Login | Not a member? Sign Up!

CT

Newest Adventure Travel Articles

All Adventure Travel Articles
Canada - Voyages Of Discovery
Apr 16, 2014
Cruising through the Canadian Arctic is not your average cruise vacation. Visiting some of the most remote locations our great country has to offer, cruising the Canadian Arctic is an adventure unrivalled by any other. Arctic Explorer, MS Sea Adventurer This 10-day cruise, which departs from Resolute in Nunavut...
The United States – A Need For Speed
Apr 14, 2014
Most of us have experienced some form of fast-paced, high-adrenaline race, but getting behind the wheel of one of these advanced machines is an entirely different experience. Whether you want to drive a Formula One Car, a NASCAR race car or a dragster, tracks around the USA offer travellers a...
England - Hadrian Was Here
Apr 10, 2014
In the year 122 AD, shortly after taking control of the Roman Empire, Caesar Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus Agustus trekked himself, his guard and his mouthful of a name to the edge of the known world. It was a bold, long and, at times, dangerous journey that few Romans dared...
Tree House Hotels – Branch Out On Your Next Vacation
Apr 9, 2014
Looking to branch out on your next stay? In the most beautiful forested areas around the world, hotel entrepreneurs are venturing into an area that was once purely the domain of young children: tree houses. These hotels are usually suspended high in the air and offer some breathtaking views while...
Pacifica – California’s Natural Playground
Apr 6, 2014
One of the most panoramic coastal towns in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pacifica is famous for its beautiful coastline, breathtaking vistas and bohemian ambiance. The town’s ethereal beauty is further enhanced by its Mediterranean-style weather. Temperatures range from 15to 20 degrees cooler than they do on the central coast, drawing...
AAA in the Caribbean - Discover Action, Adventure & Activities For Everyone
Mar 27, 2014
By Melanie Reffes From a trek and a triathlon to soaring high on a zip line, kicking your cardio into high gear is as much a part of a Caribbean holiday as a lazy afternoon on a hammock. Vacation envy is no longer just about tan lines (or the lack of...
Awesome Adventures – Adrenaline Action In The Riviera Nayarit
Mar 11, 2014
Riviera Nayarit is a 320-kilometre stretch of Pacific Coastline in Mexico. While its resorts are popular with tourists, much of its beautiful wilderness remains untouched. Today, outdoor enthusiasts looking for a fun Mexican vacation flock to the Riviera Nayarit for endless days of adventure. Whether it is zip lining through endless...
Air Rage - The 14 Most Annoying Things Passengers Do On Airplanes
Feb 23, 2014
Flying would be awesome if it weren't for all those other people on the plane. Even if they don't mean to, in the flying sardine can that is an airplane, every little thing seems as if it is the most annoying action in the world. From crying babies to stinky...
72 Hours In London - Old Favourites & New Finds In The U.K.’s Vibrant Capital
Feb 15, 2014
Three days in London may seem like too short a time to see all the sights, but you’ll be amazed at what you can fit in – from a stately home in Hampstead to a viewing of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London...
Go Beyond Fast - A Peek At Daytona Beach's Arts, Culture & History
Feb 12, 2014
Ever since the 1950s, car racing has been a major feature of this sunny city on Florida�s Atlantic coast. Today, hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts annually flock to the Daytona International Speedway for blockbuster events like the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24-hour race. Certainly the Speedway is where the...
From Kava To Cannibals - Hopping From One Perfect Place To The Next In Fiji
Feb 11, 2014
It was a ritual that would become commonplace for me as the week wore on: Sit cross-legged on the floor, facing the chief and his most favoured warrior, both of them adorned with an elaborate costume of colourful flower leis and dry, brown grass. Take the wooden bowl of cava...
Snapshots - Belize, Fiji, British Columbia, Australia, France
Feb 9, 2014
Belize: Artists In Residence Join two of Canada’s most celebrated culinary leaders, Toronto chef Chris McDonald and Food Network’s Manic Organic...
Buzzing In Belize - 10 Ways To Bring Out Your Adventurous Side
Jan 24, 2014
1. Bird Watching Home to over 600 species of birds, Belize offers some of the best bird watching in the world.
Unexpected Beauty - San Juan County Is Home To Some Of Nature’s Most Stunning Gems
Jan 7, 2014
Where in the world is San Juan County? Not the San Juan Islands in Washington State, not San Juan, Puerto Rico, and not the San Juan Mountains in Colorado – although they’re close. This San Juan is in Utah’s Canyon Country – the southeast corner of the state, and one...
