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Champagne Tasting Around the World

by Bert Maxwell / Dec 20, 2012 /
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While there are many sparkling wines that go by the name of champagne, authentic champagne must be produced in the designated area of Champagne-Ardennes in France. There are a number of different champagne manufacturers, including big names like Moet & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, all of which are made from three main types of grape: Pinot noir, Chardonnay or Pinot Meunier.

7 Tips for Taking the Ferry between Dover and Calais

by Bert Maxwell / Dec 11, 2012 /
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Yes, you're taking the ferry from Dover to Calais (or back again), and although everyone seems to have done this, a few tips and answers wouldn't be remiss. After all, it's all part of the journey!


1. By Plane, Train, and Automobile?

10 Tips to Alpine Ski Racing

Here’s a list of some techniques for all you ski racers.

I learned all these skiing techniques from the best ski coaches, Mark & Stuart from Glacier Racing Ski Club, in Barrie, Ontario.

1.    Training 

7 Unusual Dining Options Around the World

by Emily Zumchak / Aug 29, 2012 /

Sometimes McDonald's just isn’t enough to satisfy your dining needs. Sometimes you crave a unique experience, some unusual food, or just a bit of a change. Tired of running into the same chain restaurants every time you look for something different? Here are a few unusual options to appease your craving for something new.

7 Unusual Dining Options Around the World

Top Ten Tips for Learning a New Language

by Emily Zumchak / Aug 23, 2012 /

When travelling to new countries, knowing the language always makes everything a lot easier - especially if you are staying for a while. If you don’t already know the language, this can be a problem. Learning a new language can be very tough.

How To Survive Traveling With Your Family

by Brianna Krueger / Aug 22, 2012 /
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Family vacations are great... when you're getting along. I'm a realist, so I'm going to put forth the fact that all families are a little (to sometimes extremely) dysfunctional. My family is no different, and sometimes I would love nothing more than to vacation away from my family while we're on route to our vacation destination, because otherwise I might just lose it. 

One Year, Many Trips: 10 Tips for a Year of Travel

by Lexa Pennington / Aug 14, 2012 /
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While many travelers save up for a year-long RTW trip, some of us plan multiple getaways each year. It might be to visit Napa Valley, Paris, Bali, Rio, Chicago, and Vancouver. Or it might be to visit family, all over the country. Wherever your multi-trip travel plans take you, here are some tips to make your travels go more smoothly.

5 ways to spend an Icelandic Layover

by Austin Weihmiller / Jul 23, 2012 /
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Iceland is a unique and exotic destination. Settled by Vikings thousands of years ago, the country is a natural treasure trove. She has weaved her way in and out of history, starting of course with the Viking settling, playing a small role in WWII (housing the British), and is also home to singer Bjork. Largely though, Iceland has been out of the way, isolated way up north.

Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Summer Activities on Cape Cod

by Kathryn Blanco / May 20, 2012 /

Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Summer Activities on Cape Cod


1.    Take a sail on a whale watch.

Foodie Finds: 5 Great Places to Eat in San Juan

by Brianna Krueger / Apr 26, 2012 /
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Prior to traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for Spring Break, I figured it’d be like Mexico or any other Hispanic country and serve lots of tacos, enchiladas, burritos, rice and refried beans in every restaurant. I was wrong. Instead, there are many different restaurants featuring different cultural cuisines.