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A self-described non-partier goes to Rio Carnival, Brazil

(From the vault) Kristin Farr was going to Rio de Janeiro, the carnival capital of… [more]

A self-described non-partier goes to Rio Carnival, Brazil A self-described non-partier goes to Rio Carnival, Brazil

Bucket list for Kids: Highest tides in the world, Bay of Fundy, N.B.

Everyone should go to Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to see… [more]

Bucket list for Kids: Highest tides in the world, Bay of Fundy, N.B. Bucket list for Kids: Highest tides in the world, Bay of Fundy, N.B.

Bucket List for Kids: The world’s largest skating rink, Ottawa

The Rideau Canal runs from Canada’s Capital all the way to Kingston on Lake Ontario,… [more]

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How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

Travel in Mexico is something I do most years and I’m not talking about lounging… [more]

How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

Bucket List for Kids: Calgary Zoo, Alberta

The Calgary zoo in Alberta is the second largest zoo in Canada and a popular destination.… [more]

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Bucket List for Kids: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Everyone should see Canada’s most famous natural attraction at least once and that… [more]

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It’s relatively easy to travel in North Korea

It’s relatively easy to travel in North Korea

Ron Perrier travelled in North Korea in October 2014, entering the country by train from Beijing, China. Most people don’t know that it is possible to travel in North Korea, but with compromises, it is relatively easy. You will be accompanied by two minders at all times and only hear a one-sided account of history. Cost is considerable as visitors pay for their guides, food and accommodation in advance. The one thing you should never do is visit with the intent of stirring up trouble or making any kind of protest – your guides and any North Koreans having contact with your group will suffer very serious consequences and you’ll achieve nothing more than a speedy deportation. Our … Read entire article »

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How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

Travel in Mexico is something I do most years and I’m not talking about lounging on one of its many beaches. I go for the history, the arts, the food, and the people. Mexico oozes culture: #6 in the whole world for the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Last winter I spent four weeks ‘riding the buses’ to outstanding colonial centres south of Mexico City. My route was Mexico City, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Cuernavaca, Taxco … Read entire article »