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Reader’s pick and travel tips: Canada

By Jessica Freeland

Canada – the land of Beaver Tails, ice hockey and maple leaves. If I could describe Canada in one word I would say it is varied. After living in this glorious country I feel satisfied. I have that warm, content feeling similar to when  you’ve eaten a Sunday roast dinner. Canada is a beautiful and welcoming country. I would recommend that everyone should go, should the opportunity arise.» >

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Travel tips: How to create a travel blog

1. Read other travel blogs

By simply typing ‘travel blog’ into Google it brings up hundreds of different options for you to browse through. Alternatively, you can have a look through various travel magazines. These will often suggest or recommend blogs. By researching widely it is a great way of gaining inspiration; finding out what works and what doesn’t in the blogging world and eventually leads to you creating your own style and approach.» >

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London travel: The Shard

Jess Freeland

One of the newest features of the London skyline is the Shard and as the name suggests the building resembles a shard of glass. At three-hundred and ten metres it is the tallest building in Europe and if you have not seen it yet, it is as impressive as it sounds.

Visitors to the capital usually flock to the London Eye to get their ‘birds-eye view’ but if I were you I would climb the Shard – with adult advance tickets at £25 it is around the same price as the Eye, yet you get to go more than double the height!» >

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Travel tips: How to pack

Right now I’m packing for a two week long trip up Australia’s West Coast. So I totally need that fancy dress, four pairs of shoes, more than one towel, lots of jackets (it’s hitting 40c but you never know…). Packing can be a nightmare, especially if you are on a limited baggage allowance. Airlines can sniff you out in an instant as you struggle to stand upright! And people never like it when you take up all the baggage area on trains.» >

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Travel tips: Day trips

Katie Parris

Bored at the weekend? Go on a day trip! 

Are you bored at the weekend and fancy doing something different? Here’s my list of things to do whilst studying in Reading:

Reading is well known for its close proximity to London, but there are many other days out to enjoy and experience whilst studying here other than the obvious attraction of ‘the Big Smoke’. One destination which is based relatively close to Reading is the Harry Potter Studios in Watford.» >

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