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5 Perfect Destinations for a Memorable Getaway

If you find that all your holiday memories are blurring into one, then it is time to go somewhere out of the ordinary. Sometimes going to a place to experience something which is the complete opposite of what one would consider 'normal' is necessary in order to make some sense of life.

Here are five perfect destinations which you will never forget.

5 Perfect Destinations for a Memorable Getaway

History Comes Alive in Charlevoix, Quebec

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Aug 08, 2018 / 0 comments

Charlevoix, Quebec, is about an hour east of Quebec City. Four hundred million years ago, an asteroid that was estimated to be 4.5 kilometers (2 miles and 1,401 yards) in diameter hit that region. The enormous impact created a crater measuring 55 kilometers (33 miles and 975 yards) with a mountain in the center. Over time, Mother Nature has continued to sculpt the landscape. Wind, rain, snow, glaciers, and changes in temperature, as well as other natural elements, have made an impact on what locals call Charlevoix Astroblem.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 4, 2018 By Josh Garrick

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 4, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

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Eight Surprising Delights Around Canada's Bay of Fundy

One of the Seven Wonders of North America, the Bay of Fundy is, obviously, a treasure. It's located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and has the highest tidal range in the world (!!!). 

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Flying Into Canada? Three Things You Need To Know

Visiting a new country can be truly exciting. This is especially true if you are visiting for the first time. With amazing cultures, bustling cities, scenic national parks, and tasty cuisine, it really is no surprise that more and more travelers are opting to fly into Canada.

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Oh No! All You Need to Know about Food Poisoning During Travel

We’ve all been there (if you haven’t, then you’re very lucky). It strikes when you least expect it – and if you’re traveling, it ruins your journey. Whether you’ve had food poisoning on holiday or at home, it’s unpleasant – to say the least. No need to regale with tales.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Wimbledon

by Heather Robinette /
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Jul 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Although I am not a huge tennis fan, I was lucky enough to be in London during Wimbledon, which takes place during the end of June to early July.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Wimbledon

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Is your smartphone travel-ready?

There are a bunch of things you can do to upgrade your smartphone before you go travelling to make your phone more than just a phone. We’ve compiled a list of our top phone hacks so you can make the most of your time away with minimal hassle. Take a look at our list to see what you can do with your smartphone.

Is your smartphone travel-ready?

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5 Things to Do in Auckland for Educators

Located on New Zealand's North Island, Auckland has a population of around 1.5 million. The University of Auckland was established in 1883, and the metro area is rife with arts, culture, history, and gustatorial opportunities. 

An Easy Guide to Understanding VAT: Understanding Taxes in London

by Heather Robinette /
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Jul 09, 2018 / 0 comments

In one of my past blogs called A Quick Guide on Spending Money in London, I discussed the coins, notes, exchange rate, debit/credit cards, and ATMs in London. Now, I want to look at the Value Added Tax (VAT), and what that means for you. Understanding the VAT tax will be very helpful in purchases you make while you are abroad.

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