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Gear Review: Pick-Pocket Proof Pants by Clothing Arts 

Pants on a Camel

The ultimate test for any piece of clothing: a camel ride in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

Choosing and packing appropriate travel clothing can be a real challenge. Not only should said clothing item be stylish, comfortable, breathable, easy to clean and wrinkle-free, but perhaps it should also keep you safe and secure. How so? 

Sadly, whether in a busy downtown restaurant or remote countryside bus stop, pickpocketing can rear its ugly, trip-spoiling head. You can mitigate the risks through the wise choice of creative and wearable theft prevention solutions.

Travel Guide:: 48 Hours in Singapore

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The sparkly clean urban metropolis of Singapore

Can a big city be kid-friendly? 

It can when we're talking about the incredible city-state of Singapore. This Island nation has a lot to offer when it comes to family travel – from the adventurous to the educational. Whether you prefer your kids to see the city skyline or want them to learn about Singapore history, you will be spoiled for choice with a never-ending list of must-see attractions. 

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Why Travel to Jordan

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Shadow play with the camel train in Wadi Rum desert

My latest post for Travel Mamas highlights 6 Reasons why you should plan a trip to Jordan. 

Among those reasons are some usual suspects - Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea - but I also touch on the food, the other great sights to see, and the wonderful hospitality and warmth of the Jordanian people themselves.

Jordan really is an oasis in the turmoil of the MIddle East. Enjoy.

Vancouver's Hidden Gems: Westworld Magazine

eWestworld Spring 2014

Just in time for spring road tripping in Metro Vancouver, we're delighted to offer up Vancouver's Hidden Gems in the spring edition of BCAA's Westworld magazine. 

Not to give anything away, but some of our favorite local spots include lesser-known museums, trampoline parks, and day tripping to tulip fields in the Fraser Valley.

Happy travels!

What are some of your favorite Hidden Gems in Vancouver or BC? Share your tips below.

How a bus ride turned into a magic moment in Jordan

Ajloun Car Push

The power of cooperation:: a day in the life. Ajloun, Jordan

There's a story that goes with this picture.

This photograph captures one of the most memorable moments during my 10-day tour of Jordan; one among many amazing experiences in this magical country.

I knew visiting Jordan would be incredible. My husband had loved his time here in the mid-1990s, and had hinted about seeing great things, like Petra and the Dead Sea.

What was a wonderful surprise was seeing great things in unexpected places, like the side of the road. 

7 Steps to Planning (and Surviving) Multigenerational Travel

IMG_7897Multigenerational travel can teach young and old new tricks

For some of us, the idea of planning a holiday and spending weeks together in a foreign land with our parents and children sounds like a new circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno. 

But, if your family relationships are solid and you can ride out the occasional emotional storms and historical family member behavioral patterns, the benefits of multigenerational travel far outweigh the downsides.

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Showing your grandkids the homeland is a priceless experience - Rome, Italy