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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 3

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 2 If the first half of week one had a focus on elephants, then the second half definitely highlighted the community of Huay Pakoot. We had a busy long-weekend ahead of us, filled with weddings and a sports tournament in [ … ]

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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 2

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 1 The mountains surrounding Huay Pakoot offer a different hiking experience every time you set out to see the elephants. Our first hike was through a forested, hilly area that at times required a walking stick or a boost from [ … ]

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Dream in Green: Vancouver

Take the notion of “getting closer to nature” to heart with the truly unique aspects of Vancouver’s green scene. Quickly becoming the favourite destination of the conservation-minded, British Columbia’s coastal gem has earned top-ranking carbon neutrality among urban centres, and pledged to become the world’s greenest city by 2020. Spend a few days filled with [ … ]

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Magical Memories in Montreal

In honor of its 375th anniversary, Montréal electrifies in the most amazing ways. Montréal is especially intriguing this summer. “Poetic” and “surreal” are the words being used to describe the displays at “Montréal AVUDO,” a summer-long show in the Old Port of Montréal. Catch one of 100 free multimedia performances that merge brilliant light shows, [ … ]

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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 1

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Asia was unmapped territory for me. I love to travel, but I always seem to end up in Europe or the Caribbean. This all changed when I was given the opportunity to volunteer with Global Vision International (GVI). I had the option to choose what program [ … ]

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7 Days in Costa Rica

By David Prak, travelcuts consultant Day 1 After an overnight flight, I arrived into San Jose around noon. Our transfer was waiting at the airport for us, which took us directly to the TRYP hotel in downtown San Jose – just a 20-minute drive. After a quick shower (and a cat nap) I headed downstairs [ … ]

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