In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

What Your Luggage Goes Through in One Video (The Washington Post)
Do you ever think about where your luggage goes between when you check it before you get on the plane and when it emerges on the conveyor belt at your destination? This new 3-minute video will give you an idea.
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Red Canoe Landing – One of the Best Make Out Spots in Toronto (Keep Calm and Wander)
You probably never heard of the Canoe Landing Park even if you’re a Toronto local, except if you live around this park. If you take the Gardiner Expressway, you’ve surely seen this red object but never really cared too much about it.
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Alain - Red Canoe Landing

How Americans Can Go To Cuba (Keep Calm and Wander)
A few days ago, a friend of mine asked me if Americans can now go to Cuba. Well, unfortunately, the answer is NOT YET. That’s as far as I know.
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Keep Calm and Wander - Cuba

5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen Pride (That Gay Backpacker)
When you think of the world’s gay capitals (London! Miami! Berlin!) you probably don’t give too much thought to Copenhagen, the Danish capital. But after visiting the city with the #mygaypride gang to celebrate Copenhagen Pride, I’m happy to confirm that Copenhagen is actually a gay hotspot waiting to be discovered. Here are some of the reasons you should visit Copenhagen for its annual Pride events.
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Seven Terraces: Luxury Gay Friendly Boutique Hotel in Penang (Nomadic Boys)
We always try to find places with bags of character while travelling and the gay owned Seven Terraces boutique hotel satisfied this nicely.
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Seven Terraces - Nomadic Boys

Trans Scripts at the Edinburgh Fringe – Review (Travels of Adam)
At the moment I’m here in Edinburgh, here for the crazy atmosphere during the month of August when a handful of festivals are playing. Maybe the most famous of the bunch, the Edinburgh Fringe, has been an eye-opening experience. A mix of professional and amateur, of street performers and actors, comedians and fire-breathers, cabaret dancers and sometimes just a guy in a thong.
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Travels of Adam - Fringe Festival

Photos – Charlotte Pride Smiles at You (The Advocate)
Charlotte, N.C.’s business leaders give hearty support to their local parade and festival, and it shows in the official title: the Bank of America Pride Parade. And well they should, as the events added $7.75 million in economic impact last year, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. All photos by Jennifer Hogan (, courtesy Charlotte Pride.
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Charlotte Pride

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