It’s hard to get lost in the compact city of Halifax. With the hilltop Citadel on one side and the vast Halifax Harbour on the other, you can get your bearings quickly from almost any point. You can easily spot the main attractions, but tours can help you find places you might otherwise miss and can lead to secret locales only insiders know.
Wherever you go in Halifax, you’ll hear references to the sinking of the Titanic. Halifax played a major role in that story as the closest port and base for rescue operations. An exhibit in Maritime Museum of the Atlantic chronicles the disaster, with artifacts that include a Titanic deck chair.
The six-hour Halifax Titanic Historical Tour visits more sites related to this disaster, explores the city’s role in both world wars, and includes a tour of the Citadel. Tours are timed to see the Changing of the 78th Highlander Sentinel Guard and firing of the traditional noon gun. The tour also visits the working fishing village of Fisherman’s Cove.
Foodies can discover the city’s vibrant dining scene on an Eat Halifax Tour, with five tasting stops to sample fresh-caught seafood, Halifax donairs (this eastern Canadian street-food staple originated here) and ciders from Chain Yard Urban Cidery. The Beer Bus Tour, also by Halifax Food Tours, explores Halifax’s craft beer scene with stops at breweries, brew pubs and cideries.
Perhaps the most iconic sight in Nova Scotia, the lighthouse and rocky ledges of Peggy’s Cove lie a few miles from Halifax, and farther along the south coast is the historic shipbuilding town of Lunenburg. Anchor Tours can take you to both on an eight-hour excursion that allows time to enjoy the towns as well as savor the scenery. On the Peggy’s Foodie Adventure, Halifax Food Tours pairs this scenic coastal drive and photo ops with more tastings. Expect to find seafood chowder, lobster rolls, traditional rappie pie and local craft beers on the menu.
Just as you are never far from the sea, the sea plays a role in almost everything in Halifax. Viewing it from the water gives you a different perspective of the city, seeing it as so many immigrants and sailors first did. A tour on the Tall Ship Silva gives a mariner’s view and a chance to help hoist sails on the 130-foot schooner, the harbor’s largest sailing ship.
Like other Angelenos working in the entertainment industry, Sacramento-native Brian Rodda found himself pivoting toward a new career during the pandemic. Prior to the lockdown, he worked in entertainment public relations, hosted a Hollywood red carpet web series and owned a marketing consultancy. When he was in Carmel riding out the situation, a friend encouraged him to take on a new real-life role as a culinary tour guide in the fashionable resort town as travel slowly returned.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
Red Savannah launched a new series called In the Footsteps of…, which debuts itineraries of well-known figures, the first being Coco Chanel. As Chanel No. 5 celebrates its 102nd anniversary this year, the travel company invites fashion lovers, history enthusiasts and admirers of Coco Chanel to experience the new itinerary, In the Footsteps of Coco Chanel. The experience allows travelers to step into the remarkable life of one of most iconic figures in the fashion world.
Mazatlán, Mexico, has long been an attractive home destination for Canadian and American retirees, but, in recent years, young, digital nomads have also discovered the charms of this coastal city, finding inexpensive accommodations, beautiful weather and plenty of bandwidth for working remotely. The laid-back beach scene definitely eases the transition of relocating to Mexico’s West Coast.
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Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Singapore EDITION officially marks the brand’s entrance in Southeast Asia and Singapore, bringing the luxury of EDITION to the region. Featuring 204 guestrooms, The Singapore EDITION sits at the west end of Orchard Road, welcoming guests to its lobby adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and a light-filled conservatory at the far wall, complete with a biophilic green way.
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