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Stuffing your luggage is not only inconvenient; nowadays, it will also cost you. Many airlines are becoming stricter about overweight baggage charges and have limits for carry-on bags, and travellers who fail to follow baggage regulations could easily rack up a few hundred dollars in charges for travelling with a heavy suitcase.

You don’t have to travel to Mexico or the Caribbean to visit a great beach destination. Many of us are too busy to take a week off from work, and sometimes all we can spare is a weekend. The good news is that there are many beach destinations in the United States that are closer than you think. Depending on where you live, a weekend beach getaway may be only a short drive across the Canadian border or a quick flight down the coast.

The time of year you decide to travel can have a huge impact on your travel experience. While most people tend to travel during the peak season, if you have the flexibility, travelling during the off-season is worth considering. Sure, things like weather and availability of attractions are also worth considering, but these will vary when you research locations and look at your travel options.

When visiting a new city, people often want to see as much as they can during their stay. They want to see the top sights, find the most efficient ways to travel through the city and they want to do it all at a good price.

The year 2016 is being hailed as the year when Canadians choose to explore home and destinations that are closer to home. With all that is going on in the world, the less-than-desirable hassles brought on by travel and the lower-than-normal Canadian dollar, more Canadians than ever are planning to stay home and explore some of the many world-class tourist destinations that are only a short trip away.