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Back to Basics Travel Series – Should I Use a Travel Agent?

Back to Basics Travel Series – Should I Use a Travel Agent?

I was always taught to book my own trips, find my own way, and make my own path. When I was growing up, I also grew up under the assumption that any form of help costs money, which, when your planning a trip, is no incentive. I also thought: to be a real ‘traveller’, I need to be able to do this myself. I have since learned, being able to is not the same as having to. If it is…

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Back to Basics Travel Series: Carry-On Essentials

Back to Basics Travel Series: Carry-On Essentials

This might be one of the topics I feel the most strongly about. Here’s the thing. I’ve been known to be a bit of a princess. Now, don’t get me wrong, for short periods I’m fine with hiking, climbing, sitting in the dirt and washing my face in a river, but I always need to know that my adventurous discomforts are temporarily exchanged for experience. I will also wear the best gear, bring my own pillow to sleep in the…

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What to look for in a pet sitter while you are travelling

What to look for in a pet sitter while you are travelling

As the Holidays are upon us, many of us are either looking to go home for the holidays, or escape the cold. Travelling often brings up one issue for pet owners: What do we do with Fido? Whenever possible, many pet owners choose to bring their pets with them, which is great, if it is possible! Sometimes, limited flights or hotels that allow pets, pets health concerns, or even convenience may inhibit the ease of travelling with your fur baby….

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Re-Branding!

Re-Branding!

So, what started as just a blog for fun has quickly expanded, and so has the vision for it. The feedback I received from you suggested that Journey 196 was a difficult name to remember because of the numbers. After a great deal of consideration, I’ve realized that one of my favourite things about travel is the stories it creates. Every time I have a friend or family come home from one of their journeys, I can’t wait to see…

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