Gateway To Adventure - Young Or Old, Everyone Has A Good Time In Mesa
Jan 4, 2014
Few destinations offer such a rich palette of sights and activities as Mesa, Arizona. Once the little sister in the Valley of the Sun, Mesa has blossomed into its own as a gateway to adventure and unlimited possibilities for visitors to explore...
Costa Rica - An Exotic, Ecological Eden
Jan 1, 2014
Costa Rica is a wild and rugged Central American natural playground that appeals to the more adventurous Canadian traveller. In fact, 9.3 per cent of the country’s visitors hail from the Great White North, and Costa Rica is the country of choice for some 4.2 per cent of Canadian travellers...
Swap A Sleigh For A Raft - Raft The Colorado River With Santa This Christmas Eve
Dec 23, 2013
On December 24, families can join Black Canyon River Adventures for an unforgettable 20-kilometre ‘Rafting with Santa’ journey on the Colorado River...
Joy To The Whole World - 22 Tinsel-tastic Christmas Escapes
Dec 20, 2013
While Christmas is a time to spend with family, the allure of the many unique ways that different cultures celebrate the holiday is often too much to resist. Whether you crave dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh or making your friends jealous by getting a tan on the...
Green Sleeps - Rest Your Head At An Eco-Chic Hotel
Dec 15, 2013
In this day and age, it’s chic to be environmentally-conscious. Hotels and destinations around the world are catching on to this trend and offering tempting green options for their guests, as well as doing their part to be eco-friendly while remaining truly luxurious. Below you can find a roundup of...
Santa’s Little Techy - Hi-Tech Travel Gifts
Dec 13, 2013
Travelling and tech go hand in hand these days. Every traveller needs, at very least, something to help while away the hours during a layover in ‘nowheresville’. These little tech toys make the perfect gift for the travel enthusiast this Christmas, no matter what sort of adventuring they are into...
New Zealand – The Real Middle-Earth
Dec 12, 2013
With the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand will once again be spotlighted on the big screen. And for those inspired to take a trip to the country that brought Middle-earth to life, there are plenty of activities in New Zealand related...
Ice, Ice Baby - 12 Of The World’s Coolest Ice Hotels
Dec 6, 2013
Looking for a cool place to lay your head? Then you can’t go wrong with an ice hotel. Here are some of our favourites...
Dark Places – Indiana Cave System Now Among Top 10 American Caves
Nov 23, 2013
Located in southern Indiana, just south of Louisville, Kentucky, The Binkley Cave System has an incredible history, which started with its first exploration of the caves in the 1920s...
Keeping It Real In Belize
Nov 7, 2013
From Pyramids To Parrot Fish: It’s Great To Get Down To Earth In Belize By Tim Johnson It came exactly as described...
Fiji - Paradise Islands
Nov 1, 2013
It was a ritual that would become commonplace for me as the week wore on: Sit cross-legged on the floor, facing the chief and his most favoured warrior, both of them adorned with an elaborate costume of colourful flower leis and dry, brown grass...
Kickin' It 10 Times - India's Landmark Bucket List
Oct 25, 2013
India is an enormous country with approximately 1.2 billion citizens, a long and storied history and a plethora of fascinating landmarks to discover...
Tropical Adventure - Unique Experiences in Samoa
Oct 23, 2013
With its flourishing rainforests, cascading waterfalls and crystal clear waters, Samoa is a lush and lovely collection of islands in the South Pacific that boasts a selection of adventures not to be found anywhere else in the world. Here are just a few of our favourites…
Spokes And Suds - Peddling For Beer In New Zealand
Oct 21, 2013
Beer while biking is a recipe for a bad time – but a nice ice cold beer after a hard day of biking? Well, that’s a perfect slice of heaven...
Seduced By St Lucia - 7 Reasons To Fall In Love With St Lucia
Oct 11, 2013
If you have a sweet tooth, prepare to be amazed: October is Chocolate Heritage Month in St Lucia. “Travellers are in for a sweet surprise when they visit St Lucia during Chocolate Heritage Month,” says Tracey Warner-Arnold, deputy director of tourism for St Lucia...
New Friends In New Places - New App Brings The World Together
Aug 29, 2013
Tint is a unique new Facebook app with a simple goal: to let people mingle with the friends of their...
