Travel? Yes Please!

Travel blog by Canadian newlyweds Rhonda and Mike out to explore the world: Photos, stories, reviews & tips to inspire & help plan your next solo or couple's adventure.

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Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination- A Stunning Light Festival in Japan
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There are plenty of winter illumination events in Japan, as decorating cities and gardens in extravagant light displays has become somewhat of a modern Japanese tradition. One of Japan’s largest illumination displays is at Nabana no Sato flower park in Kuwana. Each year millions of LED bulbs tran...
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What to Expect on Your First Trip to Switzerland: A First Time Visitor’s Guide
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My first trip to Switzerland was a long time coming- it was a place I’d dreamed about visiting for many years before I finally went. I’d spent hours admiring photos, building Switzerland up in my mind so much that I arrived expecting near perfection. Luckily, it was even better than I’d imagined ...
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2 Weeks in Switzerland- My Itinerary for Active Travellers
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Before my 2 week trip to Switzerland, I had a somewhat stereotypical vision of what Switzerland would be like. I expected to see wooden chalets, meadows surrounded by rugged mountains, and cows grazing in green pastures as bells around their necks rung with every move. I looked forward to indulgi...
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Flightseeing in the Yukon- 4 Awe-Inspiring Air Tours
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There’s no better way to experience the boundless beauty of Canada’s north than to go flightseeing in the Yukon. Witnessing the monumental glaciers, rocky mountain peaks, emerald lakes, winding rivers, alpine meadows, and roaming herds of wildlife from above, further ingrained my love for the Yuk...
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Visiting Val-Jalbert- An Authentic 1920s Company Town in Quebec
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It’s hard to imagine in today’s age of multifaceted economies, a town developing and existing solely because of one industry. Yet, that is the story of Quebec’s Val-Jalbert. As an authentic company town of the 1920s, Val-Jalbert is a fine example of how community is built around industry, bringin...
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4 Ways to Enjoy Nature and History in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
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Having only visited Quebec’s main cities, I was curious to explore the province’s more rural regions and see what outdoor adventures and historic attractions I could find. What I discovered during my weekend in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean was a region full of opportunities to connect with nature, his...
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Nature and Heritage at La Seigneurie du Triton- A Historic Wilderness Lodge in Quebec
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There’s nothing quite like disconnecting in a place surrounded by miles and miles of pristine nature. Forests, lakes, rivers- they all have a way of replacing my stress with relaxation, worry with peace. For that reason, I ventured to the Mauricie region of Quebec, an area known for its vast natu...
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The Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks- A 5 Day Tour with Grand American Adventures
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A few years ago I wanted to do a trip to Yellowstone National Park, as it’s one of the most geologically interesting and wildlife-rich areas in the United States. The problem was, Yellowstone is extremely popular and trying to plan a trip a few months in advance meant that accommodations and camp...
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Best Places for Photography in Savannah, Georgia
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It wasn’t long into our 3 day trip to Savannah that I realized it was going to be a fabulous city for photography. From the moss-draped trees and historic architecture, to the artistic monuments and beautiful beach, there were plenty of scenic photography spots in Savannah. As we wandered the sha...
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Driving the Ring of Kerry- Points of Interest and Scenic Detours
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The Ring of Kerry is one of the most popular and well known of Ireland’s scenic drives, a route that frequently makes it onto the itinerary of first-time visitors to Ireland. With so many travellers eager to drive the Ring of Kerry, I worried that maybe it was too touristy and I wouldn’t enjoy it...
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