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Cabin Fever in the frozen north

What To Do When Cabin Fever Hits

Cabin fever is a common shared experience across northern latitudes. We mostly use the term Cabin Fever for being bored and confined and feeling trapped. For Northerners, this means counting the restless days until the ice breakup and the chance to get underway. I never knew until this winter what cabin fever truly means. Every winter since my arrival in […]

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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 - dog

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 Phone Guide

Cell phones in 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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7 Spectacular North Okanagan Hikes

The North Okanagan boasts some of the most spectacular hikes in British Columbia. Walk through old growth forest over moss-covered floors and follow the trails up to alpine meadows surrounded by jagged mountains and stunning glaciers. For every adventure traveller, an all-day backcountry hiking experience during an Okanagan vacation is a must. When venturing into the remote countryside you will […]

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No Trepassing sign

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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Starlight Theatre

Top 12 Things to do in the Okanagan Valley this Summer

Who hasn’t heard about a lush valley in British Columbia, known for its mild climate, its fruit orchards, and vineyards, known for the wine trail with its superb wineries? It’s the Okanagan Valley, of course, well featured in Tourist brochures. But guess what? Wine tasting and playing golf are not the only things to do in the Okanagan Valley, there […]

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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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