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25 reasons to explore the Canadian prairies [PICs]

25 reasons to explore the Canadian prairies PICs - Our SiteReason 1: It’s not what you think.A LOT OF PEOPLE JOKE about the prairies. How boring it is. How flat it is. Most people who drive cross country speed right through the middle of Canada. After living there for several years, I was grateful to learn it’s much more than what it seems.

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35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs] Collections

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Summer ends too quickly when you’re living in the Kootenays of British Columbia.A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO my partner and I headed out on what will most likely be one of the last hikes of the dry season to Gwillim Lakes, a basin located high in the Valhalla mountain range. The days are getting shorter and the nights chillier; too soon it will be time to bust out the snowshoes and toques (that’s beanies for you non-Canadian folk).

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20 Chinese idioms using the verb ‘to eat’ [audio] Collections

20 Chinese idioms using the verb ‘to eat’ [audio]

You know the saying about the Chinese and food? The one that goes, “They’ll eat anything that moves except for bicycles, anything that swims except for submarines, and anything that flies except for airplanes”? Well, here are 20 more things the Chinese eat, literally or otherwise.1. 吃素 chi su: “eating plain” – or eating basically, without adornments.

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Book review: The Solo Traveler’s Handbook Miscellaneous

Book review: The Solo Traveler’s Handbook

Janice Waugh covers everything from digital detoxing to breaking the ice with a chili cheese omelet.I’VE TRAVELED SOLO, with a partner, and with a group, and to be honest, I think I’m fairly savvy as far as travel planning and safety go. But I picked up more than a few new tips and tidbits thanks to The Solo Traveler’s Handbook – and I also learned that Janice Waugh is a lot cooler than me.

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Tiny Italian town devastated by flood, seeks help Interesting

Tiny Italian town devastated by flood, seeks help

On October 25, 2011, Vernazza experienced probably the worst flood in its 1,000-year history.WHEN I WAS 16, my family went on a 3-week summer vacation in Europe. It was my first major trip abroad. I was a brat.I distinctly remember opting to sleep in and hang out in the hotel room rather than spend a day walking around Venice.

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Bieber, Rihanna, and Psy go on a Grammy road trip Collections

Bieber, Rihanna, and Psy go on a Grammy road trip

I’M SITTING BEHIND Justin Bieber as we’re heading north on this remote highway into the Mojave Desert. He claims to have found a faster route to Las Vegas. I’m wondering why he won’t just take the 15. He is driving a group of performers to a luncheon sponsored by the Grammy Awards. The Grammys are showcasing potential talent to the billionaire owners of hotels on the strip.

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