On The Waterfront - Ontario's Eclectic Waterfront Trail
Aug 21, 2013
Winding along the Great Lakes and linking scenic countryside, quaint towns and big cities, Ontario's Waterfront Trail is a 1,400-kilometre-long...
Village People - Make Yourself Right At Home In Malaysia
Aug 8, 2013
If you’re looking for an affordable, one-of-a-kind travel experience, look no further than Malaysia’s award-winning Homestay Program.  The winner of the...
A Whale Of A Time -Spotting Sea Life On The Strait Of Georgia
Aug 3, 2013
If you’re crossing between Victoria and Vancouver, there is a new boat in town that can help you to make the very most of your time on this beautiful body of water.
BC Day - 10 Ways To Celebrate BC Without Breaking The Bank
Aug 2, 2013
BC Day almost upon us, and if you’ve neglected to do some advance planning, here are some fabulous, fun and free ways to celebrate all things British Columbia this weekend…
Yucatan Adventure - Discovering Flamingos, Chiclets & Mangrove Forests Along Mexico's Caribbean Coast
Aug 1, 2013
Cancun pulsates and permeates Mexico’s Caribbean coastal region and excursions emanating from this exuberant tourist Mecca allow nature, culture and adventure to merge into an endemic eco-active experience.
A Feast For The Senses - Dining At Malaysia's Ramadan Bazaars
Jul 23, 2013
Ramadan is a time of fasting – and feasting – in Islamic tradition, and with more than half of Malaysia’s population practicing the Muslim faith, Ramadan bazaars are a familiar sight from mid-July to ‘Hari Raya Puasa’, the end of Ramadan in August.
Keeping The Kids Happy - Family-Friendly Travel in Israel
Jul 18, 2013
From playing on the Mediterranean sand and floating on the Dead Sea, to educational museum visits and stargazing in Negev, Israel offers a plethora of activities to keep all kinds of kids happy on vacation.
Off The Strip - 9 Things To Do In Vegas Beyond The Strip
Jul 5, 2013
Use Las Vegas as a base for ATV tours of Valley of Fire State Park or horseback rides through Eldorado Canyon; kayak or paddleboard tours on Lake Mead or the Colorado River; aerial adventures on the rope course at Valley of Fire State Park or the ziplines at Bootleg Canyon.
Beyond The Beach - Adventure Travel Throughout The Caribbean
Jun 5, 2013
When it comes to the quintessential beach vacation, the Caribbean does it right. Although the sun, sand and surf are vacation-perfect, there is more to a holiday in the tropics than taking up space on a sun lounger. Tours galore are the newest cool with a plethora to choose from...
Truly Magical - A Father & Son Do Machu Picchu
Jun 3, 2013
Of course, we marvelled at Machu Picchu on a recent foray to Peru. After all, the Lost City of the Incas is the type of eye candy to warrant being named to the New Seven Wonders of the World list and snag UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The Northern Light - Nowhere Does Summer Like Alaska
May 30, 2013
Fairbanks is one of Northernmost metropolitan areas in Alaska, and one of the Northernmost in the world, and as a result few places on Earth change more with the passing of seasons. During summer solstice, Fairbanks gets almost 22 hours of sunlight per day! If you’re looking to get as...
Land Of Adventure - Beyond The Beach On The Riviera Maya
Apr 29, 2013
The 130-kilometre stretch known as the Riviera Maya features the tranquility of uncrowded beaches, a vast network of underground rivers, more than 100 cenotes, the action of eco-adventure sports including kayaking, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, bird watching and deep sea fishing, proximity to many of Mexico’s most significant...
Travelling Without Screens - How to Stay Active On The Road
Apr 11, 2013
    Put down the Wii and PlayStation on your next vacation and return to the old-fashion form of fun! From Bingo to life-size chess, the below hotels and resorts are going “old school” by returning to the Rec Room. Oversized Chess? Check Mate! An array of destination resorts and hotels offer life-sized...
Sport Of The Gods - Football Tourism In Greece
Mar 25, 2013
    In many parts of Europe, football (soccer) is the primary national ideology. While John Lennon may have claimed the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, European history shows that, in fact, it’s football that has the power to overcome religious, ethnic, and national boundaries and bring disparate populations together in constructive,
Visiting the Dino-Desert - Alberta's Adventure History Industry
Mar 24, 2013
    Alberta has a lot to offer dinosaur enthusiasts. The area around Alberta is known as the Badlands of the North. The erosion of the rocks which create the unique formations has revealed a unique glimpse into prehistory. The best Dino-tourism sites in Alberta are the Dinosaur Provincial Park, the Royal...
