Whether you travel once every few years or once every few days for work or play, everyone has a pretty good idea of what they can’t bring with them on their travels; either in their checked luggage or in their carry-on. But what about the stuff we can bring? You’d be surprised that a few items you would think are a no-go are actually allowed on most commercial flights; with some regulations of course. We go through a few unexpected items you might be shocked to know you can bring with you on your travels, should you ever need to.
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Going on a trip doesn’t always mean a new stamp in your passport. With a country as vast and diverse as Canada, there’s tons to see without leaving our borders. As Canadians tend to favour international travel to domestic, it can be easy to forget the awesome destinations we have right here at home. We give you a list of the top 5 cities in Canada that you need to visit (if you haven’t already!)
A favourite destination for avid skiers and snowboarders, Banff is definitely a city that speaks to lovers of the outdoors. For those who don’t ski, restaurants filled with great beer and food, hot springs & the city’s natural beauty and landscape make up for it.
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So you’ve narrowed down the items you want to bring on your trip but opening and closing your suitcase is still a bit of a challenge; or it zips up perfect but you’re trying to keep everything organized so it’s easier to find when you need it. Whatever your needs, there’s always a few tips and tricks that help keep all your items protected and easy to find. Here, we go through a few clever packing hacks!
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Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a month-long volunteer trip, seeing different parts of the world is beneficial for so many reasons. Amazing new food, and the opportunity to learn about new cultures and be inspired are all within your grasp every time you add a stamp to your passport. Here, we go through just a few of the reasons why we love to travel and you should too.
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Besides the more exciting aspect of travelling, there can be small snags that can put a damper on your journey; and most are totally avoidable. Here, we go through a few ways you can make sure you’re ready for anything and avoid these common travel hassles on your trip.
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France. Italy. Mexico. Jamaica. The U.S. There are countries that are simply ubiquitous with tourism and travel, welcoming upwards of 84 million travellers through their borders each year (as was the case in France in 2013!)
Fast-paced metropolitan centers and well-known beach retreats are usually our go-to options when it comes to planning a getaway. But what about the rest of the world? Seasoned travellers have long-championed many out-of-the-ordinary locations as their personal favourites, preferring less popular destinations as a way to truly experience a new culture and interact more with locals than fellow tourists. Here, we list a few unconventional travel destinations!
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With early flight times, long layovers and delays, airports can be hectic places for even the most seasoned traveller. Even after meticulous packing & careful preparation, airports can be an exhausting experience (albeit a small price to pay for the destination that awaits you!)
To alleviate some of those stresses, great food is always the best remedy. Most airports offer traditional vending machine and franchise fast food fare; but a few offer dining experiences that rival top restaurants beyond the tarmac.
Here are some of the best reviewed airport restaurants from around the world to satisfy your globetrotting cravings and give you a reason to check in just a little earlier.
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Business trips can be stressful. Between travel reservations, baggage check, car rentals, and cramming in as many meetings as possible, it can be a challenge to manage your time effectively and stay organized. And if you’re not organized, it’s difficult to make a good impression on both clients and colleagues.
If you’re a frequent-flying business professional and occasionally find yourself scrambling to find your passport or running through airport terminals to catch your flight, you’re in luck, because we have some handy tips for you for how to stay organized during a business trip.
Passports, ID and ticket
When you’re travelling, making sure you have the necessary travel papers is a must. Thanks to online check-in, it has never been easier to get to your gate with time to spare. Printing your ticket in advance, as well as getting your ID and passport ready a day or two before your flight, is a great way to make your travel less stressful and give yourself more time to prepare for meetings.
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If you’re someone who travels often by plane, you’ve probably become accustomed to finding sufficiency in only a carry-on, rather than a large suitcase or bulky luggage. And you might think that because you have such a portable bag, you’ll automatically travel light. Well, that’s not always the case.
Here are a few travel tips to help you stay organized while you’re on a short business trip or even a small vacation if you’re planning on using just a carry-on for the duration of your trip.
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Met up with Zach from Calgary in Toronto yesterday. He is driving across Canada with his son in his 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan 108. Such a cool ride for a cool guy. He bought two Rise Weekender bags to hang inside the pop top to stay organized! Great idea Zach! Enjoy the rest of your trip with your son!