How to Plan a Trip
Usually travel involves months of planning but sometimes it can be a spontaneous, last minute decision. Make sure you are prepared regardless of the nature of your next trip.
Before you embark on a vacation, business trip, or day's adventure across the border, be sure you are prepared with the proper documentation.
Risk Assessment of a Travel Destination
Unfamiliar cultures, sights and sounds can make for a memorable travel experience, but it is also important to consider the risks.
How to Protect Your Home When You are Away
The last thing you want while you're on vacation is to worry about unwanted intruders. Here are a few tips on how to protect your home for peace of mind.
Packing for Your Vacation
Once you have chosen your destination, the next question is "what should I pack?"
Lost, Stolen or Damaged Baggage
While travelling, your baggage contains everything you need. Naturally, if your bag is missing, stolen or damaged, it can cause you serious distress.
What to Do in Case of Flight Cancellations/Delays
You're packed, at the airport, and ready to go – until an unexpected flight delay or cancellation turns things into chaos.
Language Boundaries While Travelling
Some of the most interesting travel experiences come from experiencing a brand new culture and space.
A solo trip can be an unparalleled travel experience.
Travelling with Children
Taking the kids on vacation can create memories for a lifetime!
Flying with Animals
Sometimes your travel plans involve your furry companions.
Embarking on an academic adventure abroad can be one of the most exciting ways to learn.
The Healthy Traveler
From the flight overseas to the dinner menu at the resort, leaving Canada can introduce the eager traveler to new health hazards. Take the worry out of travel by learning a few essential tips on how you can stay healthy while abroad.
Health and Comfort While Flying
Aircrafts are often the first and last locations of an exciting adventure; however, the increased pressure and decreased humidity can cause discomfort.
What to Do If You Get Sick or Injured Abroad
No one wants to plan for an illness or injury while travelling; however, it is important to be prepared if the situation arises.
Preparing for a Healthy Vacation
Although no one likes to think that anything could go wrong in the days prior to an exciting vacation, it is very important to take the precautionary steps needed to make sure illness doesn't strike. Adding healthcare to your vacation preparation checklist is a good idea to ensure that all steps have been taken to prepare for a safe and healthy getaway.
Travel Health Care Information Form
Health issues while travelling can be disruptive. ScotiaLife Financial can help you prepare for the unexpected with the "Traveller's Health Care Information Form." By sharing your health information with a trusted loved one before departure, you can travel with peace of mind. Don't forget to take a copy with you on your trip!