A Backpacker’s Guide to Last Minute Deals and Destinations

January 13, 2014

  Planning a round the world trip or adventurous journey somewhere in the wilderness involves weeks, months or possibly even years of planning. Despite a traveller’s best budgeting intentions, these sorts of trips inevitably end up being more expensive than originally planned. What’s more, there is always the danger of visiting a location that is [...]

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How to Void Your Travel Insurance Coverage

January 13, 2014

Travelers bound for exotic locations in 2014 need to consider whether where they are going will bring them close to danger or misfortune and if so, what type of travel insurance they might want to purchase before they take flight. Though many a traveler might have breathed a sigh of relief that they had the [...]

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Montreal’s Best Winter Events for 2014

January 12, 2014

Forget what you’ve heard. Yes, Montreal winters are long and cold, and yes, its summer festival scene is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Canada, but Montreal winters offer plenty of (free!) opportunities for music, dancing and family fun. Not to mention less crowds and better hotel rates! Here are our picks for the [...]

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You’ve Gotta See India’s Kumbh to Believe It

December 19, 2013

The first sight of the Kumbh in Allahabad is more Spielberg than spiritual. The place looks like a post-apocalyptic zombie movie set, the eeriness of its façade amplified by a dark, starless night. It’s a tented city that stretches as far as I can see, twenty-seven miles of temporary dwellings lit by tall, big-globed nightlights [...]

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Why You Should Use a Credit Card Abroad

December 17, 2013

Using a credit card abroad can be fraught with financial peril, adding a significant cost to an already costly holiday. Yet if you know what you are doing this may be avoided and using your credit card abroad could actually save you money – here’s how: Inexpensive Considering the fact that many people have had [...]

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Is the Snap Year the New Gap Year?

December 3, 2013

Recent research indicates that less travellers are undertaking the rite of passage experience of the gap-year. 2012 graduate, Patrick Taylor, wrote about his decision to opt for a shorter travel break (known as a snap-year) before starting a graduate position with insurance company Endsleigh: “I was concerned that if I disappeared to another continent for [...]

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