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Canada

A city alive with history

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Posted in Canada, History Tours, Holiday Travel, Quebec

The stunning skyline of Quebec. Quebec is one of the safest cities on the world, especially for women, my new friend tells me. That’s lucky, I think, because I’ve just jumped into his car and we’re driving up into deserted forests. If I disappear, nobody will ever know why. All
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A City of Politics and Playfulness

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Canada, Ontario, Sightseeing

Parliament Hill in Ottawa After visiting Canada’s party city of Montreal and its astonishingly beautiful neighbor, old Quebec, I was expecting to find Ottawa a little dull. I imagined the capital city to be dour and intellectual – a place with museums on every corner where you nod wisely at
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This is how to experience Niagara Falls

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Canada, Family Travel, Historical travel, River Cruises, United States of America, Wild Life

Falls on U.S. side. Photo by Michael Schuman. The worst thing one can do at Niagara Falls is to simply stop and look at the falls. Niagara Falls might be an iconic North American destination, but there is so much to do here than stand and watch. The best way
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6 Mobile Apps to Ensure you Travel Happy

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, India, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Planning, South America, The Journey, United States of America, Virgin Islands

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Traveling today can take all kinds of twists and turns from unexpected delays to problems with airfares. Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own travel assistant who would advise you of the best way to resolve the issue and seek out
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Snow Hotels that offer the Ultimate in Cool Rooms

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Astronomy, Biking, Camping, Canada, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Hiking, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Quebec, Safari, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Wild Life

Winter Landscape Sweden Lapland by Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee   With the first snow fall of winter approaching, who can resist that fresh blanket of snow for a frosty adventure? But far beyond traditional snowman building, skiing or snowboarding is the ultimate snow adventure – staying in a snow palace crafted from
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4 Skywalks to Scream About

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Canada, Destinations, North America, United States of America

CLIFFWALK Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park When you think of somewhere stunning that you want to visit or a unique place you want to see, what comes to mind? How often have you thought about standing on a see-through platform for the ultimate view? If you are like
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Gunkholing the Islands of British Columbia

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Posted in Activities, Canada, Cruise, Destinations, North America, River Cruises

     We recently spent a week “gunkholing” around the islands of British Columbia on the Safari Quest yacht with Un-Cruise Adventures. Gunkholing is a boating term that refers to a type of cruising in shallow or shoal water, moving from place to place, and often spending the night in quiet
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Hop On, Hop Off – A Great Introduction to Many Destinations

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Posted in Activities, Canada, Destinations, North America, River Cruises

The first time we hopped on and off was in New York City, but it would not be the last. We were in New York spending a couple of days before we embarked on a cruise to Bermuda and we wanted to see as much as possible in the little
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5 Worldwide Christmas Markets to Visit

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Austria, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Festivals, France, Germany, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, North America, Quebec, Shopping, United States of America

Strasbourg Christmas Market courtesy Office de Tourisme de Strasbourg When you think of Christmas Markets the first place that comes to mind are the traditional ones located in Europe – specifically in Germany and Austria, where old cobbled streets decorated with stringed lights house wooden chalet stalls that sell everything
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24-hours in Toronto

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Posted in Activities, Canada, Destinations, North America

From boardwalks, beaches, bookshops and bistros, Canada’s largest city is also its trendiest and when it comes down to urban activities it’s on par with some of the world’s biggest cities. Alongside its ritzy skyscrapers Toronto maintains colorful residential neighbourhoods in its centre; and until recently downtown’s Queen Street West
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Five Things You Can’t Miss in Victoria, Canada

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Posted in Canada, Culinary

Victoria is in the British Columbia region of Canada. It is actually the capital of the province. This quaint city borders between the water and the mountains, allowing breathtaking scenery and plenty to explore, taste and learn. It’s easy to get to Victoria. Ferry service is available from Port Angeles
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Kayaking with Killer Whales in Johnstone Strait

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Posted in Canada, Wild Life

You often hear the orcas before you spot them. Johnstone Strait, a deep glacier carved passage running between the east coast of Vancouver Island and the west coast of British Columbia mainland, is one of the best places in the world to spot killer whales (also known as orcas). The
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Five Good Reasons to Visit Vancouver

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Posted in Activities, Canada, Destinations

The Deck at Granville Public Market Until the 2010 Olympic Games brought it to the attention of the world, Vancouver was a quiet British Columbia city that was often forgotten when planning vacations. The renovations and revitalization of city for the world’s biggest sporting event has left a region with
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World’s Oddest Museums for Spying Extremely Odd Oddities

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Posted in Activities, Canada, Czech Republic, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Historical travel, North America, Style, Turkey, Uncategorized, United States of America

Museums sometimes seem to fall into the same old categories and might not always be very enthralling, even if a particular museum has a good reputation. At the museums featured here, they don’t have such problems, because their collections are anything but ordinary — and they really can’t even be
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