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We scoured the web far and wide to bring you the absolute best travel tips out there! 1) Embrace the Joy of Missing Out. — Indie Traveller We’re all too familiar with FOMO, but every traveler needs a healthy dose of JOMO too. It’s impossible to visit every city or every landmark, and you’ll enjoy yourself more if you acknowledge your limits. Travel is best experienced when you’re immersed in the present moment and not worried about doing everything. 2) Buy luggage in crazy colours. Or at the very least, tie on a

Athens is a city full of ancient marvels and modern appeal. Here are some tips to make the most of your trip! 1) Tipping isn’t expected by waiters, but it’s appreciated. There is no standard rule for tipping, so you’re in the clear whether you choose to leave a tip or not. Servers will definitely appreciate it though if you leave behind a little extra to acknowledge their hard work. 2) Check the hours of museums before visiting. Many museums are closed on Sunday and Mondays and in the afternoons,

Here are some fun things you can do in Athens without breaking out your wallet! 1) Museum of Popular Instruments Visit the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments free of charge. You can explore the wonderful world of Greek music from ancient to modern. Plus, they even offer daily lessons in musical instruments and traditional songs. 2) National Garden of Athens The National Gardens of Athens is a serene public park where you can take a deep breath and enjoy the natural beauty of the city. You can spend hours getting lost

Siem Reap is best known for its rich cultural history and exquisite temples. Ancient and modern lay side by side in this exciting destination. Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time in Siem Reap. 1) Plan to visit temples as early in the day as possible. Set your alarm and wake up early to see Angkor Wat or other temples—you won’t regret it. Visiting temples early in the day is a great way to avoid the worst of the crowds which means

Sydney was recently named one of the most expensive cities in the world. We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do without spending a cent for budget-conscious travelers! 1) Royal Botanic Gardens Stop and smell the roses at the beautifully manicured Royal Botanic Gardens. It makes a great locale for a picnic or just a stroll around. You’ll see hundreds of types of Australian plants and flowers. Plus, the park even offers free guided tours. 2) Paddington Markets Paddington Markets is right in the centre of Sydney‘s main shopping

Sydney is the perfect destination for a sunny escape, with its beautiful beaches, international foods and relaxed vibes. Here are some things you should know before setting off on your vacation. 1) Sydney is not exactly budget friendly. Sydney is not your ideal locale if you’re after a low budget vacation. In fact, it was named the world’s most expensive country for the past four years in a row. It’s better to know this in advance to avoid a rude shock when you arrive. That being said, there are some free things you can

Tips and tricks to make the most of your stay in Cairo. 1) Only accept help from locals if you’re willing to tip. Be aware that anyone who offers help is probably expecting a tip, so don’t accept help unless you’re okay with parting with some change. If you’d like to politely turn down help, say “la shukran,” (Arabic for “no thank you.”) It’s a good idea to always keep small bills on you to tip anyone who helps you out. 2) Plan your outdoor activities for early morning or late evening.

Egyptian cuisine is rich, flavourful and hearty. Here are the classic dishes you can’t visit Cairo without trying. 1) Knafeh Knafeh is a sweet pastry made of shredded phyllo dough soaked in sugary syrup and stuffed with cheese. It’s then baked until golden brown, sprinkled with rose water and garnished with crushed pistachios or pine nuts. 2) Koshari Often referred to as the national dish of Egypt, koshary is a definite favourite among locals. It is made of macaroni, lentils, rice, chickpeas and onions, and topped with a tangy tomato vinegar sauce.

Toronto is a city that’s bursting with multiculturalism—after all, over half of its citizens were born outside of Canada. Torontonians love to celebrate their exciting and diverse traditions. Combine that with a healthy dose of locally grown artistic talent, and you have Toronto’s vibrant summer festival scene. Tourists should take full advantage of these fun (and often free) offerings! 1) Salsa on St. Clair     Enjoy a weekend of Latin America dances, rhythms and flavours every summer in Toronto. A portion of St. Clair Avenue is closed down to make way for

Tips and tricks to make your trip to Toronto terrific! 1) If you’re lost in the city, look for the CN Tower. The CN Tower will always be south of you in Toronto, unless you’re down by the lakeshore. It’s usually visible in the skyline in various parts of the city, and it’s the simplest way to get your bearings if you’re ever lost. 2) Queen Street is considered the 2nd coolest neighbourhood in the entire world. Toronto’s Queen Street West was recently named the 2nd coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue.

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