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#FeatureFriday of your Canada snaps!

O Canada! We love you and we love you even more on a Friday. It’s a country jam packed full of adrenaline sports, the world’s best ski & snowboard festivals, lush beaches, fantastic spots to grab a bite to eat and some of the most spectacular landscape in the world.

So let’s take a look at what Canada has got in store and really give yourself that Friday Feeling!


Better connection Canada
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12 reasons NOT to go to Canada

Thinking about travelling to Canada? Stop right there. Thank God we caught you just in time! You’re one of the lucky ones. Before you make any hasty decisions, you should really consider these 12 well thought-out reasons NOT to go. But if crowd-surfing, partying at festivals, eating some of the best food, drinking at cool bars, paragliding over spectacular views and soaking up sunshine are your thing then sure, go for it!

Prepare yourself Canada isn’t great…

1. Canada is always cold. Always.

Parlee Beach Provincial Park

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Step outside the Loop: the low down of Chicago’s neighbourhoods

It’s only natural that a trip to Chicago will have you make like Bueller, and take a day off to explore the heart of downtown. From jazz clubs to art institutes, there is something truly captivating about the Loop. However, the windy City is much more than skyscrapers, deep dish pizza and Grant Park. If you are after something beyond-the-norm, then hop on the El train and hit up some off our favourite spot off the beaten track.

1. For foodies and beer lovers: Lincoln Square

Only half-hour ride from downtown Chicago; Lincoln Square is one trendy place. An Old world heritage meets modern charm, with smatterings of its old German roots, the neighbourhood is an eclectic enclave that’s boasts an array of restaurants, bars and boutiques. For a mean pilsner head to Huettenbar and then straight onto Gene’s Sausage Shop. Finish your evening at the Old Town School of Folk Music for some live entertainment.

Image: Timeout Chicago

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Hidden Gems in San Francisco

There really is no city like San Francisco. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, to the mysterious Alcatraz this land of fog has so much to offer. It is easy to tick off the MUST see attractions, but how can you be sure you are experiencing the real San Fran? Here is a few local tips to help you make the most of your trip!

Where to have breakfast

Breakkie in San Fran


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7 of the Best Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco

This week’s blog comes from Sophie Lott she’s an expert on all things food related… so grab a sandwich, because you’re about to get very hungry!

When you’ve finished exploring the beautiful sights of San Fran, we know you’ll want to chill out with a drink in hand and some good food. Yet, to find the “perfect” meal in San Francisco can sometimes feel like mission impossible. Who knew so many enticing options could be squashed into 49 square miles?

But don’t worry, we’ve got your back with a list of our 7 favorite places to scoff and swig in this unbelievably delicious city….

Breakfast Club

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

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