Unpaid Internships: Why Should I Bother?

July 17, 2012

It is a universal truth that internships are a great stepping stone for young graduates seeking to get a foothold into the working world.  Internship positions provide basic, entry level positions with plenty of supervision, a variety of tasks, and consistent training to help shape your classroom education into something useful.  Internships provide work experience and no resume is complete without work experience no matter what private school you went to.  However, the sad fact of the matter is that Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Vacation Now and Again

July 10, 2012

Perhaps this blog topic is just a marketing scheme to get people to consider taking a trip or perhaps it is inspired by the fact that as I write this I am sitting on a dock, drink in one hand and computer on my lap, watching the sun go down while I feel more relaxed than I have in months.  The fact remains however that work related stress and burnout affect a large percentage of our population and the tried-and-true method for dealing with these feelings is to simply take a break.  Everyone needs a Continue reading

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Living Abroad: Your Adopted Family

June 19, 2012

Staying with a local host family is one of the most affordable types of accommodations available to independent travellers going abroad.  Student studying in foreign countries often find this option extremely appealing as do solo adventurers that have committed to staying in one centralized location for at least a few weeks if not longer.  It is far more budget-friendly than Continue reading

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International Spices for Your Culinary Experience

June 12, 2012

I am going to give into my glutinous side for a minute and declare that I love food.  I love cooking food, eating food, experimenting with new recipes, discussing food with friends, family and strangers.  I love going out to eat at new restaurants.  I love Italian food, Chinese food, Thai food, Mexican food, Greek food and even the traditional Canadian staple known as poutine.  So for me, one of the highlights of any trip or vacation is Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: There’s an App for That

June 5, 2012

Foreign destinations are always a thrilling place to visit.  After all, you can only get so excited about traveling somewhere local.  Traveling overseas, however, offers so much more in terms of new things to see and experience, and for most true globetrotters, it is those differences that make it all worthwhile.  Going abroad can Continue reading

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