Hiking in Huaraz

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Equivalent to taking a step into Middle Earth and directly being transported into the stunning mountainscapes of the Lord of the Rings, Huaraz is a breathtaking gem located in the Andean Valley. Sitting pretty at over 3,000 metres above sea level, Huaraz is surrounded by the Cordillera Blanca (snow-capped mountains) to the east and the Cordillera Negra (mountains without snowy

Celebrating Semana Santa in Ayacucho

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Celebrating Santa Semana in Ayacucho

Celebrations for Semana Santa or Holy Week takes place all across Peru. But no other city captures the spotlight quite like the small and generally sleepy hillside town of Ayacucho. Ayacucho holds prominence within the history of Peru, being the location where the gruesome Battle of Ayacucho was held. At the event, pro-independence troops defeated the Spanish army and helped

Canadian Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

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Let’s face it, one of the worst parts of the travelling is having to deal with foreign transaction fees, exchange rates, and all the other fees that goes into switch our money from one currency to another. There’s nothing more annoying than coming home from your adventure-filled travels to find every purchase on your credit card statement much higher than

A Day trip from Quebec City: Île d’Orléans

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Culturally rich and full of historical charm, Quebec City, just like Banff is another Canadian gem. But more often than not, travellers will only make enough time for the Old Town. Sure, the UNESCO Heritage sites of Old Quebec captivates with historical treasures around every corner and there’s something truly romantic about the steep cobble stone roads. But this part

Experience Yosemite National Park in One Day

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California is one of those fortunate states that is full of spectacular natural wonders spreading from North to South. From lush overgrowths of the Redwood Forest to the silently desolate lands of Death Valley, there are tons of spots that’ll leave you in awe. Amongst the best of them is undoubtedly Yosemite National Park. There’s something magical about this place

San Francisco

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Known for inspiring innovations, eccentric culinary eats and some of the most unique landscapes across America, San Francisco sat at the top of my travel list for a long time.   Fueled by pop culture references and consistently being in the media spotlight, I knew the City by the Bay was going to be a special experience, especially after driving

Roadtrippin’ the Oregon Coast

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To me, nothing represents summertime more than hitting the open road, blaring some embarrassing (yet highly enjoyable) sing-a-longs and making pit stops at questionable roadside diners. There’s really no other form of travel that replicates the feeling of a good ol’ road trip. When I’m on the road, time doesn’t seem to matter as much and I even welcome the

Getting a Tailor Made Piece in Shanghai

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Here’s a confession: there’s nothing I enjoy more than having the opportunity to create and design my own clothes!  When I found out there were several fabric markets in Shanghai that does tailor pieces to order I was enthralled. I’ve had a custom piece made in Hoi An, Vietnam before, but that didn’t turn out to be an entirely pleasant experience

Shanghai

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There’s something very different in the air of Shanghai compared to the rest of the country – and I’m pretty sure its residents notice it too. Bursting with skyscrapers and futuristic architecture that reaches for the clouds, Shanghai is very much in a league all of its own. It’s so easy to forget you’re in Asia here, especially when a

Xi’an

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Xi'an China, Where's the Charm

Once the capital of China and the eastern end of the Silk Road, Xi’an is brimming with history and significance. It was home to 13 imperial dynasties and most substantially, the spot where China’s first emperor united China. Like most momentous ancient cities, a giant fortified wall surrounds the original city center. The wall encircles many of the main attractions,