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The purpose of its creation is precisely to exchange travel tips with friends of the page, the different ‘tips’  we collected through our travels, share experiences, make known places through photographs, in short, everything that could be useful to those planning a trip.
When you go to an agency, we haven’t generally all the time we’d want to ask all to the agent; if you are looking on the net, it is not sure that all what they say is what we will really find at the destination so what is better than our own testimonies?
We  have people with experience in the field to whom we can ask our questions, small local businesses who would like to be known, bed and breakfast, hotels, guest houses, apartments everywhere and we could organize trips, group trips,  tours, etc.
It is a great challenge and we will do our endeavor to make our idea works also with your interaction.
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The Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada

The Magdalen Islands are a Canadian archipelago located about the center of the Saint Lawrence Gulf belonging to Quebec. It is a dune area with only a 25% forests, there are kilometers and kilometers of beach. In the south of the archipelago there are two more important islands; du Havre Aubert Island (inhabited by the French) and Entry Island (inhabited by English speakers). The islands of the archipelago are mostly connected by four long dunes and two bridges. There are approximately 200 species of birds that frequent the archipelago annually. Between 1st May and 15th August, it is recommended to avoid the breeding areas identified by signs. There are also several species of seals and some whales and dolphins. There’s Seleine mine where they get salt for the icing roads.

Tips

It’s a nice place to take a quiet holiday but with the possibility to do many activities such as swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, boat trips, diving, horse riding, golf, among others.
You can also enjoy the gastronomy of the islands and its local products.
If you like museums, visit the Museum of the Sea.

Bradley Beach, New Jersey, United States

Bradley Beach is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It took the name from James A. Bradley, the developer responsible for the creation of the place. It has a population of a little more than 4.000 inhabitants but in summer it can reach 30.000. There is a boardwalk with only a few places to buy something for drink or eat but you can have good restaurants in town. The beach is clean and the water is crystal. There are lifeguards and while they’re in service, there’s only a place where you can surf. You must pay to park along the boardwalk but you can park for free among the houses in town and walk a little bit. You have to pay the entrance to the beach too.

Tips

It’s a little bit crowded in weekends so if you go by car, try to go early cause later will be hard to find a place to park near the beach.
New Jersey Transit offers rail service connecting Bradley Beach to Hoboken Terminal, Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station on the North Jersey Coast Line. They also offer a bus service that connect the borough and Philadelphia.

Treviso, Veneto, Italy

Treviso is an Italian city, capital of the province of the same name in the Veneto region and is situated in a water-rich region. In the same municipality where born many rivers; the most important is Botteniga which is divided into several branches, called ‘Cagnani’ (channels) that characterize the historic center. The main river is Sile. The city is bathed by several channels. The old town is still partially enclosed by walls (1509) with 3 large gates; San Tomasso Gate which is entirely covered with Istrian stone; Santi Quaranta Gate and Altinia Gate. The city has been linked to a long religious and monastic tradition and kept the walls of churches and the oldest monasteries. To see: the Church of St. Francis, where you will find inside the graves of a son of Dante Alighieri and a daughter of Francesco Petrarca; the Cathedral with the Baptistery and the episcopate; St. Nicolas church with important frescoes; Dei Signori Square (cultural center and heart of the city) and the Palace of Trecento; Mount of Mercy and the chapel of Rectors; the Lodge of the Knights; Pria Bridge (leaning against the walls, where Botteniga river comes into the city and is divided into several channel)s; among others.

Tips

The city is very beautiful to see and to walk, then it is best to stay 2-3 days to be able to see everything you can.
Treviso is 41.7 kilometers from Venice, you can easily arrive by highway or by public transport (50 minutes).