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The Governor General's Horse Guards from Toronto, Canada will be to Italy on a tour from May 16 th - 26 th, 2019 to commemorate the 75 th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. The Italian Campaign was an important military effort for Canada during the Second World War. The Canadians, along with their allies from Great Britain, France and the United States, fought from the south to the north of Italy over a 20-month period, Canadians faced many difficult battles against some of the German army's best troops. Canadian casualties in the Italian Campaign totalled more than 26,000, nearly 6,000 of which were fatal.

Governor General’s Horse Guard’s Cavalry and Historical Society are pleased to announce that on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am EDT (5pm Italy Time), Canadian officials, will dedicate a monument to the Governor General’s Horse Guards in theTown of Aquino, Italy. The Canadian delegation will be joined by a WW2 Veteran, (Trooper Edward Stafford), honoured guests, proud sponsors members of the Governor General’s Horse Guards and local towns people.

A second monument will be dedicated on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am EDT (11am Italy Time) at Canadian War Cemetery in Villanova, Italy. You can read more about the Governor General's Horse
Guard Memorial projects here.

Watch the Dedication Live

We are planning to stream the both dedication ceremonies. The monument dedicated in recognition to the Governor Generals Horse Guards efforts in the liberation of Italy will be unveiled on May 19 @ 5pm Italy time (11am EDT).  You can watch it on YouTube, link below.

This is a tentative link for the event that will be subject to change but you can bookmark this page and on the day of the event.  The official live link will be posted here as soon as possible on the day of the event.

Enjoy this link to Archive Army Reels on the Italian campaign in the meantime.  https://youtu.be/J1_rnjdLNCQ

The second monument will be dedicated on May 23, 2019 @ 11AM Italy time (5 am EDT), subject to availability. 

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Looking for an American West getaway, full of classic western scenery with red rocks, high deserts, Rocky Mountain peaks, with dozens of attractions and activities to enjoy nature, adventure, culture and much more?  Then Colorado Springs, Colorado, has it all; anything and everything you could possibly want to satisfy your wanderlust for a vacation in the western USA.  

Colorado Springs, situated at the base of America's famous mountain, Pikes Peak with the magnificent red rock formations of Garden of the Gods in its shadow, offers so many ways to enjoy the impressive landscape and experience the history of this region.  If all you have is a few days and want to escape to a stunning western location in one concentrated area with a huge variety of activities that will satisfy all your interests, then this is the place to go, right in the middle of the USA.  Here's a look at the best things to see over three days in Colorado Springs, although a week or a lifetime would be better.

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Planning a trip to Bend, Oregon, should include a trip to the High Desert Museum.  What better way to spend a day after some great hikes in the local area over a few days?  Isn't it time to put up your feet for a bit and explore some early American culture.  The High Desert Museum in Bend is a great place to take the family to explore some history in 135 acres of high desert country.  Explore this travel video on this Oregon attraction created from photos we captured during our visit to help you decide if the museum should be part of your planned itinerary. 

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Where to go in 2017 is a question that many travelers may be asking themselves on January 1, 2017 as they reflect on their New Year's resolutions. Perhaps one of the resolutions was to do more travel or check off the big one on their bucket list.  The beginning of the year is a good time to plan most summer trips and beyond that.  So where to go?  Here are some of our thoughts on where you might want to consider traveling in 2017, which include some travel destinations by our team.

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SomedayTrips® set the team on a project to select the best of the best travel videos of 2016 from our collection.  The main requirement, the videos had to be added to our website this year.  The team looks at community response, quality, creativity and general interest to a traveler in deciding on this list for the year.  It was a hard list to choose from with hundreds of videos added throughout the year.  Our goal is to curate the best travel videos to dream and plan for your travel destination and we hope some of these will inspire you to dig deeper into the rich collection we offer.  All our video picks will be on our Featured 8 page during the month of January 2016 or click on each of the photos below.

Alberta Canada

 

The Rocky mountains of Alberta are amazing and video artist Elena Suvorova captures it marvelously.  Longer than our typical video at 5 minutes we can understand how cutting this down might have been challenging. The music and scenes are wonderful, ranking it one of our most popular videos of the year.  If you are thinking about traveling to Jasper and Banff National Parks, then this makes for a great coffee break or chill video with a glass of wine after work to help you dream.  You can read our full article with video here.  If you love Alberta here is another favorite video pick by our team.

Bora Bora French Polynesia

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Lush tropical views and bungalows over water seem to have the right elements to draw the eye of anyone.  Bora Bora is a popular bucketlist destination and this travel video is going to taunt you to move this one up the list.  The video captures many of the wonderful features of a trip to Bora Bora.  It starts a little slow but give it some time and it will start to get you dreaming very quickly.  You can tell a lot of work went into planning some of these shots so thanks to Alex Eshelman for sharing this video that makes our list for 2016.  This was a readers choice winner.  For our full article on the video click here.

Morocco

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The mystery and culture of Morocco awaits you and Dustin Lee has created a video loved by our team for so many reasons.  The opening scene has one wondering "ok we are here where to now" and then you are whisked away on an adventure through Morocco. This travel video creates a wonderful balance between sharing an experience, the scenery and some of the culture of Morocco. The choice to include the Bee Gees song in here followed by the groans of a camel was an interesting break and made our reviewers laugh. We have written an article on how music can make travel memories come alive.   Shot with a Panasonic GH4 and one lens is also to be respected.  We are very happy to include this one in our list.  Take a look at our full article on this wonderful video.  

