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Preparing for the Great Outdoors in Time for Spring

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - March 28, 2023

Outdoor equipment

While there’s still plenty of time for more ice and snow, winter is winding down for those in the northern hemisphere. It won’t be long before the sun is shining, the weather is warmer, and people venture outside to enjoy it.

Whether you’re an ardent outdoorsman or a novice adventurer, preparing for time spent outside – especially when venturing into remote areas far from civilization – is essential. Failure to do so could turn an exciting escapade into an agonizing struggle. Continue Reading

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8 Ways to Eat Like a Local No Matter Where You Go

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - March 23, 2023

Ways to Eat Like a Local

Going to new places means you get to try the local food! It’s definitely one of the most interesting things about traveling. Whether you’re headed to the South in the USA for a crawdad dinner, or you get some authentic Italian in Little Italy in Manhattan, local food is an adventure. But finding the best places to eat that are local favorites sometimes takes a little sleuthing. You might not know the best place to find party pizza in Providence, RI, or the best spot to grab ice cream in Austin, TX. But the locals do. Here’s how you can eat like a local no matter where you go: Continue Reading

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How to see the Maldives like a local

Asia, Travel Blog - Ross French - March 21, 2023


There are almost 1,200 islands floating in the vast expanse of the exclusive economic zone of the Indian Ocean that creates the iconic paradise known as the Maldives. But of these, only 187 are inhabited, with a further 128 designated as resort-islands. Most people flit in and out of the idyllic resort islands without even glimpsing the life of the locals that live and work there, but there is a whole other side to this tropical country that’s well worth exploring.

Thanks to a change in legislation, tourists are now able to explore islands inhabited by the locals, leading to increased jobs for the locals and a chance to gain a more authentic experience from your visit. From more affordable holiday homes to a tour of the capital itself, let’s explore how to experience this popular destination from the eyes of the people who live and work here. Continue Reading

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Best Practices for Using Home Equity to Fund Your Retirement So You Can Travel

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - March 15, 2023

Fund Your Retirement

When you finally get to retire, it’s a big time to celebrate. Many people now have the time they need to go travel and do the things that working a 9-5 didn’t allow. When you’ve saved up for this day, your house is paid off, and you have a bucket list that needs to get checked off, it can be hard to decide the right path forward. Many people don’t realize that they can use the equity in their homes to fund their retirement. This is good news because for many, traveling during retirement is essential. Here are some best practices when it comes to using home equity in your retirement to help you see and experience new places: Continue Reading

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Top 30 Things to Do in Vancouver, Canada in 2023

Canada, Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - March 11, 2023

Things to Do in Vancouver

Vancouver is a beautiful coastal city located in British Columbia, Canada. It’s known for its vibrant cultural scene, delicious cuisine, and stunning natural environment. The city has something for everyone, whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, culture lover, or foodie. In this article, we’ll be sharing some of the best activities to enjoy in Vancouver, such as kayaking in Deep Cove or browsing the unique shops in Gastown. Whether you’re staying for a short or long time, Vancouver is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Continue Reading

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