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Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2011 19

Part of the pleasure of visiting new places is learning about local customs and tasting homegrown foods. Who hasn’t at least wanted to try haggis in Scotland, say, or “cod cheeks” in Newfoundland? It’s

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Finding the Real Sea Monsters

Finding the Real Sea Monsters

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 8, 2011 1

Sea monsters are the stuff of thrilling fiction. From Jules Verne’s 1870 book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to James Cameron’s 1989 movie The Abyss, tales of what creatures lurk in our oceans

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5 fright-full destinations to explore… Happy Halloween!

5 fright-full destinations to explore… Happy Halloween!

Wendy Redal October 31, 2011 1

IT’S HALLOWEEN! What better reason to ponder a trip to some of the world’s eerier places for explorers?  From Dracula’s castle to the mausoleums of New Orleans’ evocative cemeteries, there are plenty of places

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Are Canadians Nicer than Americans?

Are Canadians Nicer than Americans?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2011 25

In the first few hours of my first day in the first country I ever visited, I was stopped on the street by a local man, who guessed by the camera hanging around my

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A Fresh Spin on Packing Light

A Fresh Spin on Packing Light

Wendy Redal October 7, 2011 0

Think you've got packing light mastered? There may be some helpful hints you haven't thought of, especially if you're planning a serious adventure with a backpack. Read on

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Beyond Sustainable

Beyond Sustainable

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2011 4

As someone committed to going on nature adventures, you most likely try to make the least negative impact on the world that you possibly can when you travel. You choose carbon-neutral companies, try to

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