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Where to Catch Free Festival Performances Across Canada This Summer

Catching a live music performance and enjoying a packed festival season is an integral part of the ultimate Canadian summer experience. Unfortunately, though, those all-access passes and VIP tickets can leave a gaping hole in your budget. What if you could see your favorite stars live in concert, laugh it up at a comedy festival and party outdoors all season long for the bargain price of—nada, nothing, not a dollar. Interested? Some organized events across Canada don’t have a cover charge at all
Adventure Girl

A Japanese Garden in the Heart of the City

In keeping with Japan’s reputation as a tech leader, rooms at Chinzanso are equipped with a complimentary smartphone which can be taken outside of the hotel and provides internet access and free calls. These phones come with google maps installed which makes navigating the city a cinch. Free international calls can also be made to certain countries including the United States, so you can call home and let everyone know that you are safe and sound.
The Plum Guide

A Tourist's Guide to the Weather in Paris

Asking when is the best time to visit Paris is like asking when is the best time to eat chocolate. The answer is anytime, yes, preferably now. Paris has upwards of 30 million visitors a year. Deciding when to visit is an entirely subjective process. Without severe weather systems affecting your decisions, it really comes down to what you want to do and what’s important to you. Certain times of the year are better for some things than for others.
Love Exploring

Things to do in Southend-on-Sea

I grew up in east London. When I was at school, the playground was split into two clear demographics, posh kids who went to Spain or Greece on their holidays and the rest of us who travelled to the English coast for a seaside visit in Nan’s caravan. My fondest childhood memories include simple holiday pleasures. Devouring still hot freshly made doughnuts while walking along the pier or begging my mum to buy me a brightly coloured whirly gig to stick in the top of my sandcastle.
Ensemble Vacations

Spa-cation Like The Ancient Romans

Walking around the terrace and underground chambers of the ancient Roman baths, it's easy to imagine how it would have looked to those bathers who relaxed here and worshipped the goddess, Sulis Minerva, back in AD 70. The steam still rises from the Sacred Springs like an inviting bubble bath at a temperature of 46°C. I waited my turn patiently lining up behind an excited school group to peek out from the old stone windows and feel the warmth of the water on my face.
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Visit Costa Rica- InnerKids Column

A kids' guide to visiting Costa Rica. Costa Rica is home to four native species of monkey, so you will probably see some during your trip. Look out for these characteristics to identify each one. White-Headed Capuchin These monkeys are very intelligent, but be careful because they can also bite! They have mostly black fur with white patches around their face, and they often coil their tail when they move around...

The Most Relaxing Places You Can Fly to for Under $100

Sometimes you just need to get away from the craziness of daily life and head somewhere a little more low key. The ultimate relaxing trip could be lying on a beach, chilling out in spas or just exploring a new town. For the best vacations that won't make a big dent on your wallet or leave you with a huge credit card bill to come home to, check out these cheap trips that will cost you a budget-friendly $100 or less, one way.
Adventure Girl

Hotel Review: Tubagua EcoLodge in Puerto Plata

Just twenty minutes from the packed beaches of the Puerta Plata resorts and the all-inclusive specialty hangover, Tubagua Ecolodge sits perched on rubble mountain roads, prone to the old mudslide or two. Tim, the owner, a former journalist, employs local people to round out his dream of a self-sufficient and ecologically conscious guesthouse. Like the local women who prepared us a delicious dinner of pork, peppers, and potatoes, with an amazing crunchy slaw, all enjoyed with mountain views of S

The Best Travel Deal I Ever Got

Traveling can be an expensive passion. Flights, hotels, dining, excursions and transfers can all add up — as well as the unexpected or hidden costs such as lost earnings while you're away, travel insurance and the expenses of new clothes or baggage for your trip. However, with a little forward planning and tips from travel professionals, you can save money on some life-changing trips just like these experts did. Click through to see how you can snag one-of-a-kind travel deals.
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