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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



Around the World in Casinos

With the end of summer fast approaching many of us are looking for unique ways to spend the winter months travelling and what could be more unique than a tour of the world’s best casinos? From the obvious choice of the Las Vegas Strip all the way through to Macau in China, there are many […]

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Planning Your Perfect Tiny Island Getaway

Do you dream of visiting an exotic, tiny island to get away from it all? That is easier than ever with so many destinations around the world! If you want to ensure you visit the best island in the world, take a look at the following small islands that feature some of the best island […]

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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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9 Practical Tips for Making Your Holiday Money Go Further When Abroad

It is all well and good comparing prices and booking a cheap package deal before you leave for your holiday but the reality is that the most expensive part in most cases is once you have actually reached your destination. With a bit of healthy frugality, you can continue the money-saving effort abroad and make […]

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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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Travelling in Sydney on a Budget

Travelling in stunning Sydney is a dream for so many people. The majority of people I meet overseas all give me the same answer when I ask “If you could choose anywhere in the world to travel, where would it be?” – Sydney, Australia. When I proceed to ask these people why they haven’t made […]

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