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Welcome to the start of your journey with the Travelling Sociologist! If you’re looking to expand your cultural horizons, practice cultural sensitivity, increase your tolerance for diversity in your everyday life, and glean tips and inspiration for responsible travel––you’ve come to the right place. The Travelling Sociologist will provide you with interesting socio-cultural information on countries around the world that I have lived in, visited, or plan to visit. Hopefully, this information will serve you as a good point of departure in planning your trip and helping you get excited about your destination!

Select the Off We Go button in the menu bar, or in the sitemap to the right, to choose your travel destination and get started.

 

Putto con delfino (winged cherub with dolphin) fountain, by Andrea del Verrocchio (1435–1488), at Palazzo Vecchio. The palazzo was built as the seat of the Signoria, the fathers of the city’s republican government. And the sculpture was commissioned by the House of Medici––the Italian banking family, political dynasty, and royal house that ruled the Republic of Florence during the 15th century. © thetravellingsociologist

 


 

OCTOBER IN REVIEW: TO COMO WITH LOVE

The Lake of Como in Como, Italy.

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IN NOVEMBER: CIRCLING BACK TO CANADA – SPOTLIGHT ON HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Travel, bridge, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Maritimes, Canada
Bridge into Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

COMING UP IN DECEMBER: MONTREAL MAGIC

The colours of fall leaves in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Fall season in Quebec. Photo credit: © thetravellingsociologist

 


 

FEATURES

TEN INSIGHTS INTO ITALIAN CULTURE

COMO TRAVEL GUIDE: THE INSIDER TRACK ON WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO

COMO: BEFORE CLOONEY (B.C.) AND AFTER CLOONEY (A.C.)

SIENA: CITY OF THE PALIO––TRAVELOGUE (OCTOBER 12, 2016)

FIRENZE: BASKING IN BEAUTY––TRAVELOGUE (OCTOBER 12-14, 2012)

VENEZIA: TRAVELOGUE (OCTOBER 16, 2012)

ROMA: LARGER THAN LIFE––TRAVELOGUE (OCTOBER 17, 18, 20, 2012)

NAPOLI: TRAVELOGUE (OCTOBER 19, 2012)

THREE GREAT ECOTOURISM DESTINATIONS IN ITALY

 

Ten Insights into Italian Culture

 

Ten Insights into Ghanaian Culture

 

Twenty Cultural Insights into Life in Montreal

 

Moving to Montreal, Quebec: The Resources Locals Use

 

Top 10 Things to Do in Montreal

 


 

Travel Guides

 

Como Travel Guide: The Insider Track on Where to Go and What to Do

 

The Car-less Tourist’s Guide to Washington, D.C.

 

Montreal Travel Guide: Your Personalized Tour

 


 

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Trips Made in the Last 5 Years: Owl’s Head, QC 2017; France, Italy, & Switzerland 2017 | Florence & Siena, Italy 2016 (solo backpacker) | Vancouver & Vancouver Island, BC 2016 | Shawinigan, Mauricie, QC 2016 (road trip) | Boston, MA 2015 | The Maritimes, Canada––New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island 2015 (road trip) | Burlington, VT 2015 | Long Beach, CA 2014 | Como & Milan, Italy 2014 | Lugano, Switzerland 2014 | Toronto, St. Catharines, & Niagara Falls, ON 2013 | Italy & Spain 2012 (solo backpacker)

Bucket List: Brazil | Argentina | Uruguay | Chile | Peru | Morocco | Senegal | Ile de la Réunion | Tanzania | England, Scotland, & Ireland | Australia | Japan | South Korea | Bali, Indonesia | Singapore | Nepal | Thailand | Madagascar | Hawaii | Bermuda

Next Adventure(s): Japan & South Korea 2018

 


 

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