Utah USA

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The magestic geologic features of Utah stun visitors every year and if you can't wait to travel there you can start now with this video. Our featured artist Christian mesmorized our team with the scenes and techniques used to provide a beautiful film and portray the wonder of hiking in this open country. If you are feeling cramped in your apartment or cubicle, this video will take your mind on a hike that will liberate you from your confining space. For some you might be saying "I could never walk on that ledge" and others "I would love to do that". Each to there own adventure, we say, and dreaming about it is always safe. This should make anyone that loves to hike and explore put Utah on there list for a visit.  As we mention, drones have brought a new perspective to creating videos and this video uses it well.  Regrettably, regulations have crippled many of us from using our drones more but we understand that improper use can be dangerous.  Our complete travel video article on this 2016 pick is here.

Niagara Falls Canada

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The fury of Niagara Falls and amazing views are what makes this natural wonder a site to see.  This video created by our team provides a potential traveler visiting Niagara Falls for a day an idea of what to do and the sights you may see.  Only a short distance from Toronto, it is a must-see attraction.  We loved taking all the b-roll from our videos and patching together something that would be short and to the point for potential travelers who might experience getting a bit wet.  Deciding on the right music was a challenge at first but once we applied Ride of the Valkeries we were sold on it.  At only two minutes long it is a great one to view while taking a break.  Here is the link to the full video article.

Machu Picchu

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This video is a team-pick favorite.  After watching this video we feel like we experience a moment of time in this region of the world.  The videographers did a great job with their cuts and scenes to give an excellent representation of this travel destination without high altitude sickness. We would like to thank Claire & Max for sharing this excellent travel video that makes our best of 2016 travel video list.

Virginia USA

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This video was a professional production to promote tourism for the Blue Ridge region of Virginia in the United States. It evokes a spark when viewing to want to escape the city and get in touch with nature.  An excellent production by DavePerryCinematographerLLC , this video had received a Telly award.  Our team is based in Virginia which made this one a bit more special for us.  A great video to watch if you are looking to plan a camping trip or hike in the Appalachin region.  Our full video article can be found here.

British Columbia Canada

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Another professional travel video production created by the British Columbia tourism board (Destination British Columbia) we fell in love with this one early.  The introduction of a poetic story-telling matched with incredible scenery is a combination we found inspiring.  Travel videos should move one to dream, plan and then execute and this could clearly do that for many travelers with British Columbia on their list.  The words alone in this video could be something you just listen to on your headphones at work when you are looking for a brief escape that will calm and enrich your life.  Explore the full video article here.

 

 

 

 

Published in Travel Photography

In 2016 we shared many travel photos.  Here are the top 10 travel images from destinations around the world.  These photos were featured on our social channels that started before our official launch of SomedayTrips.com this year.  Deciding on the top 10 is sort of a crowd-sourced exercise using Instagram, which somewhat skews the results as the account grows, so we are also going to share some honorable mentions.

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Explore beautiful Mount Vernon, Virginia, in this uplifting and delightful aerial tour of George Washington's estate and grounds.  This video takes you on a sweeping tour above and all around the stately mansion and its beautifully manicured gardens and grounds.  George Washington, the first president of the United States, lived in this home with his wife, Martha Dandridge Custis, in the late 18th century. 

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Here is something to get you into the spirit of giving during the holiday season - The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.  This train may be rolling through your town for a stop that will delight the whole family with its 14 festively lit rail cars and musical shows performed from one of the boxcars that turns into a stage.  They only request that you make a food donation or monetary donation that will be given to the local food bank to help the local community. 

There are actually two trains that travel from coast to coast across Canada and the United States over a three week period in November and December and make 150 stops along the way, putting on a show at every stop.  The brief presentations by local officials and the musical show lasts about 30 minutes and then they move on to the next location. They generally vary their routes every year to reach more communities in both Canada and the U.S.  Read more about this train and find out if one is coming through your town this year at CP Holiday Train.

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Get your Christmas holiday season started with a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, to see this magnificent estate decked out in dazzling holiday decor.  This fun and fast timelapse video of the tree raising celebration demonstrates what it takes to get such a large tree set up and decorated in the huge Banquet Hall.  Lots of people come to watch this amazing event.  The Biltmore is the largest private home in the United States, built in the late 1800s by the Vanderbilt family, and Christmas time is the best time of year to visit this extraordinary mansion as it's beautifully decorated for the season. 

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What 12-day trip in France will bring you the best in French culture, food and scenery?  This itinerary by two of our someday trippers will give you a start on a perfect trip through France.   The tour itinerary starts with 2 days in Paris, then Chenonceaux for 2 days, then 3 days in Bordeaux, and finally 5 days in Nice with day trips to Monaco and more. The journey started on October 24, 2016 with all the details summarized here and then captured live daily in new articles with all the full details of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through France.  Planes, trains and automobiles set this couple on a journey they will never forget.  Let's follow Kelly and Charles as they explore France.            

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