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Visiting Montreal: FlightHub Helps You Plan Your Trip
[Partner Content] 14 FEB 2016

Montreal, Quebec is a product of historical French settlement and new Canadian multiculturalism. Situated on a spiritual border between English Canada and French Canada, Montreal its at the collision point of what makes Canada great. While this cultural mishmash makes Montreal unique all to itself, it is also loaded with exceptional attractions that evoke fun and heritage. Montreal’s own FlightHub, an online travel agency, is obviously very familiar with what brings people to Montreal. As a business that operates on attracting people to tourism, FlightHub reviews the best of cities all the time. With that in mind I asked them some of the best places to see in Montreal, Quebec.

The Old Port

Lined with cobblestone streets, historical buildings, and quaint shops and restaurants, The Old Port is one of the premier attractions in the city. Running along the mighty St Lawrence River, The Old Port existed in some form as early as 1611. It now features the aforementioned surroundings as well as The Montreal Science Centre, The Montreal Clock Tower, as well as an urban beach. The Old Port attracts over 6 million people annually.

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal is filled with churches, but none may be as holy as the Bell Centre. While it isn’t religiously affiliated, it is the home of the Montreal Canadiens, a hockey team that is near and dear to the hearts of Montrealers and fans across the world. The Canadiens have had a home in the city since 1909. From the old Montreal Forum to the newly christened Bell Centre, a home game is a must see for anyone heading to Montreal according to FlightHub.

Olympic Park

A remnant of Montreal’s Olympic past, Montreal’s Olympic Park features the facilities that housed the 1976 Summer Olympics. Located on the current grounds are the Olympic Stadium, the Biodome, and The Athletic Village among other facilities. While previously used for the Olympics, Olympic Stadium was also the home of the MLB’s Montreal Expos before they relocated to Washington D.C.

Montreal Mount Royal View

Spring Training: FlightHub’s Guide To Baseball Spring Training Hot Spots
[Partner Content] 13 FEB 2016

For much of the year, America’s biggest cities are privy to America’s pastime, baseball. While these games are played in massive stadiums with illustrious histories, there is a way to see the world’s best ball players on a more intimate level. Enter Spring Training, where teams break off into two leagues, the Cactus League, and the Grapefruit League. FlightHub, a North American online travel agency, is baseball crazy. I asked them to take a look at where people should head if they want to see some great Spring baseball in anticipation of the boys of Summer heading North.

Grapefruit League

16 major league teams call Southern Florida home for Spring Training. Among them are some of the leagues biggest teams including The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and FlightHub’s favourite, The Toronto Blue Jays. According to FlightHub’s review, Tampa Bay, Florida would be the smartest place to fly to if you want to take in some Spring ball. Along Florida’s West coast you will find the Spring homes of the Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Red Sox, and and the Minnesota Twins, giving you access to some of the leagues best teams all within a small geographical area.

Cactus League

Phoenix is definitely ground zero for Spring baseball according to my FlightHub review. Located in the heart of Cactus League action, Phoenix will allow baseball tourists 360 degree access to almost every team training in the state. Teams training in Arizona include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers.

Why Spring Training?

Spring Training ball, whichever league you choose, allows you to experience baseball on a far more personal level. Games are played in smaller stadiums, in smaller cities, and often allow for a degree of interaction with players both pre and post game. It’s often much cheaper to watch these games, and you will also have a chance to see younger players who could turn out to be the stars of the future. FlightHub definitely recommends a pilgrimage to the South if you have a strong interest in baseball and want to see it in a way you have never seen it before.

cactus league baseball scoreboard

Renting A Car? FlightHub Helps You Find Alternatives
[Partner Content] 10 FEB 2016

For travellers hitting up foreign cities, renting a car may be a necessary evil. Even for those who choose not to own cars, if you are hoping to see more than just a foreign or local city’s downtown core, you will most certainly require a car. Luckily for these people, there are numerous options for those who want to forego the traditional car rental route. I spoke with FlightHub, a North American online travel agency, and they shed some light on the growing options for car-sharing and ride-sharing in North America. Using FlightHub’s reviews of these services, I have compiled a few options that you could use today when travelling in North America.

Zipcar

While requiring a healthy dose of preparation, Zipcar is a great service that allows members to get access to cars quickly and efficiently. Once you are fully set up, cars can be accessed using either a mobile app, or your own Zipcar card. Some pro tips, these cars cannot be rented one-way. You will need to return the car to its original destination. Offered largely in the United States, but also countries like Canada, Spain, and the U.K., Zipcar allows for seven day rentals which you can pay by the hour or by the day. Membership is limited to those who are 21 or over, unless they affiliated with a recognized university.

RelayRides

A ride-sharing option that is very personal, RelayRides connects drivers with renters, creating a marketplace where you connect directly with car owners to grab their ride for your vacation. Once again, this will require planning, as owners have a 24 hour window to decide whether or not they will allow you to borrow their car. Once again, this is not a one-way option as you will need to meet with the driver to both acquire and drop off the car. It’s a rather simple solution, the renter pays the gas and a per mile price over a prescribed limit from the owner. This can be particularly useful if you don’t plan on driving far, as staying within the drivers limits can create a lot of value according to FlightHub.

Local Options

There are many services out there that are region specific. For example, in FlightHub’s home city of Montreal, services like Communato make it very easy to grab cars on demand in four Quebec cities. Communato has numerous stations across the province allowing for convenient pick ups and drop offs, making it simple to rent a vehicle within the city.

auto mobile rental car

FlightHub Helps You Occupy Yourself On Long Layovers And Delays
[Partner Content] 09 FEB 2016

It can happen to anyone. A flight delay, a missed connection, or simply a long layover is a part of modern air travel. While the lucky ones will receive accommodations or lodging during this sometimes tumultuous time, most will have to figure out how to occupy their time. I spoke with FlightHub, an online travel agency based in North America, about what you should do if you need to fill your time at the airport. FlightHub reviews not only the best destinations to visit, but also great travel hacks and tips to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

Workout

The first thing FlightHub recommends is trying to be active. Depending on equipment on hand and fitness level this can range greatly from person to person. From taking periodic walks, to finding a place to do some yoga or other quiet physical activity, keeping yourself active can both help you feel better, but also prep your body for long flights as workouts help your muscles stay loose before you subject yourself to several houses of sedentary sitting at high altitude.

Explore

This depends entirely on your time on the ground. Many airports are located near public transit infrastructure, making it possible for you to head out and explore. You will need to have confidence in your ability to be on time and gauge your timing to make sure you maximize both your fun outside the airport, and your timeliness at it.

Sleep

Many associate sleeping at the airport to sleeping on the street. Well, guess what. It’s totally acceptable to catch some zzz’s at the airport according to FlightHub. Stretch out on some benches, prop your carry-on behind your head, and go to dreamland before you hop back on your next flight. Of course, you will need to set as many alarms as possible because the last thing you need to deal with is sleeping through your connecting flight.

airport sleep

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