Canada Travel Guides for Backpackers

The best museums in Monterrey!

Monterrey is one of the most important cities in Mexico, next to Guadalajara and of course, Mexico City. If you’ve read some travel guides to my country, you’ll know that we are (thankfully) full of amazing museums. Monterrey is widely known for its modernity and progress, and also as a […]
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A Short Visit/Tour to Governor’s House Karachi

Governor’s House is a place where everyone wants to visit and explore what’s inside. It has great importance as it is the official Governor’s residence and their business meeting place which is co-essential used for the events and parties for the Governor’s. In almost every country there is always a […]
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Banff National Park- Serene Lakes and Scenic Landscapes

Banff is the topmost tourist destination in Canada so definitely, a lot is written about it on the internet. When I started to google about my itinerary, I found multiple websites telling me about the top things to do in Banff. But I couldn’t find a one-stop-shop where I could […]
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Summertime in Montreal – Best Attractions and Events

Montreal is one of the greatest cities in Canada and, without any doubt; the best time to visit Montreal is in the summer. If you are planning a trip in June, July or August, you have picked the best time. The town offers good weather and many great things to […]
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Guide to Vancouver Island

I was lucky enough to grow up on this West Coast Island and explore many amazing places that the island has to offer. First up on the list of places to go also happens to be the provincial capital. Victoria Victoria is located on the southern end of the island. […]
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Things To Do In Winnipeg, Canada

Are you looking for a place to spend your holidays in Canada, a place to have some good time with your family, friends and loved ones? Winnipeg is one of the finest cities in Canada, very suitable for travellers and tourists. There are things to do in Winnipeg making it […]
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Best Winter Adventures in Banff, Canada

I remember the first time I walked the Banff high street, thrilled to be in the snow-capped mountains at last. But I was strangely disappointed. Where was that towering peak from that iconic high street photograph? I assumed it was simply skilled photography. But, by the time I reached the […]
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Great Places to Visit in Jhelum Pakistan

Jhelum is one of the cities of Pakistan with many tourist sites like Khewra Salt Mine, Fort Rohtas, a monument of Alexander the Great and Tilla Jogian Complex of Ancient temples. The government of Pakistan, international tourists, and mainstream media ignores Jhelum and its precious sites for many years. It […]
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Reasons to Visit Regina, Saskatchewan

For years, my husband and I had dreamed of moving to Canada. We imagined ourselves in the hip areas of downtown Vancouver, or perhaps in the sophisticated old streets of Montreal. The impetus for us leaving the UK was stronger than the pull to any one Canadian province however, so […]
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The Locals Guide to a Summer in Whistler

So you’re going to Whistler for the summer? Are you wanting the best Whistler experience? This Whistler Summer Guide reveals locals knowledge on Whistlers hidden gems during summer while sticking to that budget.  What is Whistler Whistler is, in fact, one of the top mountain resort destinations worldwide. Whistler is […]
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The Difference Between PayPal And Transferwise

If you are one of those unfortunate people who is paying exorbitant bank fees which make you feel so unhappy that you mumble, “I wish there was a better way”, second it is also possible you are a traveler seeking a cheaper method to receive and send money without a […]
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Best Ways to Spend the Holiday Season in Quebec City

Ah Quebec City; THE most enchanting city in all of eastern Canada! Known for its distinct French colonial architecture, Quebec City is considered by many as the epicenter of French-Canadian history, culture, and even food. This delightful city is visited annually by over four million people from all over the […]
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Must See Attractions in Colorado's San Luis Valley

Colorado’s San Luis Valley is an explorer’s paradise and a nature lover’s dream. With varying landscapes which include some of the highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains, the tallest sand dunes in North America, and the most impressive views of the stars out of anywhere in the United States, the […]
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Why Visit Creston, British Columbia

Located within the heart of the Kootenay District of British Columbia, Canada, the small town of Creston has a lot to offer, despite its small size. With a population of only 5000, from unique festivals to community events, Creston is one of those towns where everyone knows everyone. It is […]
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Things to Know to Road Trip in Jasper National Park, Canada

