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Safest Countries for the LGBTQ Traveller

Hello, darlings! Now, gather 'round because Mama Ru has got the tea on the LGBTQ+ scene across the globe. Lyric and Asher Fergusson, the dynamic duo behind a fabulous travel site, have spilled the tea on "The 203 Worst (& Safest) Countries for LGBTQ+ Travel in 2023." Oh, honey, you better believe they've ranked these places based on factors like discrimination protections, criminalization of violence, and the legality of same-sex love affairs. Mama Ru is here to serve you the sass and inspiration, so let's dive into this fierce report!Now, let me tell you, Canada is strutting its stuff as...

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Why Every Parent Deserves a "Just Me" Vacation

As a mom of three, ranging from a teen to a toddler, and navigating the added complexities of a special needs family, I've come to understand a simple, yet profound truth; taking time for yourself isn't just a luxury—it's essential. At Personal Travel Management, we see the incredible value of parent-only vacations. These breaks from daily routines aren’t just about rest and relaxation; they're about rediscovery and rejuvenation of one's self beyond the roles of parenthood and caregiving.Rediscovering Your IndividualityIt's a story many parents know all too well: slowly, subtly, the individua...

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Where to See Gorillas in the Wild

A common question I get is : which country is better to see the Gorillas Uganda or Rwanda?There is no right answer they are both great its really depends on the traveller.In a nutshell here are some of the differences to help you decide which country suits you best.RwandaIs a much smaller country with a stronger economy, higher standard of hotels and better infrastructure.Its only a 2-hour drive from Kigali airport to Volcanos National park.Can be done as a day trip but recommend allowing 2-3 days .Most of the terrain encountered is more open bamboo forests with less jungle vegetation allowin...

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The Ultimate Eastern Canada Adventure

Imagine yourself exploring the marvels of rugged wilderness nestled amongst exciting new places that feel exotic yet just like home. Welcome to Eastern Canada.    While I had already been many times before, this time, I opted for an expedition cruise with Adventure Canada: Mighty Saint Lawrence on the Ocean Endeavour. In this unique 10-day journey, travellers are introduced to geological wonders, the culture of French Canada, beautiful biological diversity, and so much more. And if you still need another reason to add this one-of-a-kind itinerary to your bucket list, it just so happens to be ...

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How To Experience The Best Of Italy - By Foot

In Italy, there are a million places to see. Known for its incredibly diverse landscapes brimming with natural beauty, amazing views, and picturesque little towns - who wouldn't want to walk along the country's most breathtaking trails?But where should you go? What trails should you hike? Here I'll share my summer adventures discovering Italy that will make your trip nothing short of unforgettable. From stunning scenery to cooking with locals, get ready to experience Italy just like the Italians.Walking The Italian Amalfi CoastLocated on the southern shores of Italy, the Amalfi Coast is one o...

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The Evolution of Family Travel: Embracing Modern Vacations

The Evolution of Family Travel: Embracing Modern VacationsAs a child, my earliest memories of family vacations are interwoven with images of my mom meticulously planning our adventures, library books stacked high on the table, and travelers checks safely tucked into her fanny pack. Those trips, particularly our first journey to Walt Disney World, were crafted with such love and dedication, sparking a lifelong passion for travel in me. Today, as we navigate the demands of modern life, the essence of family travel has transformed dramatically, and for the better. At Personal Travel Management, ...

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Exploring Mexico City

 Wow why did I wait so long to visit Mexico City. Seriously, what a fabulous city. I see now why it’s been recently voted as the number 1 cultural city in the world. I choose to fly Aeromexico to Costa Rica for Spring break with a 4-night layover in Mexico City.Upon arrival at the airport, we used Uber which was very convenient and inexpensive.We stayed near Alameda Central Park in the historic area, we felt very safe walking and exploring Alameda, La Condesa and the Roma districts.Yes, like all big cities there are the tourist friendly safe areas & the areas to avoid. I was surprised at ...

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Sailing the World's Wonders with Lindblad Expeditions:

When it comes to expedition cruising, there's one company that stands out above the rest – Lindblad Expeditions. As a seasoned travel agent and an avid explorer, I've had the privilege of experiencing Lindblad's magic firsthand. Last November, my husband and I embarked on a 23-night cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, and it was nothing short of extraordinary.Antarctica had always held a special place in my heart, and when the opportunity arose to explore it with Lindblad, I couldn't resist and of course I had to have my husband be a part of this incredible adventur...

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