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Photo gallery of Mexico’s Pacific coast

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Photo gallery of Vancouver Island with the kids

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Why travel with kids? Because it opens up their world

Why travel with kids? Because it opens up their world

Tara Collins has followed her mother’s lead and with her husband Paul has exposed her young children to the world. My mother has always been a traveller and she believed that exposing her children to the world when we were young was a good idea. There were many trips that we took together but it was a trip we took to Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong in 1982 when I was 12 and my brother was … Read entire article »

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An unexpected trek through Dogon Country, Mali

An unexpected trek through Dogon Country, Mali

Having a wife who works on international missions offers protection from the predictable and the routine.  One day she’s at home taking care of the usual things; three days later she’s on an airplane to the other side of the world – usually with very little notice. I’m never sure when Barbara is leaving but usually I know when she’s returning home.  This was not the case when she finished a nine month assignment in The … Read entire article »

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On staying foolish

On staying foolish

Editorial: There is a travel forum that I occasionally visit where a woman has been posting reports of her travels on a very remote Indonesian island. She is an American, 74 years of age, divorced, and going solo. She travels very cheaply. The places she stays usually cost $8 – $10 a night, breakfast included. She tells of visiting several hotels in an effort to find a room with a bathroom that has a sink so that … Read entire article »

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Three generations vacation in Costa Rica

Three generations vacation in Costa Rica

Dianne Bascombe had never been to Costa Rica and wanted to go see the leatherback turtles lay their eggs and hike in a national park where swamps bubble. Eight others wanted to go with her. Nine of us went to Costa Rica for two weeks this winter. There was no special occasion. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. We also had quite a collection of airline points so we decided to take … Read entire article »

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Norway photo gallery

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Three generations visit Norway

Three generations visit Norway

Norway is well known for its fjords and for the Nobel Peace Prize that is awarded every year in Oslo. Randi Goddard and her brother decided to visit the country with their 82 year old mother who had been waiting her whole life to explore her roots. The fact that Randi’s son, Peter, was studying for a semester at the University of Bergen was just the incentive to get them to make the trip. My mother’s … Read entire article »

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Editorial: Sometimes when I think back on trips I’ve made, my memories of them are shaped by special anniversaries, some of them tragic. This is the 10th anniversary of 9/11, that horrific day when two planes intentionally crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. New York City has long been a favourite weekend destination for my sisters and me (aka ‘the girls’). We would arrive at La Guardia Airport early Friday … Read entire article »

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Why travel: Because I have a year off and can go around the world

Why travel: Because I have a year off and can go around the world

I was a teacher and decided to enrol in a program where my salary was reduced by 20 percent for 5 years but year five I had off with pay. There were no firm plans when I did this. I thought I could use the year to go back to university for my Masters degree, have a baby (but there was no man currently in my life), or travel around the world. I first decided to … Read entire article »

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Family travel

Family travel

Editorial: Travel is something we often do with members of our family and these trips provide special moments to share forever. Many of you are probably on a road trip with family right now so we thought we would give this issue of ‘Riding the buses’ a family focus. There is an article about a father and son driving in Canada’s north just weeks before the son is to marry and another about a husband and wife … Read entire article »

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Celebrating my 60th birthday in Costa Rica

Celebrating my 60th birthday in Costa Rica

Charlotte Fanjoy wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday in a special place and decided on Tamarindo, Costa Rica. But who would join her and would they be happy? Q: You recently celebrated a very special birthday in Costa Rica with family and friends. How did this come about? A: I wanted something very different to mark my 60th and I wanted it to involve travel. A sister of mine spent two weeks in Tamarindo last year and … Read entire article »

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Travelling with young kids in Costa Rica

Travelling with young kids in Costa Rica

Craig and Carla spent three weeks travelling in Costa Rica (Tamarindo and around Arenal) with their young children. Zack was four years old and Lucas was eight months old at the time. Most of their friends thought they were crazy to do it. Q: I understand your friends thought it was a bit crazy to travel to a country like Costa Rica with young children. What did you find most difficult? A: People seem to think it … Read entire article »

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