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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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How to plan a perfect golf trip

Scoring a last minute golf trip means saving money. Learn the ins and outs on how to strike a great deal whether in Canada or even abroad.

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10 of the world's best food festivals for any food lover

Combining the love of food while travelling can provide a tasty way to discover new places and cultures. We handpicked 10 of the best international food festivals from a ramen show in Japan to street food in Seattle.

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Top fun things for families to do in Calgary

Whether you’re looking to journey back to days of yore (e.g. Calgary Stampede) or experience modern-day adventures (e.g. Calgary Tower, hike at Banff National Park), a trip to Calgary with travel insurance in hand can offer the best of both worlds.

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Things to do in Halifax: top 5 coastal adventures

For something a little different, put on your sea legs to enjoy fun and adventure in Halifax. Here are five ways to discover this maritime destination for an unforgettable experience.

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3 benefits of travelling with your loved one

It is believed that romantic couples who travel together have healthier and happier relationships, compared to those who do not. Find out three main advantages of going on a romantic getaway with your partner.

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Family Holidays: Guide for a stress-fee get together

Heading home for the holidays can be stressful, not just the journey to get home but the pressures and expectations that can come along with it. Here are some tips to minimize anxiety and maximize joy during this time of the year.

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All you should know about cross border shopping

Find out what the best places are for cross-border shopping in the United-States and get insightful tips related to travel insurance, duty-free limits, cell phone roaming, and Cannabis rules for Canadian travellers.

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Make the Most of the Grey Cup Festival

Going to the Grey Cup this year? Find out all you need to know to maximize your Grey Cup Festival experience. From booking your game tickets, travel and purchasing travel insurance, we have useful information to help you plan a fun and worry-free trip.

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Get to know Canada by going on a road trip

Road trips are an ideal way for anyone visiting or new to Canada, to discover the country. Learn how to set a cross-Canada itinerary, as well as tips on how to choose your destinations, and how to travel safely with travel insurance.

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How to host your relatives and make them feel welcome

Get ideas to maximize the enjoyment of visiting relatives and out-of-town guests including preparations to make them feel at home, planning things to do with them and how to set the right expectations.

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Why travel insurance is a must-have for any destination wedding

Regardless of the wedding destination, you, your spouse-to-be and your guests, we recommend having travel insurance coverage. Although travel insurance cannot cover the cost of a wedding itself, it can provide protection against many other unforeseen events...

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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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Tips on how to clear airport security quickly

Getting through airport security such as CATSA and TSA prechecks, especially if you are running late, can be one of the most frustrating experiences while travelling. We round up a set of tips to help you clear airport security faster.

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How to pick the best travel shoes for your trip

Do you know which shoes you should pack for your next trip? Here are some insightful tips on how to pick the best travel footwear for your next travel adventure.

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