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Antarctic and Arctic Expedition Cruises

Expedition Cruises to polar regions such as Antarctica and the Arctic allow travelers to explore some of the most remote and untouched regions on the planet.  Here is what I learned on my recent 12-Day journey to Antarctica with polar region specialists, Quark Expeditions.  How Expedition Cruises Differ from Traditional Cruises Expedition Cruises are on much smaller, purpose-built ships, designed to travel in some of the harshest environments.  Most vessels…

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Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada Located in the Southern Gulf Islands, a short 30-minute seaplane ride from Vancouver (2h 50m by ferry), Salt Spring Island is a perfect getaway during the spring, summer, and early autumn months.  With its abundance of artisans, farms, restaurants, and nature, there is something for everyone. Where to Stay on Salt Spring Island Nestled on the shores of Ganges Harbour, the rustic and tranquil…

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Travel Insurance – Part 1: What Travel Insurance Do I Need?

“What travel insurance do I need”? is a common question from travellers as COVID 19 may increase the likelihood that travel is cancelled or changed. Many travellers may be covered by employee or credit card policies but it is important to carefully review what is included. These policies often exclude the comprehensive travel insurance coverage needed to be fully protected against unforeseen events.   Prior to purchasing insurance, check the…

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Plan a Corporate Retreat

Corporate & Executive Retreats – The Key to Success Engage your team through meaningful shared experiences and use corporate retreats as a key tool to promote employee engagement while solidifying your corporate culture.   Since the start of the pandemic and the ensuing Great Resignation, workers are leaving the workforce en masse.  As many employees continue to work remotely for some or all of the time, and with burnout levels higher…

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Retreat Leaders’ Insurance Needs

Retreat Leaders’ Insurance Needs If you are planning a retreat, you must ensure that both you and your guests are protected from unforeseen events occurring before or during a retreat. If you fail to adequately protect yourself in order to save money, you may find yourself in an expensive litigation scenario with either a retreat guest or supplier. There are many factors outside of your control when hosting a retreat…

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TICO & Retreats

Host a Retreat – Work with Movement Travel, a TICO-Registered Travel Agent Hosting your own retreat can be both rewarding and stressful.  In addition, navigating the Travel Industry Council of Ontario’s (TICO) strict guidelines for Special Interest Travel can be confusing.  TICO Special Interest Travel can include, but is not limited to: Yoga Retreats Fitness Retreats Golf Retreats Wellness Retreats Photography or Art Retreats Walking, Hiking or Biking Holidays If…

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Lower Waste Lifestyle

Lower Waste Lifestyle I have recently been looking into how to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle.  While zero-waste living would be incredible, it is not achievable for most, including myself.  So, why not focus on a more realistic alternative, a lower waste lifestyle.  If more people can commit to reducing personal waste, even just a little, everyone will benefit. Wellbeing is not just about keeping ourselves healthy and balanced but…

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Move & Meditate For Mental Health Fundraiser

Move & Meditate for Mental Health Fundraiser During the pandemic, mental health challenges have affected millions, so our Movement Travel community, in partnership with Asana At Home, came together on February 21, 2021 to improve our collective well-being in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association.  With close to 40 movers and meditators from all over North America, we raised $2,870 for this very special cause.   The event began with:…

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HIIT Yoga

High Intensity Interval Training Yoga Stretch, strengthen, and get your sweat on with a yoga inspired HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout.  Historically, cardio, strength and mobility training were done independently requiring a lot of time being spent in gyms and studios.  HIIT, which combines strength and cardio, is a very efficient way to exercise that taxes both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, fires up the metabolism and may…

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Being a Person of Colour

Being a Person of Colour I never gave much thought before to being a person of colour.  I was born in Canada; my parents were born in Canada and even one of my grandparents was born here.  I was fortunate to grow up in a multicultural community where I did not feel like I was much different from other people.  As a child, I remember racial slurs being used towards…