Netflix in Your Neighbourhood is a new website that makes it easier for fans both local and from around the world to find and explore Netflix filming locations that all have one thing in common: Canada.
Netflix in Your Neighbourhood provides a window into the Canadian cities and towns that have been featured in the streaming service’s films and series. Visitors to the site can search filming locations by a film or series title, or by province. Fans can also access directions to these destinations, and see how they’ve been featured on Netflix.
Netflix says it has filmed hundreds of productions across Canada and the site will feature some current highlights, as well as select new titles, once they are released.
In a press release announcing the new website, Netflix cited a recent study that shows that Netflix audiences are 1.8 times more likely to have seen Canadian content than those who don’t watch Netflix. And people who have watched Canadian content are 2.1 times more likely to say Canada is their #1 travel destination. It gave the example of a show like Somebody Feed Phil which has an episode dedicated to Montreal; members who have viewed that episode were 79 per cent more interested in Canada’s food and drink and 76 per cent more interested in Canadian cities.
Whether you are from Paris, Ontario, or Paris, France, Netflix says it wants to help people fall in love with Canada.
Confused about which countries you can travel to during the COVID-19 pandemic? Everyone is because the rules are constantly changing with the shifting rates of infection and vaccination around the world.
Kayak has created a useful, colour-coded map that quickly illustrates which countries are open, which have some restrictions and which are totally off limits.
The tool is useful for anyone as you can set your country of origin and it updates the map depending on where you are travelling from.
As I write this, only a handful of countries are fully open to Canadian travellers, but there are plenty of places that will let you in with enough testing and quarantining if you are truly determined to go there.
Hotel rooms aren’t just a place to sleep, they can also be booked for day use, but it’s not always easy to reserve a room for use during daylight hours.
Maybe you’re in a foreign town for a single day and need a temporary office or place to hold a meeting. Renting a hotel room for a few hours might be the easiest answer. Day Rooms is a site that helps you find a hotel that will rent you a room for daytime use.
Other ideas for a daytime hotel room is as an alternative to a stay in an airport lounge. While they may be comfy for a few hours, having your own hotel room for a long layover can be even better as you will get some peace and quiet and access to the gym, pool and other amenties.
There is no shortage of booking sites where you can purchase air tickets online, but Rome2Rio was one of the first to integrate multiple modes of travel to include train, bus and even taxi fares into your itineraries.
Pick your point of origin, your destination and your dates of travel and Rome2Rio will plot the various combinations of air, rail and bus that will get you there.
With each leg of your journey, Rome2Rio also lists the prices for the different carriers so you can build an itinerary that suits your schedule and budget.
Pick the most impossible destination you can think of and Rome2Rio will figure out what it takes to get you there.
There are numerous flight trackers online which let #avgeeks track flights on every speck of the globe.
I’m a fan of Flight Aware, although am too cheap and not that plane obsessed that I subscribe to their premium service, but if you’re a hardcore airplane fan, you might want to consider it.
Click on one of the thousands of plane icons on Flight Aware map and you get information about the flight’s point of origin and destination along with vital flight data and other details about the plane and its flight history.
While I was grounded from travel during the pandemic, I would like to call up Flight Aware to look at the flights around me and in exotic locales to imagine what it was like to be flying again. Whenever a plane would fly overhead, I’d check to see where it was coming from or where it was going to and envied those aboard.
If you’re curious about the ebb and flow of flights around the world, then Flight Aware is a great tool to turn you into a planespotter. Or you can simply use it to track the flights of friends and family as they finally fly to reunite with each other.