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3 Days in Quito, Ecuador

In Destinations, Ecuador, Traveling Atlas by Brandon CopelandLeave a Comment

Before heading to Cuenca, Ecuador for a month, we took a long weekend trip to the capital city Quito, Ecuador. Between hiking to an active volcano and eating at restaurants with sweeping city views, we really enjoyed our few days in Quito. Below we will list our favorite activities, restaurants, and recommended accommodation. Activities in Quito, Ecuador Hiking to Rucu …

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How to Save Money on Airbnb

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Ten years ago, if you were traveling to a new country and needed to find accommodation, you would have to find a hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast, or a home stay. Hotels and hostels were the most accessible options and definitely where the majority of travelers would end up. While that’s still the case, recently there has been a shift …

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Canmore, Canada Brewery and Restaurant Guide

In Canada, Destinations, Traveling Atlas by Brandon CopelandLeave a Comment

Canmore is often overshadowed by the town of Banff due to its close proximity to so many amazing hikes, lakes, and ski slopes. However, Canmore is a hidden gem with incredible breweries and restaurants that can’t be overlooked. The town itself is charming and has a local, non-touristy atmosphere. If you decide to use Canmore as your jumping off point …

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5 London Pubs for Different Occasions

In Destinations, England, Europe by Erin LyonsLeave a Comment

London pubs are some of the most well-renowned places to grab a beer in the world. Walking down any street in London comes with the inevitable encounters with multiple pubs, each with their own charming identity and character. When searching for the right place to grab a drink, it may be overwhelming to know where to begin. With a plethora …

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How to Learn a Second Language for Travel

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The most disorienting aspect of travel, especially when visiting foreign countries is the language barrier that exists when you don’t know the local language. Traffic signs, menus, and food in the grocery store is all a cause for confusion, not to mention when you ask someone for help who doesn’t happen to speak your native language. Learning a second language can help mitigate these circumstances.

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5 Lisbon Neighborhoods You Can’t Miss

In Destinations, Europe, Portugal, Traveling Atlas by Brandon CopelandLeave a Comment

How to Decide Which Lisbon Neighborhoods to Explore Lisbon is an eclectic city with an incredibly rich culture and a very dynamic history. It is comprised on a series of neighborhoods, all of which are unique in their own ways and together tell the story of Lisbon. With so many neighborhoods to choose from, it’s difficult to prioritize which Lisbon …