Ten things to do in Vancouver before the summer ends

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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