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What's your Favorite Experience at the Juno Beach Centre?

on 11/09/2018 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...

Visitors Share: What's it Like to Visit the Juno Beach Centre?

on 11/09/2018 in Normandy
Not every travel experience is about whooping it up. Not every essential, bucket-list destination has to be fun. Uplifting, yes. Transformational, too. The Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, where the Canadians landed on DDay in 1944, is that kind of place.Many of us who have thought of how our lives might be different if pivotal moments in world history had...

Family Visits to the Juno Beach Centre

on 11/09/2018 in Normandy
The next generation of Canadians may be the most important visitors to the Juno Beach Centre. A visit to the actual site where Canadians landed in Europe on DDay in WW2 has a profound impact on everyone who walks on that sand, explores the bunkers, and learns more in the Centre about Canada's role in ending the war in Europe....

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

on 11/09/2018 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...

Traveling with a Group to the Juno Beach Centre

on 11/09/2018 in Normandy
Hopefully, you've already decided that it's time to book a trip to Canada's Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France. Now you have to decide how you're going to visit. We can help with that. You can travel independently, or visit the Centre as part of a guided tour from London or Paris, or even as part of a stunning Seine...


Video: Germany's Most Romantic Christmas Market

on 11/28/2017 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'...

Packing Tips for Happier Trips

on 11/07/2016 in Anywhere
We’ve all been there, standing over an empty suitcase feeling a little bit panicked about what to bring and what not to bring. If you pack too much, you wind up lugging all kinds of stuff you never use, but if you bring too little, you’ll inevitably find yourself very uncomfortable at some point on your trip. So, what’s a...

Scandinavian Natural Wonders: Best Places to Visit in Scandinavia

on 11/07/2016 in Scandinavia
The magic and beauty of Scandinavia will take your breath away! Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden are all home to some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the world. Each country has its own unique way of delivering that ‘wow’ factor you’re looking for   Iceland’s Blue Lagoon   Reykjanes Peninsula is known for its lava fields, rugged landscapes...

Travelling with Glasses: What to DO

on 11/07/2016 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...