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Sara Cooke
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  • Vancouver, BC
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I write a blog for ToursByLocals, a Vancouver-based company that connects travelers with independent local guides in 99 countries around the world.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
private guides, Canada (Albert and BC in particular), South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia, Western Europe
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Antarctica, Eastern Europe, Patagonia, South Africa

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10 European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet But Should!

The title says it all: below we’ve rounded up ten amazing cities we’ve overlooked time and again in favour of the biggies. Why should places like Paris, Rome and London get all the love? There’s no need to abandon your favourites, but next…

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 9:00am

Being a Flaneur in the Parks of Paris

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There’s something about Paris. More people than would care to admit have engaged in misty-eyed fantasies of renting an artist’s garret in Saint Germain, spending mornings walking along the Seine baguette in hand, and afternoons sipping coffee at Café deux Magots. There are, of course, the famous sites to see – le tour Eiffel, Sacré Coeur,…


Posted on March 6, 2014 at 8:00pm

Four Fun Camera Phone Apps to Enhance Your Travel Photos

More people than ever are relying on just their smart phones when it comes to travel photography. And why not? Our smartphones are slim, portable devices that take up less space and attract far less attention than DSLRs or even compact cameras. And the results we can achieve with our smartphones are remarkable!…

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:53pm

Vancouver: 10 Ways to Enjoy Yourself for Free

photo 1. Deep Cove is barely a 30 minute drive from downtown, but offers a completely serene, secluded experience. Take in the view of fir trees and water from Panorama Park, then hike…

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:00am

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At 7:20pm on May 26, 2011, Maralyn D Hill said…
Welcome Sara to our IFWTWA group. You may want to check out and see if you think it would benefit you. We have many benefits and fun.
At 1:11pm on May 26, 2011, EnLinea Media said…
Sara, welcome to Tripatini, the worldwide travel community the New York Post dubbed “Facebook for travelers.” On Tripatini, you can mingle with travelers and top travel experts alike, so everybody learns how to travel better and smarter. A few tips to get you rolling:

• JOIN one or more of our 450+ discussion groups, covering most destinations, travel topics, and travel-related professions such as media, publicists, agents, and tour operators. What are you into? Chances are we cover it. If we don’t, create your own group!

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