South African Driving Tours
Mar 14, 2013
  Wide-open plains, meandering rivers and lush green covered hills are some of the features of the countryside seen when driving around South Africa. Whether touring the country for the first time, or just looking for a fun way to spend the day, many routes pass pleasant landscape while journeying...
Rapid Relaxation - Ten Exciting River Vacations
Mar 8, 2013
What is it that drives people to conquer the world’s most dangerous environments? Mountain climbers and cave divers put themselves in harm’s way to see heights and depths most of us will never approach, but not ever every nature adventure has to be so dangerous. White water rafting is a...
A Place Like No Other - A Sampling Of Scottsdale's Sonoran Adventures
Feb 27, 2013
By Josephine Matyas   Just a stone’s throw from Phoenix, Scottsdale fits the bill for active-minded travellers who are energized by outdoor adventures in a pristine desert setting. The city’s backyard opens onto the lush Sonoran Desert, a rough-and-tumble oasis of mountains and parks, home to more than 2,000 native plant species...
The New Pompeii - Visiting Chernobyl
Feb 14, 2013
    One does not simply walk into Chernobyl. Over and above the fences and government safety measures meant to keep people from wandering through the shell of this once-thriving energy supply town, there is, of course, the radiation. The former city of Pripyat, Ukraine is probably the most famous ghost town...
Spotting Ursa Major - Bear Chasing in British Columbia
Feb 14, 2013
    When we think of Canadian bears, the mind turns immediately the Grizzlies. The ill-fated NBA team might have helped, but Grizzlies are iconic of Canada for many more reasons. Their proximity to civilization means they wander into towns and cities much more frequently, and their enormous bulk can frighten even...
Ten gadgets to keep you connected on the road
Feb 1, 2013
It doesn’t matter if it’s a vacation – these days, there’s no escaping the world. For many people, an email must be returned within the day, sometimes the hour, on pain of business or personal  reprisals, or both. As a result, it’s handy to have pack some gadgets that streamline...
Northern Shores - From The Emerald Coast To The Historic Coast, Northern Florida Is In A World All Its Own
Jan 31, 2013
  By Graham Templeton   Did you know St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America? It was 500 years ago the Spanish landed and the state of Florida has celebrated ever since. What’s to celebrate up here? How about historic sites, both Spanish and aboriginal? What about miles and miles...
Southern Arts - From Swamp Buggies To Art Villages, Discover Southern Florida's Many,
Jan 31, 2013
  By Graham Templeton   Think South Florida and you think Miami, of course. Red-hot nightlife, world-class performing arts, superb shopping – the city is hot, hot, hot. But there is much more to discover. Like the Fort Myers Film Festival, or Bradenton’s...
The Great Outdoors - Head Beyond The Beach & Discover Florida's Natural Attractions
Jan 31, 2013
    By Lindor Reynolds   Florida is a paradise for sports fans, wilderness enthusiasts and adventure-seekers. Whether you want to attend a game played by your favourite professional team, paddle a kayak through a secluded park or sit quietly to bird watch, Florida has what you need. If you’ve got the interest, the...
Centre Of It All - Central Florida Is THE Place For Hot & Cool Adventures
Jan 31, 2013
  By Graham Templeton   Sure there are beaches in Central Florida. Lots of them, with miles of white sand and perfect blue waters. But there are also theme parks galore with rides that will get your heart pumping and artistic endeavours that will touch your soul. There is fine dining, cosmic adventure...
Agent Newsletter Subscribe
Jan 24, 2013
// 0) isError = true; if (isError) alert(errorString); return !isError; } // ]]> Email ADDRESS1 ADDRESS2 CITY COMPANY COUNTRY FIRSTNAME JOB_TITLE LASTNAME PHONE_WORK PROVINCE_STATE ZIP_POSTAL_CODE Travel Agent Contests Travel...
More Than A Sailing Trip - Shore Excursions Make Memories On A Western Caribbean Itinerary
Jan 17, 2013
By Toby Saltzman   Snorkeling through crystalline waters as the sun’s rays streamed over a kaleidoscopic garden of coral reef, I was living a dream sparked long ago by a film clip of Jacques Cousteau. As tropical fish flashed by, their neon hues glowing in the light, I recalled the French explorer’s...
