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Easter Dishes from Around the World You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Growing up, my Easters were filled with hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps and hard-boiled eggs (usually for painting rather than eating). Once I came to Australia, Cadbury creme eggs made their way into what I consider a customary Easter treat. A new addition, sure, but not very “exotic”. While it may seem that […]

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St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland – What’s It Really Like?

Like many internationally-celebrated holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is seen much differently in Australia or America than it is in its country of origin.  It’s common for non-natives to take advantage of these and other holidays (Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, even Bastille Day) as an excuse to drink and get rowdy. While we won’t get […]

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Top 7 Travel Destinations for Couples

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the idea of a romantic getaway may be on your mind. But before booking a trip with your sweetie, it’s important to know which spots are best for couples traveling together. Whether you prefer the city, beach, mountains or country, there’s sure to be something on this list […]

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Making the Most of your Travel Money: the Backpacker’s Budget

So your tickets are booked, your bags packed, and your bank account is on the decline. Your savings have taken quite the hit (punch) and it’s completely messing with that post-booking high you’ve been riding. The journey is all mapped out, but the finances seem a little slimmer than they should before a big trip. […]

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