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Forget something? Don't leave home without checking off these important items from our ultimate pre-trip travel checklist. | thetravellingmom.ca

The Ultimate Pre-Trip Travel Checklist

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Planning a holiday getaway? You’ve booked hotels, flights and time off of work, but it’s always the little things that leave one scrambling at the last minute. Our ultimate pre-trip travel checklist will help you enjoy a stress-free vacation, secure in the knowledge that you’ve locked the doors and packed the phone charging cables. Ultimate Pre-Trip Travel Checklist Check Your Passport Check if your passport is valid. Now check if it’s valid for at least six months before expiration, as many destinations have that…

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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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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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Travelling green is possible. Tips on how to go carbon neutral on your travels.

How to Use Sustainable Travel Tips to Lessen your Travel Footprint

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There is a big debate in travel circles about the challenges in travelling ‘green’. How can we reduce our carbon footprint and our impact upon our natural world? Is such green, or eco-travel even possible when we need to drive or fly across vast distances to visit landmarks? We need to reconcile our desire to be eco-friendly travellers with the desire to visit and experience the marvels that the world has to offer. These sustainable travel tips will help lessen your…

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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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