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Visiting Stratford, Ontario? The first thing you need to do...

MThere are many reasons to visit Stratford - the legendary theatre (of course!), the incredible culinary scene, the arts, the beautiful setting, and the kind and interesting people who live there.

For whatever reasons you're visiting Stratford, there's ONE thing you need to do first. We did, and it informed and influenced our entire visit.

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5 Places to Travel in Jordan

Jordan is a Middle Eastern country situated in the center of what was known as the Fertile Crescent. Its land cradled some of the earliest human civilizations. Its human history dates back further than almost any other region on the planet.

Tips for Visiting Alghero, Sardinia

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Jul 31, 2016 / 0 comments

This spring my mom came to visit me in May, and as usual we decided to get away for a long weekend.  We have a tradition of leaving the Sweden every time she comes to visit me, and this year we decided to go to Alghero, Italy! It had been almost a year since I had been to Italy, so I was itching to go back.


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Exploring Belize with Moon Guides and Lebawit Lily Girma: The Essence of Belizean Culture and Its People

Belize - gorgeous waters, perfect for diving and snorkeling; ancient ruins; rainforests and caves; the tallest waterfall in Central America; wildlife and marinelife; and a deep culture that entices you to explore more deeply. Affectionately called "The Jewel" by locals, this is a destination worth exploring.  I recently read Moon Guides Belize, by Lebawit Lily Girma, and let me tell you - I'm impressed.

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Travelling With Older People & What You Need To Pack

Travelling with an older family member can be a great experience, particularly when it is a trip that you all have wanted to do for some time. Although travelling with older people might not necessarily consist of mountain trekking, scuba diving, or a whole list of extreme sports, it can be a really fun time, especially on an inter-generational trip with their grandkids. However, if you are travelling with older people, you might have to think more carefully about what you need to pack.

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Top 5 cruises of the world

In the world market of tourist routes, there is a huge number of sea cruises. Many tourists are at a loss when the time comes to choose the one that they will enjoy most. We have decided to help all who wish to take a trip on a luxury cruise-liner and present a selection of the 5 most popular - and very original - sea cruises.

Top 5 cruises of the world - Alaska is #1!

Studying Abroad? Here's Your Ultimate Packing List

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Jul 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Packing for short trips is hard. Packing for long-term study abroad trips is even harder. I will admit, I procrastinated until the last day to pack. It felt like such a daunting task. The biggest thing I learned is if you forget something, you typically can find it there or something close to it. So don’t overthink it too much! I put together this packing list to hopefully help you make packing a little easier. You'll be packing for the travel time (on the plane) and for your study abroad experience, as well as weekend travels, etc.

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100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe

You know those guidebooks that are so creative and full of genius that you immediately start planning a trip? I have one such book to share with you (you’ll love it!). 100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe, written by our friends at Family on the Loose, E.

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Studying Abroad in Malaysia? Here’s How to Get There

In graduate school, a friend of mine had just returned from studying in Malaysia for a year. Her stories of the culture, food, and living there entranced me (yes, even the durian). Since then, I advise study abroad students who want a unique experience to look at programs in Malaysia (you included!).

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5 surprising things about Riviera Maya

Mexico’s famed Riviera Maya – a long stretch of land along Highway 307 in the state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula – is much more than tourism in Cancun. It’s a perfect place for adventurers, families, history buffs, divers, ecologists, foodies, and luxury travelers.

 5 surprising things about Riviera Maya