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Discovering how to get started

'Discovering how to get started' is for all the curious cats out there. Our goal is to reach out to those who want to travel and invite them to JUMP. If until now, you've just dreamed about travel, we would like to help you.  If you are the least bit curious about discovering new destinations, new cities and cultures then this is for you.  First things first, get your passport (if you don't already), pick a destination and start researching.  Lookout for tips along the way. 1. GET your passport !  It can feel like a catch 22 at times.  ''Should I get my passport or just wait until I find a destination to visit ?''  We can tell you from experience, you'll keep going around in circles

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Saint Benoit du Lac Abbey

Break the routine Our weekends can get very repetitive.  On a given weekend, we decided to break the routine and took a road trip to discover the Saint Benoit du Lac Abbey. We researched places to visit in the vicinity of Montreal.  The usual places always pop up then we found the magic word - cheese.  Saint-Benoît du Lac looked interesting, so we researched it a little more.  We thought it would be nice to go out and discover a new place.   Montreal to Magog fast or slow Saint Benoit is roughly 1h30 drive from downtown Montreal using the main highway. However if you are looking for a more scenic route, you can achieve this with your GPS selection. For instance,

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Discovering Zagreb – Europe Part 7

Ok let’s be honest … How many people do you know have been to Croatia while visiting Europe? LIA : I will tell you the truth, I never thought to visit Croatia if it wasn’t for my friend Luciane.  She is my Brazilian friend, who acted like a bridge for us to visit Zagreb. During the summer of 2009 we got our luggage ready for Europe and Zagreb was officially on the itinerary.  We would visit for 4 days ! What a surprise! Zagreb is a really cozy city with lots of history.  It’s a cute Old city that is now clean and renovated since their last war. When we went, we noticed some graffiti in some areas that hadn’t been cleaned

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Discovering Europe : The way back

The way back and rushing to make our train in Slovenia. During this trip, Lia and I discovered that we easily get carried away on vacation.  We want to maximize our experience and time.  For example, just before leaving Lyon, I was inquiring about a different route back to Slovenia.  'What if we head towards Germany or even Austria' ?  If we had time, it would have been a wonderful extension of the trip.  Sadly, time was not on our side.  We only had 2 days to catch our train in Ljubljana. We left Annecy, heading across Italy towards Venice and Mestre.  But we found ourselves at the Swiss border 'forehead slap'.  We could have used a GPS at this point.  At least we

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Montreal Dorval (YUL) to Downtown – Planning your way to Montreal

Check out this blog if you need help planning your arrival from Montreal Dorval (YUL) airport. Surely we know that it's usually a little difficult and disorienting when arriving in a foreign city.  Hopefully this post can help ease your way downtown or your hostel/hotel. Here are a couple of options when you arrive at the Montreal airport.  Whether you are heading downtown or on the outskirts. Planning your arrival to Montreal 1. By Taxi  When planning your arrival to Montreal, you can easily think to take a taxi from the airport to downtown with a fix rate of $ 45.00cad (Current value 2020).  The fixed value is located in the windows of the car.  If you have doubts, talk with a driver

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Discovering FunKey in Brussels

Do you want to get FunKey in Brussels ?  Try discovering Funkey hotel with us. We researched Brussels before our trip, places to visit, neighboring cities but most importantly hotels.  The most expensive part of the budget when travelling is your transport and where you stay. I couldn't say exactly how we found this place.  Let's just say we searched and searched the web.  It was a great find and we think it would do the trick for just about anyone.  The fun part for us Canadians, it can be affordable.  Making it lighter on the budget because we're converting to Euros. FunKey hotel is relatively close to the city centre, just a quick bus ride away.  Unless location is your thing

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