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Jan
4
2012

Torres del Paine – more great hiking!

Surprisingly unspoilt, Torres del Paine is Chilean Patagonia  – and you can either get a bus there from Santiago (Chile), or from Argentina.  The regular buses from Calafate to the national park are super-busy in peak season – December to March – so book ahead.  We turned up at the bus station the night before to book tickets and both companies were full – both leave at 8am for Puerto Natales (just over the border […]

Dec
30
2011

Calafate and Chalten – Patagonia at its best!

Arrived home on Christmas day, after an UNBELIEVABLE trip to Patag0nia!  Hiking country at its best .. mountains, glaciers, one-horse towns (even without the horses) and of course, excellent Argentinian wines for $5 a bottle!  All the right ingredients for a great vacation!  Don’t even think about bringing your work with you here – internet connection is on and off, and Chalten, home to about 1000 year-round residents, doesn’t have a cell phone network yet. […]

Nov
29
2011

A personal favourite – hiking the Otter Trail

  Hiking is one of my passions, and I am happy to say that I have done a few of the ‘BIG’ ones in the past – the Fish River Canyon in Namibia (the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon), the Inca trail in Peru (which ends at MachuPichu .. spectacular!), trekking in Nepal etc.  However, one of my all-time favourites is the Otter Trail in South Africa. The Otter Trail […]

Nov
9
2011

Vegas .. where the parties never stop

Ticked this one off my bucket list last weekend, when I went to Vegas for the first time just to see what everyone is raving about!   We stayed at the Flamingo hotel, just because it’s a ‘classic’ – the first hotel on the strip and built by Bugsy Malone.  As a hotel, it’s nothing to write home about, but it’s in a great location, and has a great pool … and we weren’t expecting […]

Oct
24
2011

Congratulations to our WINNERS

  Congratulations to the winners of our Grand Prize Draw: Moira Richards from Toronto wins the two-week Beaches and Reefs Contiki Holidays Trip in Australia! Sara McKinnon from Alberta wins the eight-week Travel CUTS volunteer trip to Tanzania, Africa. Julia Zu from Vancouver wins a return flight to Australia on Qantas Airlines. Youthink Contest: Congratulations to Adrianna Hansen of Alberta who wins the two-week volunteer trip in Guatemala, offered by Developing World Connections.  

Sep
21
2011

Who’s coming to the Study and Go Abroad Fairs?

Not long to go now – one week tomorrow until the 2011 Fall Fair Circuit kicks off with the Ottawa expo .. followed by Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.  We have an exciting list of exhibitors for you – offering undergrad and postgrad in a variety of fields.  Here are just a few of the big names to whet your appetite ..   UCL – University College of London – #4 in the world!! Medical schools […]

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