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Road Trip Planner for the wilderness

A road trip into the Canadian wilderness requires serious trip planning and having basic wilderness skills is essential. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Why is planning a road trip important? Once you leave Canadian cities and towns behind, you’re pretty much on your own. Therefore it is important to plan your road trip well and pack the right […]

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Camping for free in Canada

How To Find Free Camping In Canada

This is your ultimate Guide for your next boondocking adventure. Free camping in Canada is known as boondocking, dry camping or wild camping, and free campsites can be found all over Canada. Don’t let high fees and crowded campgrounds keep you from going on a backcountry camping adventure; free camping in Canada is totally possible and it will boost your […]

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Shopping in Canada at big box stores

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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You speak Canadian, eh - Canadian Slang

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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Wwoofing on a ranch

WWOOFing Canada – Essential Tips From A Host

WWOOFers – I could write a book about my WWOOFing Canada experiences as a host. I hosted WWOOFers for many years at the ranch, and 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 were at the ranch […]

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Working in the Canadian forest with a chainsaw.

Top Tips For Finding A Job and 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. Find out what it means working in Canada and how to find a job. Introduction to working in Canada Canada is an expensive place to live and to travel. The country’s enormous size makes you rely on […]

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Canadian Outhouse on the trail

Canadian Outhouse Or The Privy

Don’t be shocked if you ask for a toilet when you’re out in the country in Canada and you get directed to an outhouse. Unless you are a seasoned traveller, the mention of an outhouse can be enough to turn your stomach. However, in many places in Canada, the outhouse is still the only sanitary pit in the woods. You […]

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Best travel apps on your phone makes travelling easier and more fun

16 Best Travel Apps for Canada

For most of us, our Smartphone has become our constant companion and we can’t imagine life without them when it comes to planning vacation. Travel apps are extremely useful for booking and managing a trip. My Favourite Travel Apps for Canada Travel apps help you with checking on visa requirements, booking accommodation, and last-minute flight changes. They navigate for you, make […]

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How to find the best airfare deal for Canada

Most of our trip planning starts with the tiresome, repeated search for the cheapest flight and best airfare deal to our travel destination. Flight travel still adds up to one of the largest expenses for a trip to Canada, or anywhere else in the world of travel. Still, there are amazing flight deals to be discovered if you know how […]

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Travel light with carry-on

How to travel light with Carry-on only

Have you ever thought of ditching your bulky suitcase and travel light with carry-on only? You have come to the right place. During my recent backpacking trip to Portugal, I travelled with a 40-litre backpack weighing only just over 12 kilograms. The backpack held all my belongings for the four-week trip and it was January, the middle of winter. I […]

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best camping apps for Canada

Top 16 Canadian Camping Apps

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

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