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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. 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 take the right gear […]

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Finding Work - Canada

Top Tips For Finding A Job and Work 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. Introduction Canada is an expensive place to live and to travel. The country’s enormous size makes you rely on long-distance buses and expensive domestic flights to get around. For this reason, some travellers decide to buy a […]

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On the road to Botopilas, northern Mexico

Mexico and Canada Now – Top differences you should know

Mexico and Canada are both North American countries, but they are so different. Introduction Canadians come to Mexico to escape the frozen north during the winter months. Mexico has been a popular destination for Canadian snowbirds for decades. Easy entry requirements, welcoming locals, an endless coastline, superb beaches, and cheap margaritas have been attractive to many sun-loving Canadians. Canada and […]

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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 find the best airfare deal online

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 out there to be discovered if you […]

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Keep safe on a solo road trip

How to keep safe on a solo road trip in Canada

Venturing on many epic road trips has taught me how to be safe travelling solo through Canada’s most remote places. I’m pretty much relaxed and I feel safe when I’m on the road. Of course, we never know what can happen during an extended trip. Fortunately, after travelling solo on many of Canada’s wild highways I have the experience and […]

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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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Camping for free in Canada

How To Find Free Camping In Canada

Free camping in Canada is known as boondocking, dry camping or wild camping, and 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 budget. During my recent camping trip, I stayed in some of the […]

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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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iphone Canadian Camping Apps

Top 12 Canadian Camping Apps

Just in time to plan your vacation to Canada, I made up a list of my favourite 13 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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winter-checklist

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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