56% of Canadians considering vacation plans within next 12 months

56% of Canadians considering vacation plans within next 12 months

Friday, October 9, 2020

TORONTO — More than half of Canadians say they are considering taking a vacation within the next year, according to a new study commissioned by Sunwing.

With a representative online sample of 1,505 Canadians, in both English and French, the survey was conducted Sept. 28-29, 2020 among members of the Angus Reid Forum.

Asked if they

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Vacation turns into nightmare for Arizona family robbed in Sonora

A Mesa, Arizona, family was carjacked on their way to their vacation home in Puerto Lobos, Sonora, Tuesday night.

Mason and Natalie Davis and two of their seven children packed up their Toyota Tundra and loaded three ATVs and a mountain bike on a trailer they were towing and set out for their vacation home about five hours south. 

It’s a trip they had been making for the past 20

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2 highly rated Vrbo vacation spots in Texas Hill Country up for grabs in contest

Texas – Did you know that two of the most “favorited” vacation homes on the popular home-rental website Vrbo are in the Texas Hill Country?

A press release from Vrbo officials states that the company is giving away 25 stays at “25 of its most iconic, highest-rated vacation homes, cabins, condos (and castles!)” and two of the locations are in Texas.

Included in the list of properties that contest winners

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Morro Bay is moving forward with new vacation rental law. Here are the details

After significant public debate, the Morro Bay City Council is moving forward with new regulations for short-term vacation rentals.

The city hopes to balance business interests and property rights with neighborhood concerns.

At its Sept. 22 meeting, the City Council formed a framework around a new city policy, revising its cap on the number of homes that can be used as vacation rentals from 250 to 175.

The council is

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Luxury Vacation Rentals, Flight Attendant Travel Hacks, REAL ID Driver’s Licenses And More

Why Vacation Rentals Are Ideal for Remote Workers

Need to get away this fall but aren’t ready to stay at a hotel or resort just yet? For those who can work from home through the end of the year, a long-term rental property may be just the answer. From Arizona to South Carolina, here are vacation homes that offer luxurious amenities—and seclusion.

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Dream locations to visit in Ireland on your next vacation

The COVID-19 pandemic might be stymieing our holiday plans for 2020 but we can still dream!

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As part of an Ireland of the Welcomes readers survey, we asked “where would you visit in Ireland?” Although we’re all stuck at home, in Ireland’s case in our own counties, we can dream about our next vacation in Ireland, right? 

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Mesa family ambushed, held at gunpoint while on vacation in Mexico

“The front window rolled down, and the guy is pointing a machine gun at me and telling me to stop.”

PHOENIX — Imagine staring at the end of a machine gun. 

That’s what Mason and Natalie Davis’ family experienced Tuesday evening on their way to the family’s beach house in Puerto Lobos, Mexico.

The Davis family is still processing what actually happened. They take this family trip several times a

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Your Best Family Travel Photos Can Win You a Free Vacation Rental



a tree with a sunset in the background: Your Best Family Travel Photos Can Win You a Free Vacation Rental


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Your Best Family Travel Photos Can Win You a Free Vacation Rental


If you’re anything like us, you love going through your old travel photos. And now you have a great excuse to go back through them (yet again), thanks to a fun photo contest hosted by vacation rental platform Vrbo.

The company is offering the chance to win one of 25 vacation home

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Family ambushed, robbed at gunpoint while on vacation in Mexico

A family was robbed of everything on a trip to the family’s beach house in Puerto Lobos, Mexico.

PHOENIX — Imagine staring at the end of a machine gun. 

That’s what Mason and Natalie Davis’ family experienced Tuesday evening on their way to the family’s beach house in Puerto Lobos, Mexico.

The Davis family is still processing what actually happened. They take this family trip several times a year and

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9 Things To Consider When Building a Vacation Home by the Beach

The sand, the sun, the sound of waves lapping against the shore—when you are living by the beach, life is good! As amazing as it all sounds, there are many things to consider if you are thinking of building a vacation home by the beach.

