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Hi There. VivBounty here to share with you the lovely spot we found near the border between Quebec and New Brunswick in Canada. The Auberge Les Jardins Inn is nestled on a picturesque shared woodland of seven acres in Saint-Jacques New Brunswick just outside of Edmunston near the botanical gardens, hence its name.
We Found The Lovely Auberge Les Jardins Inn
The Auberge Les Jardins Inn is nestled on a picturesque shared woodland of seven acres in Saint-Jacques New Brunswick just outside of Edmunston near the botanical gardens, hence its name.
We have travelled this road between our little village to Ontario quite a bit since returning to Canada from Spain almost 4 years ago. The first two trips were happy occasions but sadly the last was a very sad one. It is difficult making a journey of a thousand miles for a funeral, but infinitely more so when you drive, giving you that much more time in anticipation and sad reflection than a quick flight.
On our first outbound journey we made two overnight stops, eating fast food during our rest stops but dined in family restaurants in the evenings. To our good fortune, on the return of this first trip, the usual hotels were full so the concierge kindly directed us to the beautiful little town of Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick a little off the beaten track, to the Auberge Les Jardins Inn.
Thankfully we discovered Auberge Les Jardins Inn on the return of our first happy journey back to Ontario to visit the family after settling back in Canada. Driving a journey that long and this being my husband’s first time in Canada, we decided to take our time and see the sights. He’s a terrible passenger so it’s best to let him drive and I navigate (we prefer good old fashioned atlases to the modern GPS).
As with the trip down to Gibraltar to get married, we glanced at the map, followed the general direction we wanted to go and drove only in the daylight. Once dusk was imminent, we began looking for hotel signs and stopping in to the ones we fancied to see if they accept pets as Pedro is always with us.
Pedro and I even walked the trail into town and met other dog walkers, cyclists and pedestrians, who in true Maritime tradition were warm, friendly and chatty always giving him compliments and a friendly scratch around his collar. When my mum called us to check in, we sounded so happy, she asked us if we were enjoy our second honeymoon. I had to agree it felt a bit like that after all the sadness of the trip, a little interlude amidst the botanical gardens, walking trail, beautiful warm hospitality of the wonderful Ms. Landry and Mr. Martin and their staff at the Auberge Les Jardins Inn was soothing to our souls.
Until next time, enjoy your travels!
Hello There, VivBounty here with the loveliest Auberge Inn for a getaway. It is situated in the beautiful province of New Brunswick just outside Edmunston near the botanical gardens in Saint-Jacques.
My cousin was recently supporting me through a terrible loss of a loved one and reminded me to take time to have a nice celebration of my birthday which had been 2 days after the funeral. He asked that I tell him of my plans and he would send up a special prayer for me on that day and time so that my celebration would be blessed.
I immediately shared with him the place my husband and I go for lovely quiet getaways with our constant companion, Pedro the dog. He asked me to send pictures as my description made it a place he would like to visit. I went one further step than that and wrote a hub page about the wonderfully charming Auberge Les Jardins Inn. Read all about it here: My Favourite Place To Stay In New Brunswick, Canada
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It doesn’t matter whether you say Carnival, Carnevale, or Mardi Gras; there’s nothing like Carnival festivities to banish winter blues. Italy is a great place for a Carnevale vacation. You’ll find holiday masks, costumes, allegorical floats, special food and wine everywhere. Each Italian region celebrates differently. What are you waiting for? This fabulous celebration occurs 40 days before Easter so the date varies. Carnevale 2010 is on February 16th, Carnevale 2011 is on March 8th, but Carnevale season starts earlier. Plan your Italian holidays now. Keep reading. Read more
Basics of Travel and Tourism International Work Programs
One good thing about Travel and Tourism is that it can provide you easy access to the international limelight. You could have the chance to travel and work virtually almost anywhere in the world, as long as there is a need for the job. The industrys support for globalization is very much evident with the many working programs available for you to take.
As long as youre interested in working internationally, there is nothing to stop you enrolling in one of these programs. However, you should just enrol in whatever program you Read the rest of this entry »
The Perks Of Travel and Tourism Jobs
Travel and Tourism jobs are still as available, popular and lucrative as ever even in these economic times and you can expect this to happen for the next couple of decades to come as the Internet continues to create wealth as well as other sectors and people still plan celebration trips, floating seminars, etc. As science and technology evolves, so does the availability of job positions in different industries. This trend too is applicable with service oriented industries like hospitality.
What Are They?
