How to study in Canada

You’re never too old to go back to school. As a student, you’ll be able to bring your spouse (or common-law partner) and dependent children with you to Canada during the length of your program. Once you’re accepted into a valid program at a designated learning...

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A remote workers guide to Yorkville, Manhattan

In the 1870’s, German immigrants flocked to Yorkville, a neighborhood on the Upper East Side. While the majority of Yorkville was German, there were plenty of families from Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Hungary. While the buildings were technically tenements, they...

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Cumberland Gap National Park, USA

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park isn't particularly well known. Wedged between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, the main entrance and visitor center is in Middlesboro, Kentucky. The visitor center is the best place to start, so you can buy tickets for the...

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What not to miss in Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz was a small city that is lovely to visit, but a little too quiet for me as a university student. It's a beautiful place to spend a weekend or a very relaxing week. The old town is charming and the lake views are beautiful. The city is perched at the western...

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Rochester Public Market

Public markets are always fun to visit. They tell you so much about a city -- especially since it's nearly impossible to go and not end up chatting with a local. The Rochester Public Market has fed the city since 1827. You can get just about anything here and there...

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48 hours in Hamilton, Ontario

I love taking short trips, so I’ve been asking around about places to visit outside of Toronto. This is what I learned about Hamilton from random people I spoke to: Toronto is expensive and Hamilton is cheap (from people who live there) It was a major industrial city...

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Canada’s Federal Government

As capital, Ottawa is the seat of Canada’s government. Canada has a Westminster style federal parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. It has one of the most stable democracies in the world and one of the most democratic nations. The provinces of Canada...

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Dvigrad: abandoned since 1714

Dvigrad is an abandoned town in Croatia on the Istrian peninsula. The first settlement in the spot has been traced to a hill fort from prehistoric times and functioned for centuries until it was completely abandoned in 1714. It was more or less left alone for hundreds...

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Immigration FAQs

Have questions about moving to Canada? Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently about Express Entry. Which immigration programs do I qualify for? There are a lot of different ways to immigrate depending on your specific professional and...

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About Us

We’re practical people that like to explore. These are the fields notes for our adventures. We often spend a whole day exploring a new area and walking 15 miles on foot to see all the different parts an area has to offer. Then, we get home and obsessively research the history of the area to find out how it used to be and how it came to be the way it is.

After a decade in New York City, we recently relocated to Toronto. Because it was so difficult to find the information we needed to immigrate, we’ve created the guide we wish we’d had.




Cori Carl

Cori is a communications consultant for mission driven organizations. She’s also a lifelong history nerd who spent much of her childhood in archives and museums with her dad. You can verify her professional credentials at



Casey Daly

Casey is a technical writer and support manager. She went to school to be a librarian, but somehow ended up working with software. She loves a good spreadsheet, and actually enjoys doing her taxes. Track her down at



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