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Best of 2012: Strange Travel Facts

Strange laws, unusual international customs and odd photos from around the world are just some of the delights you’ll found in this year-end roundup of our most popular travel articles.

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1. 13 Unusual International Customs You Never Knew Existed

What we consider polite and sensible behaviour at home isn’t always perceived in the same fashion outside our borders. Don’t be labelled rude, or disrespectful on your travels – discover these unique worldwide customs and make friends wherever you happen to roam. Click here to read 13 Unusual International Customs You Never Knew Existed

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2. 13 Strange U.S. Laws Canadians Should Know

On first glance, many travellers may think that Canada and the United States are quite similar. But what is legal north of the 49th parallel, might land you with a hefty fine or a jail term in America. Here are 13 unique laws that could trip you up during a visit to the US. Remember, you’re not at home! Click here to read 13 Strange U.S. Laws Canadians Should Know.

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3. 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Strange International Laws

Culture clashes can occur anytime you travel, but every once in a while they happen in some truly unexpected ways. From a harmless hug to lighting up a cigarette outdoors, these are the strange travel faux pas any globetrotter would do best to avoid. Click here to read 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Strange International Laws. 

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4. 13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Carry On a Plane

Packing a carry-on bag has never been so difficult – or stressful. Let the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) calm your carry-on confusion. Here’s a surprising look at the things you’re allowed to carry on an airplane. Click here to read 13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Carry on a Plane.

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5. 15 Hilarious Signs From Around the World

These real-life signs were sent to us by actual readers, and are sure to put a smile on your face. Click here to read 15 Hilarious Signs From Around the World.

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6. 10 Craziest Toilets in the World

From the stylish to the surreal, we’ve rounded up some of the most astounding toilets around. Click here to read 10 Craziest Toilets in the World.

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7. 10 Ways Hotels Use Photos To Take You Out

Take a look at how a little cropping and retouching can make hotels and resorts look better than reality. Click here to read 10 Ways Hotels Use Photos To Fake You Out. 

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8. The World’s Strangest Tourist Attractions

Bored with the traditional theme parks, tourist traps and museums? Turn your vacation into something to write home about with these unusual tourist attractions. Just don’t forget your camera. These destinations need to be seen – and shared – to be believed. Click here to read The World’s Strangest Tourist Attractions. 

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9. 10 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t let bad attitude or poor planning get in the way of your perfect getaway. Prevent potential problems by avoiding these 10 key mistakes. Click here to read 10 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Vacation (And How To Avoid Them).

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10. 9 Unbelievable Las Vegas Facts

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but these facts are too good to keep a secret! From the neon lights to the buffet shrimp, these strange Las Vegas facts are sure to put a smile on your face. Click here to read 9 Unbelievable Las Vegas Facts.