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Don't be on CATSA's naughty list this holiday travel season. Use these helpful holiday tips for airport security to make the season bright.

Holiday Tips to be on the Nice List for Airport Security

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If you’re getting ready for holiday travel, you’re likely making your lists and checking them twice. If you think your or Santa’s list is long, you should check out the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s (CATSA) What Can I Bring list. It’s basically a list of naughty-or-nice holiday tips for airport security – a searchable database detailing what can and cannot pass through airport security in your carry-on or checked luggage. This list has hundreds of items, so here’s a…

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Budget and socially conscious travellers seeking clean, comfortable and affordable hotel accommodations can save and do good at the YWCA Hotel Vancouver.

Do Good and Stay at the YWCA Hotel Vancouver

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Finding a good hotel that meets a traveller’s needs isn’t always easy, especially in an expensive city like Vancouver. Travellers – with or without kids in tow – seeking clean, comfortable and affordable hotel accommodations in this popular west coast city should look no further than the YWCA Hotel Vancouver. Not only will you be saving money on your holiday, you’ll be doing good long after your stay at the YWCA Hotel Vancouver becomes a pleasant memory. Do Good at…

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As the major French-speaking city in North America, Montréal stands out as a unique and historic city. Here's how to enjoy the best weekend in Montreal.

How to Spend the Best Weekend in Montreal

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As the major French-speaking city in North America, Montréal stands out as a unique and historic city that transports visitors to another time and place. The city is still in the throes of its 375th Anniversary celebrations, so it’s not too late to enjoy these activities for the best weekend in Montréal ever. How to Spend the Best Weekend in Montreal Friday Check in to your chic suite at Le Place d’Armes Hotel and Suites. This 19th-century neoclassical hotel is…

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Save money, have more fun and make family travel memories while enjoying a holiday in luxury vacation homes in Maui, Hawaii.

Why You Should Enjoy Luxury Vacation Homes in Maui  

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Hawaii is home to some of the loveliest and most stunning landscapes on the planet. Each island is unique, offering something different to new and experienced visitors. Maui stands out as an incredibly popular destination in the Hawaiian island chain. With amazing beaches, loads of activities, and fabulous sunsets, the Valley Isle will charm even the most jaded visitor. If you’re ready to book your own piece of Hawaiian heaven, then I don’t really have to convince you why you should…

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A trip to Kauai, the Garden Island makes for a perfect tropical family holiday. Stay off the beaten path at the Fern Grotto Inn in Wailua.

Paradise Found on Kauai at Fern Grotto Inn

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During our Hawaiian travels over the years, we’ve enjoyed a variety of accommodations, including condos, hotels, timeshares, and even a bed and breakfast on our honeymoon. None were quite as unique or as enchanting as our home-away-from-home at the Fern Grotto Inn. This secluded collection of a 1940s-era plantation house and river cottages in the Wailua River Valley is unique and perfect for the right kind of traveller. If you want to enjoy Kauai in your own independent way, Fern…

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