Category: Toronto Travel Posts

Category: Toronto Travel Posts People Explore Abandoned Buildings All The Time. See What This Guy Found

When you run across a creepy, abandoned building, it’s hard not to take a peek inside. (It may actually be physically impossible.) A few years back, this Reddit user explored a strange abandoned building that was attached to his town hall. He never, in a million years, could have guessed what was inside. This building, attached to the town hall, was completely abandoned and had been for years. It was time to explore. ODzyns   Underneath a hall that was used for dancing and theater was a row of jail cells. ODzyns   The doors were heavy and old, and

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Category: Toronto Travel Posts Google Search now has travel guides to help plan your vacation

  Google is trying to make planning vacations less of a hassle. To do that, it’s launching a new feature today called Destinations on Google that’s meant to help you figure out where to go, when to go, and what to do there; it’ll also help you get cheap flights and hotels.   GOOGLE GENERATES POSSIBLE ITINERARIES BASED ON ITS TRAVEL DATA Destinations on Google isn’t a new website. Instead, you’ll stumble upon it during mobile searches for travel deals and advice. If you search “European vacations,” you’ll be presented with a grid of major cities, what it’ll cost to

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Category: Toronto Travel Posts WOW’s $99 Iceland Flights Challenge Established Airlines

  The bargain basement airline business is littered with failures. But that doesn’t frighten WOW’s Icelandic founder Skúli Mogensen, who started the airline with a personal fortune he made in Montreal. Mogensen says his business represents the future and it is the establishment airlines who should worry. That may depend on whether WOW, which will begin next May by offering flights priced as low as $149 from Toronto and Montreal to Europe and as low as $99 to Iceland, can survive in the niche no-frills market where every “extra” service has its price. WOW air launches $99 flights from Canada to Iceland, $149 to Europe WestJet launches London flights

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Category: Toronto Travel Posts Uber Vs. the World, How Cities Are Dealing With Ride-hailing Technology

  “Uber is so big and so pervasive, it’s like the internet of transportation,” says John-Kurt Pliniussen of Queen’s University’s School of Business. Even in the face of negative headlines about sexual assaults, concerns over data privacy, protests from taxi drivers, raids on its offices and outright bans, the California-based ride-hailing company continues to grow. Toronto city council asked staff to develop new rules to accommodate it within municipal taxi and limousine bylaws. Why cities need to regulate Uber: Valverde Why transport apps like Uber are shaking up how you get around Uber vs. Taxi: Why the taxi industry will never be the same How the sharing economy took off

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Category: Toronto Travel Posts 24 Reasons You Should Never Visit Mexico

Just don’t. 1. Some people seem to think Mexico is the perfect vacation getaway. View this image › Lyza / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: lyza Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico 2. Those people are obviously SO wrong. View this image › Esparta Palma / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: esparta Pie de la Cuesta, Guerrero, Mexico 3. The beaches are basically a dump. View this image › Kurt Bauschardt / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: kurt-b Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico 4. …and they’re littered with people both day and night. View this image › Javarman3 / Getty Images Playa

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Category: Toronto Travel Posts This Pianist Plays Beautiful Beethoven Melodies For Elderly Elephants in Thailand.

The mountains of Kanchanaburi were alive with the sound of classical music thanks to pianist Paul Barton. The talented musician lugged his instrument up the steep climb for a very special audience: old, injured, and handicapped elephants. Barton chose the soothing sounds of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata and made sure to note that it wasn’t ivories he was tickling. In fact, as an anti-ivory advocate, he explains that the brutally obtained material hasn’t been used to manufacture piano keys in years. Barton had a particular bond to the blind elephant named Plara, who you can see directly behind the piano. The gentle giant seems to ignore his

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