True to its name, Jasper National Park is a large sparkling gem in the Canadian Rockies, featuring everything you could dream of experiencing in Canada. From pristine lakes and awe-inspiring mountains, to ancient glaciers, natural hot springs and gushing waterfalls—Jasper shouts adventure and begs to be experienced. You can hike, […]
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Windsor Ontario Travel Guide

I only lived in Windsor, Ontario, a city in the country of Canada for just over a year, but I’ll write about my experiences living there and what I enjoyed and found out about living there. I’ll try to focus on what I see as the best places to visit […]
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A Visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum Canada is one of the most captivating tourist sites in Toronto the capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada. A multicultural city that offers something for every visitor throughout the year. There are so many interesting places and tourist attractions to visit, from […]
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Everything You Should Be Doing in Montreal, Canada

In recent years, Montreal, Canada, has become a focal point for a lot of young people to visit thanks to our amazing nightlife. However, don’t be mistaken, even if you don’t want to come to grab a drink or hit up a nightclub, there are plenty of things to do […]
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10 Reasons why you should visit Vancouver at least once

It’s no secret Canada is one of the favorite destinations for all kinds of travellers. From east to west, you’ll find all kinds of wonders. Mountains, great cities, people from all around the world, amazing architecture, delicious food. Just name it! There’s no doubt Canadians have it all, but most […]
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Must do activities when visiting Niagara Falls for one day

This natural wonder is one of the most famous falls in the world, with a length of 670 meters and a height of 55 meters, it is a major tourist hot spot: The Niagara Falls. This huge landmark attracts about 12 million visitors a year and is hereby one of […]
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7 Best Places to Visit in Detroit

  The city of Detroit in the USA may not have the greatest news reputation, but if you give this city a chance, you will find how underestimated it truly is. Growing up near Detroit I have personally been able to enjoy a few of the many great places that […]
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Ethical and Independent Travel Guide to Calgary

Calgary, Alberta, Canada has always been home to me. I was born and raised in this vibrant and diverse city which sits only an hour away from one of the most magical and wild places on earth – the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Having been travelling around the world for the past […]
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The aesthetic town of Banff, Canada – must see, eat and do

Banff is such a vibrant town and every traveler making their way to Alberta, Canada should make sure that they experience the best parts of it. You know you’re in a special place when all the buildings match and work perfectly with the beautiful mountains at every view point. This […]
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What to do in Ottawa

Less famous than its three big sisters, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, the capital of Canada is often forgotten by tourists visiting this huge country. But with its strategic location at the French/English border, its proximity to nature, and its opened arms to the whole world, Ottawa has nothing less to […]
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Five Reasons to Visit Saskatoon

Saskatoon Shines Saskatoon Shines! This is what you’ll see on signs as you drive into the city limits from an expanse of wheat fields in every direction. If you’re thinking of visiting Canada, or if you’re traveling domestically, you may be considering destinations such as Banff, Prince Edward Island, or […]
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Your Guide To Moving To Vietnam

The first time I visited Vietnam I fell in love with the culture, the people, and the food. The price of everything wasn’t terrible either. I only planned to be in the country for a month and that wasn’t nearly enough time to enjoy all Vietnam has to offer. A little over a year later and I found myself back in Canada […]
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Tips to Travel Hong Kong

The definitive list of must-knows before you visit the city of skyscrapers. When I was 21 I moved to Hong Kong for five months – and I can say without a doubt it was the most exhilarating five months of my life. The city is a hub of excitement, and […]
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Fun Things For The Family To Do In Calgary

I love living in Calgary, Alberta. I think it’s one of the best places to be in Canada! Not only is it within view of the Rocky Mountains, but there is so much to do here. If you happen to be in the area with your family, here are some […]
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Maine: Spring Vacation in Bar Harbor

Where To Go And What To See If you have a few days to spare and live somewhere in New England, take a drive and visit Bar Harbor, Maine in the United States. It offers three distinct vacation spots all in one general area. The Atlantic Ocean always has a […]
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New York Budget, Style and Travel tips from a Canadian model

  Megabus backpacking I was a 25-year-old freelance model who had just come into a bit of cash and wanted to do something I considered useful to my career, never been to the United States by myself. Thinking back on it, it still really was useful to my career but […]
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A Weekend in Madrid for the Poor Hipster

