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Lifestyle talk, Vacation Travel

Ten Tips for Travelling Solo

October 14, 2014

Tips for Travelling SoloTravelling alone, especially if you haven’t done so before, can be an intimidating experience. What if you don’t meet anyone? What if you forget something? What if you’re lonely? However, solo travel, whether for business or pleasure can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of all. Here are ten tips to ease into the transition of solo travel.

1. Safety first. One of the biggest myths – especially for women – is that solo travel is not safe. As at home, use common sense. Research your destination. Don’t go down dark alleyways alone at night. Stay in public areas if you don’t feel comfortable venturing out. Don’t drink excessively if you’re alone. Keep your valuables at home. Trust your intuition. You can go anywhere if you are alert and keep your wits about you.

2. Try a solo weekend trip. If you’ve always wanted to take a longer vacation or self-exploration period but are afraid of being lonely for an extended period of time, try a weekend away. This short escape can ease you into feeling comfortable Tips for Travelling Soloalone in another place. Big cities are great because there’s always so much to do and you’ll be so busy exploring and having fun that you’ll forget you’re alone!

3. Try a Tour. If you want to socialize, tours are a great way to combine your interests with meeting new people. Most big cities have bike tours, walking tours, or general interest tours. You can also find niche tours like the Sex and City Tour in New York City or cooking classes in Italy. If you’re more adventurous, there are entire trips dedicated to interests, like surfing or yoga where you’ll meet new like-minded souls. And group tours (like G Adventures, Intrepid Travel, and Trafalgar) are a great transition into a longer solo trip. Don’t forget to chat up your tour guide: they are a wealth of information and can point you to other tours or points of interest/people, or even accommodation in your cTips for Traveling Solohosen destination.

4. Try Furnished Rentals. Staying in a furnished rental is a great way to connect with the residents and locals and not feel as alone on the road. If you are in the city, we have a variety of furnished suites and apartments for rent in Toronto. If you are in a condo, try to look for social mixers to meet those in the building.

5. Sit at the bar. The bar is not only where the drinks are, but it’s where the singles and other people solo are, and easily one of the best places to meet others who are solo (mainly because the other solo diner is sitting beside you). Talk to the bartender. They are the invisible tour guides who are always on the pulse of restaurant and bar openings, trends, and of course, the best places to eat and drink in your chosen destination.

6. Pack Light and Smart. The best tip is to figure out how long are you are travelling and create outfits out of the least possible items of clothing you have. Pack garments you always wear that can easily be rolled in your carry-on/backpack that you can use more than once. Packing smart will enable you to get around your Tip[s for Traveling Solodestination more easily and safeguard you against the loss of luggage. For instance, in Europe, many train stations don’t have elevators, so the easier it is to carry what you have, the more seamlessly you can navigate your locale. Another tip: if you have a bag and a carry-on, make sure you have at least one night’s worth of clothing in your separate bag in case your luggage is lost or stolen. Keep your cash in more than one place (your wallet and a money belt, for example).

7. Plan but don’t Overschedule. Planning will help you get excited about the activities, attractions, and restaurants that interest you. However, you never know what you’re going to find or who you’re going to meet when you allow yourself to just wander.

8. Be a Good Samaritan. Even if you’re opening the door for a stranger, or venturing out on a volunteer vacation, random acts of kindness go beyond the borders of language. It may even help you meet new people.

9. Build a Vacation withiTips for Traveling Solon your Vacation. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget about the day-to-day tasks we need to catch up on after our vacation or during a long trip. Schedule in “off-days” to do laundry, send correspondence, or just relax and breathe. This goes for those on business travel too, and really helps if you need to recharge before tackling that email inbox.

10. Just Go! As cliche as it might seem, abide by Nike’s mission: “Just do it.” There may be doubts, or naysayers (including yourself) but you don’t know unless you try. Best of all: you don’t have to wait on anyone else. You can travel when you want and how you want. Who knows? You might meet someone along the away. You might even enjoy solo travel!

We hope these tips helped. What are some of your tips for travelling solo? Do you perfer to travel alone or with someone else? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

For sites on solo travel, we recommend solotraveler.com and legalnomads.com

Community Events, Lifestyle talk

DelSuites Supports the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada

May 24, 2014

Cardiac Health Walk of LifeIt’s that time of year again where many prepare for the Walk of Life in support of the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada.

For DelSuites furnished rentals, this is an opportunity to become involved by supporting this great cause.  And with our support, the funds raised increases awareness and is used for “Prevention, Education & Cardiac Rehabilitation”.

The 30th Anniversary Toronto Walk of Life will be taking place on Sunday May 25th at Evergreen Brick Works. You can still register in person on Sunday at 8:00AM.  Together we are making a difference!

Community Events, Relocation

DelSuites Attending 2013 CERC Conference

September 20, 2013

At the 2013 Canadian Employee Relocation beginning Sept 22nd to Sept 24th, Global Crossings will welcome delegates from the relocation industry to build connections,  share insights and join fellow professionals for an in-depth look into the future of talent mobility.

Sessions feature an accomplished faculty of speakers including Greg Lindsay, an expert on globalization, urbanization and innovation who will share insights about the experiences of global companies and how they are finding ways to innovate and discover new solutions that will build the workforce of tomorrow.

In addition, more specialized sessions will include topics such as developing an effective global cross border Model led by Howard Greenberg and Suzanne de Lint from KPMG Law LLP and Daena Vida from Oracle Corporation.

