Category - Short breaks


The World’s Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations

These NYE parties make global headlines for over-the-top pageantry. Sydney, Australia More than a million people gather every year to witness Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, and the party starts early: Several free vantage points open as early as 8 a.m. The official festivities kick off at 6:50 p.m. with a display of spraying water […]

Weekend Escapes

Weekend Escapes

Sometimes a weekend escape is just what you need to recharge.  Here are some great options. Chicago Chicago is a fantastic city that continually wins over visitors with its laid back mid-western charm. During the spring and summer,  put on your walking shoes and take in Chicago’s outdoor public art. Installations include such works as Four Seasons by Chagall, Chicago […]


In Praise of the Staycation

Travel is great for the soul.  It expands our worldview, gives us an even greater appreciation of our own home and reenergizes us as it forces us to step away from the treadmill of every day. The only thing is, sometimes the problem with travelling is, well, the travelling part.  Prepping for a vacation can be […]


Trending Destinations

A look at the destinations trending for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018. Portugal Portugal averages 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and pleasant temperatures year round. There are many opportunities to experience Portugal such a Doro river cruise which operate from March to November, a long stay holiday on the coast to escape winter, wine region tours […]


Mexico City: Weekend Getaway

When people think “getaway” they tend to think of Vegas or Montreal. And when they think “Mexico”, Canadians likely imagine the turquoise waters of the Cancun/Playacar area or the cobblestoned charms of Puerto Vallarta. But guess what makes a fantastic Mexican Getaway? Mexico City. The greater Mexico City area has a population of 21 million, […]



For those determined to “go” close to home – to explore, to see the sites and enjoy the backyard landscapes of North America – Monograms has unveiled nearly 50 itineraries, from sea to shining sea, including two (2) new packaged vacations to Los Angeles and Newfoundland.   With help from Monograms, travelers driven by wanderlust […]