YOU SHOULD READ THIS Link Round-Up for July 25th

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Every Friday, Sara and Candice put together a list of interesting reads from around the interwebs and tell each other “YOU SHOULD READ THIS.”   Candice Thinks Sara Should Read So Many Places – My essential car camping gear I know how much you love camping, and you’re pretty much a connoisseur compared to me,  but I thought this post would be interesting to you, if only because of all the cool camping gear featured in...
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Make-Out Cafes, Cuddle Couch Dining and Photoshop Photobooths: Misadventures While Dating in Japan

dating in japan

When I tell my female friends about my adventures in Japan, they all want to hear about one thing in particular. Dating stories. I got asked out on more dates while I was in Japan than I have in my entire life thus far. It was probably the blond hair, to be honest. I got taken to some pretty interesting places on these dates, the majority of which just don’t exist in Canada. For...
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Iceland: Seducing Me (and My Travel Bug) With Elves and Volcanoes

Iceland image: Victor Montol

When it comes to my summer travels, local and domestic trips have been keeping me busy. There’s been lots of camping and next month I’ll be out in B.C. for a couple of weeks, all of which has been keeping my travel bug fairly satisfied. For the most part. But it’s not going to be long before that travel bug busts out of me all Aliens style (or maybe Spaceballs style instead. That seems slightly less...
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The Let’s Go Ladies Live-Blog The Amazing Race Canada: Season 2, Episode 3!

The Let's Go Ladies, The Amazing Race Canada, season 2, Hong Kong, air balloon, travel, adventure. Jon Montgomery, CTV

It’s that time again! Ready to race? Every week starting at 9 p.m. EST, I live-blog the new episode of The Amazing Race Canada in my own special way. You can follow along with my commentary in real time, tweet with me during the episode (@TheLetsGoLadies) and, if you miss the episode, just check back to find out what happened! New this week, I’m going to start Race Day with a discussion question to...
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Who Says You Can’t Go Far Without a Car? 5 GTA Getaways Using Public Transit

gta getaway public transit

I hate driving. Everyone who knows me is aware of this. I did own a car, once, but I left it at my parent’s house when I moved to Toronto. It never got used and eventually the motor busted or the carburetor broke or the brakes failed or something (I’m really not a car person, can you tell?). I don’t even know what happened to it. I think my dad eventually ended up selling it for parts. My...
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YOU SHOULD READ THIS Link Round-Up for July 18

The Let's Go Ladies You Should Read This July 18

Each week, The Let’s Go Ladies share a couple of links they think the other should read. Some will be travel related, some will be geek related, and some will be whatever-they-feel-like-sharing related. Hope our readers enjoy some of these links, too!   Candice Thinks Sara Should Read: Bacon is Magic – Where to Drink Craft Beer in Toronto I know how much of a beer fan you are, so what better reason to...
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How to Survive a Hot, Humid and Sweltering Summer in Japan

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Planning on visiting Japan any time between March and October? Here’s a word of warning – from the moment you step foot off that airplane, you will be blasted with the heat of a thousand suns. A Japanese summer is hot. It’s humid. It’s sweltering.  And there’s no end to it. It just keeps on getting hotter and hotter until the day you get smacked in the face by a flurry of dampened and slightly...
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The Ultimate John Green Literary Road Trip to Inspire Any Nerdfighter

John Green road map

So, you’ve read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Or maybe you saw the movie. Or both! Multiple times! You laughed and you cried (a LOT) and suddenly you find yourself dreaming of biking alongside a canal in Amsterdam and exploring Hazel and Gus’ wish city for yourself. Sigh. Het mooie paar is mooi! De mooie stad is prachtig! And then you hear that one of John Green’s other novels, Paper Towns is going to be...
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The Let’s Go Ladies Live-Blog The Amazing Race Canada: Season 2, Episode 2!

The Let's Go Ladies, The Amazing Race Canada, live-blog, TARC, season 2, CTV

It’s that time again! Ready to race? Every week starting at 9 p.m. EST, I live-blog the new episode of The Amazing Race Canada in my own special way. You can follow along with my commentary in real time, tweet with me during the episode (@TheLetsGoLadies) and, if you miss the episode, just check back to find out what happened! So, are you ready? Let’s GO! 9:00 – Any predictions for this week? We’re starting this...
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Snorkeling in the Reefs of Cancun – Never Again. Ever.

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It turns out snorkeling is hard. Like, exhaustingly hard. The kind of hard that makes you wonder just what in the hell you were thinking when you signed up to go snorkeling in the reefs of Cancun. Oh, by the way, some of the reefs are poisonous.  You got more of a warning than I got. You’re welcome. Sorry Sara, I know you enjoyed the underwater pictures I posted on Facebook. Another example of  the...
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