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6 Most Common Travel Illnesses (and How to Avoid Them)

Traveling is all fun and games until you pick up an unpleasant bug. Learn what’s putting you at risk and how you can protect yourself before you jet off. West Nile Virus Where it’s common: Temperate and tropical regions like East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. What to watch for: Got a run-of-the mill mosquito bite? Fret not. Is...

6 Facts About Flying to Help You Stay Calm on Your Next Flight

The odds are in your favour While plane crashes do happen, they’re extremely rare. To put it in perspective, you’re 95 times more likely to die from unintentional poisoning (the odds are one in 103 on this one) than to die in an “air or space transport incident” (one in 9,737), according to the National Safety Council. One M.I.T. Sloan...

9 Tips for the Perfect Family-Friendly Beach Picnic

Take as much finger food as possible You don’t want a fun day at the beach to get bogged down with bags of plates and silverware. Tasty picnic foods include: fruits like berries and apples; baby carrots and other raw veggies, with hummus or eggplant dip; tortilla chips and salsa; and hard-boiled eggs. Know what NOT to bring Mayonnaise can go bad in...

7 Places Your Kids Need to See Before They Grow Up

Before your kids outgrow the fun of a family vacation and start to go on their own trips without you, take them to one of these awesome destinations for an action-packed trip the whole family is sure to truly enjoy. Niagara Falls, Ont. Especially for Canadians, this is one trip every family should make before their children have outgrown...

8 Things to Always Have in Your Carry-On Luggage So You’re Ready for Anything

Power up with chargers Travelling with a phone, laptop or tablet? If it needs power and you’ll be using it during your travels, be sure to keep your power cords in your carry-on, not in checked bags. Also, take along a small portable power pack (they start at about $20) so if your phone is on two per cent...