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    Top 10 university student destinations

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    From the Simcoe Reformer:

    It’s summer holidays and that means university students around the world are working and travelling for adventure and experience. In the spirit of youthful exploration online travel adviser Cheapflights.com offers its top 10 year-round list of destinations for scholars on a budget. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

    1. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

    As a college student, it’s important to get your money’s worth without spending an arm and a leg. Niagara Falls can satisfy that for cash-strapped youth. Cheap hotels by the Falls abound, and you can move around town easily on foot, as many of the attractions are within walking distance of each other. Pack your stay with visits to the Falls and Marineland Theme Park, where you’ll get your fix of seafaring animals like dolphins and killer whales – combined with the thrill of amusement park rides. The drinking age is 19, so a visit to the Fallsview Casino – and Dragonfly Nightclub after – is an absolute must.

    Residents fell in love with Niagara Falls

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    From the Simcoe Reformer:

    When people got married in the 1940s and ’50s, their honeymoon was far more humble than the post-ceremony vacations today’s newlyweds take.

    There were no Mexican or Caribbean resorts or flying out west to see the mountains. Holiday entitlements were different then. It wasn’t unusual to be married on a weekend and be back at work on the Monday. Typically, you looked for something close by and quick.

    For people in Norfolk County, Niagara Falls became the likely destination for that first night of holy matrimony.

    As a result, our area has a special relationship with the “Falls,” which is home to a wondrous natural phenomenon — Lake Erie emptying into Lake Ontario off a cliff — and a centre of unbridled commercialism: wax museums, souvenir shops, casinos, and hotels.

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