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FlightHub’s Top Reasons why Montreal is Magical

FlightHub’s Top Reasons why Montreal is Magical | CosmosMariners.com
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Today, I'm handing the blog over to the editors at FlightHub for their take on Montreal, Canada. Located in the providence of Quebec, Montreal is Canada's second largest city and is the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. With its unique mixture of French and English cultures, its stunning natural surroundings, and its thriving cultural scene, there's something for everyone in this beautiful place.

5 Italian Vacation Spots with Literary Flair

5 Italian Vacation Spots with Literary Flair | CosmosMariners.com
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Italy is best known for its incredible food, rich history, and distinctive architecture. However, this sun-soaked European country has also been beloved by writers--both from Italy and elsewhere--for centuries. If you're looking to add some literary history into your upcoming Italian vacation, you'll want to make sure that you visit these incredible spots!

Coastal Creativity: Revitalization and Preservation in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, Florida

Coastal Creativity: Revitalization and Preservation in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, Florida | CosmosMariners.com

In the sprawling tangle of roads, palm trees, and sandy beaches that is Melbourne, Florida, the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Highland Avenue might seem like one more stoplight along your destination.

8 Things to Ask Yourself before Adding Sponsored Travel to Your Blog

8 Things to Ask Yourself before Adding Sponsored Travel to Your Blog | CosmosMariners.com

In the world of blogging, growing a brand can open up the doors to some amazing opportunities: from becoming a brand's ambassador to reviewing products, the possibilities for blog partnerships continue to grow as companies realize the immense power of the influence of bloggers.

As a travel blogger, adding sponsored travel to my site has been one of my biggest accomplishments--and challenges. Despite common preconceptions, sponsored travel isn't free travel (not by a long shot!).

Sponsored travel requires many hours of preparation before those crucial travel days. If sponsored travel is approached with some thought and plenty of planning, these partnerships with convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), hotels, attractions, and travel brands can help you build your own blog.

3 Hidden Gems of China {Guest Post by Karolina and Patryk}

3 Hidden Gems of China {Guest Post by Karolina and Patryk} | CosmosMariners.com
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If you love travel, you've probably considered picking up and leaving your old life behind at some point (even if it's just after a particularly bad day at work). After vacationing one weekend, that's exactly what today's guest posters did! Karolina and Patryk, who run their travel blog over at KarolinaPatryk.com, have since explored on 5 continents and live a digital nomad lifestyle, which gives them plenty of flexibility to see the world.

They're sharing their favorite three hidden gems of China today, where you can really delve into the culture and beauty of the country. Let's go!

3 Things that Ireland Spoiled for Me {Guest Post by Kung Fu Princess on the Road}

3 Things that Ireland Spoiled for Me {Guest Post by Kung Fu Princess on the Road} | CosmosMariners.com

Hey, lovely Mariners!

As my husband and I are finishing up our trip in Ireland, I've got a very appropriately-themed guest post for you today. Sabine, the blogger and martial arts lover behind Kung Fu Princess on the Road, has had some incredible experiences on the Emerald Isle; I'm happy to hand over the blog to her today so she can share how beautiful, welcoming, and safe Ireland is with you.

Hidden Philadelphia: Graffiti Pier {Guest Post by Expedition Jojo}

Hidden Philadelphia: Graffiti Pier {Guest Post by Expedition Jojo} | CosmosMariners.com

We all know how much I love an off-the-beaten-path location (like these spooky ruins in the Charleston Lowcountry), so I'm always excited to find a fellow travel blogger who likes them, too. I'm happy to welcome a new guest poster to the blog: Jojo from Expedition Jojo, another traveler who is all too happy to seek out places that most people don't know about.

Based in Philadelphia, Jojo believes in exploring locally when she's not adventuring elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad. Her guest post today showcases a gritty but beautiful part of her hometown: Philadelphia's Graffiti Pier. Read on for her take on this hidden spot in the City of Brotherly Love!