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97 EASY Spanish Words and Phrases for Travel

When I was 18 I took my first trip to Mexico without knowing one word in Spanish. I remember landing and immediately realizing I had made a big mistake. So many people started talking to me in Spanish and I had no way of understanding them, or even to express that I couldn’t understand them. …

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How Much Does it Cost To Live in Mazatlán as an Expat?

Many visitors get so captivated by the magic of Mazatlán that they end up staying! We have heard story after story about someone who just came here to visit friends and haven’t been home for 20 years, or someone who came for a week but now snowbirds here half the year. We get it. Mazatlán …

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Top 10 Awesome Things To Do in Kamakura

Less than an hour by train from the neon and noise of mega city Tokyo lies the awe-inspiring historic little coastal town of Kamakura. Known locally as the Kyoto of the East, Kamakura is a popular day trip from Tokyo and easily reachable using your Japan Rail pass. How to get from Tokyo to Kamakura: …

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Direct Flights From Winnipeg – Complete List of Destinations & Routes

The Winnipeg airport serves a ton of destinations, with almost 50 DIRECT flights! This is good news for the eastern prairies because let’s be honest… there aren’t a ton of destinations within driving distance from Winnipeg. Having a good airport with lots of accessible direct flights is key, and Winnipeg delivers! One of the biggest …

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The BEST All Inclusive in Mazatlán – Hotel Playa Mazatlan

The secret’s out. Mazatlán has been booming the last few years as tourists have been re-discovering the magical city known as ‘The Pearl of the Pacific’.  Since I relocated to Mazatlán from Canada, I’ve had tons of people asking me for advice and recommendations on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. …

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Moving to Medellin – expat daily life, culture shock and what to expect

Medellin is a gem tucked in a valley of Colombia, known for being the city of eternal spring. The beautiful weather, rich culture, and surprisingly advanced city are more than enough to attract expats from around the world to live there. Medellin is a city that no matter how much you research about it, there’s …

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El Faro Hike in Mazatlán – Everything You Need To Know

Hiking ‘El Faro’ is one of the best things to do in Mazatlán, even if you’re just visiting for the day. In fact, the hike is listed on TripAdvisor as the 6th most popular attraction in Mazatlán out of 64. The panoramic views from the top are spectacular! You can literally see the entire city, …

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Why You Should Take a Sleeper Train in Vietnam (and what to expect!)

Vietnam is vibrant with green rolling hills, bustling cities, and rich foods. Locals are kind, everything is cheap, the scenery is breathtaking, and the weather is ideal. Many spend months in Vietnam, and still can’t see or do everything on their bucket list. Don’t let this deter you if you only have a week, because …

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How To Find CHEAP Flights Within Canada

Searching for cheap flights within Canada used to be super challenging. As a frequent traveler, I knew from personal experience that it was usually cheaper to fly to the States, Mexico or even EUROPE than to fly within Canada. Thankfully, all that is changing. Canadian’s REJOICE! There are now more low-cost airlines in Canada than …

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30 Things To Do on a Cruise Port Day in Mazatlán

Let me be the first to say WELCOME to Mazatlán! It’s so fantastic that your cruise is going to stop here, because Mazatlán really does live up to its nickname of being the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’. Funny enough, Mazatlán is still relatively unknown to many travellers, which makes it more of an authentic and …

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10 Things We Wished We Knew Before Moving to Malta – Expat Advice

Malta is a tiny island nation which can be found just a few miles south of Sicily, surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. Playing a vital role at the crossroads of European history for centuries, today Malta is a prosperous member of the EU and a magnet for ex-pats seeking some …

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