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Tips on How to Travel Better with Google Touring Bird

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If you’ve ever wanted to streamline your travel planning and research using the power of technology while simultaneously tapping into authentic experiences from local experts, welcome to the world of Touring Bird. Travel and trip planning just got a little better and easier, thanks to Google’s recently launched travel app site. Google Touring Bird is a web-based travel app from Google’s Area 120 (a workshop for experimental projects), where travellers can explore, compare and book over 75,000 tours and activities from top providers….

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How to Plan the Most Amazing Trip on Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer Train

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The sound of the train clicking along the tracks filled my ears as I leaned out to take a photo of one of my favorite sites in the Canadian Rockies, Castle Mountain. We weren’t going to pass this way again so I clicked away, hoping for at least one non-blurry photograph. I turned into the vestibule to get away from the wind, and smiled at the passenger next to me as the scenery raced by. Karen was visiting from England….

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How to Find the Best Outdoor Patios in Tempe AZ

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Is there anything better than scoring a sweet spot on a sunny outdoor patio at your favorite restaurant? I didn’t think so. The college town of Tempe, Arizona, has no shortage of incredible outdoor patios serving great food in a relaxed setting. As in many sunny southwest destinations, the key to a great patio dining experience is a pretty space, lots of plantings to help cool the air, shade from the hot sun, and this being Tempe, Arizona, misters in…

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13 Amazing Reasons to Travel to Tempe, Arizona

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The American southwest is like a sun magnet for those of us living north of the 49th parallel. This is particularly true of Arizona, where the warm dry days, plentiful sunshine, cool nights and desert topography are completely appealing to Canadians and well, anyone who loves a change of scenery and time in the sun. It had been a while since I’d visited the Grand Canyon State, and after some rainy winter months this year, I was more than ready…

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Where to Eat the Most Amazing Food in Saskatoon

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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has a reputation of being the ‘bread basket to the world’. The land is fertile, covered in wheat and canola fields, and is the largest exporter of legumes (think lentils and dried peas) in the world. I’m hitting you with these agricultural factoids for a reason – to demonstrate that food is a Really Big Deal in Saskatchewan. As the province’s largest city surrounded by such bounty and blessed by people returning home or from afar…

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10 Cool Things to do in Saskatoon in Summer

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I’m going to make a bold statement. That if you haven’t visited the prairie province of Saskatchewan, you haven’t really visited Canada. There, I said it. Of course, it took me fifty years to visit Saskatchewan myself, so what does that say? Well, it says that it’s never too late to enjoy the wonders of the prairies, and you should absolutely begin your exploration in Saskatoon. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met are from this land of big skies…

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How to Plan the Best Disney Experience for your Family

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The wonderful world of Disney and I go way back. All the way back to 1973, when I first visited Disneyland in California at the age of five. At that time, visiting Disneyland from far away eastern Canada was a really big deal. The Park hadn’t even been open for twenty years at that point, not that I noticed. I was too interested in It’s a Small World, the sweet treats, and my shiny new Minnie Mouse coin purse, which…

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It's no secret. British Columbia has some of the best provincial parks and campgrounds in Canada. Here's a list of our favorite campgrounds and camping in BC, and how to reserve your own spot in the great outdoors. #camping #explorebc #britishcolumbia

The Best Campgrounds and Camping in British Columbia

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It’s no secret. British Columbia has some of the most well-designed, best-located provincial (state) campgrounds anywhere in North America. We’ve camped all over this great land, and south of the 49th too, and those of us living and camping in BC know how lucky we are to have this all at our doorstep. The firewood may no longer be free, and you’ll have to reserve a spot in high summer to enjoy the great outdoors, but camping remains the cheapest and most…

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From cheese to chocolate and meringue desserts, Switzerland has amazingly unique and delicious Swiss food products that every visitor simply has to try.

22 Swiss Food Products you NEED to try in Switzerland

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Switzerland is a land of stunning natural beauty and epic landscapes. This is a seriously beautiful, gush-worthy country. Even after 25+ visits to the land of Heidi, I never, ever get tired of Alpine mountain views, strolling the arcades in Bern, or eating the incredible array of Swiss food products. I mean, this is the land of chocolate and cheese y’all! Switzerland has many unique and delicious Swiss foods that every visitor should try to enjoy during their visit. Switzerland…

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Whether you're planning to stay in an apartment, Airbnb or boutique hotel in Montreal with kids, here are the best places to stay in Montreal for families. #montreal #familytravel #bestneighbourhoods #canada

The Best Places to Stay in Montreal for Families

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The cosmopolitan city of Montréal, Québec, is one of the most vibrant cities in Canada. It has a flourishing arts and culture scene, 375+ years plus of history, festivals galore, and amazing food – from chewy bagels to silky poutine and ethnic cuisine of all tastes and flavours. Like New York, Montréal is a city of neighbourhoods that crowd up against each other, each with unique characteristics, ethnic histories and atmosphere. We’re helping to narrow down the choices by highlighting…

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