Travel & Vacation Tips

How to Meet People When Travelling Alone

How to Meet People When Travelling Alone

Written by on July 19, 2013 in Travel & Vacation Tips with 7 Comments

Meeting people has never been a problem for me when I travel alone, so when one of my readers asked for tips, I jumped at the chance to write this article! I enjoy travelling with friends and family, but there’s something about travelling alone that perks me up in a special sorta way. I love […]

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5 Ways to Help Kids Cope With Homesickness at Summer Camp

5 Ways to Help Kids Cope With Homesickness at Summer Camp

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Family Tips, Travel & Vacation Tips with 2 Comments

Feeling homesick is normal for kids at summer camp, but it’s more fun if you can overcome it! These five ways to overcome homesickness will help kids, parents, and camp counselors. I went to Camp Timberline last weekend, and remembered the homesickness I felt as a kid at camp in the summer. I went to […]

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How to Decide Where to Go on Your Next Vacation

How to Decide Where to Go on Your Next Vacation

Written by on January 8, 2013 in Travel & Vacation Tips with 2 Comments

Sometimes it’s easy to decide where to go on holiday – our last vacation was in Jamaica, where we celebrated my friend Gayle’s 50th birthday party. Other times, you know you want to get away…but you have no idea where in the world to go. Bruce and I recently decided to go to Peru, after […]

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Best Travel Gifts for People Going to Vancouver, BC, Canada

Best Travel Gifts for People Going to Vancouver, BC, Canada

Written by on December 21, 2012 in Gift Giving Tips, Travel & Vacation Tips with 0 Comments

If a friend or family member is going to Vancouver, BC, you want to give them the best travel gift ever. These gift tips range from Canadian gag gifts to practical gifts for Vancouver tourists. They’ll help you say “bon voyage” in style. Here’s a Vancouver quotation (a quip!) to write in the going-away card: “It’s […]

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Travel Tips for People Visiting Africa – From a Canadian Ex-Pat

Travel Tips for People Visiting Africa – From a Canadian Ex-Pat

Written by on October 14, 2011 in Travel & Vacation Tips with 0 Comments

Are you living, volunteering, or going on vacation in Africa? These tips will help you travel to Africa; they’re based on my experience living and teaching in Nairobi, Kenya for three years. I also explored Ethiopia, Tanzania, Swaziland, and South Africa at Christmas and Easter – so I learned a lot about traveling in Africa! […]

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What to Pack for an All Inclusive Resort Vacation at Christmas

What to Pack for an All Inclusive Resort Vacation at Christmas

Written by on October 11, 2011 in Travel & Vacation Tips with 1 Comment

Merry Christmas – it’s time to pack for your Caribbean all inclusive resort vacation! Whether you’re going to Cuba or Costa Rica, Jamaica or St Bart’s — there are a few essentials to pack for your all inclusive holiday. These packing tips range from reusable ice cubes to yoga mats, and are perfect for trips […]

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Packing a Carry On Bag for Air Travel? Easy Ways to Pack Light

Packing a Carry On Bag for Air Travel? Easy Ways to Pack Light

Written by on March 31, 2011 in Travel & Vacation Tips with 7 Comments

Your flight is booked, and it’s time for packing that carry on bag for air travel. If you don’t want to check your luggage, here are eight easy ways to pack light and fit everything into your carry on bag. Between bag size and weight restrictions, checked baggage fees, and air travel regulations, it’s admittedly […]

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Staycation Ideas for Women Over 50 – Yes, You Can Escape at Home!

Staycation Ideas for Women Over 50 – Yes, You Can Escape at Home!

Written by on March 28, 2011 in Happiness Tips, Travel & Vacation Tips with 0 Comments

Finding fun staycation ideas can be tough – you want to balance adventure and relaxation! These ways to escape at home are perfect for women over 50 (or 40, 60, 70, or 80…). Sure, money is low and gas prices are high – but that’s no reason you can’t treat yourself to much-needed time to […]

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Backpacking Checklist – 10 Packing Tips for a Hiking Trip

Backpacking Checklist – 10 Packing Tips for a Hiking Trip

Written by on March 22, 2011 in Travel & Vacation Tips with 2 Comments

Use this backpacking checklist to make sure you have everything you need, whether you’re hiking in the Himalayas or Honduras. A list like this contains all the packing tips you’ll ever need for a hiking trip - you won’t forget anything at home. Before the tips, here’s one of my favorite quips: “Twenty years from now […]

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What to Pack for a Vacation at an All-Inclusive Resort

What to Pack for a Vacation at an All-Inclusive Resort

Written by on December 11, 2010 in Travel & Vacation Tips with 4 Comments

Here’s a list of things you must pack for a resort vacation or all-inclusive holiday – from re-usable ice to hand sanitizer. These packing tips will ensure you won’t forget anything on your vacation. First, here’s a tip from a “Quips and Tips” reader: “Pack your own re-useable ice,” says Jeremy, who created a Stainless […]

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