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Wilderness Road Trip Through The Cariboo Mountains

The wilderness road from Wells to Likely, British Columbia, Canada is a back road that doesn’t get travelled a lot. Before I dropped in at the cute little Visitor Information Centre in Wells BC on my way to Barkerville, I never heard of the wilderness road that winds through the Cariboo Mountains. Taking this scenic road from Wells to Likely […]

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Small Town Living

11 Facts you should know about small town living in Canada

Do you rather live in a small country town and put up with small crap than committing to city life? I have experienced both, the anonymous lifestyle of big cities as well as the tightly knitted communities of small towns and rural communities in Canada. No matter what country you’re in, living in a small town and in a rural […]

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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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Geocaching close to home

Geocaching: Why EVERY Backcountry Traveller Should Get Hooked

Geocaching: The sport of using billion-dollar military hardware to find Tupperware boxes hidden in the woods…” Not sure who first came up with that quote, but it is a good explanation what Geocaching is all about: using satellites to locate hidden treasures. Actually, Geocaching is a highly addictive outdoor treasure hunt played throughout the world by adults and kids. It […]

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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