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August 17, 2012 | by Christina Van

Check It or Carry It? Plane Travel Facts You May Not Know

Check It or Carry It? Plane Travel Facts You May Not Know

Changes in security and other airline restrictions can make it tough to know just what you should pack in your checked luggage and what you can carry-on. Here are some facts taken from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) that can help lessen the stress the next time you are packing for a flight.


Prep & Conquer Back to School with our Kelowna Hotel

Prep & Conquer Back to School with our Kelowna Hotel

We know it’s only August and people are still enjoying the summer in all its glory, but our Kelowna hotel also knows that in a few weeks most kids and their parents will be scrambling to get ready for the looming school year. The mere mention of “back to school” right now can cause groans and anxiety for many (sorry), but we have some great tips to help your family prep and conquer this event.


Keep Your House Safe When Staying at our Kelowna Hotel

Keep Your House Safe When Staying at our Kelowna Hotel

It’s important for every traveler to ensure the safety and security of their house while away, and our Kelowna hotel has some tips to help you do just that.


Avoid Road Trip Pounds; Make Healthy Choices for Travel

Avoid Road Trip Pounds; Make Healthy Choices for Travel

Have you ever dieted for weeks before an exciting vacation, only to come home heavier than you were before you left? You aren’t alone! Many travelers find that once they get on the road, their ability to make healthy choices goes right out the window. There are a few reasons for this and ways you can combat traveler’s weight gain.


Travel Smart - Use Sun Protection

Travel Smart - Use Sun Protection

Kelowna offers travelers some of the best outdoor activity options in British Columbia. Time spent on our beautiful beaches or hiking our magnificent mountains is all made possible by the gorgeous Okanagan sunshine that is often in no short supply. However, vacation travel can cause you to become preoccupied with other trip details, making you forget about the most basic things—like simple sun protection. Here are some sun-smart tips, brought to you from the SickKids’ AboutKidsHealth Program.