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MBNA SPG MasterCard Discontinued!

MBNA SPG MasterCard Discontinued!

| September 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

As of August 31, 2009 SPG will no longer offer the SPG MasterCard from MBNA in Canada. Rumour has it that SPG will continue its relationship in Canada, but it is unknown as to who the credit card issuer will be.

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Snap de la semaine: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

Snap de la semaine: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

| September 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

Herbs drying in a reconstructed longhouse at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a French Jesuit settlement that existed from 1639 to 1649 near modern Midland, Ontario.

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A drop in the bucket (list)

A drop in the bucket (list)

| August 31, 2009 | 13 Comments

Kathryn and I are ready to commit the error of catalogues and lists and have begun to compile a ‘bucket list’ of sorts. This is of course, without forgetting the Lennon maxim that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

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Best of Two Go RTW: August 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: August 2009

| August 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Looking for something great to read? Check out our ‘Best of the Month’ for August! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors, and our five top referring sites.

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What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

| August 28, 2009 | 5 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read.

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Canadians Bid Goodbye to Truly Global Chequing Account

Canadians Bid Goodbye to Truly Global Chequing Account

| August 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

Bad news for Canadian independent travelers—Citizens Bank has just announced it is exiting the retail banking business.

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What We’re Reading: July 31, 2009

What We’re Reading: July 31, 2009

| July 31, 2009 | 2 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Kathryn and I will be away on vacation from Saturday, August 1 through Saturday, August 8. While we’ve been working hard on getting our editorial calendar in order, we’re going to spend our vacation generating new content. So, in our absence, be sure to check out the following sites to get your fill of travel-related blogging goodness!

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Best of Two Go RTW: July 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: July 2009

| July 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

Looking for something great to read? Check out our ‘Best of the Month’! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors, and our five top referring sites.

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Snap de la semaine: Namdaemun Market, Seoul

Snap de la semaine: Namdaemun Market, Seoul

| July 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Ginseng root at Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea. Namdaemun means ‘Great South Gate,’ and was the main southern gate to the old city. The market is one of the oldest continually running markets in South Korea.

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Couchsurfing Alternatives

Couchsurfing Alternatives

| July 29, 2009 | 22 Comments

The theory that almost everyone on Earth is connected to anyone else via a small number of acquaintances seems to hold true for backpackers, too. In the years following our time spent abroad (we were worked abroad in the period 2002–04), a number of online services sprung up to illustrate this interconnectedness and help fellow travelers escape the tourist bubble.

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What’s on the back of your toilet?

What’s on the back of your toilet?

| July 28, 2009 | 28 Comments

Our goal was to create a ‘one-question interview’—a question that could stand alone and pierce through the veneer of generalizations! Today, we think that we might have found it:

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What We’re Reading: July 24, 2009

What We’re Reading: July 24, 2009

| July 24, 2009 | 9 Comments

Each friday, Kathryn and I share those sites and articles that we are currently reading or have recently read. In this week’s “What We’re Reading”, we’ve compiled a number of articles discovered as we wound our way through the web.

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Snap de la semaine: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Snap de la semaine: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

| July 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Water taxi driver nearby Varanasi’s ‘Old City’—a quarter full of crowded narrow winding lanes that are flanked on other side by by roadside shops and an immeasurable number of temples.

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Buying into a tourist trap? Reward programs revisited

Buying into a tourist trap? Reward programs revisited

| July 22, 2009 | 4 Comments

Chua, over on THINKChua, takes a look at travel credit cards, citing our post on choosing a travel rewards program as well as well as Tim Morrison’s post on why he uses the Starwoods Amex and Schwab Visa Cards as his primary credits cards. Their concusion? Travel rewards programs are a trap—and define you as a tourist.

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Ten Tunes To Download Before Your Next Trip

Ten Tunes To Download Before Your Next Trip

| July 17, 2009 | 16 Comments

Picking the perfect song playlist for your travels can make a trip more enjoyable—whether you’re chilling on an airplane listening on your headset or bouncing around in the back of bus.

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What We’re Reading: July 17, 2009

What We’re Reading: July 17, 2009

| July 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

Each friday, Kathryn and I share those sites and articles that we are currently reading or have recently read. This week’s theme: Tips for travellers!

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Building a better travel blog

Building a better travel blog

| July 16, 2009 | 5 Comments

Often, a blog takes on a life of its own. Because of its organic nature and the way that readership and comments shape content, a blog often deviates from its planned concept into new spaces.

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Snap de la semaine: July 11, 2009

Snap de la semaine: July 11, 2009

| July 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

A longboat at anchor rests in the sand at low tide in Loh Dalum Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. This picture was taken just a few months before the tsunami in 2004. We’ve forgetten the name of the resort in back.

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What We’re Reading: July 10, 2009

What We’re Reading: July 10, 2009

| July 10, 2009 | 4 Comments

Each friday, Kathryn and I share those sites and articles that we are currently reading or have recently read. In this week’s “What We’re Reading”, we’ve compiled a number of articles discovered as we wound our way through the web.

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Down and Out: Scammed in Ho Chi Minh City

Down and Out: Scammed in Ho Chi Minh City

| July 9, 2009 | 25 Comments

The city that bears Uncle Ho’s name is both delightful and disconcerting. HCMC is Vietnam on methamphetamine. The ante’s always up in this city.

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