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Trip Planning: How Do You Do It?

16. December 2013

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Trip Planning

  As the New Year bears down our upcoming cycle tour gets closer and closer. Yay for that! Come January we are going to be hip deep in trip planning and figuring out all the things that we need to get done before getting on that plane on April 8th. There are itineraries to be [...]

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River Cruising in Europe

12. December 2013

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Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan I hail from the west coast of Canada; my playground was the rocky beaches of Georgia Straight between Vancouver Island and the coast of mainland British Columbia. Through this somewhat narrow passage we watched the comings and going of plenty of sea-going vessels. From early morning salmon fishing boats to [...]

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Why Visit Barcelona in Winter? Top Seven Reasons

11. December 2013

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Photo Credit: Tania.Paz If you’re looking to get away from it all this winter, why not consider a trip to Barcelona? It isn’t typically people’s first choice for winter holidays, but there are quite a few reasons why this great city is worth a visit in the colder months. Below you’ll find the top seven [...]

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Italy with a Difference – Luxury Skiing

11. December 2013

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  Photo Credit: Bernd Völcker Skiing in Italy evokes picturesque images of majestic mountains, sun-kissed, powdery snow and long, thrilling rides through the peaks, and when it comes to luxury resorts, the Italians know how to deliver. Well-known for their hospitality and warm and welcoming presence, the Italians at the helm of these world-class resorts [...]

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Sydney Campervan Getaway

10. December 2013

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Golden Guitar

Traveller bad habits, oh yes there are more than a few of them. One of the most seductive time waster for travellers is to daydream about travelling to places in the future, revisiting past favourites or inventing ideal itineraries that are entirely impractical because of conflicting plans. Sometimes you come across another writer’s blog with [...]

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Aussie Craft Beer

10. December 2013

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Beer With A View

It should be no surprise that finding a quality beer is one of the things we do when travelling. Flipping through the archives you will find many pictures of one of us or both with a frosty in hand. There has also been at least one ode to beer post like this. One is not [...]

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Finding Peace on Australia’s Most Secluded Beaches

9. December 2013

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Photo Credit: outbj You don’t have to leave Sydney or Melbourne to enjoy all the perks of Australian beach life. Although hotspots like Manly or Bondi Beach offer no shortage of excitement and the opportunity to people-watch, sometimes you just want to get away from it all and find your own private stretch of sand. [...]

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15 Great Gift Ideas For Travelers

9. December 2013

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Gifts For Travlers

Having trouble finding a gift for the traveler on your list? Every year my family draws names for Christmas presents. Every year, no matter where we are, I can hear a quiet groan escape from the lips of the person who draws our name. What on earth would make a good present for someone who [...]

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Three Mediterranean Crowd-Dodging Destinations

6. December 2013

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The Mediterranean Sea boasts some of the most spectacular water sports, scenery, and adventure that Europe has to offer. The downside of many of these majestic locales however is the overwhelming number of tourists who swarm the beaches and hotels of this otherwise picturesque part of the world. Crowds can ruin any holiday so it’s [...]

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SOUTH TYROL – Italy with a twist

6. December 2013

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SOUTH TYROL – Italy with a twist

I’m a bit of an enigma; I’m a urbanite who loves the outdoors. I’m a mountain biker, a runner, a hiker, a snowshoer, a skier, and a beach bum all rolled up into one. And if I can combine travel with my love of the outdoors, well then, I’m pretty much in heaven! At this [...]

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Dublin, Not The Beach For Christmas

4. December 2013

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Dublin Pints

Many people can only think about getting away to the beach and some sun in winter. Nothing but griping about the dark, snow and cold. I think this is missing out on some great opportunities. Northern cities can be a budget traveller’s gold mine in the winter. The hordes of tourists are scarce. Hotel deals [...]

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