to visit New York City than the annual holiday season-it’s a time of year when the City’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and shops put their best foot forward to offer more than five million visitors a unique and memorable travel experience,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company’s president and CEO.
Thousands enjoy the magic of the Northeast’s annual color pageant, driving the scenic byways of Vermont’s Green Mountains and the White Mountains in New Hampshire and Maine. Later in the fall the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the hills and coastlines of Connecticut and Rhode Island are still colorful into late October and early November. But driving is not the only way to enjoy the show. Clients may not think about eliminating the stress of driving and trip planning by relaxing on a foliage cruise. Here are some to suggest.
Past and Present
This year, 2016, (August 15th to be exact) marked this first national park's hundredth birthday and that of the National Park Service. The park's deep canyons, craggy peaks, vast woodlands, alpine lakes and rushing waterfalls haven't changed much in a hundred years. Yellowstone National Park is the nation's spot, literally. Parts of it steam, spit, bubble and roar.