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Category Archive: Travel Tips

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What’s Up With “No Trespassing” Signs When You Travel In Canada? – Why Landowners want to keep you out!

When I first moved to Canada I didn’t get it either. Especially out in the country with a meagre population you come across No Trespassing signs frequently. Private Property – Keep Out – Trespassers will be prosecuted. What are the reasons for all this? What does it mean? Why are Canadians so possessive about their property and worried about trespassers? […]

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Switzerland and Canada – similar and yet so different

Majestic mountains, glacier-fed lakes, rushing rivers, and the four seasons we all love; Canada and Switzerland have many similarities, and yet they are so different. Switzerland and Canada are often compared in terms of “quality of living”. During my recent trip to Switzerland, I focused on catching some differences between the two countries. Despite my Swiss origin,  I seem to […]

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How To Travel Stress-Free With Air Canada

I love to go places but always dread the long flights taking me there. My frequent trips to Europe often take me via London Heathrow or Toronto Pearson International airports, involving stressful transfers. Even thinking about it gives me the chills. You can choose other routes and miss out on the two giant airports, but most probably the trip will […]

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How to Find the Perfect Accommodation on Sites Like Airbnb

I never used to suggest renting accommodation from websites like Airbnb, Wimdu, Homestay, or Roomorama to people coming to Canada. Travelling with motorhomes and campers is the Canadian way and how tourists like to experience the country. It makes sense in a country where distances between places are huge and campgrounds abound. For locals, who own their RVs it is […]

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To-Do List Before Travelling To Canada

This used to happen to me too. A few weeks before a big trip you start to wonder whether you’re ready for this, the big adventure, the unknown. All these questions are invading your brain. “What if…?” “What when…?” Don’t worry, those feelings are totally normal. To have a to-do list before travelling will keep you focused and make you […]

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House Sitting: Travel Cheap, Stay For Free

House Sitting, what a great way to travel and see Canada on a budget. This is an excellent alternative to backpacker places and hotels. Basically, you take care of someone’s property in exchange for free accommodation. The only cost to you is the joining fee to one of the many house sitting sites online. The fee ranges anywhere from $25 […]

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Northern Canada Top 10 Things To Do

So, you decided to head up to Northern Canada, to the vast land of untouched wilderness. To an area of Canada know to be a wonderful playground for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. Choosing What To Do in Northern Canada Outdoor activities in Northern Canada are plentiful.  What kind of activities are offered depends on your destination. If you’re a wildlife […]

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Car Buying Tips For Tourists In Canada

Have you ever thought of buying a car instead of renting one? If this is the case, I have some valuable car buying tips for you. You don’t want to find out after arriving in Toronto, that you can’t insure a car in Ontario unless you have an Ontario driver licence. Planning is the key and knowing the different laws […]

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WWOOFing Canada – Essential Tips From A Host

WWOOFers, I could write a book about my WWOOFing Canada experiences as a host. It has been over ten years since the first WWOOFer arrived at the ranch. I never kept track of the numbers that came through. Some WWOOFers stayed for a couple of months and came back the following year, with many of them I became friends. Others […]

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Top 12 Canadian Camping Apps

Just in time to plan your vacation to Canada, I made up a list of my favourite 12 Canadian camping apps for your smartphone or tablet. I’m a strong believer in getting away from phone and computers when you’re on holiday. But, there are times when the iPhone or Samsung can come in really handy when you’re on the road. […]

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Cheap Accommodation Canada: Beyond Camping/Hostel Dynamic

Camping is fun, but not so much if you are travelling alone. And the problem with hostels is, they are not really cheap accommodation if you travel on a budget. Hostel prices are expensive, especially if you book your own room. And if you want it cheaper, you have to stick to the hostel dorms and you have to put […]

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Winter checklist for Canada – Be Prepared

Everybody travelling in Canada in winter should have a winter checklist to be prepared. A winter checklist gets even a higher priority if you drive in any of the northern Canadian destinations. We try to get ready for winter early here in Canada. To be unprepared for the first blast of winter weather could be a disaster. It’s good to […]

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