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How did they keep mum(mies) about this in the Canary Islands?

We here at Matouring often long fondly for The Canary Islands. Just off the coast of Spain, the eight main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa. Certainly, they are a destination for almost anyone who loves the sea, rugged coastlines, quaint…

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What you need to know before your summer trip to Mexico

Summer 2022 is approaching, and now that we've got the hang of safety measurements and procedures, we can safely start planning our next travel adventure. This year, many Americans are traveling south to Mexico, our neighboring country. According to official Mexico City airport arrival data, Americans are the second largest group visiting the capital after…

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Be First To Japan!

Like many of the Asian countries, Japan has opted to carefully plan its reopening to the world. And that makes good sense for everyone. But, the country has finally announced the way forward. And we've got some great options for you to book your trip, courtesy of our affiliate friends WendyWu Tours. Be the first…

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Here’s why you’ll like this Mount Kilimanjaro Day Trip Hike

We're sure that everyone who reads our site are confident travellers, with a list of destinations that is long as their arms - us included. And, alas, if you're mature travellers like us, the list is probably longer than the days that we have remaining on Mother Earth. That's not meant to sound gloomy or…

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You can be a speedboat captain. Here’s how.

Most of us are willing - and sometimes champing at the bit - to be able to do things that we're not usually supposed to do. Hang-gliding through enemy airspace is one, and that's just silly. But here's one that's not. Be a captain for a day and tick off this amazing bucket-list experience. Renting…

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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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Bilbao wow! Why this should be your next destination in Spain.

Most travellers to Spain rush immediately to the big names: Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Toledo. It's true that all of these cities have everything that a tourist to Spain wants: sun, history, museums, superlative food and that je ne sais quoi that European cities seem to bask (no pun intended) in. Your first trip…

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5 great all-inclusive resorts for you in 2022

Mostly, when we travel, we have already targeted the destinations where we'd like to visit. Paris, London, Cancun, China and the USA are generally at the top of the lists - no surprise. And, there is no shortage of other locations that are calling our names. But, visiting these desirable locations…

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Where can you see a drive-in volcano?

St. Lucia, that's where! St. Lucia is proof that all islands are not created equal. Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, it’s the only country named after a female historical figure—but that’s not its only claim to fame. [] The island’s natural, unspoiled beauty has helped St. Lucia earn the distinction of being awarded the…

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Airstream dreams

Once again, we write about camping. If you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for? We would imagine that many don't like the idea of sleeping on wet grass, or fighting off the horde of mosquitos that camping implies, but there are ways around that by upgrading to 21st century technology that's been around…

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Cheaper than a Butterbrot

A butterbrot is a lecker and versatile sandwich in Germany. The Germans have devised dozens of ways of preparing this staple. Rye bread, perhaps served with cheese, sweet toppings or a slice of sausage. Sometimes, for breakfast it tends to be sweet and can be marmalade, jam, honey, chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, or the less common peanut butter. In any instance,…

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I’m covid-nervous. Where can I travel?

Even though the world - more or less - appears to be out of the woods when it come to Covid and how it keeps popping up its ugly little head, many of us are still reluctant to commit to a holiday, even though we really need one in the worst way. So what can…

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