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Life Outdoors in Canada: How to Pack for Your Hiking Adventures

person_outline John Gallagher
Jun 18, 2018
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This special edition is from Trip101 - a one-stop guide for travel enthusiasts around the world, supported by an ever-growing community of travel writers. They provide inspiration to help facilitate travel in a fun and meaningful manner with everything from destination guides to accommodation recommendations for vacation rentals and hotels. As we head into hiking season in Canada, they take us through exactly what you need to know about the great outdoors.

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How To “Tip” Around The World

person_outline Sophie Grove
May 17, 2018
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Though you may believe that the US invented the custom of tipping, legend has it that the word ‘tip’ originated way back in the 17th century in England. While its history is not entirely clear, it’s speculated to be an acronym for "To Insure Promptitude”. So, it should be thought of first and foremost as a reward for prompt and exceptional service.

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The Best Travel Hacks for Even the Most Frequent Flyers

person_outline Sophie Grove
May 7, 2018
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As epic as travelling is, it can be a slippery slope when you’re trying to navigate new environments. Sometimes it can feel like you need a holiday from your holiday. So here’s our game-changing travel hacks, guaranteed for smooth sailing, wherever you are in the world!

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5 Tips to Master the Art of Learning a New Language

person_outline Floor Noordanus
May 3, 2018
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Are you on the hunt for some great tips to help you learn the foreign tongue? Learning a new language can be frustrating, stressful and challenging, we get it. It’s a big scary world of puzzling grammar, impossible words and beautiful but incomprehensible accents, but you are not alone!

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5 Tips for Handling the Stages of Culture Shock

person_outline Sophie Grove
Apr 30, 2018
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Whether you’re on the gap year of your dreams in Canada, or a short-lived volunteer trip in Africa, sooner or later you’re going to be hit with that deep feeling of unfamiliarity after stepping foot in your new home away from home - this my friends, is culture shock.

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11 Things to Do Before Moving Abroad

person_outline Tommy Walker
Apr 26, 2018
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The chance to embark on a new journey with a new culture and customs is something many of us dream about. Moving abroad is always life-changing, it’s an exciting chapter in anyone’s life. Whether it’s short-term for a volunteering project, a long term like a two year working holiday, moving abroad has so many benefits that it’s no wonder more and more people are taking up the opportunity.

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The Complete Guide to Au Pairing Abroad

person_outline Sophie Grove
Apr 24, 2018
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What better way to understand the life of an Au Pair than to see it through their eyes! Our Global Au Pairs from Australia, Italy, France, Holland, America, the UK and Canada answer the most frequently asked questions, touch upon their own experiences and offer advice on what it’s like to live abroad with their host families.


Find The Perfect Volunteer Trip By Asking Yourself These Questions

person_outline Sophie Grove
Apr 16, 2018
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A volunteering project is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences you can possibly have. It's the best way to make a difference in the world and have the time of your life while you're at it. Your impact will go far beyond chopping coconuts for animals or teaching underprivileged kids how to kick a football, and, you’ll see the country in the ‘raw’ and really get to experience and see things that the average ‘tourist’ doesn’t.

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6 Things to Consider Before Becoming an Au Pair Abroad

person_outline Keely Hamilton
Apr 3, 2018
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Most people have heard of a nanny, or someone who has looked after children, but not too often have they heard the term ‘au pair’. In a nutshell, an au pair is a young person (generally between 18-30 years old) who helps take care of children and does light chores around the house, generally overseas and for cultural exchange.