CHECK THE NET BEFORE YOU GO
The Toronto Sun
Summertime is travel
time for most families. Before you take to the roads, skies or seas,
do your homework. A little preparation could save your vacation from
becoming a sequel to those popular National Lampoon
1. From budgeting for a trip to travelling tips for
families with babies,
com/messages/get/pptravel4.html has advice for every aspect of
2. For numerous articles on travel that include the
best and worst times to go to Walt Disney World, travel scams,
hi-tech camping and family safaris,
3. Read travel reviews
from parents who have been there and done that
can take you away like getting back to nature. Read
descriptions and histories of parks at
www.fodors.com/parks. The site includes all the information you need
on how to get there, hints on what to pack and lodging for each
5. Need directions to wherever your destination is?
Mapblast at www.mapblast.com
gives step-by-step directions just by plugging in a starting point
and ending point.
6. Get expert advice on family camping at
www. execpc.com/~thomas/ camp.htm. The site offers detailed lists on
what to pack, recipes and camping etiquette.
7. Do you plan
on going overseas? First check with the Canadian Department of
Foreign Affairs at 1-800-267-6788 or visit www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca.
The site gives current travel warnings.
8. How many Indian
rupees does it take to equal a Canadian dollar? Find out at
www.currencysite.com/curtable.mv. The easy-to-read currency
conversion chart is updated daily.
9. What utterance from the
back seat of the car is worse than, "Are we thereyet?" How about, "I
think I'm going to be sick"? Get tips on how to avoid motion
sickness at www.sinuscarecenter.com/dizzyaao.html.
but not least, travelling with the beloved family pet is generating
a lot of buzz. Get the low-down on travelling with Fluffy at