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One Fantastic Day in Niagara Falls: A Simple 24 Hour Guide

All the information you need for a fun-filled 24 hours in Niagara Falls. Having recently moved to Canada, I have been eager to explore as many new places as possible — one of these being Niagara Falls. Located just 2 hours from downtown Toronto, it makes the perfect place for a quick 24-hour visit. Similarly, if you are located on …

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10 Things to Know Before You Go to Cancun

Heading to this Yucatan Peninsula hotspot? Here are a few essential things you should know before you go to Cancun. 1. Yes, Cancun has Culture Cancun is known as the Vegas of Mexico – a non-stop high energy destination that is all about nightlife, beaches and all-inclusive resorts. However, that’s not all that Cancun has to offer. There is also …

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7 Things to Know Before You Travel to Canada

Planning a trip to the Land of Snow and Maple Syrup? Here are a few things you should know before you travel to Canada. The Distances Are Enormous Don’t assume that you are going to be able to cover most of Canada during a short visit. It’s a huge country and getting from one city to the next involves travelling …

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5 Awesome US Cities You May Not Have Considered Visiting

Why not travel to a few of these slightly lesser-known gems? When it comes to travelling the USA you have probably heard of the more popular tourist destinations, such as Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. However, there are many less popular American cities that may not be on your travel radar – but should be. So why …

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Helpful Tips for Train Travel in North America

I love trains – they are probably my favourite mode of transport. They are so much more spacious and comfortable than buses and you will often get a bed that you can lie down in and sleep if you pay a bit more for the sleeper class. You can get up and walk around the cabin, or sit and watch …

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Banff, Canada – An Outdoor Lover’s Paradise

Hidden in a valley under the shadow of craggy snow-capped mountains there is a little Canadian town, populated by young adventurers from all over the world who daydream of fresh powder, white water and alpine trails. Banff is an absolute outdoor lover’s paradise. The mornings are crisp and cool, even in the summertime as the sun takes longer to make …

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Weird and Wonderful Things to Do in Chicago

Most people who visit Chicago will see some of the most popular attractions, such as the Hancock Observatory, the Sears Tower Skydeck, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Park Zoo. But what if this is not your first visit and you have already seen the main attractions? What if you want to delve deeper into the strange and unique attractions …

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Helpful Websites For Planning a Cross Canada Trip

Niagara Falls, Canada

My home country of Canada is a fantastic travel destination. It’s vast and beautiful and it offers so much to discover, from the beaches of Vancouver Island to the huge prairie skies, the festivals of Toronto and Montreal and the tiny fishing villages of the Maritimes. The landscapes are pristine and gorgeous and you’ll meet many kind and welcoming Canadians …

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Why I Prefer British Pubs to North American Ones

As a Canadian who has lived abroad in the UK and traveled throughout Canada and the USA, I have had plenty of experiences in both British and North American drinking establishments. I have come to the (perhaps controversial) conclusion that when it comes to pubs, the United Kingdom does it better. Here are a few of the reasons why I …

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A Few Things Brits Should Know Before Visiting the USA

Planning a holiday to America? The USA has a lot of amazing experiences to offer, from hiking in the Grand Canyon to the big city lights of New York City to the beaches of Miami. Here are a few important things that you should know before your trip: It’s Bigger Than You Think You can drive almost anywhere in the …

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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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Photos: 48 Hours in Washington, DC USA

In June 2012 we spent 48 hours in Washington DC before catching our flight to Bangkok. We really enjoyed walking around the monuments and seeing the sights of this beautiful city. We believe Washington DC has a lot to offer every type of visitor, from families with kids to couples to solo travelers. It is easy to navigate, has countless …

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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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How to Celebrate Canada Day 2012

Greetings all Canucks far and wide! In only one short week our home and native land will be celebrating a birthday for Canada Day 2012, do you have your party plans arranged? Last year for Canada we featured a post about how Canadian travelers and expats celebrate Canada Day abroad. This year for Canada Day 2012 we will give you …

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Top Things to Do in Washington DC

As American as apple pie, festooned with cherry blossoms and brimming with museums and marble monuments, Washington DC is more than just a political city full of paperwork and bureaucrats. It was designed by a Parisian and you can see the influence in the wide tree lined boulevards, open front porches and lack of skyscrapers. With world class art, culture …

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Why I Am In Love With St. John’s, Newfoundland

Brightly coloured row houses are perched on back-breakingly steep streets. An industrial wharf is home to enormous fishing boats which are dwarfed by the rocky ridges of the enclosed harbor. The endless icy North Atlantic sea surrounds the protected bay and icebergs float serenely by like clouds in a clear blue sky. As soon as I arrived in St. John’s …

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