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See the home of bubble tea

Taipei is the cosmopolitan capital city of Taiwan, and a surprising mix of futuristic modernism and ancient tradition. Home to 2.6 million citizens, it’s a city that never sleeps with renowned night markets featuring arguably some of the most amazing street food in the world. The Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei [] It’s…

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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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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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Spread your shiny wings and fly away

If you've never done it before, it can be daunting to take your first solo trip in your 40s, but plenty of people are doing exactly that. The stereotypical image of the solo traveller may be the pre-university gap year student, but these days the biggest solo travel growth demographic is the over-35s. We've spoken…

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Tashkent – heaven sent

Say what you will about Social Media, one thing that it's done (well) is to open our eyes and minds to places that we may not have heard of, or perhaps have heard of but have not seen. Even if you consider yourself well-travelled, you can be sure that you've probably just scratched the…

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All is well in Sanibel.

If you know Florida, USA, you'll likely know Miami Beach, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg etc.  Chances are you've been to one or more of these sunny cities. But what about the destinations that are bubbling under?  There are just as many worthy spots that aren't in the top ten. One of which is Sanibel…

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Machu who?

Certainly one of the most memorable and identifable places in the world, Peru's Machu Picchu doesn't need much introduction.  But for those who are unaware or need a refresher, Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2,430m (8,000 ft), this UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to…

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Why, you lousy rat gangster

When you think of old-style mobsters, you usually think of New York City, where almost all crime happens in American cinema.  But, Chicago Illinois had its run of criminals, especially in the 1930's.  People like  "Al" Capone, John Dillinger,  "Baby Face" Nelson.... the list goes on and on. There is still an element of romance with…

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Vanuatu much

Chances are good that you've not heard of Vanuatu.  A South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers, we discovered it purely out of chance and we're glad that we did.  Previously known as the New Hebrides Islands, it is an archipelago nation in the southwest Pacific Ocean, north of…

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IV drip trips

We're not sure if this is a trend, or a reaction, but we're seeing more and more wellness solutions appearing in the news and in our mailboxes. Why is this?  Are these jokes, snake-oil salespeople, misguided wellness gurus or . . . a real thing?  Something to think about when you click on a link or…

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