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7 Great Child-Friendly Activities in Switzerland

Visiting another country can be an educational and exciting trip for children and adults alike.  When you’re traveling with your kids in Switzerland, you’ll find many great things to do, and fun, educational opportunities abound.   Take a look at our list of 7 great “must do” activities for you and your kids during your vacation(…)


Mexico: A Tourist’s Guide to Staying Safe and Having Fun

Many travellers shy away from Mexico due to high crime rates, though the country actually has fewer crimes per year than the United States. In a country with warm, hospitable residents; fantastic handmade goods; beautiful scenery and a rich and turbulent history, there’s no reason to not to visit Mexico, as long as you’re careful(…)


Lima, Peru for Families: 4 Great Places to Go With Kids in Tow

If you’re planning a trip to Peru, a stop in Lima is almost guaranteed. As the country’s capital, Lima is home to world-class museums, restaurants, shopping, and lots more. It’s known as a cosmopolitan city, with significant investment in recent years making it more of an attraction in itself and less of a mandatory stop(…)


An Expat’s Guide to Surviving Emergencies in Germany

Germany is a relatively safe country to visit, ranked 77th in world crime, making it statistically safer than the USA which is ranked 30th. It’s also ranked 79th in terms of violent crime in the world, which means if you keep general common sense and your wits about you while traveling in Germany, you should(…)


The Gringo’s Guide to Brazil’s Carnival

If you’re looking for a party, nothing in the world can compare to Carnival in Brazil. While the rest of Latin America celebrates Carnival, too, no other country takes its duty to party in the days before Lent as seriously as Brazil does. The music, the dancing, the gatherings in the streets, the food, the(…)


3 of the Best Budget Hostels in Moscow

Moscow is becoming one of the last frontiers for the backpacking traveller, and it should be on the top of everyone’s list. The city itself is rich in culture, heritage, and has some of the most beautiful architecture (and the best vodka!) in Russia. Accommodation costs can easily get out of hand in the city(…)


Transport and the Tourist: Top Phrases to Get Around in Brazil

In the age of cheap airfares and routes to almost everywhere in the world, getting to a foreign destination is a pretty simple business. But once you’re there, travelling from A to B within a country can be a daunting affair, with phrases to pick up and vocabulary to understand to make sure you don’t accidentally(…)


Off the Beaten Path: A Back Road Guide to Spain’s Most Interesting Regions

Spain is a country of contrasts, a brilliant blend of culture and longstanding history that distinguishes it from the rest of Europe. The Atlantic Ocean hugs the northern peninsular coast while towering mountains meet the pristine Mediterranean along the eastern side. And clouds generously shower the northern Basque Country, while southern Andalucia enjoys near constant(…)


How to be a Good Tourist in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is an interesting and unique tourist destination – some would call it one of the last frontiers for the tourism market. It’s not often explored by tourists, though you may find yourself in Saudi Arabia for business. While the kingdom is culturally rich, it may have a few pitfalls for those that are unfamiliar(…)