The Open Road

Camping with Children: The Best Activity on Earth

Taking Imageyour children camping is one of the best activities on earth.  My husband swears by this philososphy: If our daughters are showing any signs of emotional upset the solution is - take them camping!  He is adament that this iis the cure-all for any type of problem.  His mantra - 'Take 'em to the great outdoors, get down and dirty and forget about your troubles.'  (I am hoping that this plan of his will still work when they are teenagers and struggling with regular tee

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Sunshine and Summertime: Time for the Great Outdoors!

I Imageam, without a doubt, giddy from the recent outburst of sunshine and heat we've been experiencing over here on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.... and a little lightheaded thinking about all the wonderful adventures waiting for me and my family just outside the door. 'Tis the season to pack up the crew, rent a car, throw a tent in the trunk and open the map to choose an exciting getaway.

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Even an Uplanned Ferry Wait can be Fun!

This Imageweekend, my husband and I took our 3 young daughters to the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia for a weekend holiday with some friends and their daughter. We were invited to stay at a beautiful log cabin up in the mountains. Words cannot express the beauty of landscape - we were surrounded by tall pine trees, green grass, and had a full panoramic view of 3 or 4 different lakes. If there is one word to sum all of this up, it is WOW!

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How Agencies Stand Out at Car Rental Express

ExpressItech announced a new Car Rental Express.com (CRX) website launch on June 8, 2010. Agencies can stand out, to get the most reservations at the new site. Here are some vital aspects of listing at CRX.

New Renter Rated System
· A new Renter Rated system (formerly the Consumer Reliability Index) is prominently displayed at the new site. Renters will now be able to add the reasoning behind their rating and this appears on the CRX site. Agencies with 4 stars or more should benefit from increased rentals.

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Women Traveling Alone? Why Not!

AImagere you itching to go away and take an adventurous holiday? Do you need some time to self-reflect and dance to your own beat? Are you finding it hard to co-ordinate travel itinerary with family and friends? If your answer to these questions is a unanimous 'yes', then why not follow the increasing UK trend, rent a car and take your next trip solo?

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Car Rental Express.com (CRX) Website Is Rebuilt

Still featuring independent agencies, who offer the most affordable online rentals. ExpressITech is pleased to announce this week's launch of an entirely new and rebuilt website at Car Rental Express.com (CRX). This new site is live and ready to view. Car Rental Express is different. It does not feature any major brands. The agencies shown on this site are independently owned and frequently offer the best rates.

(PRWEB) June 11, 2010 -- Vancouver, BC, June 8, 2010

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The Do's and Don'ts About Car Rentals and Car Seats

ImageAny parent knows that traveling with young children isn't easy. Probably one of the biggest challenges is having to pack and remember all of the items that will be needed while away on a trip. There are the activities to bring on the plane, lots of snacks and meals (as well all know that airlines have ceased to feed us on at least shorter-haul flights), potty seat covers, wipes, diapers, bottles, toys, strollers, etc., etc.

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Bring a Local When Jogging in Massai Land

ImageIn my 3rd year of University I spent a semester in Kenya. Since I was majoring in Archaeology, traveling to Kenya granted me the fabulous opportunity to observe, first hand, much of what I had only been able to see thus far in textbooks and photographic journals.

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Helicopters and Limos: The High Life

ImageBack in my early 20's I spent a few years working as a fashion model. Now, 14 years later, this experience seems like a lifetime ago. There were many highlights of this crazy time. Perhaps one of the most memorable of these was my weekend spent flying across New York City in a helicopter over to Atlantic City for a fun-filled night of gambling (not at my expense of course!).

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ImageRobyn obtained her BA from the University of British Columbia in 2001 in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology. She spent a semester in Kenya, Africa where she gained hands-on archaeological experience. She then moved to Jerusalem, Israel where she completed her MA in Jewish Studies and Contemporary Israeli Culture.

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