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Podcast Episode GTT 001: Introductions to our Podcast | About Us | Tips for the Ottawa, Canada area

Thank you checking out the very first edition of the Globetrotter Travel Tips Podcast!

 

We covered a fair amount in our first session, it really seemed to fly by. I think Jacquie did incredibly well, for someone who isn’t too keen on public speaking. I am a chatterbox, so it won’t surprise you to find out that I will be handling a bulk of the interviews. Make sure you check below for some more information on what we spoke of. We both hope that you continue to listen to our future podcast episodes for lots of exciting travel content!

Episode 001 covers:

        • Who we are
        • Where we come from and why we’re Podcasting
        • What to expect in upcoming episodes
        • Some ideas for the Ottawa area

Why are we doing this podcast?

We wanted to let everyone into the tips and tricks that we use when we travel. This podcast was designed to document all the places we have been by also having conversations with travel experts, amateurs and authorities to give you the best exposure to travel knowledge on the web.

Globetrotter Travel Tip: The best memento you can receive are the memories and the knowledge you gain on the trip. Make sure to take lots of pictures to jog your memory!

 

Hawaii

Jacquie says, when travelling to Hawaii, rather than staying at a hotel, rent a condo or space to save a lot while travelling. This way you can buy the food yourself and learn the cuisine of the area by cooking it yourself. This way you can bring this back home with you.

 

Vegas

There are heaps of Las Vegas travel guides to saving money in Las Vegas. Check on Vegas.com for current deals.

 

Travel Scams

Here is a link to the Avoiding Cuban Cigar Scams that I spoke of.

 

Must have travel item

The must have travel towel we were talking about!

Ottawa area tips!

Foods

Food Truck app

Beavertails – “BeaverTails and Queues de Castor are a Canadian-based chain of pastry stands operated by BeaverTails Canada Inc. The chain’s namesake product is a line of fried dough pastries, individually hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail.” (Wikipedia)

PoutineriePoutine – You can really find Poutine almost anywhere, but a place that is really making some news in the area is ‘Smoke’s Poutinerie‘. I’ve never eaten there, but I’ve heard that they have perhaps the best poutine in the area.

Places

I think that the Rideau Canal is one of the most beautiful places in Ottawa. “Built during a time when Canada feared a potential attack from the United States,Rideau Canal Skateway - Winter the Rideau Canal has become a defining landmark in Ottawa. The 202-kilometre (126-mile) canal, which travels south to Lake Ontario, first opened in 1832. Its 47 locks and interconnectedness with lakes and rivers is a true engineering marvel, leading to its designation as a National Historic Site of Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parks and trails line the Canal as its travels through Ottawa, perfect for a scenic picnic and bike ride.From May to early October the Canal becomes a popular spot for cruises, canoes, and kayaks. And during the winter it turns into the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink.” (Site)

Jacquie says that this is not only a winter spot but that it is a beautiful place for a run, bike ride or even a stroll. She also recommends ‘Gatineau Park‘ for it’s scenic landscape and picturesque views. This may be best scene in autumn.

We feel that best time to see the Parliament buildings are in the summer months, as there is much to do and see. Keep in mind that this may be the busiest time, especially late June as many local schools make field trips to this area. Visit here for links to the Byward Market.

Things to bring away from your trip

Here is a link to the Roots Canada website that we were speaking of. If you didn’t have a chance to visit Roots, they do offer shipping. Remember the Globetrotter Travel Tip: Ice wine is maybe the best small gift you can give someone from Canada (age permitting). The wine outlet store I reference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada can be found at 4887 Dorchester Rd. Learn more about Ice Wine at WineCountyOntario.ca. As Jacquie said, make sure to check out the Ottawa Red Blacks CFL, Ottawa Fury FC or the Ottawa Senators when you are in Ottawa.

 

Dream destinations

When checking out Bali, also make sure you check out Thailand. I think that roughguides.com has a good list of the 20 islands you should check out when looking at what Thailand has to offfer. Click here for islands in Thailand. Also, one of our podcasts coming up soon will feature my friend Stacy who lived and taught in Thailand. She will have some excellent insight into touring that area.

Click the link to read an introduction to ‘Staycations

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