Harry Potter Supperclub

Image taken from www.thenudge.com

I was recently made aware of a private club in London that was organizing Harry Potter themed dinner events on Fridays and Saturdays in August and September. Apparently they were so popular that they sold out, so the club has added more to fill up the rest of 2017.

Image taken from www.thenudge.com
Image taken from www.thenudge.com

The club’s name is The Library, and they are located at 112 St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden in Central London.

You can read more about the event here, including an abbreviated menu.


Are you interested in travelling to England? You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Star Trek Cruise

Image from Star Trek the Cruise.

Due to the success of the first Star Trek cruise last year, they are having two consecutive cruises this year!

Image from Star Trek the Cruise.
Image from Star Trek the Cruise.

If you act fast enough (before July 31), you don’t have to pay a deposit or payment until August 15th! The cheapest inside cabins are waitlist only at this time, but there are still some reasonably priced cabins left.

There is also a contest to win a free cabin!

Prices on the website do NOT include air, but how fortunate – you know how to contact a travel consultant! 😉

So if you’re looking for something to do in early January 2018, love Star Trek, and enjoy cruising, this trip is for you!


Are you interested in taking the Star Trek Cruise? You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Movie Park Germany

Image taken from Moviepark Germany's main website.

Nestled in Northwestern Germany is a major theme park that had not crossed my radar until recently, when they announced a new roller coaster based on Star Trek. Movie Park Germany‘s name speaks for itself.

Image taken from Moviepark Germany's main website.
Image taken from Movie Park Germany’s main website.

Of course I would notice Star Trek. Read more about the ride here.

There are lots of other rides based on other movies (I noticed Dora the Explorer, Ice Age, Indiana Jones, and Walking Dead, among others).

Based on reviews, this theme park would be good for people who like movies and thrill rides. Think Universal Studios, but with more rides.

Visiting Movie Park Germany would be a nice little add-on to your European vacation if you are already visiting Belgium, Netherlands, or Northern Germany (and that area).


Are you interested in travelling to Europe? You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Ottawa Kontinuum

Kontinuum picture taken from www.universe.com

This is something that I plan on doing this summer! It’s a light show underground at the LRT’s new Lyon Station, and it opens on July 16, 2017.

Kontinuum picture taken from www.universe.com
Kontinuum picture taken from www.universe.com

The LRT infrastructure project has required significant transformation of Ottawa’s downtown underground.

The excavation of a 2.5 kilometre tunnel has revealed layers of the city’s foundation, exposing sediment dating 150 years back to Confederation. The exposure of these layers has released a flow of electromagnetic energy in the tunnel that was buried for centuries. Until now. It all began with a mysterious appearance at the Lyon station: a glimmering wall of light that can only be described as a glitch in the fabric of reality. The Loop is a fracture of time and space caused by an unprecedented release of electromagnetic energy. Since its appearance, construction workers have begun to witness inexplicable phenomena in and around the tunnel.

Get your FREE tickets here.


Are you interested in travelling to Ottawa? I can book your car rental, train tickets, and accommodations! You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Attractions Ontario

Attractions Ontario logo from their website

Do you live in or near Ontario, Canada? Do you want to see some of the amazing attractions that it has to offer? Don’t pay full price! There are tons of discounts available, and here’s a link to a whole bunch!

Attractions Ontario logo from their website
Attractions Ontario logo from their website

There are a few that I will be taking advantage of this summer, and while most of the coupons are for attractions in Toronto, there are a couple of hidden gems!


Are you interested in travelling in Ontario? I can book your car rental, train tickets, and accommodations! You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Castle Village Enchanted Kingdom

The front of the castle in Midland. Image from www.midland.ca

Personally, I love buying locally, and travelling locally is even better!

I love the idea of this park in Midland, Ontario: Castle Village Enchanted Kingdom! They have a park and trail for the outdoors, and a castle with three escape rooms and many activities inside the building.

The front of the castle in Midland. Image from www.midland.ca
The front of the castle in Midland. Image from www.midland.ca

Midland is North of Barrie on the shores of Lake Huron. There is a great selection of hotels, motels, and camping accommodations, and lots of cute touristy things to do. Check out Midland’s website for more.


Are you interested in travelling to Midland? You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Land of Oz

Oz

No, I’m not talking about Australia.

You can actually visit the Land of Oz theme park on Fridays in June 2017, or September 8-10, 2017!

Oz

The theme park is located in North Carolina, and is only open for a very short time each year.

Are you interested in travelling to Oz? You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Hyperloop, or Tube, travel

Image from this article.

Travel of the future may be closer than we realize, with Elon Musk’s Hyperloop and Daryl Oster’s Tube Travel ET3 concepts.

Image from this article.
Image from this article.

If they can make these happen, then we would be able to travel to the other side of the world in approximately 3-4 hours, and it would cost ~$50.

Possible problems with Intercontinental Travel

Shifting tectonic plates – even a micrometre could shift these tubes out of alignment, and at the speeds that the “cars” inside would be travelling, the results could be disastrous.

Forces of nature – hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, etc could damage the exterior, and possibly even remove entire sections of the tubing

Is there any other problems that the engineers would have to account for? Leave your answer in the comments!

Pros

If these do become our reality, then the possibilities are endless for travel. You would be able to see parts of the world that you didn’t think you’d ever be able to see due to costs or time constraints.

On top of travel benefits, the number of job opportunities for engineers and mechanics would increase. I’m sure the plans would include the need for “tube attendants” during the travel, and security would have to be as strict as at airports, so it wouldn’t be removing jobs from the airline industry.

I’m very excited to see how this turns out.

You can read more about the ET3 here.


If you are interested in booking a trip, you can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Ottawa Public Library

Image from www.biblioottawalibrary.ca

You don’t always have to travel far away to do things involving Fandom. On May 6th starting at 1pm, the Ottawa Public Library is hosting a Comics in Conversation panel, with speakers Meags Fitzgerald (Photobooth, Long Red Hair) and Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!!!!). And then Josephine Rioux (Cat’s Cradle) will be hosting an illustration workshop for teens (age 12-18).

All of this will be happening at the Ruth E Dickinson branch (100 Malvern in Barrhaven), and is sponsored by The Wizard’s Tower.

Who’s planning on attending?

Image from www.biblioottawalibrary.ca
Image from www.biblioottawalibrary.ca

If you are interested in booking a trip, you can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

The Lockhart Montreal

Lockhart Montreal

Toronto’s Lockhart cafe did so well that the owners decided to open another location in Montreal!

Lockhart Montreal
Image from their website.

If you’re heading out to Montreal (like we might be this summer), this is a must-stop for any Harry Potter fan. On rue St Denis, this cafe is only open from 5pm to 2am daily, so plan accordingly.


If you are interested in booking a trip, you can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca