Travel planning

With so much information available on social media, blogs, videos, and websites, planning a trip can become a daunting task and can easily get overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! Find out all you should know to help plan your next trip with our extensive library of travel planning related articles.

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From jet lag to unfamiliar foods, staying healthy while travelling requires extra preparation. Here are some essential tips to keep you on track and enjoying your next adventure.
Travelling with your pet can be a fun experience. Here’s some tips on how to travel with your pet safely on road trips and flights, and advice on finding pet friendly hotels, pet sitters and things to do with your pet.
As travellers become more aware of their environmental footprint, the demand for sustainable tourism experiences continues to increase. But what does that mean?
They say the more the merrier. We agree. Follow these recommendations to ensure you enjoy your travel experience not only as a collective, but as an individual as well.
Here’s some top tips for eco-friendly travel. Learn about slow travel, why you should use local guides, bundling several destinations into one trip, and how to offset your carbon footprint.
Here’s advice on how to stay safe while travelling this winter. How to avoid hypothermia and frostbite, dress warmly, drive safely, check your car before a road trip, and what to pack in an emergency kit.
Planning a multi-destination trip? Here’s some tips on how to save money while travelling, and choosing a destination. Learn why you need travel insurance to protect your health and belongings while travelling across the world. 
With solo travel on the rise, you may be wondering what’s better – going it alone or group travel. Here are the pros and cons of both solo and group travel for saving money, safety and fun. 
Here’s our list of the top ten travel books to inspire your next adventure, some are guides with expert advice, others are compelling travelogues. We include powerful stories about women solo travellers.
Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22 to promote awareness of climate change and environmental degradation. Here are Earth Day celebrations and volunteer events held around the world.
Travel insurance could mean the difference between experiencing a foreign land and never getting past customs. Here are some destinations that require it for entry.
Here’s some advice on how to plan an all-inclusive vacation, pitfalls to avoid, and some of the most popular all-inclusive resorts for all types of travellers. An all-inclusive resort meets all of your needs with one or few fees.
As of Oct. 1, Canada dropped all COVID-19 restrictions for incoming travellers, including mask mandates, COVID-19 quarantines and testing. Here’s more on what incoming travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to do.
Starting in November 2023, the European Union will require visitors from visa exempt nations, which includes Canada, to pay a small fee to enter the region under the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). 
The United States is by far the most popular international tourist destination for Canadians, who provide the second largest source of tourists to the United States, followed by Mexico. In 2019, more than 20.7 million Canadians visited their neighbour to the south. Here’s a list of some of the top vacation destinations in the U.S. that includes bustling cities, sandy beaches, and beautiful national parks. 
More Canadians have plans to scratch their travel itch as pandemic restrictions lift at international destinations, but snarls at airports and long passport waits have gotten in the way. Here are practical tips and things to add to your summer travel checklist before leaving Canada. 
Protecting yourself with travel insurance is essential, particularly when you are expecting a baby. But it’s also important to know what circumstances travel insurance will or will not cover your pregnancy.
A gap year is typically an opportunity for experiential learning, self-discovery, and transferrable skill development. Get useful information that will help you plan for your own gap year.
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.
Shared economy services have revolutionized the way people travel. But, there are lots of pros and cons to be aware of. Here are five tips to help you navigate safely through options when travelling and planning your trip.
Learn how to safeguard your cash and valuables while travelling and how travel insurance can help if you are the victim of theft.
Whether the goal is to capture incredible photo or video footage to remember a special moment, share on social media, or use in a personal drone racing league vlog, the following can help ensure an enjoyable experience.
Learn how to plan a successful cross-border shopping trip to the US. We offer advice on travel insurance, the exchange rate, duty-free limits, planning your route, what to pack and more.
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.
Are you planning your first or a new backpacking adventure? Our list of must-pack items will help you to tackle nearly every situation you can think of.
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.
Whether it is a solo adventure, family vacation or business travel, the right travel mobile apps can make a huge difference in terms of having a smooth and enjoyable trip experience. Here’s a list of the best apps every traveller should have on their phones.
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