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Staycation Ideas

April 13, 2011 Travel
Staycation Vacation Ideas

Save time, money and the environment by staying at home for a staycation. Try these ideas for new movies, food and experiences to feel like you’re on vacation in your own home.

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House Sitting: A Unique and Inexpensive Way to Travel

March 8, 2011 Travel
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By Nancy Bennett Home Away From Home When people retire, many look forward to travelling more. Whether it is to see family and friends, or to go somewhere you’ve always wanted, the only downside to travel is where to stay? No one wants to stress out family members who might not have the room or […]

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Expect the Unexpected in the Galapagos Islands

December 14, 2010 Travel
Galapagos Islands

By Melody Wren I didn’t realize how many preconceived notions I had about the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. When I booked my trip, I was looking forward to seeing animals, sea life and a few birds in their natural habitat, but I wasn’t prepared for the vast numbers of sea lions, marine iguanas, as well […]

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Are you ready to try a Cruise holiday?

September 27, 2010 Travel
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A Cruise for Every Budget Cruises used to be for the wealthy elite, but now there are cruises to suit every type of traveler and every budget. Regular cruisers say it’s the way to travel, filled with luxury, adventure, unique ports of call to explore and lots of activities to participate in. Finding the right […]

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Spa Vacations

June 21, 2010 Travel
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By Nipa Mukerji Spa vacations are growing in increasing popularity among travelers who are turning to more relaxing, low-key vacations.  A dizzying array of spa treatments is available at most luxury spas.  In Canada, Ste. Anne’s Country Inn & Spa in Grafton, ON remains the most popular and best-rated spa. From the moment that a […]

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The adventure of a lifetime on a budget

June 10, 2010 Travel
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Traveling 12 countries in 12 Months By Kelly Neufeld For seniors, the number one goal after retirement is travel. While retirement frees up your time to travel, finances can be an issue. But what if you could travel the world, for the amount it would cost you to live at home? Sound impossible? It’s not, […]

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Travel Insurance Tips for Seniors

April 15, 2010 Travel
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One of the best things about retirement is more free time in which you can travel. After you’ve selected the perfect destination, don’t forget the critical step of buying travel insurance. Travelling without insurance or without adequate insurance can be a financial disaster. You never know what could happen while travelling and you need to […]

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Tales of an ESL Teacher – Part 3

March 8, 2010 Travel
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Eating in China by Judy Smith This part 3 of a series by Judy Smith. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 to see the beginning of her journy. I like to eat good food, and worries about food consume many of my waking thoughts. For example, the first thought that crossed my mind […]

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Harrison Hot Springs – Whistler’s “older sister” resort –

January 19, 2010 Travel
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Historic hotel remains calm during the Olympics by Ulrike Rodrigues “You know what the trouble with getting old is?” Laurence bends to pour a coffee, then straightens to let a younger server squeeze by in the hotel’s busy breakfast restaurant. “Once you’ve figured everything out, no one wants to hear it!” Laurence’s customers chuckle and […]

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Christmas In China

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by Judy Smith Chinese people will embrace any excuse to have a celebration. They love to get together with friends and family, shoot off fireworks, release fire lanterns into the night sky, and of course, eat; so it’s no surprise to find that Christmas is gaining popularity in China. Christmas also celebrates their favorite colour-red, […]

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