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Taking it easy

Travelling at your own pace gives you time to soak in the sights, sounds and sensations of your destination. Maybe you’re thinking about the annual family island vacation, or perhaps a romantic week in a European city. You could be travelling to your sports team’s championship game in a neighbouring province or, you may have just scored tickets to your favourite band’s “farewell” tour - in Texas.

Read on for informative articles on leisure trip-planning options where travel insurance can play a supporting role to your fabulous trip.

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Things to do in the Mayan and Mexican Riviera

From spectacular beaches to a rich culture, the Mayan Riviera in Mexico on the country’s Caribbean Coast and the Mexican Riviera on its Pacific Coast have a lot in common. These similarities can make for a difficult, although fun, decision for travellers considering a visit.

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Last minute golf trip dos and don’ts

Scoring a last minute golf trip means saving money, but if an injury or delay occurs on your trip, you might end up paying more than you bargained for. Read this article to learn how travel insurance might help reimburse you in eligible situations like delayed golf clubs or an injury on the 6th green.

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10 international food festivals to feast on

Travel to food and wine festivals at destinations around the world that attract food lovers and foodies should include travel insurance protection, whether they enjoy food, cooking or culinary travel trips, tours, workshops or other activities during their food-focused travel experiences.

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Giddyup! Top things to do in Calgary

Explore things to do in and around Calgary, Alberta, like attend the Calgary Stampede, Zoo, Farmers Market and Tower, or exploring Banff National Park, plus hotels, restaurants and other useful information for visitors.

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Five unforgettable coastal adventures in Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia was named as one of the Top 10 Global Destinations on the rise in TripAdvisor's 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards. For something a little different, put on your sea legs to enjoy fun and adventure in this maritime destination.

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Benefits of travelling as a couple

While flowers and chocolcate are popular ways for couples to say “I love you”, there’s one thing they appreciate even more: taking trips together. According to the results of a US Travel Association survey, romantic couples who go on couples’ getaways have healthier...

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Heading Home for the Holidays

1950s crooner Perry Como sang ‘Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays… For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!’ And it’s true. There’s nothing more comforting than enjoying childhood treats and embracing family traditions with your loved ones...

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Cross border shopping for Canadian travellers

Close to ninety percent of Canadians live within 160 kilometres of the border between Canada and the United States. And, for various reasons, prices for several things like gas, cheese and alcohol are cheaper in the US...

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It’s on! Grey Cup Festival 2018

Two teams whittled down from nine tough weeks of hard work, ups and downs, injuries and for one singular purpose—the Grey Cup. If the Canadian Football League schedule is life or death and dictates your weekend plans...

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A Canada discovery road trip

Road trips are an ideal way for anyone visiting or new to Canada to discover the country. Learn how sightseeing by province is stress-free, mainly with Visitors to Canada travel insurance. Travel in Canada knowing that you have valuable...

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Five tips to improve your family’s stay

Benjamin Franklin once said ‘Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.’ This may well be true, and perhaps even more so when the guests are also relatives. Typically, relatives coming to stay from out of town plan to make the trip for more than just a few days.

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Getting married abroad: What you need to know

The sun is setting on a sparkling Pacific Ocean as you and your beloved say your vows. Everything is perfect: a kiss, applause, photos in front of that gorgeous sunset, and you’re married! Then comes the whirlwind reception, the sometimes cringe-worthy... 

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How to fly first class even when you are in economy

Though just mere metres away from the economy seats, first class offers a world of perks and pleasures. Top of the list is, of course, more room and comfortable accommodations — a convertible seat that becomes a bed in your own private pod being the key item. 

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Running late? How to get through airport security quickly!

There is nothing worse than squeaking through airport security by the skin of your teeth only to find a huge lineup at the coffee shop and your name being paged as your flight is about to depart.

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Tips for picking and packing the best travel shoes

Shoes. The stuff of legend and lore: Cinderella had endless trouble because of her glass heels and Dorothy was nearly vaporized for her ruby red slippers. From the Birkenstock to the Manolo Blahnik and the Converse high top there are endless footwear choices...

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