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Travel and trouble are two words you definitely don't want to see in the same sentence. TD Insurance recently conducted a survey and found that for most people the top three travel stress factors are:...
Adventures in Canada are as infinite as the country is vast. Any time is the best time to embark on an exciting adventure.
Indonesia is home to 17,000 islands, and Bali is just one of them. While the "Island of the Gods" is revered for its coral reefs, volcanic mountains and technicolor rice terraces, many travelers' tunnel vision causes them to miss out on the country's countless other island paradises.
Capri, the blue island, is a Mediterranean magnet for celebrities, jet setters and global nomads alike. It's inhabitants are Caprese first and Italians second. Everything about Capri's lifestyle and pace reinforce it's unique beauty and appeal to such a well-travelled tourist.
Salut! Chin chin! Na zdorovie! Raising a glass of Bordeaux in France, Aperol spritz in Italy or chilled vodka in Russia is certainly one way to familiarize and assimilate yourself in your surroundings while visiting a new country.
Tucked above the Gulf of Guinea along the infamous Gold Coast, Ghana's capital of Accra is everything you imagine a major West African city to be -- steamy, chaotic, colourful and steeped in history. Here is how to get the most of out this fascinating city of three million and its environs over 72 steamy hours.
I had wanted to see the Granite State ever since, as a nerdy third grader, I memorized all of the state capitals, (it's Concord by the way). So I headed for the White Mountains, where Mount Washington, the tallest mountain in the East, towers over the Presidential Range. Having been wowed, it's time to start spreading the news.
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Living a global life is a mindset that requires developing good travel habits. I asked seasoned globetrotter, Dr. John Demartini -- one of the world's leading experts on human behaviour, international author and educator -- for his secrets to global living.
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Three cities that really stood out for me are Prague, Budapest and Warsaw. Each offered a distinct take on the intersection between culture, cocktails and nightlife -- and each served a different kind of traveller.
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It was believed that if the couple drank the honey-based mead on a regular basis throughout the first moon of their marriage it would bring them luck and fertility. More specifically, drinking the mead allegedly ensured that the woman would become pregnant within their first year of marriage.
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Studies show that people who take vacations, including 24-hour vacations and staycations, experience lower stress, improved mood, reduced risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life and increased ability to fight colds and infection. As well, mini-breaks strengthen relationships by building bonds and connectedness.
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Cottages and vacation homes are great spots to host relaxing get-togethers with friends and family. While relaxing is key when it comes to getting away for a few days, there is a little more work involved when it comes to getting prepped and ready for your guests' arrival.
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Going to a spa on vacation can be expensive, but you don't have to give up on the idea of indulging in treatments on your next vacation. Scoring cheap spa time may be easier than you think.
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With the low Canadian dollar, families across the country are satisfying their travel itch the old-fashioned way: through the open road. Whether it's driving through the Great White North or heading down south, road trips are a cost-effective solution to a summer getaway.
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Fall, with its back-to-school madness and higher chance of hurricanes, is one of the best times to pack your bags -- if you can.
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Adventure travellers, sabbatical-seekers, artists and designers craving to explore the world while sharing ideas with like-minded people can hop a plane to Kyoto to learn calligraphy, Bangalore to learn bamboo bicycle making or like Juliet, to Slovenia to learn contemporary ceramics.
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Many don't know that we have some of the best theme parks in the world right here in Canada. You don't have to spend your savings on costly hotel rooms, outrageous entrance fees and flights for the whole family to enjoy these underrated parks located throughout the Great White North.
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I always advocate that the money spent on getting away from the city doesn't have to be a huge investment and is always worth the rejuvenation you experience while away. Each time I come back from a quick getaway, I find myself coming back calmer, well rested, more focused and often with a new perspective.
The town of jasper is quaint, lined with little bistros and boutiques. Like most ski towns, the people are friendly and its long summer days make it the perfect place to spend an adventure-filled weekend.
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Summer is one of the best times to travel in Canada but travelling can also be a bit of a hassle. As a wife, mother of two young boys and an entrepreneur, it can be difficult to coordinate a fun travel itinerary for my family and still get to that business meeting on time -- all without breaking the bank.
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It's too early to start thinking about back-to-school clothes and pumpkin spice lattes, but it's not too early to start planning your fall getaways. Busy fall schedules mean exploring nearby areas can help you maximize your vacation time. The following four destinations are ones that you encourage you to run wild outdoors, indulge in hearty fall eats and explore charming towns while the fall colors come to life.
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Mid-summer is the most popular time of year for travel. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when accommodation rates skyrocket, gas prices rise and restaurants forego the two-for-one specials they offer in the off-season. Summer is the busy season for most North American and European destinations, but that doesn't mean you have to pay more to travel during this prime time of year.
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Flights mean frisky security, long layovers and unexpected delays, which can sometimes make for unpleasant travel experiences. Still, your airport journey doesn't always have to be terrible. Here are some cool airports that will make you forget about all your travel baggage.
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England is a country more famous for its capital city and royal family than its rugged scenery and outdoor adventures. However, that doesn't mean adventures don't exist in the North Atlantic country. In fact, England's location, surrounded by water and home to some of the U.K.'s best beaches and jagged coastline, makes it an ideal place for your adventure-based summer getaway. The following are six adventures you can only have in England this summer.
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You can stop making excuses. No more "We'll take that trip next year," or "We'll travel when we're retired." A multi-million dollar research project has proven that travel provides more than just a good time. In addition to the social and psychological benefits of exploring new places and cultures, travel provides scientifically-proven cognitive and physical benefits.
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From world-class cities, filled with museums and galleries, to rural towns, scattered with small vineyards producing award-winning wine; from bustling streets to deserted beaches; from parks so vast you can wander alone for days to music festivals so big you'll meet people from around the world -- this is Quebec.
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Visiting cities can be a great travel experience. They can be exciting and offer a multitude of things to see and do, but cities can also be expensive when it comes to accommodation and food, and sometimes you just want a slower pace when you travel. That's where suburbs and small towns come in.
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In a country renowned for its idyllic natural landscapes and breathtaking city skylines, pretty much any location in Canada makes for a great snapshot. Canadians love to take selfies with beautiful backdrops; even Drake's new album cover can attest to this.
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This picture-perfect country with black-sand beaches, tourist-friendly colonial towns, ideal surfing waves, coffee plantations, and a string of hikeable volcanoes, is off the beaten path for more tourists. The perks -- you enjoy better prices, fewer crowds, and more authentic experiences with the country's warm-hearted locals.
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It may be called the "Great White North," but Canada isn't just a travel destination for winter adventures. In fact, Canada comes even more alive in the summer months with its ideal temperatures for adventuring, abundance of outdoor festivals, picture-perfect beaches and so much more.
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If you're planning a weekend staycation or a holiday road trip this summer, how can you keep your kids busy in the car so you can stay focused on driving and avoid the dreaded "are we there yet?" Here are my ten top tips for toys and activities to keep the kids entertained, and the must-have travel necessities you don't want to leave home without.
Some of the most spectacular lodges are found right here in Canada. For those searching for a longer journey, booking a stay in a place like Soulshine in Bali or Borana Lodge in Kenya will be sure to fulfill, if not go beyond, your expectations.