Jobs that would fall into this category are usually those that involve providing services, accommodation and hospitality whilst travelling. These are
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Do You Think You’re Fit For A Job In Tourism and Travel?
Having a job in Tourism and Travel is a very rewarding position, not only financially but also personally. In addition to earning an above average salary, you also get to help people, providing service to improve and ensure a pleasing vacation or accommodation experience for them.
Getting a position in this field is not rocket science, but it is easier said than done. It would require effort and sincerity on your part including a professional and pleasand demeanour. So, do you think you?re suited to this job?
Well, here are some of the things you should think about to help you decide on whether it’s for you.
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What Are Travel and Tourism Management Jobs?
As lifestyle needs and services evolve through time, more job positions are created. In fact, the Classified Ads now use certain terms that seemed not to exist decades ago. Terms like white collar jobs, blue collar jobs, and home based jobs are present, along with the popular Travel and Tourism management jobs.
But what are Travel and Tourism management jobs anyway? If youre not familiar with this professional field, here are the essentials that you need to know about its area of expertise.
To make it simply, these are basically jobs or professions that generally deal with Travel and Tourism. The main principle here is that you cater services to other people so that they feel more welcome where the service is catered. Thus, the main job here is to be hospitable and accommodating to your clients.
Even though the given definition seems simple, you should know that this does not only pertain to one specific job. There are a number of ways that you can be hospitable and make someone feel at home. This is why there are also various fields under Travel and Tourism management that you can venture into. Think special niche.
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Hello There VivBounty here.
If you research career recommendations for high school students, you’ll see among others, recommendation that students take up a Travel and Tourism career. A lot of students who considered this choice in the past years have ended up in different courses. This may be because of the lack of knowlege as to what exactly the future jobs are for Travel and Tourism students.
In my case, the Travel and Tourism course in the local college was full, so I decided to work for a year in another field and re-apply the next Read the rest of this entry »
Hi There, VivBounty here with more tales of working in the travel industry. In my career in travel, I have worked in both retail and wholesale.
Retail travel is the actual store. The traditional travel agency at consumer level is where you go to book your flights, hotels, rental cars and vacations. This is where you make your reservations, pay for them and pick up your tickets, vouchers and where you call if anything goes wrong.
The wholesaler puts the tour and travel packages together coordinating things at the supplier level actually securing blocks of hotel rooms, guides, agents to meet, greet, assist with customs and immigration, coaches for sightseeing, entertainment packages, and transfers between the airport and your hotel.
In an earlier post I wrote that I didn’t find sitting behind a desk taking orders and watching other people travel very glamorous or gratifying. However, my very first “fam” tour, as the travel agents familiarization tours are called to Amsterdam did enable me to make the best of the situation. Knowing I was new and had a passion to travel to Kenya, a senior agent advised me, to see the boss about adding an extension on to my “fam”.
Since Amsterdam was the connection point for flights between Toronto and Nairobi, I took an additional 3 weeks off without pay after the 4 nights in Holland and purchased an AD75 ticket (code for “Agents Discount 75% off the full retail price”) on to Nairobi. Landing in the sunshine of equatorial Africa was just what I needed after the frozen canals of Holland and a bad bout of the flu’. Fortunately my father had a childhood friend in Holland whom I contacted and whose wife fed and nursed me through my flu’. He picked me up in the hotel lobby in Amsterdam, not having seen me since I was an infant, calling out across the group of travel agents saying he’d know me anywhere as I so resemble my dad. I then carried several gifts from him to friends in Nairobi.
The trip fired up my passion for travel to warm places and the possibly of living and working abroad during the winter months, having the best of both worlds. At the seasonal travel marketing seminars, a presentation about Egypt, Israel and Greece peeked my interest. I wrote to the tour operator to complement him on his presentation and got a job interview where he informed me that being a tour guide wasn’t glamorous. In fact, he added, the guide on his current tour was just making arrangements to transport the remains of a tour participant who had a fatal heart attack overseas back home to his family. I took the job anyway and worked for his company for the next 5 years.
Egypt was one of two main destinations for this travel wholesaler. The company was Canada’s #1 tour operator to the former U.S.S.R. at the time and again that winter I found myself going to a freezing destination. I escorted 16 people on an art and theatre tour to Moscow, Leningrad and Yaroslavl at Christmas. Although very enjoyable with many guides, rich in culture, the 150 proof vodka, always on offer, did its job well as anti-freeze. More on this and how long it took me to get another trip to sunny Africa in my next post.
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