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Travel Tips

August 17, 2012 | by Christina Van

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.


Use the Hotel Pool to Keep Fit While Traveling

Use the Hotel Pool to Keep Fit While Traveling

If you’ve never tried working out in the water, you’re missing out on some tremendous health benefits and a new and fun way to burn fat. Water has much to offer as a fitness tool. Because your body has to work against water -- it provides resistance for your muscles, which strengthens them while boosting the cardio effects.