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Want to be a Rocky Mountaineer?

No, this doesn't involve growing a beard and chopping down trees (although you might have time for that, anyway.) But that doesn't mean that you won't feel part of the Canadian experience. And, even better, you get travel from east to west in one of the world's most revered rail adventures. When you…

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Want to be a Rocky Mountaineer?

No, this doesn't involve growing a beard and chopping down trees (although you might have time for that, anyway.) But that doesn't mean that you won't feel part of the Canadian experience. And, even better, you get travel from east to west in one of the world's most revered rail adventures. This is…

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The search for Southwest Airlines

One of the travel sites that we visit regularly is ViewFromTheWing.com, run by the erudite, clever and funny Gary Leff. If you want to squeeze the best travel deals - especially when it comes to maximizing your credit card spend, you should really subscribe to his blog. But here, if you're a fan of…

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The real Nevada for Aussies

More than anywhere in the US, the city of Las Vegas defines its home state. But to discover the real Nevada in 2022, here’s a tar-lined itinerary to take you on the road less traveled. For decades, the state of Nevada has been an enigma to Australian travellers; a mystery that's been overshadowed by mischaracterisations…

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Go green. Top flight-free travel tips for travelling in Europe by train.

We live in North America, but have lived in other parts of the world, too. It still boggles our minds how so many the residents of this part of Mother Earth still cling to the idea that a fossil-fuel burning vehicle is the way to go when it comes to getting around. Admittedly, some have…

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You should visit Westminster Abbey. But, which one?

The name Westminster Abbey should ring loud and clear to almost anyone who travels. It is one of the biggest attractions (and biggest buildings) in London and is instantly recognisable. If this is news to you, for background, Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic…

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Adventures in (time) travel

Vancouver, Canada, is not a particularly old city. You might see some buildings from the late 1800's, but mostly it's 1970's family homes and high-rise apartments. We were driving down the street the other day in Vancouver, and passed this hotel / motel that we hadn't seen before, the 2400 Motel. We…

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In a Galaxy, far far away

The force is strong, young one. It’s been 45 years since the first Star Wars blew us all away in theaters, and the impact and memories of that first film (and many of the others) are an embedded part of the psyches of most generations, worldwide. Classics do not pay justice to the film franchise.…

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Travel Preparedness for International Trips

By Patricia Filipovic, Senior writer So, you're going on an international vacation! You've figured out your budget and picked a place that should fall within said budget. Planned the itinerary and set a date. What else needs doing? What can you do beforehand to prepare? My travel mantra: Prepare for the unexpected. But mitigate wherever…

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Moosewood good

We're not too young here at Matouring, so we remember things. Back in the 1970's, the "earth" movement really took hold. Healthy food, lifestyle and clean thoughts were at the top of the list for most "aware" folks back then. Out of that heady period came a genuine interest in making the…

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Don’t be left flat

The future is here . . for those of us who can afford it. Electric vehicles make so much sense, and they're getting ever more affordable. Even car rental companies like Hertz now offer EV rentals with Tesla vehicles. Global cumulative sales of highway-legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles reached 1 million units in September 2015,[3] 5 million in…

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