Monday, September 26, 2011

How to Plan an Awesome, Last-Minute Vacation on the Cheap

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The important thing you need to remember is that you're being spontaneous, which goes hand-in-hand with not being picky. There are probably a handful of places you want to go, but stay open to ones you haven't thought of yet or don't pick a destination at all. When you're looking for cheap airfare—which we'll get to in a minute—consider locations with great deals. Find fun things to do in the area or just somewhere you can relax. Sometimes driving just an hour outside of town for a change in scenery is enough to do the trick, so don't limit yourself to grand destinations. You might find a perfect getaway somewhere quiet and small. Simply concentrating on finding new experiences, rather than the specific ones in your dreams, is a great way to still have a great time without getting caught up in too much planning.
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Remember, no matter how quickly you book your vacation, don't leave without your travel insurance.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

A Snowbird Checklist: Winterizing Your Home

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It’s almost time for Canadian Snowbirds to begin their migration south for the winter.

Although there is much planning and anticipation of the warmer weather, there are a few tips Snowbirds should follow in order to protect and winterize the homes they’re leaving.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day Trip Travel Insurance

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Southwestern Ontario is the perfect launching pad for day trips. The Pelee Island and Harrow wineries, as well as Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake are all appealing destinations.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Travel Insurance 101 – The Cost of Care in the U.S.

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Did you have travel insurance on your last vacation? Did you know that medical care in the U.S. is exponentially more expensive than it is in Canada? Did you know that medical care costs vary between provinces across Canada?

PrimeLink would like to educate Canadians about the importance of having travel insurance whenever they travel out of their home province.