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"Bleisure" Trips: What Are the Insurance Implications?

Posted on 19 June 2017 by

No, it's not a typo. A "bleisure" trip is a real thing. Aside from being a slightly nauseating portmanteau, it's the label given to a business trip that is extended for leisure.

The rise of the bleisure trip has been recorded in new research by the Global Business Travel Association. The survey collected data from North American business travellers and discovered that 37% had prolonged a business trip in order to enjoy a destination’s non-business attractions.

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Dromomaniac: Are You a Travel Addict?

Posted on 15 June 2017 by

Are you constantly planning your next overseas adventure? Do you consider two week holidays as 'hardly worth the effort', plumping instead for three-month odysseys? Does the idea of staying in one place for more than a fortnight have you lunging for your passport?

If not, then you may well know someone else like this – most of us do. But can it be called travel addiction? And what does it say about our psychology if we have it?

Apparently, the word 'addiction' can't just be bandied around – it must possess three characteristics: a desire to engage in a certain type of behaviour; a denial of the consequent downsides; and a failure to change that behaviour. Going by these rules, it seems, travel addiction isn’t possible.

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Crossing Canada by Train – with Brian

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Julianne Reed

Reluctantly, Julianne agrees to cross Canada by train with her husband and discovers a landscape far more beautiful than she expected, on a mode of transport far more beguiling than she thought possible.

In the beginning, it was me who had trouble convincing Brian to visit Canada.

“But Europe's on our doorstep,” he said, “why go to the other side of the world?”

He was exaggerating of course, but he wasn’t keen. That was, until he hit on the idea of crossing Canada by train.

I didn’t even know it was possible, but Brian informed me that there was a very famous service departing from Toronto, taking four days to reach Vancouver, on the western seaboard.

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