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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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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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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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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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Selling Rural Property Canada

The Truth about selling Rural Property in Canada

Many of us have sold rural properties, some of us more than once; others may still try to sell. How long did it take you to sign the deal? Has it been years and you’re still waiting for the right buyer? Selling property out in the country is different from selling a house or condo in a city. Depending on […]

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Hay prices unheard of in BC

Western Canada’s 2015 drought and soaring hay prices are leaving it’s marks, as hay suppliers are taking advantage of it. I fully agree, small hay farm operations have it tough some years. If you don’t have irrigated fields and you depend on the weather, a mixture of sunshine and rain at the right time, you might just be out of […]

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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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Stuck in Paradise – log home living in the woods

I never thought this could happen, me being stuck in paradise, in my log home in the woods.  I never thought of the frustration, not able to pack up and move on, and that my log home living would become a pain. The Canadian Dream I live at the edge of the wilderness, in an old rustic log home in […]

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Miracle Horses And How They Stole My Heart

Who remembers them? Whoever has been to Silver Spur Trails the last few years will remember my miracle horses. Maybe you have ridden one of them and have a special memory or a photograph? Please send it to me, and add something to my memory. I will never forget them, my miracle horses; they all will be remembered and live […]

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What Travelling Alone Teaches You

I know for sure that travelling alone has changed me, it has given me a new outlook on life. Travelling alone has taught me a lot. I’m not the person I was when I first left home and started to explore the world. It’s bound to happen. It will change you as well, mentally, physically and emotionally. This is, if […]

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WWOOFing Canada – Essential Tips From A Host

WWOOFers, I could write a book about my WWOOFing Canada experiences as a host. It has been over ten years since the first WWOOFer arrived at the ranch. I 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 […]

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Mirror Lake – Monashee Mountains

Dirt paths often lead to amazing places. Mountains and Hiking are something I love. It’s distracting, you’re in nature and your mind is rejuvenating. Mountains have always been part of my life. What a flat, dull place the world would be without mountains! They were the picturesque backdrop of the home where I grew up, close to the Swiss Alps. […]

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