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Week in Review: May 25 – May 31

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This week at the Current we took flight to Estonia, ventured into the heartland of America, got prepped for a backpacking trip, discussed whether renting or buying a house is a better option, and more. As always, catch up on what you missed with our Week in Review.

Estonia

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Estonia was our Country of the Week. We delved into its tumultuous history at the hands of neighbouring powers and also saw how far the country has come since the end of the Soviet Union. See more HERE.

In our Travel Guide we saw why Estonia is becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The capital city of Tallinn is especially worthy of a trip on your next visit across the Atlantic! See where to go HERE.

With our Currency Spotlight we revisited the euro. As a member of the EU since 2004 and the eurozone since 2011, Estonia has become increasingly westernized both in political and economic matters. Learn about the euro HERE.

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

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Last week we might have set off on an epic two-part journey to the Scottish Highlands but we didn’t stop there. We took a short look this week at some of the things you can do to prepare for a backpacking adventure – no matter where you’re going! From studying the area to day hikes, see what you can do to get ready before that week long trek HERE.

Renting or Buying a House

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The question of whether renting or buying a house is the better option has become an increasingly difficult one to answer in this country as of late. With house prices skyrocketing, more and more Canadian’s of all ages are turning to renting as a viable alternative. From the increased freedom to the financial protection in case of a real estate collapse, see what the benefits of renting are HERE.

Travel Guide: Central United States

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In our second visit to the United States, we traded the East Coast for the centre of the country. In our Travel Guide for the Central United States we visited memorable cities like Chicago and Nashville while also leaving enough time to venture out into the wilds of the Boundary Waters and the Black Hills. There’s a lot to see in the heartland of America so follow along with us as we hit the highlights! Get our guide HERE.

Headlines

Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week a forex scandal involving the big banks, growth in India and Japan, deflation in Britain, and more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re heading to an exotic and fascinating country in North Africa. Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review and stay informed, stay Current.