Gone are the days when city tours were only for top tourist attractions. Today, there’s a tour for every niche, and travelers are increasingly seeking them out to help orient themselves to new cities with immersive entertainment and education. With LGBTQ+ issues at the forefront of many cultural conversations, and LGBTQ+ history finally beginning to be researched and acknowledged, LGBTQ+ history tours are popping up in major cities worldwide, including Vancouver.
offers an extensively researched and entertainingly presented LGBTQ2+ history tour of the city starting with First Nations two-spirit history (if you’re not Canadian, that’s the “2” you may not have recognized from “LGBTQ2+”) and reaching present day. Unlike many similarly billed tours, actually includes every letter (and number) of the acronym, widening the appeal and acknowledging all members of the community. Guide and creator Glenn Tkach, clad entirely in pink from head to toe (yes, that includes hat and shoes), provides three hours of enlightenment on a tour that will quickly orient you to areas of Vancouver you’ll want to visit during your stay, including Davie Village, the six-block gayborhood located in the West End. Look out for the world’s first permanent rainbow crosswalks where you’ll surely want to take a selfie (and no one blames you).
Ever stepped onboard a long-haul flight and cringed at the site of your seat? You might envy short people who have ample room to spread out, but they have their own unique brand of problems. Dangling short legs off a seat for hours is less than ideal, especially if lower back issues are also involved.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Airbnb is one of the most frequently used online platforms to book vacation accommodations, but there have been a few occasions when Airbnb customers have been stuck with a rental property nothing like the Airbnb ad presented, which definitely causes a vacation to get off on the wrong foot. If you’re faced with a less-than-satisfactory or what seems to be a fraudulent Airbnb property, here are the steps you should take to get your vacation back on track.
Once reserved for elite travelers, the accessibility of private jet experiences is on the rise. Just like ride-sharing and home-sharing options including Uber and Airbnb, jet startups are also adopting the idea of pooling resources. Instead of splurging on first-class seats at a premium price tag, travelers can snag a seat in a private jet for about 50 percent more, depending on the location.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.