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Cameron Wears from Traveling Canucks is here to give us tips and advice on how to travel better with your kids. In this month’s article, Cameron shares his top tips for traveling with your family, including small children. No matter how well traveled you are, traveling with young kids is a very different experience than solo backpacking or couples travel.   With no experience as traveling parents, we defaulted to the way we traveled as a couple. That strategy was a good starting point, but we learned a few valuable lessons the hard way. Now, having traveled with two young children for many years, I...

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Coming home from a trip around the world can be a real culture shock, and sometimes the initial excitement wears away quickly, yielding to the reality that you are no longer traveling. It can be a hard transition to deal with. You go from something new every day to the same thing every day. It’s not an easy adjustment for some people, as the comments in the linked article above can attest to.   But there are also many good things about coming home. I’ve been home for two months now, and though there have been bouts of severe boredom, it’s...

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Iceland. It’s a land of sheep, the northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try saying Eyjafjallajökull), majestic waterfalls, craggy mountains, and otherworldly landscapes. To me, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. How can such a tiny island have such a diverse and beautiful terrain? It changes every few feet — from verdant fields, snowy mountains, and brilliant glaciers to looking like Mars. It never ceases to amaze me. I had high expectations when I first visited. I’d seen movies and pictures in magazines of a land with jagged mountain peaks, volcanoes with desolate lava fields, rolling...

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Motivated people can achieve anything they set their mind to. But how does one stay motivated, especially to travel, when you are busy working and living life while your family and friends disparage your ideas, you’re overwhelmed planning your trip, or maybe just out from being on the road already? Motivation is not an unlimited wellspring but a battery that has to be kept fully charged. While the idea of travel is always inspiring, sometimes life gets in the way and then suddenly, your eyes are no longer on the prize. It’s important to find ways to stay motivated, and, so today I...

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Over the years, I’ve visited Sydney a handful of times, exploring it more and more with each visit. I’ve developed local friends who have opened up their city to me. I’ve seen all the major attractions, the smaller attractions, and everything in between. I can rattle off restaurants, bars, and hidden markets and trails with the best of them. Sydney is like no other city in the world. If you’re planning your trip and are wondering what the best things to do and see in Sydney are, wonder no more! Today, I’m going to share my favorite attractions in Sydney...

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