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Travel Bloggers Reveal Canada’s Best Winter Adventures

Canada is famous for having a long winter and Canadians have shown extreme creativity in devising activities to help them pass the long, dark winter months. We’ve come up with some interesting ideas, some of which are of slightly insane (like ice swimming) and have questionable entertainment value (I’m looking at you curling).

Despite this creativity, like all people we Canadians tend get into ruts stick to activities we’re comfortable doing. Sometimes we get so stuck in our ways it’s hard for us to think of new things to try when we are looking for something different.

So, to remind us of all the rad things out there to do right now, I asked a 12 travel bloggers what to tell me about their favorite adventures in the Great White North.

Here’s what they told me.

Get Topless at the Quebec Winter Carnival

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I found some pretty awesome things to do in Bang Rak

Bang Rak is a neighbourhood in Bangkok that’s just south of the city’s main business and tourist areas beside the Chao Phraya River. (You can find some great articles on Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River at Momentum Travel).The neighborhood’s proximity to the city centre and river view has attracted many of Bangkok’s upscale hotels.

The area is also well-known as home to Bangkok’s centuries-old Chinatown.

What is less well-known is that the area is also home to a walking street lined with shops, food stalls, and auto parts recyclers who stack their parts in giant piles along the alleyway, as well as some of Bangkok’s most historic temples, and street art created by some of the best artists in the world.

Here’s what I found during my 48-hours in Bang Rak. Continue Reading →

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The Big List of Discount Ski and Snowboard Gear Shops Online

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Last updated October 3, 2016
**This post includes affiliate links, which means I am paid a small commission of any sales resulting from their use. For more information see my disclosure policies page.

Pretty much everyone could use some discount ski gear or snowboarding gear. Skiing and snowboarding are getting more expensive every year. Every new ski season means new lift tickets and passes, gear upgrades, outrageously priced beers, and expensive resort meals. Some of these things are almost impossible to avoid, so those of us on a budget need to save money wherever we can.

I work online, I love to snowboard, and I’m a huge cheapskate. The result is that I spend a ton of time looking for cheap snowboards online instead of working. Continue Reading →

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5 Cyclists Explain Why They Love Biking In Taiwan

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This blog post was brought to you by the Taiwan Tourism Board, but the opinions in this are those of myself and the riders I interviewed.

I lived in Taiwan for 8 years. It’s beautiful, small, oval-shaped island that is 394 km from the North to South and 144 km across. The East Coast has a wide flat plain where most of the population lives. Nearly all of the rest of the country is tall, steep, jungle-covered mountains that are filled with winding gorges that have been carved out by rivers. Along much of the scenic and sparsely populated East Coast the mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Continue Reading →

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6 Insane Things You Can Only Do in Iceland

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Photo: Iceland Tourism

Iceland is a bold country for bold people. It’s for travelers who want to dive directly into nature, party until the sun comes up (even when it never goes down), and dine on some of the sea’s most freaky creatures.

The Land of Fire and Ice is a place that continues to wow its visitors whether it’s their first visit or their fiftieth. However, these six insane things to do in Iceland are ones that most visitors, even the most seasoned Iceland travelers, have never done. Continue Reading →

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