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Crocs are the ultimate come as you are, slip on slip off shoe. Come as you are Crocs are perfect for summer weekends by the water or at the cottage.

Easy Breezy Summer Weekends with Crocs

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Over the course of many summers, my kids lived in their Crocs. The blue, classic Crocs clogs were part of the ‘summer swimming apparel support crew’ as I called it. This supply bag included quick-dry towels, goggles, and swim caps. The Crocs were always scattered poolside at practices, and did double-duty as playground and street shoes during the summer months. As a mother, I appreciated the light yet durable footwear that could withstand the wear and tear the active play…

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Comfort, support, and fashionability are just a few of the eight reasons why Birkenstocks are among the best shoes for travelling that you can buy.

8 Reasons Birkenstocks are the Best Shoes for Travelling

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A lifetime of travel has taught me a few important life lessons. One of the most critical is that comfort on the road is no small deal. Finding the best shoes for travelling is a big factor in achieving a level of comfort that will keep you going down miles of cobblestone alleyways or theme park streets on your travels. While they may not be the only shoes to grace your feet on a given journey, Birkenstocks should become your go-to travel shoe. Overall…

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Keep your precious family travel bags from being lost in the crowd. Stick it to lost luggage with a new handy, dandy Mabel's Labels Travel Pack.

Stick It to Lost Luggage! with Mabel’s Labels Travel Pack

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An experienced family traveller goes to great lengths to ensure precious personals are safely stowed in suitcases and bags for travel. While those bag contents are unique, too many of the suitcases going round and round the airport carousels are black, carbon copies of each other. But there is a way to stick it to lost luggage with a new handy, dandy Mabel’s Labels Travel Pack. Mabel’s Labels Travel Pack The go-to labels for moms everywhere, Mabel’s Labels comes to the rescue for family travellers. Their new, customizable travel…

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No matter your travel style, it's important to pack smart for your vacation. These packing cubes and accessories show how to pack a suitcase with ease. | thetravellingmom.ca

Get Your Smart Packing Challenge On with Holiday Group

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I consider myself a pretty expert packer. Packing lists are very important to ensure items don’t get left behind. I still use tried-and-true methods learned from my mother while packing childhood suitcases for summers in Europe. Also, I lay clothes flat. None of this rolling funny business. To each their own where packing strategies are concerned. But technology and travel changes have upped the packing game. Airlines alter the size and weight allowances of carry-on and checked suitcases at a whim, so more has to fit into…

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What's on Your Head this Winter? #TilleyHatGiveaway | thetravellingmom.ca

What’s on Your Head this Winter? #TilleyHatGiveaway

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So, what’s on your head this winter? If you’re living in a cold climate, a warm hat is de rigeur to ward off chilly wind and wet snow. Yet, finding stylish head gear that also travels well and handles foul winter weather isn’t quite so easy. Can you tell that this photo was taken in a Vancouver windstorm? I didn’t think so. Tilley Endurables travel Hats are designed to take on the world. Tilley is a Canadian Heritage Brand and a proudly ‘Made in Canada’ business….

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