Travel Tips

What's in Your Kid's Day Bag? (Family Fun Canada)
Snacks, Drinks, and a Special Rock – What’s in Your Kid’s Day Bag?

When I was pregnant with my first child, I couldn’t wait to not be pregnant. I wanted to feel light and free . . . or at least be able to put the baby down and feel unencumbered again. Isn’t that sweet? Then the baby came and my little peanut apparently required
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10 Best Canadian Travel Guide Books to Read in 2021

Travel experts predict that 2022 is going to be the year of “comeback travel,” which means that 2021 is the year to stay local, and plan your next Canadian vacation! From West to East, we’ve collected 10 of the best new and updated Canadian travel guide books to help you
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Post Covid Cruising | Is the Future of Cruising Dead?

Was it so long ago we were waving “Bon Voyage” from a cruise ship departing its port onto the open waters of the sea for adventures that await? Will we see those days again? Finally, after more than a year of cruise ships patiently waiting for the opportunity to welcome
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airplane landing at dusk
We Will Fly Again: Guidelines for Air Travel

Note: At the time of publication, non-essential travel is not recommended or encouraged. When conditions allow, use this guide to help you plan future travel. Guidelines are subject to change without notice.  Check with your local authorities before booking.  Have you heard it? Planes are flying overhead again, though nothing
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The Foodie’s Guide to Making Gourmet Grub – While Camping

Do COVID travel restrictions have you missing one of the fundamental parts of a travel experience – the food? Do you miss trying new delights, learning the stories behind them, and then bringing that knowledge home to your own kitchen? If so, take heart. If you are among the thousands
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Agritourism Serves Up the Culinary Delights of Southern Alberta

Have you heard of agritourism? It’s just what you imagine: the marriage of agriculture and tourism and it offers unique and compelling experiences, whether it’s across the country or in your own backyard. You could tour a farm or a winery, visit an orchard, or take a hayride. The current
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Packing for Tenting (Family Fun Canada)
Have Tent, Will Travel: How to Pack When Car Camping

“Start hauling stuff out of the van, we need to find the tent first.” “No, I don’t know where the flashlights are!” “Where is groundsheet?” “I’m starving – has anyone seen the plates?” Ah, the sounds of making memories… Camping season is just around the corner in Canada. A year
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3 Top Travel Trends for 2021

My luggage sits in storage, mocking me each time I look at it because I haven’t had to pull it out in over a year. My passport must think I abandoned it as it sits quietly tucked away from sight as another reminder of how we remain grounded. It’s been
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What are Canada’s Friendliest Cities and Towns in 2021?

What are Canada’s Friendliest Cities and Towns in 2021? Expedia is a digital travel giant that helps travellers all over the world easily plan and book travel. But Expedia also does research based on traveller reviews…and some of the results are interesting!  The Expedia.ca Friendliest Cities List analysed traveller feedback
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Ontario Cottages - Mabee Marsh cabin - Photo courtesy Long Point Eco-Adventures Resort
Cottage Without Commitment at These Ontario Cottage Getaways

As I’ve always enjoyed the novelty of new places, I never entertained the idea of owning a cottage or a cabin in the woods. But in 2021, after a long spring lockdown, I found myself yearning for a quiet spot in nature to escape to. It turns out I wasn’t
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