Travel

Firefighters face many daily uncertainties. All too often, media coverage of a fire call or accident causes us to re-live the traumas we have witnessed, making it impossible to enjoy a normal and healthy life while off duty and away from the hall. We focus on topics surrounding travel, entertainment, transportation and the lighter side of firefighting (humor, camaraderie, and secrets of the trade).

Latest: Travel

Airfares: When to Fly, Where to Fly, When to Buy

Over the years, just about everybody has concluded that demand tends to be a bit less than average on midweek days -- Tuesdays and Wednesdays -- than for other days, and that mid-day and late-night fares may be a bit less than fares at morning and evening peak times.

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Ed Perkins on Travel: Get the Most (or Lose the Least) in Foreign Exchange

With COVID-19 restrictions falling, chances are that many of you are considering a trip to Europe or Asia this summer. That means paying in euros, francs, yen, or whatever when you're at your destination. Unless you're a currency speculator, you'll almost always lose something in exchanging your dollars for whatever, but you can keep those losses to no more than around one percent.

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A Travel Plan For Every Generation

his new era of travel needs to take on new shapes and follow a new set of footprints. Don’t get shaken by those challenges. We can still climb that mountain, jump in that ocean, or share a glass of vino enjoying the vista before us.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT KAYAK

Kayaks come in all shapes and sizes so it’s important to understand the available options. Having the right kayak will not only get you the most enjoyment but it will also greatly impact your safety on the water. Firefighters work hard. For us, working hard requires peak physical fitness, which happily unlocks a range of …

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MOUNTAIN BIKE

How do you like to keep fit? Some hit the gym, some hit the pool, some hit the track. Some do all three. If you prefer the feel of pedals under your feet, then you know that mountain biking is another effective way to keep fit. As a low-impact sport, mountain biking gets your heart …

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WHY DO YOU FEEL THE URGE TO TRAVEL?

Traveling can be fun but planning and booking a trip can be even better for your mind, body and soul because it releases endorphins, builds your relationship and gives you something to look forward to.   Many people think it’s important to “see what’s out there.” But why? When countless photos of the Eiffel Tower are …

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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL?

Travel is a personal. It’s different for everyone. It has meaning and purpose and so the perfect time to travel is really when travel is calling you. As Transat’s motto says, “Vacation Is Calling.” We live and breathe travel. We work our butts off year after year just to afford the indulgence of transporting ourselves …

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VACATION OR ISOLATION? CAN YOU HAVE BOTH? YOU BETCHA

The idea of going on vacation is to “get away from it all.”  But going on vacation usually means sharing a resort with a LOT of people and during these times, and right now, less is more. So how do we get away and respectfully social distance at the same time? You’ll be pleased to …

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WHAT’S IN YOUR SUITCASE?

Let’s be honest, as soon as that cold weather kicks in and the temperature drops below 0 degrees … we’re out of here! What should we know when it comes to packing? It’s critical that we respectfully follow the rules, guidelines and safety for ourselves, and for our fellow travelers, before during and after. So, …

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