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I'd be lying if I said that every travel experience I've had was easy, uplifting, and accomplished with a genuine smile on my face. Or that I wasn't wary about encountering certain aspects of certain cultures, or even scared sometimes. (although I can't think of too many examples to the latter) Travel is a mixed bag and there's nothing you can do to change it...externally anyway.
Guest Contributor Sean Lypaczewski, Teacher Vegan Minimalist
This is a picture of a side street of a small town called Atwood. It's one of the many small farming hamlets that you pass if you ever take the 23 across Ontario. This night in late spring is particularly beautiful. The sun sets over the fields and houses. The seeds of dandy lions fill the air. If you stop and listen behind the hum of the passing cars, trucks and tractors, a place like this has the kind of silence that is only dreamed about in the city.
Tonight though, when this picture was taken, it was hard to hear that silence. My daughter had been screaming in the back of our van without pause. No matter what we did, she kept screaming. What had supposed to be a two hour drive was four hours and counting.
And as beautiful as this image was, I was too sleepy, too much worn to the bone to appreciate it.
Since we share our travels and adventures with you, we thought it was time to share how we met and grew our passion to travel and explore.
It's a travelers worst nightmare, you've pushed yourself too hard for too long, you get to your next fantastic location and you're just to tired and burned out to get out there and explore. This can not only waste a single day, but can leave you vulnerable to getting sick, which is not fun while on the go! Here are 5 tips for not getting burned out when backpacking across the globe!
There is so much to do when you travel. Between the ancient ruins, shopping promenades and endless museums and cathedrals it is easy to miss one of the simplest, and most delicious ways to experience a culture. Through their food!
Before I get too far in, I want to address that we eat almost anything, but we understand there are many different people out there with different dietary requirements. I have heard say that for vegans, when in doubt head to a Chinese/Japanese restaurant as they are most likely to have steamed rice and vegetables, as some places will not always have a large variety of dishes.
Finding food in Europe is not hard at all, but selecting what to try, where to eat, and when can sometimes leave you grabbing anything you can find, or over paying for mass produced 'local' food made just for tourists.
Here are some tips to getting the most out of your meals, and adding to your overall experience...
You've made it to Europe! Now, you're wandering the Medieval streets of centuries old cities that you've dreamed about for years! You've got a place to sleep, you're eating all the local delicacies, and you can get where you need to be, when you need to be there. To really enjoy your stay wouldn't it be awesome if you had something to not only save you time and money, but to get you off the regular beaten tourist path to see things few people even know about? Lucky you, because that's exactly what you'll get with a City Card!