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August 17, 2012 | by Christina Van

Airport Security: Breeze Through By Following These Tips

Airport Security: Breeze Through By Following These Tips

We’ve all been there... waiting in a long line only to meet mass congestion when you get to the conveyor belt while people try and take off shoes, extract laptops, empty pockets, find boarding passes—and oh, yes—remove belts and jewelry, all simultaneously. There are a few things you can do ahead of time to avoid being “that guy” or “that lady” at whom all the other passengers roll their eyes.


Safe Travels: Tips for Traveling Alone

Safe Travels: Tips for Traveling Alone

Whether traveling by yourself for business or for pleasure, you need to take extra precautions to keep safe. More than a quarter of North American adults will take a trip by themselves in the course of a year, and while most may go problem-free, you can never be too safe.


Parents Who Travel? Tips to Stay Connected

Parents Who Travel? Tips to Stay Connected

When parents travel for business, it can be hard on the family. Especially if the parent is gone for a week or more at a time. Here are some ideas for parents who must travel for work to stay in touch and help their kids know that even though your work takes you away for a while, your family remains top of mind.


Traveler Vaccination Tips

Traveler Vaccination Tips

International travel is increasing once again, despite the continued global economic uncertainty. This winter, many Canadians are reporting they intend to travel, both within and outside of North America for vacations. If you are planning to travel, here are some things to consider regarding extra vaccinations and advice for you or others in your family.


7 Tips For Traveling With Your Aging Parents

7 Tips For Traveling With Your Aging Parents

As the Baby Boomer Generation enters retirement age, many adult children have found themselves caring for their aging parents. It is true that people are staying more active for longer, but for many who have become disabled or have found aging to bring mobility issues, traveling is a luxury that goes to the wayside.