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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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How do Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof pants measure up to the camel test? Our review measures the travel safety of the P^cubed pants.

Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof Pants Review

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Choosing and packing appropriate travel clothing can be a real challenge. Not only should said clothing item be stylish, comfortable, breathable, easy to clean and wrinkle-free, but perhaps it should also keep you safe and secure. How so? Sadly, whether in a busy downtown restaurant or remote countryside bus stop, pickpocketing can rear its ugly, trip-spoiling head. You can mitigate the risks through the wise choice of creative and wearable theft prevention solutions. On my recent trip to Jordan, I…

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TransPack Ski Bags Gear Review

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If you’re a skier or snowboarder, or better yet, a parenting version of same, then happy day! The days of missing gloves and goggles are numbered. Through our participation in the annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser and sheer luck, we were the very happy recipients of a family-pack of Transpack’s XT1 & XTW ski bags. We had the opportunity to field test these fab bags on our recent trip to Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia, and we couldn’t have been happier with how…

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Audiobooks are one of a family's best travel accessories. Tales2Go offers 3,000+ titles to choose from.

Audiobooks Rock! A Review of Tales2Go Travel App

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We love, love, love audiobooks. I’ve been known to drive right by our intended destination (even school) while engrossed in a Percy Jackson or Artemis Fowl story. Nothing guarantees silence in the back seat quite like a great story well-told on an audiobook. The beauty of audiobooks for kids is their portability. Whether in a plane, train, automobile or airport waiting lounge, you can listen and be spirited away into a novel or storyline that is engrossing and captivating. Whether…

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