Beyond the learning sessions, there are plenty of resources and business solutions to explore at this year’s conference. No matter where your business takes you, DelSuites recognizes that our global economy makes finding the right corporate housing provider a top priority. As a leader in Toronto’s corporate housing market, our team understands the unique needs that face new Torontonians.

In an effort to help you make the right decisions for your staff, DelSuites will be available throughout the conference to answer any questions that you may have about our properties and our neighbourhoods.

As a proud member of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), DelSuites is not only committed to offering quality furnished rentals in Toronto, but we’re also interested in hearing what our clients think about our properties and services. Whether you’re a current client or exploring your housing options, drop by our booth (Booth #24) and connect with our team members to find out more about how we can best serve your business. And while our friendly staff with their expert housing advice are reason enough to come by, we’ll have a few prizes on hand to give away too!

Community Events, Downtown Toronto, Events, Lifestyle talk, Mid Town, Uncategorized

Be Our Guest and Tour the City while staying in our Furnished Rentals in Toronto

March 22, 2013

From hiring a professional tour guide to sightseeing solo, embarking on a walking tour is one of the best ways to explore Toronto’s pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods. In fact, some of the city’s most historic areas such as the Gooderham & Worts Distillery District are only accessibly on foot, which makes it easy to enjoy the sights and sounds without having to worry about dodging vehicular traffic.

Walking ToursWhether your short-term rental is situated in Toronto’s downtown, midtown or suburban areas, enjoy the adventure of exploring the city with one of these guided walking tours.

Solo Exploration

Developed by Toronto Parks & Recreation, this collection of self-guided walking tours enable you to enjoy nature while learning about the history of the city. With the addition of the Shared Path, a tour that weaves through a series of parks along the Humber River, you’ll find bilingual story boards describing a number of historic events. Brochures for each walk are available for download at toronto.ca/parks/trails/discover.htm.

Story Teller’s Adventures

Group tours area a wonderful opportunity to meet other newcomers to the city. Along with neighbourhood tours, the company’s theme tours include Ghosts of the University of Toronto, Royal Toronto and Toronto’s Lost Rivers. It’s possible to also include tours of specific Toronto heritage buildings such as the Winter Garden Theatre as part of our tour. As an added bonus, guests interested in multiple tours can take advantage of the company’s discount packages. For more information visit muddyyorktours.com

Quick & Easy Traveler

Short on time but still want to get to know TO? In less than two hours, Tour Guys will give you a taste of what the Big Smoke has to offer.  Starting at Old City Hall, a guide will take you through some of the highlights of the downtown core including Nathan Philips Square, the Hudson’s Bay Company and a look inside City Hall.  The company also includes tours of key cultural areas including Chinatown and Kensington Market along with an innovative graffiti and street art tour.  Registering for tours online at Tourguys.ca is recommended.

History & Art LoversSt. Lawrence Hall

History buffs will appreciate Brue Bell’s depth of knowledge coupled with his engaging storytelling. Named the official historian of multiple historic Toronto landmarks including St. Lawrence Hall and St. Lawrence Market, his guided tours offer you the opportunity to experience the flavours and culture of these areas. Art and architecturally enthusiasts will discover the history behind some of the city’s well-known structures. Find out the meeting place for group tours or arrange your own private tour brucbelltours.ca.

Along with learning more about Toronto, traveling the city on your own steam is also a great way to boost your physical activity levels and helps to decrease your carbon footprint. With DelSuites furnished apartments, whichever tour you follow, you’ll enjoy the adventure, wherever your road takes you.

Community Events, Lifestyle talk, Uncategorized

Travel Well with DelSuites Furnished Suites Toronto

March 13, 2013

We all know that regular physical activity does more than whittle your waist, it increases your mental focus, boosts your creativity and gives you the energy you need to get you through your day. That said, when you’re away from home, maintaining your regular fitness routine may be your biggest challenge; but it doesn’t have to be. From dawn until dusk, the fitness facilities at DelSuites furnished rentals offer guests the opportunity to maintain their active lifestyle no matter what their daily schedule. Fully Equipped Fitness Centres

At each one of DelSuites’ condominiums, you’ll have access to fully equipped fitness centres. With cardio equipment such as treadmills, step climbers, stationary and recumbent bicycles as well as a selection of free weights, stability balls and exercise mats, guests will find the equipment they need to work out 30-mintues of cardio, strength training session or yoga practice. Besides the fitness facilities, at select locations including downtown’s Element and Scarborough’s 360 at City Centre, guests also have access to indoor swimming pools as well as a therapeutic whirlpool, to ease tired muscles.Scarboroughs 360-swimming pool

With more than a dozen short-term rental properties situated through-out the Greater Toronto area, guests are often situated close to a number of local cycling, hiking and running trails. While staying fit is your main focus, taking your fitness routine outdoors, also makes it enjoyable to explore the city from a different perspective. Guests staying at Icon furnished apartments downtown Toronto will enjoy the sights and sounds of running along the city’s picturesque waterfront, while Republic guests will find the Don River Valley Trails allows you to escape the city without having to venture far from home. Along with an extensive trail system, many neighbourhood parks feature local group fitness programs including boot camps and yoga programs. While registration is often required, it’s a great opportunity to meet fitness minded locals.

Whether you opt for a short strength training session in the gym or you’re hitting the ground running, at DelSuites apartment rentals Mississauga, you’ll always be able to maintain your active lifestyle. And even if you’re fitness club membership is a little dusty, now is the perfect time for making a fresh start.Enjoy fresh living with Fitness Outdoors

So come on, what are you waiting for, just do it!