Catering to the unique vacation needs of families, Disney Dream staterooms offer comfort and style. A cruise industry-first for all inside staterooms, Magical Portholes offer a “window” to the world with a real-time view outside the ship. Entertaining, animated characters – such as Peach the starfish from the Disney-Pixar film “Finding Nemo” – may pop by the Magical Porthole. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Plus, four other travel stories that were trending on Canada.com this week.Canada is a big place and so is the internet. You can’t be expected to read all of the travel news out there. Each week, we round up round-up of five of most read travel stories Canada.com.Here’s what everyone was clicking on this week.Yes, the inside room on a cruise can be a good thing
For many travellers, having a room with a view is a perk. It means natural light and being able to wake up to a fresh scene, but one travel writer wants vacationers to quit shunning windowless rooms. This week, experienced cruiser and journalist Aaron Saunders penned an ode to the inside rooms on cruise ships, explaining some of its benefits. The top reason, of course, is cost. Foregoing a window offers deep discounts on nightly rates onboard a ship, but you still get to have the exact same experience onboard as every other passenger. Another benefit: lack of noise and light pollution. The inside rooms lack natural light, but for light sleepers, this can actually be a blessing. Certain cruise lines are installing virtual windows, too, which show a digital version of what’s happening outside the boat.Considering an inside room on a cruise? Read more about the benefits here.There’s an old train caboose you can sleep inside of in Creemore, Ontario
Canada isn’t hard pressed for unique accommodations. There are seemingly endless glamping spots dotted across the nation and cool listings continuing to pop up on homeshare websites like Airbnb. One of the coolest places to rest your head has got to be the old caboose-turned-hotel in Creemore, Ontario. The big yellow train car at Clearview Station Bed and Breakfast is no longer in service in a traditional sense, but has got a new lease on life having been transformed into a railway-themed bnb by its owners. There are three different bedrooms to choose from, each with its own bathroom, as well as a common kitchen area for breakfast. Learn more about the Creemore caboose as well as four other unusual accommodations in Canada.Canada gets its first-ever peddle pub in Calgary
If you’ve ever been to a city that’s known for fuelling fun times with booze — Amsterdam, Nashville, Belfast, Munich — you may have witnessed a group of rowdy folks peddling a mobile bar through the streets, sipping pints as they do so. These peddle-and-drink beer tours are an entertaining way for visitors to experience a new city while getting a buzz and a little fitness all at once.This year, Calgary finally got the green light to launch the country’s first-ever boozy cardio experience: a fully licensed bike and beer tour. The experience can fit up to 15 patrons/riders and weaves through the city’s oldest neighbourhood, Inglewood, where the roaming patio makes stops at several of the area’s breweries. A seat at this bar will run you $50 (or $599 to book the entire machine for private events) a pop and drinks at each brewery cost extra.This man was kicked off a flight for joking about vodka
Turns out not all flight attendants have a good sense of humour. Earlier this year, a man flying with Southwest Airlines in the States was booted from the plane for joking about vodka. Passengers on the flight had allegedly been waiting on the tarmac for two hours and when the flight attendants finally started handing out water. Peter Uzelac joked with the female employee that he hoped she was handing out vodka rather than water because they’d been waiting for so long. Turns out, she didn’t find his comments funny Uzelac was removed from the Texas-bound plane for his innocent quip, despite fellow passengers trying to back up his light hearted comment.But that’s not the only bizarre thing to have happened on a plane this year. Read on to discover six more strange encounters on airplanes this year.Are emotional support animals getting out of hand?
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The types of animals trying to board planes with their owners are getting more extreme by the day. In the last two years, everything from peacocks to snakes to squirrels have arrived at airports as flying companions only to be denied a spot on the plane. The news headlines have raised questions around what type of animals are actually allowed on an aircraft and has also forced several major airlines to adjust their policies around emotional support animal. This week, we look at six of the most obscure emotional support animals who’ve tried to fly around the world.