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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.

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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.

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20 trips to do in your 20s

Written by Aj & Bianca

We are two young Australian sisters who threw caution to the wind and set off on an adventure of a lifetime. After saving and planning for a year we took the plunge and began our world travel in January 2016.

We know it can be very overwhelming planning a trip when there are so many incredible places to see and experience, so we have put together a list of the top 20 trips to do in your 20s to help make your decision a little easier.

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24 hours in Paris!

Today’s blog comes from a Parisian at heart Liam Anderson, he’s here to tell us how to make the most of 24 hours in Paris…

Paris is a city full of character, style and beauty, which makes it a must-see for any keen traveller visiting Europe. Whether it’s soaking up the spectacular views from the towers of the historical Cathedral, indulging in a late night picnic by the river Seine or chilling out in one of many awesome bars in the city, you’ll soon realise Paris has a lot to offer! Worried about time and money? Well there’s no need, because we’ve put together a list, full of hidden gems and little wonders, perfect for those on a budget and making a flying visit…

1. Visit the ‘wall of love’ and feel connected to the world.

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A highlight in Oriental Asia: South Korea!

What do you think when you think ‘South Korea’? Unknown? Mysterious? You couldn’t be more wrong! South Korea is a cosmopolitan hidden gem tucked away in East Asia. Its super modern, home to Samsung, LG, Hyundai and one of the richest and fastest developing nations in the world. The food is delicious, nightlife is buzzing and the beaches are glorious basically the traveller’s dream destination. Sitting comfortably in between China and Japan it can be added into a little Asian adventure very easily. What’s more, it makes for a wicked stopover on the way down to Oz!

There’s actually more to South Korea than Gangnam style. Who’d have thought?

So here’s a little break down on all things South Korea:

Where is South Korea?

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