Travel? Yes Please!

Travel blog by Canadian newlyweds Rhonda and Mike out to explore the world: Photos, stories, reviews & tips to inspire & help plan your next solo or couple's adventure.

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7 Wonderful Things to do in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Schaffhausen may not be top of mind when thinking about places to visit on a trip to Switzerland, but it absolutely should be. This small historic town in northern Switzerland has plenty of charm and a surprising amount of attractions. With Renaissance period architecture, a lovely riverside loca...
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Visiting Cahergall and Leacanabuaile- Irish Stone Ringforts
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Ireland is full of intriguing ancient sites from timeworn cemeteries to aged castles, but one of the more unique historic attractions I came across during my two weeks in Ireland were stone-walled ringforts. When I was driving the Ring of Kerry I took a short detour off the official route to visi...
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Visiting the Magic Water Circuit in Lima- A Night of Fountains, Colour and Lights
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Nearing the end of our 3 week trip to South America we spent some time in Lima, a city that didn’t really impress us apart from one (literal) bright spot- the Magic Water Circuit. With 13 fountains, the Magic Water Circuit in Lima has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the [...
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Hiking the Five Lakes Trail in Zermatt- See Unforgettable Views of the Matterhorn
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Switzerland is known for its outdoor adventures and alpine scenery and one of the best ways to experience both is by hiking the Five Lakes trail in Zermatt. The Five Lakes Walk (5-Seenweg) is an easy day hike in Zermatt that offers extraordinary views of the Matterhorn mountain (you know, the one...
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The Best Ancient Sites in Greece- 6 Archaeological Sites Worth Visiting
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While many tourists flock to Greece for its picturesque islands and beautiful beaches, what inspired me to visit was the country’s influential history and archaeological remains. As the cradle of Western society, there are plenty of ancient sites in Greece where you can learn about Europe’s first...
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Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination- A Stunning Light Festival in Japan
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There are plenty of winter illumination events in Japan, as decorating cities and gardens in extravagant light displays has become somewhat of a modern Japanese tradition. One of Japan’s largest illumination displays is at Nabana no Sato flower park in Kuwana. Each year millions of LED bulbs tran...
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What to Expect on Your First Trip to Switzerland: A First Time Visitor’s Guide
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My first trip to Switzerland was a long time coming- it was a place I’d dreamed about visiting for many years before I finally went. I’d spent hours admiring photos, building Switzerland up in my mind so much that I arrived expecting near perfection. Luckily, it was even better than I’d imagined ...
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2 Weeks in Switzerland- My Itinerary for Active Travellers
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Before my 2 week trip to Switzerland, I had a somewhat stereotypical vision of what Switzerland would be like. I expected to see wooden chalets, meadows surrounded by rugged mountains, and cows grazing in green pastures as bells around their necks rung with every move. I looked forward to indulgi...
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Flightseeing in the Yukon- 4 Awe-Inspiring Air Tours
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There’s no better way to experience the boundless beauty of Canada’s north than to go flightseeing in the Yukon. Witnessing the monumental glaciers, rocky mountain peaks, emerald lakes, winding rivers, alpine meadows, and roaming herds of wildlife from above, further ingrained my love for the Yuk...
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Visiting Val-Jalbert- An Authentic 1920s Company Town in Quebec
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It’s hard to imagine in today’s age of multifaceted economies, a town developing and existing solely because of one industry. Yet, that is the story of Quebec’s Val-Jalbert. As an authentic company town of the 1920s, Val-Jalbert is a fine example of how community is built around industry, bringin...
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