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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Considering Medical Tourism? Here’s What You Should Know

Medical tourism is on the rise as more and more Americans are finding that they can get the medical procedures they need at a fraction of the cost charged by U.S. hospitals. A non-elective surgery, like a hip replacement, can be had abroad for around $13,000 — compared to the $100,000 or more than the […]

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Europe by Road: The 5 Best European Driving Vacation Routes

When Canadians travel to Europe, they often think in terms of trains and package tours. Those are both great ways to see the Old Country, but taking a road trip along the scenic byways of Europe is also a fantastic way to get off the beaten track. With car rentals available and affordable throughout Europe, […]

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Budget Eating in Sydney: Best Restaurants and Cafes

Cost of dining in Australia Australia is not really known for cheap eating, in fact, many people would say the opposite; that it is an expensive place to eat especially compared to somewhere like the United States.  Then there is Sydney which is considered an expensive place to eat, even by Australian standards. Just because […]

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San Francisco’s Historical Hotspots

With 182 registered historical sights, San Francisco can feel nearly impossible to visit in its entirety. Whittling down the list and selecting a manageable few to go see is a hard task—but one that I have attempted so that you don’t have to. Here is a list of the six places you must see that […]

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Unwind and De-Stress: Travel to One of These 7 Serene Parks in Phuket

While most tourists visiting Phuket go for the sun, sand and sea (and a few cocktails no doubt) there is also a plethora of flora and fauna in the area that travellers can immerse themselves in. Although you will find Phuket hotels offer a variety of facilities to keep you busy if you’re a nature […]

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Punta Cana: More than Just Spectacular Beaches

Sometimes when you travel, it’s just as much fun to do it on the cheap and you don’t feel as though you’re missing out on anything. Sure, you might be staying in a hostel dorm room instead of a five-star hotel, and your late-night snacks might come from a vending machine instead of hotel room […]

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Famous Scottish Film Locations

Scotland’s scenery is world-famous, with spectacular hills, glens and ruined castles that captivate the imaginations of thousands of tourists each year. The movie industry is certainly not immune to this appeal, and every year Hollywood comes to Scotland in search of unique locations for a variety of feature films. Film buffs who are visiting Scotland […]

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Connecting Travel with Food: How to Become an International Chef

Becoming a chef is something like becoming an artist. There are hundreds of careers and options, but becoming a top chef is a challenge. You can become a career chef almost anywhere in the world, but there are many advantages to becoming a chef overseas. You don’t have to live in a country for long […]

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4 Activities You Must Do When Visiting England

Are you planning a holiday visit to England? If you answered “yes” to this question, then it’s time to start deciding what sites you’ll want to see and what activities you’ll want to take part in. Your options are limitless. If you have a well-organized plan, then you may even find yourself being able to […]

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