Guys, I’ve been there… cringed as I typed “Hipster + my city of choice” into Google in an ashamed effort to find something to do in my next destination that won’t also include 100 other tourists. Truthfully, some of my best travel experiences have been ones I jotted down from […]
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Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail

The Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT) on mainland British Columbia, Canada is a fantastic, off the beaten track, hut to hut backpacking trail for determined beginners and seasoned hikers. This 180km trail provides views of the Salish Sea and neighbouring Vancouver Island, takes you through serenely wooded forests, peaceful lakes, and gorgeous […]
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Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube

Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. […]
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4 Most Unforgettable Locations in the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise, Jasper, Cascade Gardens, Athabasca Falls… you will inevitably find these in every 'Top Things To do in the Canadian Rockies” list. Sure, you really should go see them. Take a selfie, roll your eyes at a tourist or two, and check it off your bucket list. But oh, the crowds. Being an […]
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lviv, Ukraine

If you’re planning a trip to Eastern Europe, be sure to visit Lviv. Haven’t heard of Lviv before? Boy, you’re in for a ride! They call Lviv the Western Capital, the Cultural Center and the Heart of Ukraine. All year round, the city welcomes thousands of tourists from Poland, Germany, […]
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living overseas: sydney, australia

Doing a Working Holiday in Australia: Ready to do your working holiday? Not really sure what to expect? Everyone’s experience is different, but let me tell you about mine, and some of the people’s that I met along the way. I’ll break it down for you so it’s easy-you can […]
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Niseko: a snow lovers dream

Picture your idea of snowy paradise. Where is it? Canada? France? America? I bet Japan wouldn’t be in your visual, right? Let me tell you right now, it should be.   Niseko, located on the northern island of Japan, is fast becoming known for its light, deep and fluffy powder. […]
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Living a Mountain Life in Nelson

Adventure My fiance, Ricky, and I had dreamed of living together in a mountain town so when we arrived in Canada with two year working holiday visas we were stoked for adventure and to see where it would lead us. Our first month was spent wandering around British Columbia, going […]
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Isle of the Pines in New Caledonia – French paradise

Getting there Getting to the New Caledonia itself is a little adventure, as it’s pretty much the furthest you can go away from my home in Europe. In my case, I had a layover in New Zealand to visit some friends, otherwise, it would have been at least 25h on […]
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Things to do in Quebec City

Quebec City, Canada. The city where I was born and raised is one filled with a wonderful past. By being the only french province out of all the provinces of Canada, Quebec is being more recognized globally as a very historical province worth a visit. So, here are a few […]
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An Introduction to Craft Beer in Vancouver, Canada

There’s nothing like a cold beer after a day of voracious sightseeing. Vancouver has the sightseeing covered- from crossing suspension bridges to literally climbing up a mountain there’s tons of ways to get very thirsty. Luckily Vancouver also has the best Craft Beer scene in Canada. Even the dodgiest little […]
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My Top 5 Autumn Alpine Activities

I’ve been lucky enough to live in the beautiful French village of Montgenevre for most of the last two years, however this October has been the first time watching the leaves change and getting to experience the most beautiful time of year in the mountains. For me, autumn is all […]
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Tajikistan: the Heart of Central Asia

Tajikistan. What is this country? There aren't many people who know anything about Tajikistan and Central Asia in general. But that is a mistake, I'm sure. There is a lot to be interested of in this part of our Planet. First of all, this is a rare landscape which not […]
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Exploring Vancouver Canada

Moving from Europe to Canada Introduction When I was young, I enjoyed geography — I was always researched countries, flags, history and was able to find any country on the map almost instantly. Love for travel stayed with me since then. I had always dreamed of traveling the world, yet being from a small […]
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Best Live Acts in Toronto, Canada

The Toronto International BuskerFest Has It All Planning a trip in the future to the great city of Toronto, Ontario? Let me give you a couple insider tips that will make your time in the city more enjoyable! Toronto is the most populated city in Canada. Twenty-five million tourists visit […]
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Prague, Czech Republic: Returning To My Roots

