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Here’s what everyone was clicking on — between overindulging and unwrapping presents — this week.
These are the best airline safety videos of the year
When was the last time you paid attention to an airline safety video? Most people are already deeply involved in a podcast or book as the plane taxis to the runway and rarely do we pause to look up at the screen to watch the safety videos. But depending on which airline you’re flying with, you might be missing out on some quality TV by keeping your head down.
From a super sleek K-pop clip that’s more like watching a music video from Korean Air to LEGO characters making a cameo on Turkish Airlines, these are 10 of the most entertaining airline safety videos of 2019.
Looking for New Year’s plans? We’ve got some ideas
There are just days left in the decade and if you’re keen to close out the twenty-tens with thousands of other party-goers, these are the best destinations to do so. Niagara Falls is known for lighting up the famous natural wonder and hosts concerts (Bryan Adams plays this year) and other events around the Falls, plus, at midnight, there’s a fireworks display over the Falls. Meanwhile, Montreal always hosts chic events that run long after the ball drops, with world renowned DJs spinning at some of the most popular clubs and various restaurants throughout the city offering special prix fixe menus.
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Here’s where to eat steak in Calgary
They don’t call it Cowtown for nothing. Calgary, and pretty much everywhere in Alberta, is known for producing some of the country’s tastiest cuts of beef and chefs across the province are using this easy access to their advantage. There are heaps of eateries offering unique, mouthwatering steaks, including the mammoth 40 oz, 45-day dry aged Tomahawk at Modern Steak, which you’ll want to bring some friends to enjoy together, or the prime tenderloin on a bed of black truffle mashed potato at Cassis.
Blue Mountain is still Southern Ontario’s favourite winter escape
Residents in Southern Ontario needn’t pack up and head to Quebec or south of the border into Vermont. Blue Mountain, while small compared eve the aforementioned destinations, is still the one spot outside of Toronto that’s the best bang for your buck. The ski village is quaint as ever, with heaps of shopping, dining and entertainment, plus a Scandinave Spa for anyone who isn’t interested in skiing or snowboarding. Best of all, it’s less than a two-hour drive from the GTA, making it a perfect little getaway for even just a day or night.
These are the Canadian destinations you should visit this year
Canada.com’s roster of travel writers have explored many corners of the world, from remote locales to tourist hot-spots, so when we asked them to pick one must-visit place in Canada for 2020, we knew they’d have some solid suggestions. One of the most popular suggestions was Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s not the easiest province, to get to which might be why many of us haven’t made the trip yet, but there’s a ferry from Cape Breton in Nova Scotia and the adventurous can drive overland through Quebec on the Trans-Labrador Highway. Maybe it’s time we stop putting off this memorable trip.
Read on to discover why you should finally visit Newfoundland this year, plus other parts of Canada you should discover.
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