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Planning a group vacation with friends? Read this first so you’re still friendly after the trip

Some of the best — and worst — holidays I’ve been on have been with groups, and in almost all cases there were two deal breakers: how the bills got handled, and how the precious time got spent (also related to the bills, VAT). After two years of limited to no group-travel experiences, and with …

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Credit cards’ unjustified 2.5% FX fee screams for competition

After two years with minimal travel, Canadians are itching to get away. Huge backlogs at Passport Canada as well as a dramatic increase in passengers at the country’s largest airports are evidence of this. When travelers finally make it to that European capital or golden Caribbean beach, many will use their credit cards for lodging, …

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Finally booking that long-delayed vacation? Travel insurance now covers COVID as well as trip cancellations

It’s been three years since you’ve gone on a summer vacation, thanks to COVID. Now, with pandemic-related travel restrictions falling away, you’re considering a trip to California or finally taking that dream vacation to Europe. But you’re still a bit gun-shy, thanks to Omicron and its variants spreading around the globe. You’re not alone, according …

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