By Danny Almon, Travel Columnist
Travel, both domestic and international, is becoming more popular. People are recognizing that, like many diseases in our lives, Covid is here to stay. But our efforts to immunize are becoming more and more effective: I myself had covid about two months ago and the effects for several days were no worse than a head cold. Of course, everyone is different…
But it’s not stopping me from planning a trip to Vietnam in the near future. For those still a bit uncomfortable about thinking of an international trip, there are lots of options here in Canada. What about a cross-Canada rail journey? I work with a company that arranges train trips across Canada with interval stops anywhere the rail route crosses through. This company can integrate hotels and sightseeing into the package and you can return home by air.
Another option in Canada is a coach tour: this could be something that starts in Halifax and works its way through the Atlantic Provinces or a coach tour starting elsewhere in Canada.
For something really different, how about a 1-week houseboat rental in Ontario? Regardless of boating experience, an hour’s instruction and you are ready to go!
Finally, there are river cruise options that start and end in Canada. Check with me for more details.
Internationally, the world is wide open. I have made many new contacts in the travel world co-hosting travel webinars over covid times – all of these recorded and installed on my website – note the location below. I just had a client come back from Egypt and Jordan, very impressed with what he saw and experienced while there. And the price was incredibly low!
Egypt is still the top trip in my life after 20 years in this business. For videos on travel, and other valuable information, visit www.almontravel.ca/ blog and call Danny at 902 431 4932 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your travel plans.
Here are some useful travel tips if you are considering travelling…
1) Cross Pack – if travelling with a companion, it is a good idea to cross pack: half of your belongings go in your companion’s suitcase and their half goes in yours. That way if one suitcase is mis-directed, you both will have clothing/necessities.
2) Copies at home – Leave a detailed day-by-day itinerary and a copy of your passport’s identification page with a friend or relative at home. Include names, addresses and telephone numbers where you will be staying. Leave a copy of your flight and ticket information with them as well.
3) Prepare your house for being away. Arrange for mail pickup, snow shoveling or grass mowing in season, have some lights on timers (install outside light timers if you can.
For a list of useful travel tips, sign up at www.almontravel.ca
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