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What's your Favorite Experience at the Juno Beach Centre? Reasons to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach During its 75th Anniversary Year

updated at 06/02/2020 in Normandy
Everyone experiences travel differently, and this may be most true of historic sites. Standing on the spot where history was made is a profound experience that transcends any amount of studying, reading, watching documentaries or films. When you are actually there, the sights, sounds, perspective and your historic imagination all combine for a more meaningful understanding of moments that changed...

Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

updated at 06/02/2020 in Normandy
Veterans, their families, anyone interested in history, or the sacrifices of ordinary young men on an extraordinary moment for the world, all Canadians as well as citizens of all the nations who fought or were affected by these momentous times... all should make a pilgrimage to the Juno Beach Centre and the other DDay sites along the Normandy coast.Many things...

Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

updated at 06/02/2020 in Germany
A night time market in the grounds of a castle. Fires and torches and twinkling lights, the smell of evergreen boughs, the best German Christmas culinary treats and artisans selling authentic German arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and cozy winter woolens. Whether you're the person who always knows exactly how many days it is until Christmas, or the 'Bah, Humbug'...

Travelling with Glasses: What to DO

updated at 06/01/2020 in Anywhere
Packing isn’t easy for anyone, but those of us who wear glasses or contact lenses have a few extra special concerns. Clearly, it’s of the utmost importance to be able to see while on holiday, but how do we protect our delicate eyewear from damage while travelling? We completely understand your eyewear woes, so we thought we’d create a quick...

Shades of Northern Ireland

updated at 06/01/2020 in Northern Ireland
You cannot go wrong with any of Collette's tours to Ireland, but there is one particular itinerary that I love: Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland. This 13-day exploration is arguably the best - and most important - tour we have to the UK & Ireland. Here's why:   1. Northern Ireland completes the story of Ireland. Not visiting 'The...

Staff Share: What it's Like to be at the Juno Beach Centre?

updated at 06/01/2020 in Normandy
A visit to the Juno Beach Centre is life-changing. Walking in the footsteps of young, Canadian soldiers who landed on this stretch of beach in Normandy, France on DDay is emotional, eye-opening, and never-to-be-forgotten. Some Canadians do more than visit. They work here. Permanent staff and young Canadians greet and guide visitors at the Centre, through the restored bunkers, and...

Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

updated at 05/30/2020 in Normandy
It was a fabled event in military history and has become etched into popular culture, the subject of movies, documentaries, novels and real stories shared by veterans returning to their homes.2019 marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. With every passing year, there are fewer and fewer veterans alive who landed on Canada's Juno Beach, Britain's Sword and Gold Beaches, and...

3 Things That Make Central and South America More Amazing

updated at 05/30/2020 in South America
The dynamic region of Central and South America is filled with so many wonders that it is hard not to fall in love with such a beautiful destination. Lose yourself in the upbeat atmosphere as you sway to the samba music, taste test the local food, and travel to many heights to get spectacular views you cannot find anywhere else....

Staff Share: What it's Like to be at the Juno Beach Centre?

updated at 05/29/2020 in Normandy
A visit to the Juno Beach Centre is life-changing. Walking in the footsteps of young, Canadian soldiers who landed on this stretch of beach in Normandy, France on DDay is emotional, eye-opening, and never-to-be-forgotten. Some Canadians do more than visit. They work here. Permanent staff and young Canadians greet and guide visitors at the Centre, through the restored bunkers, and...

Travel Photography: Looking Beyond the Landmarks

updated at 05/26/2020 in Anywhere
Travel photography is a lot of fun, and taking good photos is really important if you want to capture the look and feel of a destination. It’s not quite enough to simply snap a photo without paying attention to whether or not you’re truly capturing more than just an image. You want your photo to convey the sensations of the...