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Highlights of Europe

The 21-day Contiki European Experience is a great way to see Europe for the first time! Take a look at Kayla’s highlights from her trip: London With only a limited amount of time in London, I decided to visit the famous Platform 9 3/4! Navigating around the city on the London tube, we arrived at [ … ]

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Turkey Travels with Jason

Travel Diary: Turkey from October 18, 2014 to October 30, 2014 Day one Only 12 days in Turkey…ambitious plan for the huge country that bridges Europe and Asia. Fortunately, Turkey is quite easy to get to from Toronto, with daily flights from both Air Canada and Turkish Airlines. Flights typically get into Istanbul in the [ … ]

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5 Spooky Places Around the World

Signal Hill, NL (Canada) Signal Hill is a national historic site in Canada, celebrating the point of reception for the first transatlantic wireless communication. But did you know it’s said to be haunted? Ghosts are often spotted wandering around the St. John’s landmark, from soldiers to prisoners and everyone in between. One of the better-known [ … ]

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Our Favourite Film Destinations

Film festivals come and go, but the extraordinary locations captured in these movies are available for you to see, any time of year. Who knows— your adventure could be the setting of the next big award winner. Wild (2014) Location: Pacific Crest Trail (California/Oregon/Washington) When Cheryl Strayed was just 26, she took on the Pacific [ … ]

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Stay in a treehouse…

Treehouses are magical structures; perched high in the trees, difficult to access and immersed in nature. They can bring back childhood memories and can provide a much needed escape from the stresses of everyday life. We have compiled this list of five treehouses for rent from around the world. Whether you escape in your daydreams [ … ]

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6 alternative beaches in the Caribbean…

There’s more than Cuba and the Dominican Republic… When thinking about the Caribbean, it is usually the crowded, white sandy beaches of Varadero or Punta Cana that first come to mind… But that is not all this region of the world has to offer. While beaches populated with large, all-inclusive resorts can be great, we [ … ]

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Saying ‘Goodbye’: Rome to Prague Adventure Part 6

After nine days on the road with my G Adventures group, it was time for our final day and final destination: Prague. Although I’d been looking forward to our time in Italy, I was most excited to see Prague because I’d heard so many good things about it from friends. I wasn’t disappointed. Unlike Italy, [ … ]

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Music, Cafes and Museums in Vienna: Rome to Prague Adventure Part 5

From Venice my G Adventures tour group said goodbye to Italy and headed for Vienna. And for this leg of the journey, getting there really was half the fun: We took an overnight train out of Venice, arriving in Vienna early the next day. I’ve taken plenty of trains around Europe, but never an overnight [ … ]

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