10 Cities For Nightlife Fanatics
Jan 4, 2013
Travel is supposed to be relaxing, right? The golden rays of sunlight on a stretched (and impeccably toned) beach body, that’s what we all long for. But what happens after five hours of relaxation, after dinner and dessert? Here are 10 cities that have a tiring and inspiring answer to...
Saddle Up
Dec 12, 2012
  I had never seen anything like it. These were no mechanical bulls. I had come to Billy Bob’s – “the...
The Great Outdoors
Dec 6, 2012
South Padre Island is one of those surprising places that you often, unexpectedly, find in Texas. Walking along the beach,
The Other California
Dec 3, 2012
  California – hmmmm – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa Valley…? Right, most of us have never heard of a surprisingly appealing region just an hour’s drive up the coast from the madness of LA. VenturaCountyWest encompasses rich farmland, rugged mountains, miles of sandy beaches and the unique Channel Islands. This is...
World Report - October 2012
Nov 27, 2012
  HONG KONG Visiting Asia’s World City Since it was reclaimed by China in 1997, Hong Kong has only become more important to Chinese-Western trade, making it a crucial bridge between cultures and one of the premier hubs for world travel. Any world-class metropolis will inevitably develop world-class attractions, and Hong Kong is...
Ten Skiing And Snowboarding Destinations
Nov 23, 2012
It’s snow season in Canada, and travellers from around the world are beginning to flock to our many great mountains and high-altitude townships. They’re not the only ones who can travel to find the perfect ski vacation, however, and Canadians can go adventure travelling as well. Some of the best...
Snapshots Fall 2012
Nov 21, 2012
  BELIZE Some Things AreWorth It The locavore dining movement has deep roots in Canada, but there are some daily indulgences even those...
Desert Contemplation
Nov 21, 2012
To be brutally honest, I began this journey as more spa newbie than spa diva. My spa experiences were confined...
Totally Awesome
Nov 19, 2012
Entering into Arizona’s Grand Canyon from mid air? That’s an adrenaline rush like no other. Our helicopter smoothly lifts off...
A Rare Land
Nov 6, 2012
The beat-up Chevy truck has been this way before. At least that’s my take from the groaning of the engine,
10 Destinations For The Nerd In All Of Us
Nov 2, 2012
Somewhere along the line, nerds became big business. It used to be that the geekier elements of society were also its most marginalized, and nerds were creepy basement dwellers with little in the way of social cache. This is a post-Bill Gates world, however, a society where computing entrepreneurs can...
Count On Dracula For Halloween Thrills
Oct 31, 2012
  Count Dracula might be the most popular Halloween icon of all time. The bat-winged vampire has inspired everything from movies to muppets, and his iconic accent permeates pop culture. Yet few know the real historical underpinnings of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula character. The Halloween legend is in fact based (loosely,
Salem: The Home of Halloween
Oct 30, 2012
      Salem, Massachusetts is perhaps the most famous haunted town of all – and it’s not even be haunted! Sure, the city has more than its fair share of ghost stories, but ultimately its fame comes from its grisly real-world history, not sightings of the long-dead victims of its crimes. More than...
Halloween - Hong Kong Style
Oct 29, 2012
  Hong Kong was under British rule for the better part of 150 years, and that has predictably rubbed off on its culture. In Hong Kong you’ll find a variety western traditions seen through the lens of a different culture, perhaps none more fully adopted or warped than the tradition of...
10 Haunted Houses
Oct 26, 2012
  USS Nightmare – Newport, Kentucky The motto says it all: Prepare to have the ship scared out of you. America’s “Premiere Haunted Steamboat” has a reputation to live up to its claims, an elaborately staged river adventure on a retired steamboat. The ship’s history has given it a spooky modern face,
Ten Haunted Halloween Walking Tours
Oct 19, 2012
  The catacombs of Paris are “home” to almost 6 million corpses. If ghosts are going to congregate anywhere, this would be it. With several hundred years of history, often bloody war-time history at that,  there are easily enough tragedies and unfinished stories to fuel ghost stories for generations. Walls made...
Elephant Central
Oct 15, 2012
  In The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith’s recent novel featuring Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of Botswana’s No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, there’s a scene where Precious and her assistant journey through Botswana’s Okavango Delta by canoe. They are at an upscale but environmentally correct...
Give Transit A Try
Oct 15, 2012
  At a resort, the only road many travellers care about is the one leading from the beach to the cocktail shack. However, urban travelling is by its nature more nomadic and diverse; the goal of most city visits is to see certain key landmarks while also gaining a more holistic...
