Travel articles for your free time

I’m not sure how many of you have checked out the Reader’s Digest Canada travel section, but you should because it’s pretty good. I checked out 3 sections: traveling in Canada, travel health and budget travel.

If you have time for only one, check out the budget travel section for some cheap vacations. They have some travel deals, in this case places you can ski for under $50. According to that article, you don’t have to go to a big famous mountain resort to have fun skiing:

Nangle explains that the emphasis at smaller hills is on affordable fun, not glitz. Smaller hills tend to be places that welcome new skiers and families–and because of this they offer more incentives, including stay and ski packages like the ones found through Bellstar resorts in BC and Alberta, or ski week specials such as Ontario’s Blue Mountain $39 lift tickets.

If I were going to take up skiing, I’d be headed to the smaller hills anyway – my money would be wasted on paying for a big slope when I can probably keep my balance for a few yards.

Most of the articles are of the tips variety (6 tips for luggage, 5 tips for all-inclusives, and so on). But one I thought was especially interesting was about how to get the most from your travel agent (just remember the poor thing is probably already stressed). I know we’ve had this discussion before, but it seems like it’s been a while. Some of the advice might actually save the travel agent some stress – like go in there with a good idea of what you want. They also suggest finding deals and challenging the travel agent to match. If the travel agent can do it for the same price why would anyone choose a website instead?

Anyhow, plenty of articles over there. I did see a button for posting comments but I don’t really see much discussion.

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