What To Do In The City That Never Sleeps Prague is the culturally rich capital of The Czech Republic. From the pubs to the picturesque streets, Prague is quite well known for its breathtaking views and the typical postcard scene of the Prague castle, the Vltava River and St. Vitus […]
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Hiking the Juan de Fuca

Hiking the Juan de Fuca Trail      The Juan de Fuca Trail (JFT) in British Columbia, Canada, is an amazing trail for beginners and experienced hikers alike. It provides 47km of stunning wilderness trail, winding through lush rainforests and expansive beaches, all while hugging the Pacific coastline. It extends from […]
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Top things to do on the Sunshine Coast for the Thrill Seeker

Welcome to your Sunny Coast Guide In 2014 I made the best decision of my life when I decided to move to the Sunshine Coast, Australia from Canada. I embarked on a journey of a lifetime that began with completing a Teaching Degree and ended two years later with becoming […]
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Falling for Northern Vermont: The Ultimate Road Trip.

Getting to Know Vermont Vermont is a treasure, with a mysterious beauty and quirky locals nestled in every fog filled valley. Its rolling hills and softly curved mountains give way to epic views of towns mimicking ones found in a snow globe. Located near Canada, and squished between New York […]
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Planning Your Trip: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

The majestic and world-renowned Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, is a popular tourist destination for a reason. From stunning snow-capped mountains, to mint blue glacial waters, everywhere you glance in this unique spot in the Rockies has an awe-inspiring quality. I lived and worked in Lake Louise for the 2016 season, […]
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Whistler, British Columbia – Not Just For Riders

First things first, I spent only four days in Whistler. This is not enough. I visited a friend who has lived there for four months – a whole summer – this is more like it. If you are a rider or any sort of lover of the outdoors, I guarantee […]
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US: City Hopping by Train

If you think about traveling through the USA, do you think about doing it by train? Not a lot of people I think. But we wanted to do something different and not follow the worn out path other tourists do. So we decided to go by train from New York […]
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México – San Miguel de Allende: A World Heritage. •What to do in there?-

Visit México Visit San Miguel de Allende!  Stay the full week of adventure in the culture of México. And who better than a proper Mexican girl to guide you. This travel guide will cover you for the next visit to México. Visit San Miguel de Allende […]
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Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul: 4 days of a road trip in Brazil

Bonito’s photos are amazing! I know it looks like paradise.  You will see only a few photos of my own, and they are not pointing at the water. My trip wasn’t what I expected. I will tell you something about my experience of travel to Bonito and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, […]
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Canada’s First Capital : Kingston, Ontario

Setting off Living really far North in upstate New York means my hubby and I really feel far from civilisation. Our beloved New York City is a tiresome five-hour drive away, and even the closest major city, Syracuse, is a little over an hour away itself. But one of the […]
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Bukit Tabur, Malaysia: 7 Secrets of The Dragonback Trek

Not all travelers are the same. Each one travels for different reasons. Traveling cliches include to find myself, to prove myself, to find the one or to forget someone. Some, though, were just really called and born to do it… traveling just for pure adventure and love for nature. Whatever our reasons for […]
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Live a year in New Zealand

Are you ready to live overseas? The best part of travelling is that you can quit whenever you want. I arrived in New Zealand some weeks ago, and I can already say how beautiful it is. Everything seems to be very relaxed and chilled, also the well-known cities from the […]
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Your Official Guide to Traveling Around Alicante

Last semester I studied abroad in Alicante, Spain for four weeks. This was easily the longest I had ever been out of the country and the thought of learning a foreign city on my own was terrifying. Luckily though, I gained enough confidence to go out and explore. By the […]
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Maine: Canoeing the Saint Croix River

Spednic Lake by Felipe Lezama One of the most incredible trips I ever had, so far, is leading a canoe trip in the Saint Croix River for 6 days. Set up camp, chose and carried the food, selected the gear and equipment, traced the route, organized fun […]
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Cozumel, “Cuzaam Luumil”, Island of Swallows.