Blast Off To Astro Travel
Oct 11, 2012
  Earth is interesting. On it you can find ocean trenches that go kilometers deep or the ruins of ancient civilizations, a pure white beach or a patch of jungle with more species than exist on most whole continents. However, all of these wonders have the drawback of being, in the...
Dive In - Exploring The Wonders Of The Gulf Of Aqaba
Oct 9, 2012
When the waters of the Red Sea close over your head in the Gulf of Aqaba you’re in another world and it’s easy to forget you’re really visiting a desert country. Most visitors to Jordan hustle off to see the ancient ruins of Petra or Wadi Rum and miss spending...
Great River Destinations - Summer Floats Across The U.S.A.
Oct 3, 2012
America’s rivers flow through desert canyons and dense forests, past small towns and big cities, and through high desert and rugged mountains. Time on the river is a very popular way to spend vacation time – swimming, boating or floating is sure to create lasting memories. With so many rivers...
O Kiwi, Where Art Thou? - On The Trail Of New Zealand's Elusive Icon
Oct 1, 2012
New Zealand is home to some pretty unusual creatures, including its famous icon, the kiwi. Who knew that a creature with a torso about the size of a cantaloupe would be so hard to find? Canadian Traveller goes in search of the elusive kiwi in the southernmost point of New...
Bricks, Blockbusters & Beaches - All Family Fun You Can Handle In Central Florida
Sep 26, 2012
It’s like one of those tales from Hans Christian Anderson. You know the one about the village toy maker who brings magic to his work. Only this one is true.
10 Great International Movie Locations
Sep 14, 2012
 Indiana Jones - Petra, Jordan The great ruins of Petra, located in Jordan, are one of the more famous locations in...
The Best International Movie Locations
Sep 14, 2012
Indiana Jones - Petra, Jordan The great ruins of Petra, located in Jordan, are one of the more famous locations in...
A Tale Of 2 Emirates - See the Remarkable In Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Aug 22, 2012
Rising out of the vast, red sands of Arabia and spread along the waters of the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a dramatic place, a land of great urbanization next to complete desert desolation, where very recent human ingenuity, innovation and invention stand alongside natural wonders that...
6 Free Things To Do In Australia
Aug 17, 2012
Explore the majesty of Uluru on the 9.4 kilometre Base Walk. The walk is dotted with interpretive displays, as well as a network of waterholes and lush woodlands – one of the last things you’d expect to see in the stark desert landscape. There are many other ways to see...
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Jul 27, 2012
Arizona is a land of wide-open spaces, ranching and mining history and a rich Western heritage of cowboy traditions. The rough ‘n’ tumble landscape attracted those hardy individuals seeking fortunes in the new frontier. Peppered across the state are remnants of mining camps and ghost towns, stagecoach stops, ranches, historic...
Headin' To The Masai - A Photo Safari Makes Memories Travellers Live For
Jul 18, 2012
The female leopard and her cub caught a small black-faced monkey. They dragged it onto a fallen tree eating it quickly before disappearing into the bush. My driver, Duncan, told me not to pack my equipment. “She’ll come out of the bush on the game trail just up the track,”...
Wild & Wonderful - Oregon Really Does Have It All
Jul 10, 2012
Wild and wonderful, Oregon embodies all the best of the Pacific Northwest. A place filled with roaring rivers, soaring, snow-capped peaks, giant redwood rainforests and picturesque, untamed beaches, the Beaver State offers anything and everything a nature-loving person could ask for. But it doesn’t end there. When you tire of...
5 Must-Sees In Mexico
Jul 6, 2012
It’s not just the tamales that are hot in Mexico. Mayan cultural experiences, colonial city discoveries and eco-adventures will satisfy your holiday cravings.
The Pleasures of PV - Public Art, Fine Dining & Hot Adventures Highlight Puerto Vallarta
Jun 28, 2012
It’s arguably the most popular destination on Mexico’s West Coast – and certainly the largest, with hundreds of miles of dazzling beachfront all-inclusive hotels and high-rise condo developments where older, smaller, locally-owned hotels are squeezed into the spaces between the big developments in Puerto Vallarta proper. Heading north into Marina...
A Million-Star Hotel - Few Experiences Rival Egypt's Deserts & Oases
Jun 20, 2012
It’s hard to believe that a great inland sea once covered the massive desert west of Cairo, where resident crocodiles were revered in a holy reserve and worshipped in the form of the god Sobek. Even the fossilized remains of whales have been found here, and can be seen in...
