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Using Geography to Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Meal

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

No matter where you live in the U.S. - no matter how many football games you watch, or black Friday sales you (barely) survive - the dinner table is the beating heart of Thanksgiving. The image of a family crowded around the table - passing bowls of stuffing, mashed potatoes and various pies while mom or dad ceremoniously carves the turkey - is a portrait of Americana.

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Topics: American Travel, culture, Holiday, History, Food, thanksgiving

3 Eccentric Easter Traditions Across Europe

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

It's Easter this weekend, and that usually means lots of chocolate, eggs, bunnies, chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies... you get the idea.

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Topics: Holiday, Europe

Thanksgiving in Quebec: Download our Favourite French Canadian Recipe

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Oct 9, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

It's that time of year when we share Alexis' 100-year-old French Canadian Thanksgiving recipe with you! Ladies and gentlemen, loosen your belt loops...

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Topics: Holiday, French, Trip-Planning Resources, thanksgiving

Download our Favourite French Canadian Thanksgiving Recipe

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with our loved ones and eat copious amounts of pie-based food. Canadians celebrate this wonderful feast this weekend, and boy do we have a recipe for you!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Holiday, Quebec

Jumpstreet’s Ode to U.S. Thanksgiving

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 @ 09:37 AM

Just as we’re finishing our leftovers from Jumpstreet’s Canadian Thanksgiving in October, that sweet aroma of gravy and pie is already wafting in from our neighbours down south! Grab your turkey basters ladies and gentlemen, because US Thanksgiving is here. It’s a good thing we kept our elastic-waist jeans on.

Here are just some of the things for which Jumpstreet is thankful:

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Topics: Jumpstreet, student, tours, American Travel, Student travel, Boston, Holiday, History

Take A Gander at our Many Ghost Tours

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 01:33 PM

Halloween is a Centuries-old tradition with many different incarnations, from ancient Celtic harvest festivals to all-night zombie movie marathons. Whether you’re bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins or embarking on an epic trick-or-treat run, the events of October 31 are shaped by the myths and symbols that express our fears, our thrills and especially our unending love of candy.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, travel, tours, Canada, American Travel, Student travel, Montreal, Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, Holiday, Quebec City, Gettysburg, Halloween