Travel Tips to Travel More

Break free from the routine and plan a worry-free vacation

New Year's resolutions are usually blah and not terribly imaginative. Save money. Lose weight. Eat better. Hit the gym. Be nicer to people (*sigh*). All are noble endeavours to be sure, but if this year you resolved to add travel to your repertoire, the Kanetix.ca list of travel tips will help you get where you want to go faster and enjoy it more while you're there.

Get a Travel Rewards Credit Card

If you don't yet have a travel rewards credit card, now is the time to look into them. The travel rewards credit card market is really competitive and to woo prospective cardholders many new promotions, reward options, and perks are introduced regularly.

Creatively Look at Ways to Save Money

As cliché as it sounds, small purchases that seem harmless at the time, add up quickly. Take a critical eye to your bank withdrawals and credit card statements to get a firm handle on where you’re spending money. From underused subscription boxes, memberships, and streaming services to treats like your daily coffee and frequent meals out, you’ll likely find places to trim what you spend. The key is knowing where your money goes so you can decide if you’re spending it on what’s most important to you.

Remove "One Day" From Your Vocabulary

Set a date, start saving, and plan the vacation you're always saying "one day" you'll do. Doesn't matter if the trip actually happens this year, next year, or 3 years from now—set a date and start working your way towards it. It will never happen otherwise.

Travel Smart. Travel with Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. No matter how short your trip, or how close to home you'll be, the importance of having travel insurance cannot be overstated. And if you shop around, it’s affordable too.

The following were some of the best travel insurance rates provided at Kanetix.ca for $5 million in coverage with no deductible for an 8-day trip away.

Traveller(s) Travel Insurance Quotes
25-year-old traveller $16.61
40-year-old couple $36.08
Family of four $37.76

(Quotes are for illustrative purposes only and are subject to change. Your quotes may vary depending on your personal details.)

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Travel Canada Too

Be a traveller at home; whether it's in your hometown, home province or home country, there's more to do in Canada than most of us realize or give credit for. Find out what makes Canada awesome and why last year we opened our door to millions of travellers. What do they know that we don't?

Remember, Weekend Travel Counts

Not every trip is going to be epic. Whether flying or driving, there are a lot of relatively local destinations you can get to for a weekend getaway. And the best part about weekend travel is you don't have to make it a whirlwind of activity because chances are, you'll always be able to go back.

Unplug

Put your {Insert Device Name Here} down once in a while. Whether you're tied to your phone, laptop, tablet, or camera, if you're fiddling less with your technology you'll get more out of your travels.

Slow Down, Relax and Stay Awhile

Too often people say they need a vacation after a vacation, so why not slow it down a little? Don't try to pack too much into your itinerary leaving you exhausted.

Just Go

What's stopping you? Sure, maybe you can't pick up and go tomorrow, but every obstacle can be overcome. With a little resolve, you can travel more this year and the memories will last a lifetime.

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