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Kids and Scuba Diving | From a Child’s Perspective

By | February 27th, 2017|Family, Road Trip, Summer, Warm Countries|

I woke up to the sound of the alarm. Normally if I hear an alarm I either just turn it off or throw a pillow at it, sometimes even both for good measure. But not today. The second I heard the alarm clock I jumped out of bed and shook my mom. “WAKE UP!!!!!”. [...]

Lounge Chair Hogs!

By | February 6th, 2017|Family, General, Travel Tip, Uncategorized, Warm Countries|

Finally, you're on a long needed vacation in a beautiful, warm country separated from all the little worries of your life. After sleeping in and enjoying a nice breakfast, you decide to head poolside to soak up some sun. Surprisingly, the pool area seems relatively empty for 10am. You should have no trouble finding a [...]

Ten Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

By | January 18th, 2017|Family, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip, Uncategorized|

If the prospect of vacationing without your dog breaks your heart, cheer up traveling with Spot has never been easier. You will need to do some advance planning and thoughtful packing to ensure both you and your dog have the best experience possible. Use this checklist as you plan your dog-friendly adventure. ✓ Visit the [...]

A New Way to Roam

By | October 12th, 2016|Family, General, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip, Winter|

If you are Canadian I can guarantee you have been frustrated with your cellular provider at one time or another. I’ve never met a Canadian who has said, “You know what? I love my cell phone company. The rates are great and the data package is amazing.” If you’ve ever uttered those words and you're [...]

Five American Ghost Towns History Buffs Will Love

By | September 16th, 2016|Family, Feature, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer|

For many, the idea of a ghost town holds infinite fascination. For history buffs, they can be an irresistible draw. Tombstone, Arizona is the most widely known ghost town – home of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, rowdy saloons and cheesy old westerns. If you're in search of a true sense of place and history, these [...]

Three Little-Known Florida Beaches

By | September 8th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Warm Countries|

Anyone can make a list of the best beaches in Florida. The key to using those lists, however, is understanding what makes a beach great. For some, lots of activity on the beach makes a beach great. For others, the chance to enjoy quiet, unspoiled seascapes is what makes a beach desirable. In Florida, you [...]

Beyond Camping

By | May 19th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip|

The idea of a vacation spent communing with nature without cell phones, laptops or other electronic distractions can be appealing. The idea of a simple, inexpensive way to see beautiful locations is appealing as well. The thought of wet tents and leaky air mattresses? Not so much. There are alternatives that let you live the [...]

Imagine the Worst – Five Travel Disasters and How to Avoid Them

By | May 13th, 2016|Family, General, Travel Tip|

The more you travel, the more you learn. Still, no matter how much experience you have on land, sea or in the air, things will go wrong. While it's nice to approach life with a positive point of view, you are doing yourself a disservice if you're not anticipating the possibility of a less than [...]

Channel Islands National Park – Visit a New World

By | May 4th, 2016|Family, General, Summer|

Channel Islands National Park offers visitors a rare opportunity to see unique species of plants and animals. Like South America's Galapagos Island, these five islands and the water that surround them have species that have evolved in isolation. With 13,000 years of human history behind it, the park offers has known civilizations like the Chumash, [...]

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