Discover the valuable #ExperienceTransat tips and recommendations created by travellers who have travelled the world to share their adventures and experiences at their destination.
Ayngelina runs BaconIsMagic.ca, which was named one of the Top 10 Travel Food sites by USA Today. She's also written for Huffington Post and Grazia UK.
Ask tourism journalist Carolyne Parent what her most valuable asset is, and she will answer without hesitation: "a valid passport!”
Catherine is a travel writer and former hospitality manager based in Montreal. Forever the foodie, she's our go-to expert for all things gourmet.
Cedric Lizotte is a journalist. But not just. He's also a musician, a foodie, a technology expert, an avid traveller. He's also the man behind the blog Continents & Condiments.
Dian Emery started traveling at the age of two when her parents moved to Germany, taking her touring Austrian castles, camping in Spain and hiking in France.
Heidi Hollinger is an internationally acclaimed photographer and writer from Montreal. She was the television host of the documentary series Waterfront Cities of The World. But her true passion, photography, allowed her to travel the world with her camera and be published in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and ELLE. Her portfolio includes portraits of the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Fidel Castro, Desmond Tutu, and Justin Trudeau. More specifically, Heidi's passion for Havana began in 1989; she recently published the updated version of her 300 Reasons to Love Havana. She splits her time between Canada and Cuba.
Jennifer Doré Dallas is a curious Montrealer who loves to talk about travel and food on Moi, mes souliers, the blog she created in 2010. When she's not globetrotting to experience new places and things, she is touring her native Quebec to (re)discover its terroir. She loves to use her travels to share the world's riches with other travellers and instigate the travel bug in those who haven't dared to travel yet!
Jess is a content creator and mother of two who loves to share her discoveries and her daily life in all its simplicity. She is a great lover of the outdoors and travel, both in Quebec and internationally; a passion she is already eager to pass on to her daughter and son.
Jim Byers is one of North America’s best-known travel writers. He was at the Toronto Star for 32 years; he’s now senior editor for TravelPulse Canada and writes freelance stories for publications ranging from The Vancouver Sun to the Los Angeles Times and National Geographic. Oh, and he’s probably the only writer on the planet who’s been sworn at by Tiger Woods’ caddy.
Lover or all things pretty, collector of brunch spots and avid globetrotter, Laure has made Montreal and the world her treasure map. French by birth, Canadian by adoption, she loves capturing the essence of cities through their culinary and artistic dynamics.
In 2017, Marie-Joëlle Parent moved to San Francisco with her husband and two children, where she joined Pinterest's communications team. She is the author of 300 Reasons to Love San Francisco and 300 Reasons to Love New York, both published by Éditions de l'Homme. She immigrated to the United States in 2009 and was a New York correspondent for several Canadian media outlets for nearly 10 years.
Author, journalist, and columnist, Marie-Julie Gagnon defines herself as an explorer first and foremost. She has been a contributor to numerous Quebec and international media for over 25 years. She has published some fifteen books, including an essay about responsible tourism.
Matt Gibson is an outdoors and adventure travel writer and photographer, NATJA member, and award-winning blogger whose work has appeared in publications such as AFAR, En Voyage, Up!, Action Asia, and more. He specialises in technology and runs a succesful travel writing consulting firm.
Mayssam Samaha is a Montreal-based food and travel writer who travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery, from Michelin-starred restaurants across the planet to the latest hole-in-the-wall down the street. She’s a frequent contributor for Tourisme Montréal, Essentialist, and several other publications.
An adventure enthusiast, Mila shares her tips to help her community invest in experiences that truly matter to them, by taking a frugal approach. She shares her experiences with authenticity to inspire others to step out of their routine and live life to the fullest, while respecting their personal finances.
Rachel is a Montreal-based travel writer and owner of a women-only travel agency, Les voyageuses du Québec. Geographer by trade, adventurer by choice, she visited over 30 countries with her trusty backpack. Her motto? Step out of your comfort zone and get out there.
Although Samuel Larochelle did not start travelling until later in his life, he was always a vivacious and curious person. He is a successful novel author and also writes for some of Canada's most esteemed media such as La Presse, Radio-Canada, and Elle, as well as the premier LGBTQ publication Fugues.
Sébastien and Laura are two intrepid travellers from France who decided to make a living from travel after a year-long trip across South America. One thing they're adamant about is responsible tourism, as early adopters of the zero waste movement. Their goal? To help other travellers discover our precious planet in the least impactful way.
Our mission? To encourage our passengers to be transformed by the power of travel. To be open to new experiences, to step outside their comfort zone, to come back changed. Transat is proud to tag along the journey, whatever the destination. Because the best travel memories are often those you least expect. Ready for takeoff?
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