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Kathryn talks about becoming a travel agent and the challenges in 2020!

She emerged from her shell during a cross-canada wide trip! Our very own Kathryn Comeau Wong has been working as a Travel Agent for 19 years. She recently shared with Travel Courier how travel became her life and how this bought her out of her shell to become the confident person she is today. You can read the article on the Travel Courier website. Kathryn has previously shared details of this cross-canada trip that allowed her to come out of her shell during Canada's 150th birthday year. You can read about her trip of a lifetime in the blog post 'Travelling across Canada - a trip down memory...

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History, food and affordable - our surprise trip in Poland

We travelled to Poland for a friends wedding. In doing so, we discovered so much more than we expected! This blog has been written by one of Personal Travel Managements' clients; Angelique Vair. My husband and I took a trip through Europe last summer and our sole purpose of the trip was to attend a good friend’s wedding in Poland. As we were traveling to Poland for the wedding we decided while we were already going that it would be fun to land in London and travel up to Poland by going to Belgium and Amsterdam first. One of our favorite moments in the first part of the trip was the World War ...

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The inside scoop and photography tips

Birdwatching… it’s a thing… it is actually a really big thing! If 2020 has taught us anything it is to ‘SLOW DOWN’ and enjoy our immediate surroundings. When we are forced to live in today with no crazy busy plans for tomorrow, things like watching birds, smelling flowers and appreciating sunsets suddenly go to the top of things we are grateful for. Now we are planning trips within our borders more than ever. Our country, Canada, is vast and beautiful! Sadly a lot of us are just realizing this for the first time. Anthony Bucci is a true Canadian trend setter. He opened his eyes to his immedi...

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Giddy Up and hit the Gold Rush Trail!

Now is the time to explore our own British Columbia (BC) backyard. With travel precautions in place the hot topic is trips in BC and which BC backroad do we explore. What is that place that is in BC that we have heard of, always said we would go, but never did. Trips in BC are now, just for those living here, so take advantage and hit the backroads. Which roadtrip in BC will we tick off the list for family vacations in 2020. Yup, most of us have heard of it, but it is in a really awkward and hard to get to place. In my 47 years I had never been. Growing up in Edmonton and the lower mainland I...

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3 tips for a blissful flight in the new normal

The new normal in air travel is here and it is surprisingly easy for travellers to enjoy their flights again! Flying for me has always been something I enjoy, in the new normal I wondered if I would continue to enjoy it. I like that it is forced time to read a book, watch a movie with snacks and maybe with a glass of wine (well usually with a glassof wine!). Since March, I have been on 3 flights in the new normal of travelling. The experience is different, but in some ways actually better than before. I have a few tips for not dreading the next flight. My flights in June and July have been on...

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Its Summer A Roadtrip In 2020 Is Possible And Amazing

The time is now to enjoy a local road trip and avoid the crowds. The summer of 2020 is all about travelling locally, taking an RV, camping or a roadtrip. I (Rikki - owner of PTM) recently completed a roadtrip from BC to Alberta and back to BC to visit family and friends. As I was taking this adventure solo, I planned in advance my itinerary with pre-booked and paid hotel reservations. This ensured I had somewhere to stay at each stop and minimized amount of contact required - social distancing protocols were complied with during this trip. My plan included stops in Kelowna, Canmore, Calgary,...

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Here are the top 5 ports for the ultimate River Cruise

You are going on a River Cruise! Let me share with you the 'port experience'. On a river cruise vacation, ensuring you pick the right port stops for your journey is important. The port experience is just as much of the experience as is the actual river cruising. Each port is unique in and of itself. When we think of the Rhine and the Moselle Valley, it's the fairy tale villages and ancient castles dotted along the way that jump to mind and get us excited. All river cruise lines offer different levels and types of activities to accommodate all travellers. Ask yourself, what type of travel expe...

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