Category Archives: South America

Destinations to South America

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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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5 More Spooky Places (You Might Not Expect)

1) Halifax, Canada We have a soft spot for the maritime provinces, but Nova Scotia takes the cake when it comes to the creepy, spooky, and downright freaky. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has a large feature on the Titanic disaster, including items discovered from the wreck. The exhibit takes you through life aboard [ … ]

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Greetings from…

We’re pretty hardcore travellers here: there’s no part of the world we are willing to miss. But even we were impressed with all the places YOU went in 2015. We saw it, in your Instagram posts, your tweets, and your videos. You travelled to some of the most beautiful places, the most off-the-beaten-track places, and [ … ]

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2016’s Travel Bucket List

With so many countries to visit, narrowing down your list can be a chore. That’s why we’re here to help you figure out your 2016 Travel Bucket List! Europe Where you’re going to go: Belgium/Netherlands/Germany/Austria/Italy/Switzerland/France How you’re going to get there: Contiki’s European Magic Trip Where else would you get to experience 7 countries in [ … ]

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5 Destinations to Dream About (during awkward family dinners)

It’s that time of year again! Family time can be great, but sometimes you need a mental break from the annual question session on just about everything in your life. So, this year, instead of getting overwhelmed when your parents ask (again) why you aren’t a doctor, you can zone out and pretend you’re in [ … ]

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A Trip Around the World: Preparing

So, you’ve decided you want to (literally) see the world. From the penguins of Antarctica to the Inca ruins of Peru and the foodie treats of Europe, there’s no part of this great planet that you’re willing to miss. Awesome! It’s going to take effort and dedication (and a lot of saving), but if you [ … ]

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“Untranslatable” Expressions

If you’ve been travelling long enough, chances are you’ve picked up how to say a few crucial phrases in at least one other language. It comes in handy to know “Dov’è il bagno?”, or “Was kostet das?”, or understand that when someone asks you to turn on the “custard and jelly” in London, they’re not [ … ]

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Sweet Treats Around the World

What do you associate with Thanksgiving? For some of us, it’s the train ride home. Others, the relatives we rarely get to see. In our opinion, one of the BIG universals is pumpkin pie. What would a Thanksgiving dinner be without that wonderful, kind of weird mix of fruit (we Googled – pumpkin IS a [ … ]

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