While the location, safety factors, proximity to the beach, and accessibility can be easily fixed, it’s finalizing the house plan that can feel like a

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American family held at gunpoint while on vacation in Mexico

“The front window rolled down, and the guy is pointing a machine gun at me and telling me to stop.”

PHOENIX — Imagine staring at the end of a machine gun. 

That’s what Mason and Natalie Davis’ family experienced Tuesday evening on their way to the family’s beach house in Puerto Lobos, Mexico.

The Davis family is still processing what actually happened. They take this family trip several times a

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Campdemic: More locals head outdoors for vacation | News

When Emma Renner, a graduate student at Cornell University, wanted to travel during the summer, she entered the outdoors rather than a hotel lobby.

Camping during the pandemic has grown in popularity among people like Renner, who said she has enjoyed the activity since her freshman year. It has also become a favored vacation activity for new campers, she said.

But this newfound interest has its consequences. Renner said she

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Mesa family ambushed and held at gunpoint while on vacation in Mexico

“The front window rolled down, and the guy is pointing a machine gun at me and telling me to stop.”

PHOENIX — Imagine staring at the end of a machine gun. That’s what Mason and Natalie Davis’s family experienced Tuesday evening on their way to the family’s beach house in Puerto Lobos, Mexico.

The Davis family is still processing what actually happened. They take this family trip several times a

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Hurricane Delta derails High Point man’s vacation

A day after they arrived in Mexico, Noah Rudolph and his girlfriend were scrambling to get back home.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A High Point man who found himself in the path of Hurricane Delta is on his way back to the Carolinas.

Less than a day after arriving in Cancun, Mexico he and his girlfriend realized they needed to get out fast.

“My phone said Category 4 and my dad

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Oklahoma Honeymooners Set Up GoFundMe After Hurricane Ruins Their Cancun Vacation

An Oklahoma couple who were hoping to enjoy a relaxing honeymoon in Cancun after stressfully planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic were once again given a hard hit by outstanding circumstances on their plans, and now, they’re hoping for some help when it comes to a “redo” for their special trip.

Jessica and Hunter Biffle, who according to their wedding website are from Oklahoma, married on Oct. 3 and

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Albuquerque City Councilors make changes to short-term vacation rentals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque City Councilors made major changes to rules on short-term rentals across the city. The changes aim to get more oversight on these rental properties and help keep neighbors happy. However, the changes did receive some pushback from rental property owners.

“During big events certainly like Balloon Fiesta and other things on that order,

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Spain’s “Empty Mountains” Are the Vacation Destination We’re Dreaming of for 2021

From Bicycling

While travel is still super limited, most of us are stuck daydreaming about the next time we’ll get to ride somewhere other than our local loops. If you’re feeling the wanderlust too, check out the excerpt below from Lonely Planet’s new book Epic Bike Rides of Europe that’s got us planning a trip for 2021.

Sharing stories with fellow cyclists is one of the many charms of exploring

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The most remote vacation rentals in the US

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Traveling in the age of COVID-19 has meant a new focus on domestic trips and priorities tied to hygiene and personal space. Indeed, the chance to stay somewhere remote — as opposed to exclusive — is this summer’s marker of real luxury. 

And while striking out off the grid is admirable, most travelers cannot

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Christina Anstead Takes First Vacation Since Ant Anstead Split

Over the weekend, newly separated Christina Anstead took her first vacation following her split from Ant Anstead. The HGTV star headed to Nashville, Tennessee, with Taylor Reese and Brayden James, her two older children with her first ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa. Her youngest child, Hudson London, stayed home with his father, Ant Anstead.

Accompanying Christina and her kids was friend Cara Clark, who co-authored The Wellness Remodel with Christina. Clark

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Take This Haunted, Halloween-Themed Road Trip for Your October Pandemic Vacation

In this pandemic era, true vacations are few and far between. Flying to a destination is not ideal unless absolutely necessary, and some places are re-imposing stricter quarantines and business closures in response to rising COVID-19 case numbers.



a sunset over a body of water


© Illustration: Pare Mahakanok (Shutterstock)


So is it even possible to plan a trip you can look forward to (and do safely)? Yes—especially if it’s a season-specific Halloween road trip that you

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