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Best travel apps Canada

13 Best Travel Apps for Touring Canada

For most of us, our Smartphone has become our constant companion and we can’t imagine life without it anymore. With a huge selection of travel apps available for everything we can think of it is challenging to pick the most useful apps for our trip. For this list, I picked 13 travel apps especially useful when touring Canada. In addition, check […]

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Shopping in Canada

Shop Like a Canadian – Shopping in Canada

I’m the worst shopper there is, I simply don’t like strolling around big malls looking for bargains. If I do go shopping in Canada, I have a good idea of what I need and know where to go before I head out. When you travel to a new country and everything is different from home, shopping can be an excellent […]

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Finding Work - Canada

8 Tips For Finding A Job and Working in Canada

A Guide To Working In Canada Canada is a gap year hot spot with wild landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and its multicultural scene, making it a great country to explore. On top of that, Canada ranked as the second-best country in the world for 2018, just after Switzerland, a study published by the U.S. News. That makes it even easier to […]

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Canadian Slang – Beginner’s Guide for Travellers

When you learn English in a language school you are taught how to speak and write ‘proper’ English. Slang terms are not part of a conventional English course. The big surprise hits you when you visit an English speaking country and hear strange expressions and slang you’ve never heard before. Because of the large size of the country, it’s no surprise that […]

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Cell Phones Canada - what you need to know

Cell phones Canada – What you need to know

We all know that mobile phones (called cell phones in Canada, or cell) are the best way to keep in touch when you’re on the road. What you might not know as a tourist is, that cell phone rates in Canada are shockingly expensive and rank as some of the highest in the world. Therefore, I suggest you decide on […]

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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

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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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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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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