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CANADA – NATURE’ S FAB FOUR

Picking Canada’s top 100 natural attractions would be hard enough, picking just four is a very tall order indeed. Here’s our favourites to get the argument started. 1. CANADA’S WEST – LAKE LOUISE Nature is so all encompassing in Canada even the cities are overflowing with it! Bears wander the trails of Grouse Mountain just outside Vancouver, stallions overrun Calgary …

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The Best Weekend Breaks from London

Although London has a lot to offer both to visitors and residents, just occasionally we all need a break from the hustle and bustle of the capital and a chance to enjoy a slightly slower pace of life.  With handy airports surrounding the city, it’s possible to find some of the cheapest flights to all sorts of great destinations so …

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Volunteering at the Monkey Rescue Center in Puyo, Ecuador

The trip to Paseos Los Monos almost never happened. I was enjoying my time in Baños and questioned if the hour bus trip to Puyo for a typical, over-staged monkey photo was worth it. I was also a bit hesitant to see how tourists and staff interacted with the monkeys, seeing too much poor treatment with animals here in South …

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Best Off-Road Tours in the World

The best way to see to visit any area is to get off the beaten track. It’s only then that you can see the best of what an area has to offer by way of its people, it’s customs and of course, the scenery. That’s a great deal of motivation when planning a vacation, as so many resorts are customized …

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FOTO FRIDAY: Devouring Guinea Pig (Cuy)

Cuenca was the final stop on my Ecuador adventure and I had yet to experience the most famous of Ecuadorian cuisine, the guinea pig or cuy. I had the opportunity to taste these little bastards on numerous occasions from street stalls and restaurants around Ecuador but had managed to dodge them until this point. On one of my last days …