Is Cinque Terre, Italy on your bucket list?

Is Cinque Terre, Italy on your bucket list?

During July, the topic of the month is rail travel, and where better to travel by rail than Cinque Terre in northern Italy? Of course, if you’re travelling from Canada (or the U.S.A.), you’ll need to hop on a plane to Italy first, but once in “il Bel Paese,” there are plenty of rail services connecting Cinque Terre (via La Spezia) to the rest of the country.

Mas Palomas: there’s more to Gran Canaria than these huge dunes

Mas Palomas: there’s more to Gran Canaria than these huge dunes

There’s more to Gran Canaria than Mas Palomas, but you can’t go on vacation on this volcanic island without a visit to this popular tourist attraction. Walk through the huge dunes to get to the white sand beach on a hot afternoon and you’ll start to feel like you’re in the Sahara – I know, because I’ve done just that.

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