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July 5, 2020

 

While we’re all itching to travel abroad it looks like Staycation 2020 is the safest bet for a holiday this summer, so we’re featuring Linda Jones’ piece about the simple pleasures of braving the Canadian outdoors for a weekend of camping . We’ve also got some airline and international border news to keep you up to date when planning those (potential) future trips. For more, follow us on Twitter @globetravel Claire Porter Robbins

 
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I haven’t camped in decades, will I still enjoy it?
 

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I haven’t camped in decades, will I still enjoy it?
 

Linda Jones

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When I retired, I resolved to recapture my happy memories of camping, like lying warm in a sleeping bag, muscles tired after a day of paddling or hiking, listening to the night sounds of lake and loon, wind and rain. So Canadian, so romantic, I loved camping when I was younger. All I had to do was go again and it would all be exactly the same. Right?

 
 
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