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luxury on a budget in london

Can you Really Find Luxury on a Budget in London?

Is there such thing as luxury on a budget in London, one of the world’s most expensive cities? I was doubtful, but citizenM London Shoreditch surpassed my expectations, delivering all the comforts of a high-end hotel for a fraction of the price. Book a room at citizenM London Shoreditch for a little luxury on a […]

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best places to spend Christmas

Best Places to Spend Christmas: 11 Places We’d Love to Be this Holiday Season

When you’re travelling, it’s tempting to think the grass is greener (and the snow is whiter) on the other side of the border. I usually work hard to appreciate the place I’m in and ignore the constant call of other bright, shiny destinations. At Christmastime, despite my best efforts, nostalgia takes over and I yearn […]

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cycling in vancouver

3 Unbelievably Gorgeous Vancouver Bike Routes

By far the best way to experience Vancouver is by bike. Here are three of our favourite Vancouver bike routes, rated for distance, difficulty, and exposure to traffic. If you want to skip the preamble… Jump straight to the Vancouver bike routes Vancouver Bike Route 1: Stanley Park Seawall Vancouver Bike Route 2: False Creek […]

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european culture can improve your life

13 Ways European Culture Can Improve Your Life

There’s a reason Europe is such an attractive travel destination: the rainbow of European culture is easily accessible to outsiders – one trip can expose you to dozens of ways of life. For the last four months, Stephen and I have been able to spend most nights in other people’s homes, trying out their lives. […]

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Travel to Turin, Italy

Day Trip To Turin Italy – The Capital of the Alps

Though it’s not a huge city (like Rome) or the European capital of fashion (like Milan) Turin, Italy is a charming destination that has much more to offer than its (in)famous shroud. Sure, Turin is most famous for a ratty piece of off-white fabric but when you visit, obviously you’re going to skip the famous […]

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10 Reasons to Love Berlin Germany Travel

10 Reasons to Love Berlin (and One Thing I Hate)

“I love Berlin!!” It’s the standard reply people give when they hear we’re headed here. Yet, despite having spent more time Berlin than any other European city (except London, where we lived for 9 years), Stephen and I aren’t so sure… There have been times when we’ve disliked Berlin immensely, even a few days when […]

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Vancouver cycling, Vancouver craft beer, things to do in Vancouver, cheap things to do in Vancouver, craft beer, breweries, microbreweries, nano breweries

Getting Merry on the Ultimate Vancouver Craft Beer Bike Tour

You know how much Stephen loves beer, right? And you know how much I love independent people who follow their passions, right? And, of course, you know how much we both love biking in Vancouver. Well, the other day we merged our passions into one awesome mash-up: A Vancouver craft beer ‘n’ bike crawl through […]

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visit Vancouver, False Creek, Vancouver, science world vancouver, science center vancouver

17 Reasons To Visit Vancouver This Summer

Is Vancouver one of the best cities in the world? We’ll leave that question to the pollsters (who overwhelmingly say yes). All we can tell you is that when the sun is shining, it’s the best city we’ve ever visited. We never get tired of the mountains, the ocean, the beer, the coffee… but I’m […]

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Kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, BC, Canada

Adventure alert! Stephen and I are leaving within the hour to spend a week kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, one of the most stunning playgrounds in the world, for humans and marine wildlife alike. Update: Find out all about our trip in How to Survive a Family Kayaking Trip in the Broken Group Islands […]

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Pos Atelier, hidden gems, bakery, Hong Kong, hidden Hong Kong

Hidden Gems Hong Kong: Po’s Atelier

This drool-inducing bakery and patisserie in Hong Kong is hidden high on the twisting residential streets of Sheung Wan. For people who like to indulge after a long walk, this modern patisserie is the perfect hidden gem. This Hidden Gems Hong Kong edition was recommended by Stephen and Jane. Find out all about Po’s Atelier […]

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