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Ibiza: party smarty

Hey, 23-hour party people! You know who you are and where you like to go - one of which is Ibiza, Spain's party jewel of the sea. Did you know that Tourism accounts for 84% of Ibiza's GDP? The population of Ibiza swells from 152,000 to over 450,000 during peaks months of the summer…

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The sparkle in your China

China - probably by the sheer need to do so - continues to burst forward into the future in its technological breakthroughs. As of December 2021, China's population stood at 1.413 billion.[2] According to the 2020 census, 91.11% of the population was Han Chinese, and 8.89% were minorities. China's population growth rate is only 0.03%, ranking 159th in the world.[3] China…

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Want to explore more responsibly?

Yes: travel and flying in particular does cause carbon emissions. However, tourism also creates one out of every 10 jobs globally. Many of these are in remote corners where communities play a crucial role in protecting delicate ecosystems and ways of life. Others allow those on the margins to gain independence in societies where that…

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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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What on Earth day??

Mother Earth is still fighting the good fight, despite so many of us giving her a hard time. She keeps warning us, but many of us are still not listening. And if things keep going the way that they are, there won't be any rooms where she will send us when we've misbehaved:…

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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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Copenhagen mountain

One of the things we like to expose and promote here is interesting architecture and its even more interesting usage. With the elastic and durable materials that architects have at their fingertips now, the sky is the limit. In this case - literally. We imagine that many of you were terrified when you…

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Ouigo Train Classique

We love history. We love trains. We love France. We love you! What a combination, bien sur. OUIGO has been preparing a nice surprise for you for several months now: trains on the classic line, with great prices. SNCF Voyageurs launched its first Ouigo Train Classique low-cost passenger services…

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Time stands still, but still…

People often gasp when they visit British Columbia (BC).  Visit places like Vancouver, and you will see a shiny new metropolis bursting with energy, diversity, world-awareness and history.  This article is about some of the history. Fishermen still ply the seas.  The amount of timber in BC is sometimes hard to fathom - it just goes on…

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Getaway car

Here's an interesting idea. Get away from car payments. How about having access to dozens of models of automobiles that you can use, swap and refresh as often as you like. A car subscription. And you should see the choice! Meet FINN. Europe-based FINN are revolutionizing conventional car ownership and making driving…

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Adios, Covid. Now, it’s time to work

We could be wrong, but it feels like Covid is on the decline and that we can again breath a collective sigh of relief, pun intended. But, to be sure, it's not gone completely so be safe out there, as they say. And, as thanks, we can start to live our lives again but,…

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Glamping, not cramping, your style

Camping is one of those love it / hate it propositions. Most of us are not in love with mosquitos. And, even in the summer, sleeping on the ground in a tent can be a lumpy and cold prospect. But, to be sure, the outdoor locations are usually mind-bogglingly beautiful, and you…

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It’s crystal clear

Despite all that (most) people and companies try to do to save the planet, we're still on the path of no return unless we pull our collective fingers out and get it together. The most bothersome thing is that we have most of the technology and the knowledge. But it's the willpower (or…

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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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Sustainable, maintainable

If you know us, you’ll know that we have a sweet spot for some companies.  One of which is Europe’s EasyJet.  Having lived in Europe and travelled around the continent for work and play, we appreciate EasyJet’s focus on things that matter, such as treating customers well, modern and efficient aircraft,  a vast network of destinations, a genuine focus on sustainability and pleasing prices.  They also have teriffic holiday packages, as well. Here, we share some useful information about they do and will continue to to make air travel a sensible choice. Next time you’re traveling…

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