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Why You Should Give Couchsurfing a Try

When we were in the remote town of Corner Brook, on the island province of Newfoundland, Canada we stayed with Angela and John, an older couple from England who were working in the area. They picked us up in town, took us to their gorgeous house, gave us the entire top floor suite to stay in, cooked us delicious meals, …

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What is a Working Holiday Visa?

Kelly at York Minster - UK Architecture is gorgeous!

If you are dreaming of taking a long term travel adventure to completely immerse yourself in another culture for a while, you might want to consider obtaining a working holiday visa so that you can work and travel. A working holiday visa is a permit which allows young people usually between the ages of 18 and 30/35 to work and …

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The Easiest Countries to Work Abroad For a Year

Are you dreaming of going to another country to work abroad for a year? Working abroad is a wonderful way to travel because it allows you to make money as you go so that you can afford to extend your travels for longer. It also gives you the chance to experience your destination beyond the tourist sites and actually get …

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Our Top Ten Online Travel Resources

Okay, we are on a train in this photo but the same advice applies!

The internet has made traveling so much easier. Instead of relying on guidebooks which may not have been updated for several years, you can find the answers that you are looking for with a simple search. We use the internet as a travel resource in so many ways as we navigate around the globe and we have found certain websites …

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Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas?

Do you want to explore another country for a longer period of time and have a deeper experience than a packaged two week holiday? Why not spend up to a year living and working abroad with working holiday visas? Working holiday visas generally allow a traveler to be employed in the country during their visit as a way of supplementing …

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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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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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Advantages of Dating Someone From Another Country

Have you met someone special on your travels from a different country and are not sure whether you should go for it? Even though the logistics of falling in love with someone from the other side of the world can be difficult, dating someone from another country has definite advantages, such as:

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Is Long Term Travel For You?

Do you read travel blogs every day and dream of the long term travel lifestyle? Would you give everything to pack up your backpack and set out to travel the world for six months, a year, two years or even longer? Traveling long term is an amazing adventure and it will bring you many unforgettable experiences. However, there are also …

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Parental Advice that Does Apply to Travellers

Previously we featured an article about the advice that your parents told you which doesn’t really apply when you travel around the world. However, there are also some examples of parental advice which are very appropriate for travelers. Here are a few of the things that your mom and dad told you which you should keep in mind while you …

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Parental Advice that Doesn’t Apply to Travellers

Eat your vegetables! Wear your helmet! Look both ways! Don’t make that face, it will stay that way! Remember all of those things that your mom and dad used to say to you when you were little? Some of it was good advice that is useful to keep in mind now that you are older and traveling the world. However, …

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Slow Travel: Why We Are Hibernating in Newfoundland

Lee and I just finished backpacking across Canada from the West Coast to the East Coast, and it was a thrilling three months filled with adventures, new friends, and never-before-seen sights. We made it all the way to St. John’s, Newfoundland and this is where we have decided to stay for the winter. Newfoundland is a truly gorgeous place, but …

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Being a Tourist in Your Own Hometown – Don’t Miss Travel Experiences That Are Right Under Your Nose

Are you itching for another travel adventure, but find yourself stuck somewhere with a job, apartment, and responsibilities? You might not be able to jet off to Argentina , Australia or Austria for an epic journey at this current point in your life, due to time restrictions and budget. However, you can still have a travel adventure by exploring your …

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How to Survive a Disgusting Hostel

You arrive at your hostel or hotel after a long bus ride or plane journey, lugging your huge backpack wearily up three flights of stairs because the elevator is broken. You open the creaking door to your room and the smell of musty old furniture and dank air hits you. Your shoes stick to the floor as you make your …

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Why Travel Insurance is Important: A Tale of Two Broken Wrists

After obtaining his Canada Working Holiday Visa, Lee was excited and looking forward to spending a year traveling around and seeing the beautiful sights of the second largest country in the world. We arrived on the West Coast, in lovely Victoria, British Columbia. We found a place to rent for a short time, and began to plan our coast to …

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Creating Your Dream Job: How to Become a Travel Writer Part 2

In Part 1, we discussed how to work hard and establish yourself in the travel writing profession, and the “multiple stream” nature of freelance income. However, you might still be wondering what sort of ways travel writers actually make a living, and where you can get started. Read on to the second part of our “How to Become a Travel …

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