I stayed in Cozumel for around two months while I was doing a school summer research. As a student, I had to adjust my budget and learned how to live like a resident without an extra source of money. I had the concept that living in a touristic town was […]
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My ultimate guide to Whistler, Canada

Whistler had been high on my list of places to visit ever since I can remember, so when the opportunity arose to be able to live and work there I jumped at it with my arms and wide open. Whistler is a small town located approximately 2.5 hrs away from […]
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The Sunshine Coast: Open Your Eyes to Serene Sunsets

Some Lovely East Coast Memories It all started as a bare footed, detoured journey home from the beach while the sun set, as pink sky tones rolled into purples. Known as Kowonga Street, the land here is occupied by dry field with just over a dozen kangaroos to my left. […]
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Exploring The Moyie River Of Northern Idaho

 Life On The Moyie –  I was blessed to grow up on the banks of the Moyie River in Eastport, Idaho. From a child’s perspective, I envisioned the rest of the world as beautiful and peaceful as my home beneath the giant cedars. After a lifetime of travel, my sisters […]
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Mexico; A Taste of Playa Del Carmen

[single_map_place] Playa Del Carmen, Yucatan, Mexico [/single_map_place] “Welcome to Mexico, there are no rules here; so put some smiles on your faces” Eat – Wah Wah Beach Bar, Playa Del Carmen Drink – Frozen Mango Margarita Do – Cenotes From Canada to Cancun; After saving in snowy Canada for months the day finally […]
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Valencia: where to write a book!

I recently visited Spain. All of his history, his tapas, his wines, his huge cathedrals, his Spanish speaking citizens, his sublime sceneries, his thousand of helado flavors, etc.  All of these and much more have contributed to make me fall in love with this country. Furthermore, between the amazing castle […]
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Banff: Summertime in the Canadian Rockies

Banff: Summertime in the Canadian Rockies Cascade Mountain dwarfing Banff Avenue, photo by Gord Collins “Ya Bro, It Was Like 5 Degrees, But I Guess That’s Like Summer In Canadia. Get It, You’re Canadian So You Must Be From Canadia!” Wish I could say that less […]
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A City Break in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario  Departure and Arrival Whenever I fly on my own, be it to explore somewhere new completely solo, or to meet friends, or even to join an escorted tour group,  I am guaranteed to feel two things once through security: pure excitement for what awaits me at the other […]
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The Ultimate Wanderlust Playlist: Sunshine Coast, Australia

THE ULTIMATE WANDERLUST PLAYLIST Music and Travel. Two of the most powerful and influential things in my life. When you’re young, you experience a variety of things. You join clubs. You play sports. You dance. You swim. Parents enlist their children in activities and hobbies for one reason: to develop their passions. […]
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Calgary : Gateway to the Rocky Mountains of Canada

Calgary, Alberta. A place known as the gateway to the Rockies and the filming location for famous western movies like Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James, and The Revenant. However, it’s not all just snow and cowboys out there. Calgary is a great place to visit during all four seasons […]
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Whistler : Ski Season to Neverland Tale

Sell everything we own, save our pennies and move to the other side of the world.. Some said “you’re crazy” we say, best decision we ever made! From surf bums to snow bunnies,  ski season in Whistler, Canada We went through a company called “The working holiday Club” couldn’t recommend […]
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Quebec: 6 must see places

I know Quebec is not the most popular province in Canada. When people usually plan a trip to Canada, they want to see the Rockies, Banff or Toronto. But Quebec has everything travelers love: mountains, sea, beautiful cities and different types of landscapes. From Montreal to Forillon and from Forillon […]
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The Heart of Down Town Vancouver

  Vancouver, “Beautiful British Columbia”, Canada   Vancouver, British Columbia is a picturesque city right on the ocean, in the midst of the mountains, lakes and rivers… it doesn’t get any better than here! Whether you’re visiting with your partner, family, or with a group of friends, you’ll be able […]
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Fairmont: The Heart of the Rockies

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are something that everybody should see for themselves at least once in their lifetime. Found nestled within them, is a small town of many hidden treasures, which offers luxury, beauty and most importantly adventure. This is the town that first ignited the travel bug within me. I arrived in Fairmont […]
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Wild Florida

Alligators! Alligators! When you think of Florida wilderness, you think alligators. Florida is famous for its Everglades, a vast tract of wetland at the southern tip of the state. It is an area heavily populated with alligators. But the whole state is dotted with lakes and swamps and you can find […]
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