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    Winter = Cold and Grumpy Annie

      Tis the season to be grumpy Blah-lah-lah-lah-lah Blah Blah Blah Blah   As you may or may not be able to tell, I’m not the biggest fan of the cold… which is kind of a problem when you consider I live in Canada. Christmas is fabulous, New Years is, well, it’s hit or miss for me – it’s just the rest of the season that makes me want to crawl into bed and never get out of that sweet delicious warmth.   For those of you who live in a warm and sunny climate, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. There’s this weird thing that happens…

  • Destinations

    Five Reasons to Love a New York Vacation

    I went to New York when I was young and unfortunately I can´t remember much, but when I see my old pictures I look really excited – particularly in these 5 specific places which I would love to see again now… so here we go! 1.  Manhattan’s Many Buildings I can´t imagine being in the middle of these huge buildings… I would love to feel really small, dwarfed by what great minds can create with the sky as the limit. To stay in though, I would probably prefer to find a New York home rental in a cozy area rather than staying in a crazy congested hotel, but we will…

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    Things Annie Brings to Do on a Plane

    This may come as a surprise to you since I am such a delightful person in every sense of the word (dare I say, lovely?), but I get bored from time to time on long plane rides. In many cases I can just occupy my thoughts with the excitement I already feel for wherever I’m going (or coming home from), sleep or chat with a friendly stranger, but on the really long flights there are times when I just need something to do. Heck, it can be the 45 minute flight from Frankfurt to Geneva and I’ll be itchin to do something! When I think back to my first trip…

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    Traveling around South America

      The nations of South America offer beautiful deserts, massive glaciers, ancient ruins and other compelling attractions. Many of the continent’s major cities feature exciting events, dynamic nightlife and superb eateries. Lodging, dining and transportation remain relatively inexpensive. Foreigners often visit Argentina’s capitol to dance, enjoy music and attend sporting events. The eastern city of Buenos Aires is home to many theatres, discos and bars. Lonely Planet reports that visitors can listen to live rock and blues performances at The Road. This remarkable venue proves both popular and affordable. Tourists may also take tango lessons to improve their dance skills. Major events in Buenos Aires include the TC 2000 street…

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    Last Minute Asian Getaways

    Do you ever feel like you need a break from your every day life? Is the daily grind slowly wearing you down and you need to see and do something different to recharge your outlook on life? If this is true, consider taking a last minute international flight to any one of these amazing Asian destinations and prepare to have your mind blown. The contrast each of these places offers from your notion of ‘ordinary’ may be just what you and your family needs to break out of your rut. From laid back to fast paced, there are many to choose from but here is a sample of some of…

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    The Winter Wonderland of the ICEHOTEL

    Some people find any excuse in the world to avoid the cold while others embrace it. Instead of laying on a beach this winter, why not do the exact opposite and head into the heart of it by taking a trip to the incredible ICEHOTEL located in the far north of Sweden? On top of being a hotel made entirely out of ice and quite a remarkable experience in itself, the land it is located in is one filled with mystery and wonder – a fantastic holiday for any traveller.   Arrange your holiday to the ICEHOTEL through Discover the World and find yourself in a winter wonderland unlike anything…

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    Getting Away for Christmas

      I really think I need to get away for Christmas. This year was even more exhausting than usual (I’ll spare you the details but suffice it to say… there are members of my family that I’d like to take an icicle to their face), making me reconsider how I spend this time of year. Seriously… I need to change it up! I’ve been thinking about this for a while so it’s not just some spur of the moment flake-out thing. Every year the same things happens: I go to my family’s place, we talk about our lives, we open presents, get fat and then they start asking when I’m…

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    Turkish Vacations are a Can’t Miss!

      Turkey is rapidly becoming one of those places on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list and the reasons couldn’t be more obvious – it’s a fantastic place. From the colourful history to the beautiful weather; the delicious food to the fascinating culture, Turkey really is a one of a kind destination. It’s no wonder that all inclusive holidays to Turkey are in such high demand these days, as on top of being a top-notch sightseeing locale, it’s got almost everything you could want to relax and unwind.   Fancy a holiday to Turkey but have no idea where to start? Take a look at these suggestions for attractions to see and places…

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    Top tips and advice for visiting Machu Picchu

    Tackling the Inca Trail in Peru is a memorable and rewarding experience, but it’s important to be well prepared for the hike. Aside from the physical challenges of following the Inca Trail, there are some other practical considerations you need to think about. With that in mind, I’ve put together some guidance to help you get ready for your trek to Machu Picchu. Book your Inca Trail permit early To help preserve the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, there are limitations on the number of people who can visit the site at any given time. Before you travel, you’ll need to apply for an Inca Trail permit, which will allow you…

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    4 Top Cultural Attractions in France

    France is the top tourist destination in Europe. Visitors to France will be indulged with the stunning French cuisine and wine, be able to soak up the sun in some of the most elegant beach surroundings in Europe, enjoy first-class skiing, and visit some of the most iconic and breathtaking cultural attractions anywhere in the world. With so much on offer it is easy to see why so many visitors make the trip to France every year, and with it being so accessible from the UK there really is no reason not to go more often. All you need to do is jump on the ferry on foot, in your…