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Contemplating a Career Break on Labour Day?

Contemplating a Career Break on Labour Day?

| September 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Labour Day, a North American holiday created to promote work/life balance is here! However, according to a new Gap Adventures Poll, nearly half of Canadians struggle to achieve that balance.

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Urban Backpacking Myths

Urban Backpacking Myths

| September 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

A list of a few of the most famous urban travel legends that are still doing the rounds on the backpacker circuit

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Capturing Liminal Spaces while Travelling

Capturing Liminal Spaces while Travelling

| August 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

A liminal space is a place of transition, a place of waiting and not knowing. It’s a place that travellers are, no doubt, intimately familiar with! Check out our photos of liminal spaces!

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The Whole Picture: Chile’s Cueca

The Whole Picture: Chile’s Cueca

| August 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Cueca, a unique dance form native to Chile, is credited as being the country’s national dance.

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Rick Mereki’s Move, Learn, Eat

Rick Mereki’s Move, Learn, Eat

| August 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Filmmaker Rick Mereki took three everyday concepts and turned them into incredible and compelling short films—with travel informing their beauty.

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The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

| August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

This week’s photo incorporates tilt shifting. Tilt-shift style miniature photos are simply photos of real life scenes that are made to look like miniature scale models. This is done using either a special camera lens or with software, instead of a special lens.

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Making the Most of a Morning in Buenos Aires

Making the Most of a Morning in Buenos Aires

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Buenos Aires is the ultimate cosmopolitan city. Almost 40 per cent of Argentina’s 33m citizens live in Greater Buenos Aires, and these ‘porteños’ are justifiably proud of their home.

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Our 7 Links: Seven Blasts from the Past

Our 7 Links: Seven Blasts from the Past

| July 17, 2011 | 3 Comments

We’ve learned so much since our very first blog post back in July of 2009. Although we never really know if a post will take off or or fade into obscurity, with a few years of experience we’re now better able to make a much more accurate guess.

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The Whole Picture: Newfoundland Root Cellar

The Whole Picture: Newfoundland Root Cellar

| July 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

Important to many in rural Newfoundland, the root cellars kept vegetables cool, yet frost-free and edible during the long winter months.

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How Many Countries Have You Visited?

How Many Countries Have You Visited?

| June 25, 2011 | 9 Comments

Whether you’re eagerly waiting for your first passport to be delivered or you could give the most interesting man in the world a run for his money—it’s always a good time to beef up your obituary.

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The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

On the funerary plain, overlooking Machu Picchu, stands the Caretaker’s Hut. The hut is one of the few structures in Machu Picchu that has a thatched roof. Open on one side—with three windows looking out to the Urubamba valley below—this is one of the best places in Machu Picchu to get the classic photo of the Lost City of the Incas—and Huayna Picchu looming above!

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The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

| May 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

This weeks’ ‘Whole Picture’ is doing double duty, serving also as our entry for ‘Travel Photography Roulette’.

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Dining on Curanto in Chiloé

Dining on Curanto in Chiloé

| May 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Although today it’s easily accessed by a short ferry ride, Chiloé’s history, customs, and language bear little resemblance to those of the mainland—or anywhere else in the world—because of its isolation.

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What We’re Reading: May 12, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 12, 2011

| May 12, 2011 | 3 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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The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Garuda is a national symbol of Thailand. In Thai mythology, the creature is known as the king of birds. With characteristics very much like an eagle, this ancient and enduring symbol embodies the Thai monarchy.

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Beautiful Bariloche: Crossing into Argentina

Beautiful Bariloche: Crossing into Argentina

| May 9, 2011 | 5 Comments

Following a beautiful journey through the mountains of upper Patagonia, Kathryn and I crossed over into Argentina with our group and arrived at Bariloche—the entrance to northern Patagonia.

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What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

| May 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

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

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The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The obelisk and statue located in Santiago’s Providencia neighbourhood honour Chilean President José Manuel Balmaceda Fernandez.

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Exploring Chile’s Lake District

Exploring Chile’s Lake District

| May 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

After a few days exploring Santiago, we flew south to Puerto Varas and Chile’s beautiful Lake District, the gateway to the Chilean Patagonia.

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Win a Round-The-World Trip!

Win a Round-The-World Trip!

| May 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

Win airline tickets, travel gear, cash, tours, car rental, Eurail Passes and more!

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