Deal Alert: Travel to Iceland

Hello fellow travelhuggers!

Just got this in my email from Travelzoo.  Check out this amazing deal from Toronto to Iceland from $599 pp:

  • Roundtrip nonstop flights to Reykjavik from Toronto
  • Two nights at the 4-star Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
  • Breakfast daily
  • Golden Circle tour visiting Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir
    geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park
  • Admission to Laugarvatn Fontana, a newly renovated
    geothermal spa featuring hot spring baths and steam rooms
  • Additional nights including breakfast cost $59 per person

click here for more information!


Travel Tip Tuesday: 04.26.11

Chickennugget

Image via Wikipedia

McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets taste the same in Toronto, Chicago, Paris and Hong Kong.


Don’t do any labour this weekend!

This travelhugger is staying in town for the long weekend.  I can’t believe it’s the last long weekend of the summer. The summer just flew by!  If you’re staying in Toronto, make sure you check out the EX! Hopefully, I can squeeze in the EX this weekend, but most likely I won’t be able to since I’ll be attending a lot of family festivities and a baptism.  Last time I went to the EX I was in highschool. So it’s been a long ass time!!

I know it’s not yet Saturday yet, but it’s almost. Plus this is such a great song.

Enjoy the long weekend everyone!


JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! and WAVE!

It’s that time of year again in Toronto to get something and wave and JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! That’s right, it’s Caribana this weekend downtown Toronto (Exhibition and Lakeshore Blvd). Caribana attracts around 1 million visitors from all over the globe and it’s a parade of beautiful customs, great music and of course lots of whining (not the kind of whining a kid does in the toy store for not getting his favorite toy). If you’ve never been, here are some things to consider going to your very first Caribana:

1. Drink lots of water – with all the jumping, whining and dancing you will need to hydrate yourself.

2. Bring something to wave – you don’t want to be the only one in the crowd with nothing to wave right? Plus it’s fun to jump up and wave a towel or flag (you will also need the towel because you will be working up a sweat jumping and waving).

3. Brush up on your whining skills – everyone can move their waist in a circular motion. The trick is to add the Caribbean flavour to it. Needs some inspiration, check this video.

4. Be prepared to wait..and wait – my parents are Guyanese so I know all about Caribbean time. If the party starts at 7pm, guests usually show up at 9pm.  I remember going to my very first Caribana a few years ago and there were times we were waiting for the next float to pass by.  But it didn’t damper our spirits cause we still loved it!

5. Have fun and don’t be shy to dance and jump up!


I AM CANADIAN!

Tomorrow (July 1st) is Canada Day and I want to wish my fellow Canadians a very Happy Canada Day. I’m proud to be Canadian and I love this country. Even though I hate winters and dread the cold weather, Toronto is my home and I love it. If we could only make it to the World Cup dammit!!

HAPPY CANADA DAY!


Doors Open Toronto – FREE Event (this weekend)

Photo from Wikipedia

If you’re visiting Toronto this weekend, make sure to check out “Doors Open Toronto”.  This happens one weekend, once a year and admission is FREE to 15o historical, architectural, cultural buildings.  The Royal Ontario Museum is FREE tonight after 4:30pm. So check it out! Who doesn’t love Free stuff!! I know I do!!

Click here for more information.


Megabus – Mega Savings!

Megabus is a low cost bus service in Canada, U.S and the U.K.  I have always seen these buses in the city and always wanted to try it.  Now I’m not a bus person, but the advertised $1 fare of course sparked my interest.  I tried Megabus last September from Toronto to NYC.   I was traveling with my mom and she had already been on megabus before and she would always say “You have to try Megabus- it’s fabulous!”  We weren’t able to get the $1 fare but we paid $50 each round trip.  That’s still pretty good considering flying to NYC is usually more than $300 from Toronto round trip.   I know some people who have paid $20 round trip from Toronto to NYC and I met a girl on the bus that was able to get the advertised $1 fare.  So it is possible! you just need to be on the lookout and book early.

While we were in line at the bus terminal in Toronto, we met a lady from NYC and she told us that the best seats in the house are on the second level, first row (yeah that’s right, this bus is double decker).  Thank goodness we were close to the front of the line because we were able to get the best seats on the bus – they were indeed!  Because we were in the best seats, we were able to stretch our legs, had the best view and and there was even a pull down shade if the car lights were too distracting. It’s like first class without the warm cookies (I’ve never flown first class but I imagine that they get warm cookies).  We left the bus terminal at around 9pm (which I highly recommend) and I slept most of the way.  We arrived in NYC early o’clock (7am) and to my surprise, I wasn’t too tired.  The 11 hour bus trip didn’t feel like 11 hours.  So would I take megabus again? Damn straight! But this time I would bring an ipod touch. I forgot to mention that they have free wi-fi on the bus!!! OH YEAHH!!

check out www.megabus.com for more details!

If I can take the bus, so can you!