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Being a Travel Writer Isn’t All Luck Travel

  “You’re a travel writer? Lucky!” I think most travel writers I know have heard this at some point in their careers. And while there is certainly some truth to the fact that trying out a five star hotel, evaluating a hot stone massage or flying through the air on a mountain-to-mountain zip line certainly seems like a better place to be than in an...

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Back Lit Business People Traveling Airport Passenger Concept Huffington Post / Travel

As a travel writer, I’ve flown many, many miles, and scuttled through many, many airports and the following simple tips and tricks have made all of my flights just a little bit more enjoyable. If you’re new to flying, I hope these help. 1) Check in on-line before you fly. You will have a reservation code on your ticket, which you will need when you...

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Travel to Club Med’s Val Thorens Parents Canada / Travel

“It’s warming, has vitality and sensuality,” explains Sophie Jacquemin, the lead designer of the newly launched Club Med Val Thorens. She’s referring to the soft pink glow that greets guests in the 70-metre high lobby of this chic brand new resort. It’s a perfect metaphor for the culture that exists at all Club Med locations; from the sunny beach resorts to their ski and mountain...

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Visit Martinique – It’s Magnifique! Huffington Post / Travel

“Martinique is not for tourists; it is for travellers.” says our guide as we make our way through the winding, hilly roads of this French/Caribbean island. Martinique is to France, as Hawaii is to the U.S. This island “outpost” is a district of France, and its approximately 400,000 inhabitants live under French law. Proud to have been anointed the safest Caribbean island in recent years,...

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Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica Parents Canada / Travel

Half Moon Resort in Jamaica celebrates 60 years of providing families and couples with a private getaway on Half Moon Bay, nestled on the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  The walls of the welcoming front lobby are full of pictures of dignitaries (including Canada’s own former Prime Minister Paul Martin), celebrities (Richard Branson), royalty (Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, and as recently as 2012, Prince...

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Can You ‘Getaway’ With Only One Of Your Kids? Huffington Post / Travel

“It’s not fair!” The cry heard around the parenting world pretty much every day, for those of us who have more than one child. Playing the game of “Even Steven” happens from the smallest slight “He got to push the elevator button the last time!” to perhaps what could be your biggest dilemma, taking only one child on a trip with you, and leaving the...

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Where to Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving Travel / TravelChannel.com

Family, football and, of course, feasting. While there are many traditions shared by Canadians and Americans for their Thanksgiving holidays, the origins of the day itself are quite different. Both Thanksgivings do involve a crossing by water, though: In the US, it was the hearty Pilgrims sailing to Plymouth Rock in 1621. In Canada, the first “Thanksgiving” was hosted by explorer Martin Frobisher in 1578....

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Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms Family / Huffington Post / Travel

1) While away on a business trip, you have a set schedule of activities to accomplish during the day. At camp, these activities are listed on a sheet hung by the cabin door, and there is little flexibility. On a business trip, these activities have been entered into your smartphone, and there is a tight schedule. This is a good thing. At home, flexibility comes...

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