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Three Essential Things to Know On Your First Visit to Japan

Japan is a fascinating and exciting destination, but it is sometimes a place that people shy away from – it is quite different from most other countries, the language, the alphabet, the food, the customers, the people. I remember when I first landed in Tokyo and I was trying to find the hotel that I’d booked in the busy, nightlife …

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How to Bicycle Your Way Around Mendoza’s Delightful Wineries

Whether you are a snooty sniffing and sipping wine connoisseur or just someone who loves to wash down a good steak with something tasty, grapey and alcoholic, you will love the Argentinian wine paradise that is Mendoza. This city is world-renowned for being the centre of the wine industry in Argentina – accounting for nearly two thirds of the entire …

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Seven Tips for Night Markets in Southeast Asia

The chatter of the crowd and the smell of sizzling meat fills the air as you wander through a row of stalls packed with silver jewellery, pirated DVDs, souvenir t-shirts, charm bracelets, key chains and brightly patterned sarongs. You are sipping on a cold freshly squeezed papaya and banana smoothie as you spot the perfect pair of sandals for less …

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The Worst Thing You Can Say to a Canadian

What is one of the most insulting things that you could say to a Canadian? No, it’s not pointing out that Nickelback sucks (we will agree) or asking if we ride a dog sled or have electricity in our igloos. According to guidelines from the British National Tourism Agency, the worst offense you can commit when speaking to a Canuck …

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How Americans Celebrate 4th July Abroad

Calling all Americans currently traveling the world! Where will you be on Independence Day and how will you be celebrating 4th July abroad? Independence Day is the national day of the United States of America and it is also known as the Fourth of July. This federal holiday marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence which declared the USA’s …

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World’s Coolest Cities: Paris

Did you know that Canadians are free to work in France for 3 months?

Fresh brie melting on a fluffy croissant, black berets and striped shirts, cigarettes and haunting accordion music, we all have an image of this iconic city that has been shaped by art, film, and pop culture. Described in brush-strokes and words countless times, Paris is a million different things to a million different people. But what is the real Paris?

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Top Five Tips For Surviving Rome

Rome is an excellent choice for an exciting city break. We spent our days wandering down mysterious cobblestone streets, marveling at the treasures of the Vatican, gorging ourselves on pizza and pasta, and basking in the sun next to ancient ruins. However, there were a few annoyances that we quickly learned to avoid.

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The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Photos

Images from the August 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The Fringe Festival is a celebration of independent performing arts, and the city of Edinburgh comes alive with music, art, live theater, and more. With hundreds of shows every day in venues all over the city, it is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of culture. Click here to learn more about …

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