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Eating Cheap in Las Vegas

paris-eiffel-tower-restaurant-vegas-stripA Las Vegas vacation for many people is an experience to enjoy 24/7 food, drink, and gambling. In fact that is the very reason that many people visit Vegas and it is also one of the main reasons that the city of Las Vegas and the gambling empires that have been built, crumbled, and been rebuilt again and again have had many of the rocky rides that offer more bumps, dips, twists, and turns than you will find on many of the roller coasters that also inhabit this great city.

Las Vegas has so much more than Continue reading

New Cuba Medical Insurance Requirement


Effective May 1, 2010, the Cuban government will require that all visitors to Cuba, including Cuban nationals living abroad as well as persons residing temporarily in Cuba, obtain traveler’s medical insurance as a condition for entry into Cuba.

  • Should be purchased prior to entry into Cuba and shown on arrival, presenting proof such as:
    • The medical insurance policy
    • A certificate of insurance
    • A travel assistance card
  • Must cover the entire length of stay in Cuba
  • Is the customer’s responsibility
  • May be purchased upon arrival in Cuba HOWEVER
    • If a customer proves to be inadmissible due to lack of medical insurance and the Cuban government is unwilling to issue/sell medical insurance for some reason, he or she will be mandated to return to their country of origin
  • Customers can go to Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada for more information and updates: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/report_rapport-eng.asp?id=69000.

New Tiger Woods Nike Ad

tiger woods nike ad

The new Nike Ad featuring Tiger Woods, with Earl Woods’ (Tiger’s Dad) doing a voice over has caused quite a bit of controversy.  The voice over, taken from an ABC interview in 2004 with the Sr. Woods, was used in the ad basically questioning Tiger about his “transgressions” and the media circus he’s created.  Tiger’s dad died in 2006, and although this ad, like many other Nike ads, have some groups up in arms, Tiger defends the ad, and thinks it “very apropos” and goes on to say “It’s amazing how it — how my dad can speak to me from different ways, even when he’s long gone. He’s still helping me. I think any son who has lost a father and who meant so much in their life, I think they would understand the spot.”

What do you think?

Click HERE to view it

Planning a Family Ski Trip?

planning a family skiing tripIt’s time to plan the family vacation – and everyone wants to go skiing.  Don’t worry, skiing isn’t as expensive as you might think, and there are numerous resorts that cater to families, offereing a variety of packages designed to save you money.  The problem will be choosing the destination.

Most ski resorts have websites.  Start the planning process by accessing these websites to determine where you and your family might want to go for your family ski vacation.  there are many different things to look for when choosing a resort.  The absolute most important thing to look for is a ski school if someone in your family will need instruction.  While most resorts do have ski schools, some don’t.  Don’t make the mistake of choosing a destination where one or more of your family members won’t have fun, simply because they don’t know how to ski. Continue reading

Going to Orlando? Don’t Forget Your Clubs!

Are you going to Orlando this winter? Well if you are, make sure to take your golf clubs with you! Orlando is quickly becoming an american Mecca for golfers in North America, and around the world!


In addition to Disney World, Orlando now boasts its fair share of world-class golf courses. So many, in fact, that Orlando golf vacations have dramatically increased in popularity in recent years and Orlando has become a top choice golf destination. Orlando golf vacations open the door to one of the biggest playgrounds in the world, with over 100 courses, great restaurants, theme parks, quality shopping, and hot nightlife.

Orlando golf vacations are a great way to get away for a weekend with the boys, or to spend some time with the family. Even if golf is your main passion, you’ll want to make to make sure that you save some time on your vacation to experience everything else that this “magical” city has to offer, from amusement parks, to shows, to animal encounters.

The South side is perhaps the best place to stay for Orlando golf vacations. On the South side, you’ll find over 70 championship golf courses in addition to Continue reading

Return of Lise-Marie to AC Cargo YYZ

Hello All,Air Canada Cargo YYZ

The previous walk-around with Lise Marie was so successful we are going to do it again. Lise-Marie called us and told us that she wanted to come back and give answers to some of the questions that she was asked. She would also like to give others the chance to meet her and hear their concerns. This time around she will be accompanied by Jim Beaudrea. She will be walking around the building on Thursday November 12th from 1000 until 1200 and again from 1400 until 1600. Again, we believe that this is very worthwhile and hope you all pass this on and take this opportunity to have your voices heard.

Also, last week we had a meeting about the upcoming vacation bids. We were successful in getting the company to agree to the following:

  • all of your vacation bid times for ALL of your choices will be available at the same time
  • at the conclusion of each round of bidding –all of the selected vacation slots will be posted on the wall
  • when you go in to bid your vacation the slots will be posted on the wall for you to see rather than on the computer

We hope that this will make the process easier for you all and more transparent.

Great travel deals for American Thanksgiving

As the weather gets colder, the deals get hotter!

Bellagio hotel on the las vegas stripThe fall season is typically “slow season” for the travel industry.  Hotels, airlines and tourist attractions are all vying for your business, and will deeply discount their product to try to attract.  There are great deals in for shows in Las Vegas, skiing in Vancouver or sun and sand in Los Cabos.  Where ever you go, you can bet you’re going to get a GREAT deal.  View the TRAVEL DEALS section to view more great discounts on travel.


Welcome To the New Site!!

With the new bid brings a newly updated and somewhat cleaned up version of the site. I hope you all like it. I felt it was time to add a blog where information can be passed on relatively quickly. I’m going to try to persuade someone in the shop committee to update the blog as frequently as possible to keep you guys informed. If there’s anything you’d like to see on the site, please go to the feedback section and leave a comment.

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