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Canada’s Run to the Sun Slows—For Now

5/24/16 • By Milan Korcok

I’ve often said that Canadians, a tough breed, would rather visit the infernal gates of Hades in January than be left behind to shovel snow drifts from their driveways. But given last year’s mild winter, coupled with a low-flying loonie, Canadians but the brakes on their run to the sun—albeit not enough to consider making a habit of it. According to several official data sources (including the Conference Board of Canada, Statistics Canada and government agencies of destination countries), overnight […]

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Crossing International Borders With Children: Be Prepared

4/12/16 • By Milan Korcok

If you’re planning on crossing any international borders with children this coming summer—even for short trips to the U.S.—get your documentation lined up. It’s not as simple as it used to be—and that’s a good thing. Child abductions by parents, relatives, or in some cases strangers are growing exponentially, and border agents worldwide are demanding solid proof that adults travelling with children (usually 18 or under) have permission to do so from at least one of the parents (or legal […]

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A Concerned Snowbird’s Mission: Did Bob Find Peace of Mind?

1/20/14 • By the TIF Team

When we first met avid traveller and concerned snowbird Robert Woodcock, he was worried about getting the right coverage for his regular trips to the United States—and frustrated with a lack of answers to his questions about the world of travel insurance. Above all, Bob wanted...

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