Not your average travel guides
Tour operator Exodus Travels is partnering with the non-profit Royal Canadian Geographical Society on a limited-edition series of itineraries for 2022, called “Exodus RCGS Quests.” The small-group trips will be hosted by notable adventurers: A 15-day Moroccan expedition, for example, will be led by TV host and environmental journalist Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (a familiar face from MTV Canada and NBC News). The ambitious options also include a 20-day, multi-country tour of Southern Africa, guided by athlete/explorer Mario Rigby (famous for his solo trek from Cape Town to Cairo — a two-year, 12,000-kilometre journey accomplished largely on foot).
Staging a comeback
As a sign of New York City’s tourist revival, Broadway is set to resume several blockbuster musicals as of Sept. 14. Crowd-pleasers slated to return that day include “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Chicago,” with tickets for all on sale now. More than 30 other Broadway shows are scheduled for previews or openings before the year is out.
Ride the rails
Vancouver-based Rocky Mountaineer — known for operating luxury train trips through spectacular landscapes in Western Canada — has just launched their first route in the U.S. The two-day “Rockies to the Red Rocks“ rail journey travels from Moab, Utah, to Denver (and vice versa), with a midway overnight stay in the Colorado Rockies resort town of Glenwood Springs. From inside airy, glass-domed coaches, take in views of red sandstone cliffs, rugged ancient canyons and immense mountains. The route’s inaugural season will run until Nov. 19.
Tickets to Toronto
The new “Never Have I Ever, TO” campaign from Destination Toronto invites you to be a tourist in your own town. You can download their free mobile passport, My Toronto Pass, for deals on local attractions and experiences. Current discounts include 15 per cent off entry to the Royal Ontario Museum, 20 per cent off admission to the Aga Khan Museum, and 15 per cent off a foodie tour with Chopsticks + Forks.
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