6 Ways To Rekindle The Romance - Thailand The Place To Ignite Old Passions Or Spark New Ones
Jun 11, 2012
Thailand is an idyllic tropical paradise with forested mountains descending to breathtaking white-sand beaches, colourful time-honoured traditions, sumptuous spas and modern accommodation. In fact, the country’s arresting scenery and lush surroundings set the stage to celebrate undying love and togetherness, whether you’re igniting old passions or solidifying new ones.
5 Monumental Attractions
Jun 4, 2012
Some of man's most significant architectural and engineering feats stand witness to our enduring ingenuity. And our love of grandeur.
Ridin' The Rails In Alaska - Welcome Aboard A Train Trip Like No Other
May 30, 2012
Stepping aboard a train bound for the Alaska wilderness is the beginning of a journey filled with adventure and surprise.
6 Places To Explore - Culturally Speaking
May 25, 2012
We are not all alike. Never have been and never will be. Let’s celebrate our differences. Mardi Gras Leave the inhibitions and...
Finding Mozart - Looking For The Composer In Bavaria
May 24, 2012
A couple of years ago I had the good fortune to visit Bavaria on a tour that centred on the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I love his music and jumped at the chance to learn more about his life, his loves and his work.
A Smokin' Place - Walking New Zealand's White Island
May 23, 2012
It was a glorious day to be on the water. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, as we skimmed over the waves to White Island, a 90-minute cruise from Whakatane, on New Zealand’s North Island.
Wild About Nature - 4 Places To See Wildlife Up Close
May 18, 2012
Come face to face with some of nature’s most incredible inhabitants in the most intimate and the most spectacular settings on earth.
St. George Feeds The Senses - From Canyon Hiking To Great Golf
May 14, 2012
With rugged red peaks rising from desert plateaus and deep canyons filled with low-growing foliage, St. George’s spectacular scenery and temperate climate draw visitors from around the world.
4 Adventures That Say: Do It Now
May 11, 2012
Man’s careless approach to the environment put these experiences on the endangered list. Don’t delay – do it now.
6 Places Savvy Travellers Have On The Radar
May 4, 2012
Once a destination gets too popular certain travellers move on to the next best thing. Here’s where they’re going.
4 Incredible Journeys
Apr 10, 2012
They always say it’s not the destination that counts but the journey. In these cases it really is the trip that is the adventure.
Central America
Apr 10, 2012
It’s a jungle out there and these undiscovered countries want you in it. Nature and wildlife is your bedside, seaside, and mountainside companion where adventure not crowds reign.
O Canada
Apr 10, 2012
Sweet as maple syrup, fresh as Rocky Mountain air, fine as Niagara ice wine and daring as mountain heli-skiing, Canada connects culture and adventure coast to coast.
Only In New Zealand - Uniquely Kiwi Adventures On New Zealand's North Island
Apr 9, 2012
From Gisborne, through the Bay of Plenty and on to Rotorua, our tour of New Zealand’s North Island explored European history and even older Maori culture, outdoor adventure and fine wines – even the beginnings of the country’s tourism industry.
4 Cool Adventures
Apr 6, 2012
There’s cool travel and then there’s really cool travel. Travel to the ends of the Earth for the coolest travel of all.
Exploring Coastal Ecuador - Take A Road Trip From Guayaquil To Bahia de Caraquez
Mar 19, 2012
Travelling along Ecuador’s coast offers ancient history and cultures and boundless water adventures. And, there are a number of travel options. Want to experience the local colour?
No Longer A Secret - Uncover All Of St Pete/Clearwater's Charms
Feb 24, 2012
Are you wearing your sunglasses? If not – put ‘em on. Beginning in 1967 Mother Nature showered St Petersburg with consecutive days of sunshine, earning it a well deserved place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Roaring Reykjavík - Discover High Energy & Idyllic Scenery In Iceland's Capital
Feb 22, 2012
Reykjavík is pure energy – whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the natural green energy within the city and around it, or the lively culture and fun-filled nightlife. And more and more travellers are discovering the city and its action.
It's St. George! - National Parks, Western History & Rugged Beauty
Feb 15, 2012
In 1861 Brigham Young, the Mormon prophet-colonizer, gazed northward up a desperately barren valley. Waving his hand to include the entire setting, he said, “There will yet be built between those volcanic ridges a city with spires, towers...and homes with many inhabitants.” And so St. George came to be.
