Enjoyed a great holiday? These software tips and recommendations will help you save travel memories with digital photo books.

Save Travel Memories with Digital Photo Books

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Your fabulous holiday trip is over, and you’ve downloaded the 1000+ digital photos from your 1, 2 (or more) cameras. Now what do you do? The good news is that it’s easier than ever to save travel memories with digital photo books. The software that exists now is fantastic, and can be as sophisticated as you wish, or can handle. In the digital age, it seems harder than ever to keep up with photo albums and scrap-booking your trips and…

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The new Public Observation Area at the Vancouver International Airport offers an interesting and historical view of YVR and its operations. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The New View at YVR: Vancouver International Airport

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Thirty years is a long time to wait to see an airplane up close. Today I had the opportunity to attend the opening of the new Public Observation Area at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), the first public viewing area at YVR in 30 years. The Observation Area offers the public a magnificent view ‘from the air side’ of the take-off and landing strips, the busy airport operations, and the beauty of Vancouver’s UBC Endowment Lands, the north shore mountains, and…

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There's nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by booking a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour. Take the kids for an amazing family travel adventure. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Ziptrek Whistler – Ziplining with Kids

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There’s nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by suspending yourself from a metal clamp attached to what seems like a thin metal cable, 200 feet over rushing Fitzsimmons Creek in Whistler, British Columbia. But how about subjecting your beloved offspring to such an experience on a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour? Now that we’ve done it, I can only say – go for it! Our 9 and 11 year olds astounded us with their courage, and overcoming their own fear…

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea. Five reasons why Galiano Island is a perfect summer getaway for families. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Summer Getaway to Galiano Island

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea, also known as Georgia Straight, between Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Galiano Island, one of these unique islands, has been our most-visited gulf island destination during our time in the province. A recent visit confirmed our love for Galiano, and here are five reasons why. 1. Short ferry ride From the BC Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen, it takes just one hour to reach Sturdies Bay terminal on Galiano Island. It’s…

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Don't get stuck in customs with these travel tips to ease your border crossing.

Don’t get Stuck at Customs: Border Crossing Tips

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I don’t enjoy going through customs. There’s nothing like the threat of a baggage or vehicle search to strike fear into the heart of any traveller. Every time I inch closer in the car or passenger line-up at customs, my heart rate goes up along with my body temperature. Yes. I have a fear of customs agents. I think this goes back to when I was about 8 years old, and we were coming home from Switzerland. We were at the customs…

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