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The 3 ULTIMATE Canadian road trips

Just picture it now, cruising along with the wind in your hair, the tunes pumping, the open highway stretched out in front of you and the Canadian Rockies as your backdrop – life doesn’t get much better. Canada is one of the most spectacular countries in the world and the pinnacle road trip destination. But with so much incredible landscape to explore where do you even start? That’s where we come in my friend. We’ve hand-picked 3 of the best Canadian road trips out there, with beaches, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls for you to take your pick from!

So pack your bags and get ready to hit the road…

1. Beachin’ roadie – Vancouver to Tofino

Even the Canadians travel across the country for this roadie. If you fancy some big waves and laid-back vibes then this is the one for you.

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What is a RTW ticket?

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and head out into the big wide world? Good decision. But do you just have the vague notion of travelling ‘around the world’ in your head and are not actually sure how it all works? Sure, I hear you. Well lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about RTW tickets. Just read on my friend it will all make sense…

What does RTW mean?

RTW stands for Round the World. RTW tickets allow you to travel to more than one destination. So round the world could be London to Dubai, Dubai to Sydney, Sydney to Auckland, Auckland to London and you can do all of those destinations on just one ticket! How cool is that?

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What we can all learn from Home Alone 1 & 2

Some say Home Alone 1 and 2 are the BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES, EVER! (We’ll ignore 3 & 4, obviously!) It’s a festive comedy masterpiece, but what else can we learn from it? The answer is, surprisingly a lot…

Getting lost in a new country is a massive ADVENTURE


It may be a little scary at times, but being out of your comfort zone makes the most amazing stories AND memories that will last a life time.

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Getting to know Antarctica

Your travel list looks a bit like this:

Australia ✅

New Zealand ✅

Asia ✅

…. so where should you go next?

With temperatures that average around -10°C Antarctica might not be the first place that comes to mind when you are planning your next adventure but with it’s breathtaking landscape and local inhabitants of penguins this is a place that should not be overlooked.  If you need to brush up on your Antarctica knowledge then look no further, G Adventures share their fun facts.

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Ssssh… we’ve found the USA’s most secret restaurants!

Can you keep a secret? We can’t. The USA is full of hidden foodie delights and we can’t keep them quiet anymore. From sandwich shops found in Irish boozers to tapas bars hidden behind petrol stations, the USA has an abundance of undercover restaurants just waiting to be stumbled upon. Speakeasies aren’t secret enough for us anymore, with the help of this blog you’ll be able to avoid the obvious like Five Guys and discover a few authentic gems to feast on!

Grab your knife and fork, it’s time to tuck in.

Killer Poboys – New Orleans

Alcohol makes food taste better. FACT. That’s exactly what Killer Poboys thought when they opened their undercover po’boy shop inside a bar. Oh how rude of us, a po’boy is a sandwich unique to Louisiana – but as the name would suggest, these ones are particularly killer! Sure you could always queue up at Parkway, but make life more interesting, go covert and taste the international twist on these iconic sandwiches.

Gorgeous pic of our #porkbellypoboy taken by the rad @amberlowey #darkandstormy

A photo posted by @killerpoboys on


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