The Five W’s of the Perfect Beach Vacation

I’m writing this article in a luxurious, seven bedroom beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama courtesy of Relax on the Beach called Grand Paradise. It is so close to the Gulf of Mexico that we can step out our back door and, with approximately ten steps, have our feet in the...

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What is it Like to Work a Ski Season in Europe?

Everyone says that a ski season is a lot of fun to work, but what does it really involve? In Europe, it goes a little like this (with slight variations depending on who you work for and what your role is)...

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Walking the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way runs along the banks of Loch Lomond, through the Highlands, across the isolated Rannoch Moor and finally into Fort William. I’d never considered a walking holiday before but this year I was looking for something different: something more relaxing than a city break but more exciting...

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Stepping Back in Time to the Gold Rush Town of Barkerville

The best way to describe the old gold rush town of Barkerville in British Columbia’s Cariboo district,  is ‘rollicking’. From the moment I walked through the entrance gate I felt the excitement.  A tourism host walked with me down the dusty road of the town’s main street and explained some...

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Amber, Butterflies and More in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

Discovering the Caribbean on board of a cruise liner is a truly fine adventure. There are so many islands and each one different and more enticing than the other. I could easily have spent months island hopping but the Carnival cruise I went on gave me an opportunity to ‘sample’...

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The Traboules of Vieux Lyon

Rene turned his collar against the drizzling wetness under the umbrella of approaching dusk, his eyes cat-wary as he strode along the streets of old Lyon. In a flash he saw them, trench-coated and blocking his passage. One pointed at him.

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The Worst Kind of Backpackers You’ll Meet in Hostels and How to Avoid Them

You meet interesting people on whatever path you chose to travel, and I honestly think that the most bizarre people you’ll ever meet are actually the people that end up making your trip the most memorable. There was the crazy 60 year old Canadian that claimed to be a professional clown...

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Climbing Mount Rokko

Convincing my reluctant partner to climb Mount Rokko was my trade-off for taking the expensive bullet train all the way to Kobe to meet him. I struggle to follow his quick step up the hill as I weakly hop up the mountain behind him.

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London from Above: The Shard

London in my opinion is the greatest city in the world. I love to walk the streets, getting extremely lost yet falling in love with all the old buildings, cobblestone streets, large populated parks, busy tube stations and the mixture of tourists and Londoners all rushing to wherever they need...

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Happy Rambles in Historic Charleston, South Carolina

From its covered market that stretches for four city blocks to its seawall walk that gives views of the habour and island forts, Charleston is a city that invites ambling. An absence of hills means that you can cover the whole historic district quite easily on foot and, like the...

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