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The Numbers Behind the Travel Industry

The Numbers Behind the Travel Industry

| September 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

Did you ever wonder how much bacon tourists eat each year? Or how much urine gets slyly excreted into hotel pools around the world? Check it out!

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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 | 2 Comments

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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Reasons To Go Round-The-World

Reasons To Go Round-The-World

| September 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

For many, a round-the-world trip is something that they have always dreamed of and that they will go to any lengths to do. For others, a little more persuasion might be involved to get them to break their routine, plan a route and book their airfare for the trip of a lifetime.

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5 Ways to Enrich Your RTW Journey

5 Ways to Enrich Your RTW Journey

| September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Check out five simple suggestions that we’ve collected from our favourite bloggers that we feel will enhance your round-the-world journey—providing it with greater depth.

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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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Spain For All Seasons

Spain For All Seasons

| August 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

When you think of Spain your thoughts usually turn to sun, sea and sangria. But a Spanish holiday doesn’t necessarily have to mean a summer holiday.

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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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Lip-smacking South East Asia

Lip-smacking South East Asia

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

South East Asia offers fantastic experiences for all the senses—and it’s what keeps Jeremy Head going back for more. Check out this guest blogger’s favourites!

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I love Las Vegas!

I love Las Vegas!

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to spend all day putting your chips down. There’s a surprising number of things to do in Vegas aside from gambling.

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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 | 8 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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A RTW trip in three months or less?

A RTW trip in three months or less?

| June 19, 2011 | 10 Comments

Is it possible to do a round-the-world (RTW) trip in three months or less? Jules Verne thought so. But does that make it a good idea?

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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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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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