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How To Quickly Convert TextEdit To HTML For WordPress

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Not everyone uses Textedit on Mac, but I know a blog of bloggers that do. The problem is changing Textedit to HTML by pasting it into the WordPress visual editor doesn’t work very well. So, one day I sat down and figured out a super fast way to convert Textedit into clean HTML for WordPress, and, at the same time, to make some fast formatting changes, such as changing all links to open in a new window, and changing bold text into header (h2 or h3).   Continue Reading →

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How To Breeze Through Airport Security This Summer

Airport security does not have to be an unpleasant experience

Airport security does not have to be an unpleasant experience

Summer is the busiest air travel time in Canada. Whether you’re packing for a family vacation, visiting relatives or exploring new corners of the world, an easy and stress-free travel experience starts by preparing for the security checkpoint. These tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) can help. Continue Reading →

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How I Bought a $1000 Snowboard Setup for $500

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My $500 setup. I was so happy.

I skied or snowboarded pretty much every weekend all winter long from when I was three until I was 18. I even got my snowboard instructor’s certificate. Then, I moved out, started working, went to University, and moved to Asia. I haven’t had a full season of snowboarding since. Continue Reading →

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The Guide to Eco-Friendly Backpacking

Many of us try to lead eco-conscious lifestyles at home – reducing the amount of packaging we throw away, recycling when possible, and eating responsibly-sourced food. However, staying green while you’re on the road is easier said than done – but really there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to enjoy yourself while travelling without harming the environment. Continue Reading →

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Surfing in Jinshan, Taiwan

Taiwan isn’t well-known for surfing, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any. Taiwan has some epic breaks, especially along the rugged Pacific-facing East Coast. Fortunately for visitors to Taipei, there are also several surf spots near the capital. Continue Reading →

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The Great Big List of Cheap Gear Deal Websites

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**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.

(Last updated August, 2015)

Bookmark this page, because you are going to want to come back.

By buying selloffs and promotions in bulk and avoiding the overhead costs of physical stores (leases, employees, bills, etc.) online stores are able to offer incredibly cheap gear deals.  I’m talking up to 40-80% off every day. More and more of these stores have sprung up in recent years, so I’ve kept a list of the best ones for my own shopping (I almost never shop at ‘real’ stores anymore) because gear is so cheap online. Continue Reading →

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