Travel Tips

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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The internet is full of great sites for to help you in your travel planning. Here are six of our all-time favorites.

Travel Planning Tips for Great Family Holidays

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Planning a holiday? Don’t know where to start? The world is literally at your fingertips! The internet offers more information and travel planning sites than you can ever hope to read. Here are some of our favorite web resources and tools to building a better travel plan. Trip Advisor Need to find a good place to eat in New York or chic hotel in Honolulu? The popular site tripadvisor.com offers traveller-submitted comments and ratings on hotels, restaurants and destinations worldwide. It’s a great resource for…

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Three mountains and a quaint, pedestrian village are strong reasons why you should plan a winter visit to family-friendly Sun Peaks Ski resort. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Best of Family Fun at Sun Peaks Ski Resort with Kids

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Skiing and snowboarding for Spring Break is my idea of a fun and care-free family holiday. Sun Peaks Resort, located north of Kamloops, BC, and a five hour drive from Vancouver, is consistently voted as one of the top ski resorts in Canada. Three mountains and a quaint, pedestrian village are strong reasons why you should plan a winter visit to family-friendly Sun Peaks Ski resort with kids. The Mountains Sun Peaks is the perfect family-friendly ski resort. There is lots of…

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Whether you're travelling for a long weekend or a month-long tour of the continent, here's how to pack a suitcase in six easy steps. Tip number 3 may surprise you!

How to Pack A Suitcase in Six Easy Steps

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Yes, this is enough luggage for five weeks of family travel. I was taught the Art of Packing a suitcase by my mother. She was a master at filling every nook and cranny to ensure every item found a place in our bags. It’s a simple system that incorporates many common sense elements, and I swear by it when packing for a weekend or a one-month holiday. How to Pack a Suitcase in Six Easy Steps 1. Assemble Gather the items…

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The only way to travel by air is with carry on luggage that fits under the seat or in the overhead bin.

Travel with Carry-on Luggage: the Only Way to Fly

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When I was a child, my brother and I were each responsible for our own suitcase, a brown, vinyl ten-pound (empty!) monster with no wheels for carrying comfort. Suitcases today are a marvel of engineering. Lightweight – under 5 lbs – with high-tech rolling wheels and in many cool designs to fit every style and budget. It’s got to be lightweight, and able to roll down a cobble-stone street without losing a single wheel! Why Carry-on Luggage The inconveniences, delays…

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