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Planning your trip finances will go a long way to ensuring happy and worry-free holiday. How to make and stay on a travel budget. | thetravellingmom.ca

How to Make and Stay on a Travel Budget

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Do you have a travel budget? Whether you’re watching your pennies or partying like its 1999, smart travellers keep track of spending while on the road. There are many reasons why minding your finances makes good travel sense. If you make and stay on a tight travel budget, you want to ensure that you keep to that budget and don’t overspend. Running out of money while on holiday is a nightmare scenario. If you have more financial latitude, you should…

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This summer's end Lonely Planet book giveaway is the perfect tonic for those post-vacay blues! (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Summer’s End Lonely Planet Books for Kids

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Suffering from post-vacay, summertime sadness? Me too. I’m always in mourning after returning from a great trip. Luckily, I have just the solution – plan another holiday with our Lonely Planet Book giveaway! There’s no better way to lift up spirits than researching and planning another vacation. It’s been proven that anticipation creates happiness – researching and reading about your trip destination or itinerary creates excitement and positive expectations of a great holiday. There’s no better way to prepare than with…

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Where in the world do you want to go in 2015? Here are some inspiring round the world trip ideas for your new year travel resolutions.

What’s your 2015 #ResolveToTravel Resolution?

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Where in the world do you want to go in 2015? Have you set any travel resolutions for yourself or your family? Perhaps this is the year for that round the world adventure! My latest post for Canadian travel insurance company TuGo offers some pictorial inspiration to kick start your new year travel dreams. From the mountains of British Columbia to the jungles of Costa Rica and deserts of Jordan, there are so many unique and wonderful travel destinations to visit and enjoy on a…

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The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park has just completed the largest expansion in its 58-year history. Tips for your family's next Aquarium visit. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Vancouver Aquarium expands for the future

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A few years ago, the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park completed the largest expansion in its 58-year history. The high tech, sustainable building doubled the size of the Aquarium’s gallery space, adding a larger and more inspiring entrance and exterior area where families like to gather and kids like to play. The renovated Vancouver Aquarium officially opened on Jun 13, 2014. The magnificent Bill Reid bronze orca – a gift to the Aquarium 30 years ago – has been relocated to a higher profile…

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Sun or snow for spring break? Our best spring break travel tips for family fun.

Sun or Snow? Spring Break Travel Tips for Families

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Yes, spring break is only one month away for many of us. But fear not! It’s not too late to plan a great mid-winter holiday. The difficulty may first be deciding whether you want a sun or snow spring break holiday for your week(s) away. Given the cruel winter that many of us have had, a sunny destination may be the only option, versus a snow-based vacay. Whatever your fancy, we have some great spring break travel tips to help you choose the…

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