Category Archives: Asia

Destinations to Asia

Top 8 Things to do in China

Written by Cristina Sa and Courtney Bowen at travelcuts Gong Xi Fa Cai, Gong Hay Fat Choy, or Happy Lunar New Year! February 16, 2018 marks the celebration of Chinese New Year and The Year of The Dog! China’s biggest holiday, Chinese New Year is a 23-day day celebration filled with tradition, fun and delicious food. … Continue reading Top 8 Things to do in China

Thailand – spotlight on Bangkok

It’s no wonder 25 million people make their way to Thailand each year. Thailand is cheap, friendly and incredibly diverse as a destination for tourists. Full of adventure activities and sports, cultural experiences and an abundance of natural attractions in a balmy tropical holidaying climate, Thailand has more on offer than can be experienced in … Continue reading Thailand – spotlight on Bangkok

Top Travel Destinations for 2018!

Written by Jason Merrithew The world is a huge place and you might not be able to tick off all the destinations you want in a year. To help you choose where to go in 2018, here are Merit Travel’s top 5 destinations you can’t miss!   Uganda The country features many national parks for … Continue reading Top Travel Destinations for 2018!

MariCAR Go Karting in Japan

Written by Courtney Bowen at Travelcuts A visitor to Japan may often experience an interesting mix of traditional, modern, futuristic and fantasy! This spectrum is delivered to locals and visitors alike through quirky vending machines, cozy cat cafes, sumo wrestling, samurai themes, sushi and teppanyaki, high speed trains, anime, Mount Fuji and now a new … Continue reading MariCAR Go Karting in Japan

Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 5

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 4 When I first booked my volunteer trip with GVI, I had a rough idea of what life would be like in rural Thailand. The program field guide prepares you for the squat toilets and basic accommodations; it recommends a … Continue reading Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 5

Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 4

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 3 My second week in Huay Pakoot began with an early Monday morning hike. After only one week on project, we were deep into our daily routine and were raring to go by 7:30am. This morning, my group was going … Continue reading Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 4

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 … Continue reading Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 3

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 … Continue reading Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 2

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 … Continue reading Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 1

Ultimate Travel Photos Vol. 1

If you’ve got the wanderlust feeling but can’t figure out where it’s taking you, we’ve got your back. From our very own vault… these Ultimate Travel Photos come from the people who make up who we are as a company, Canada-wide! We’re travel enthusiasts; who better to help you plan your trip than the very … Continue reading Ultimate Travel Photos Vol. 1