Adventure Central - View The Cooks From Water, Land & Air
Jan 27, 2012
Some visitors to the Cook Islands happily spend their entire holiday lazing on the beach or gently rocking in a shady hammock with a good book. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but if you need a bit more excitement, there are plenty more active attractions on the islands.
Utah By The Numb3rs - Counting The Ways To Enjoy The Beehive State
Jan 27, 2012
Utah’s dramatic landscape packs a punch with snow-packed peaks, colossal canyons and riveting rock formations. Bordered by Arizona, Colorado, Idaho and Nevada, Utah displays significant natural beauty and diversity and offers the best of the Rocky Mountains and the desert southwest.
Always Growing - Numbers Don't Lie, Everybody Loves Cancun
Jan 27, 2012
There’s a sunburned, margarita-guzzling elephant parked on the beach in Cancun: the luridly-painted image of drug cartel crime, violence, and corruption, and the North American consumer media jumps on the story at every opportunity.
Ahh, The View - A Look At The Azores, Portugal's Atlantic Island Paradise
Jan 27, 2012
“The Azores are a nature lover’s paradise – as green as Ireland and as volcanic as Hawaii,” said Valerie Ward, business development manager with Total Vacations. “They’re big for hiking – you can walk for days.”
8 Eco-Adventures On The Riviera Maya
Jan 9, 2012
Anytime is a great time to pack your bags and head to Mexico’s Riviera Maya along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. And if you like to go green when you are on holidays, this is the spot, with plenty of eco-adventure parks that introduce you and your family to...
Take The Plunge - Head Off The Beaten Track & Discover The Mysterious Yucatan
Dec 21, 2011
Most people don’t realize that the sunny beaches along Mexico’s Maya Riviera are the purview of the state of Quintana Roo, while most of the massive Yucatan peninsula belongs to the Mexican state of Yucatan. That’s lesson one on the Yucatan.
Urban Oasis - Phoenix Rises From The Sonoran Desert With Big City Pleasures
Dec 21, 2011
There are few destinations that can match how Phoenix mixes bright lights and big city glitz with the jaw-dropping scenery of rugged mountain ranges and desert. Add picture perfect weather, a packed entertainment calendar and an eclectic mix of museums and attractions and you’ll find there is always something happening...
Around The Bend - Peru's Amazon Rainforest Reveals The Jungle's Wild Side
Dec 21, 2011
Who hasn’t heard of Machu Picchu, one of the most significant archeological and spiritual sites in Latin America? On July 24, 2011, Peru celebrated the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu’s rediscovery by archeologist Hiram Bingham. Lost in the jungle for centuries and left in ruins, Machu Picchu was carefully restored...
C'est Magnifique - Exploring France's Wild & Wonderful Rhône-Alpes
Dec 21, 2011
Most travellers to France start in Paris. There’s the allure of the Louvre, shopping along the Champs Élysées, the one-of-a-kind Eiffel Tower and the wondrous Notre Dame Cathedral. But Paris is just a preview of what France has to offer, from marvelous alpine villages and pleasing plateaus to culinary delicacies...
The Camino de Santiago: Find European Adventure
Dec 16, 2011
The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way if St James, is a hiking and biking trail that cuts across Northern Spain along the French Border. This trail is popular with off-road bicyclists, hikers and trekkers.
Once Is Not Enough - Safaris Are Always Repeat Expeditions
Nov 25, 2011
Sa-fa-ri. The word trips off the lips invitingly. A safari is, for many, the trip of a lifetime but it seems that once is not enough. For many, that first trip is a superb taster, and a repeat vacation becomes a passion.
Rising From The Jungle - Land & Sea Adventures In Belize
Oct 26, 2011
Many centuries ago, the Mayan civilization rose out of the rainforests of Belize with dazzling temples, massive artworks and a culture based on the cultivations of corn, chocolate and cassava, only to be reclaimed by the jungle once its time had passed.
Play Hard
Sep 30, 2011
Active travellers may have a difficult time choosing from Arizona’s long menu of sports and adventure activities. Add to that a dizzying choice of places to stay – from rustic ranches to luxury resorts to charming B&Bs – and it means they can give-it-their-all during the daytime, and tuck in...
Blessed By Nature - From Towering Mountains To Lush Vineyards, Oregon Is Indeed A Special Place
Sep 30, 2011
Sure there is the rugged coastline; the endless forests, huge mountains, boiling rivers and breath-taking scenery that attracts visitors to Oregon. But nature has blessed the state with so much more than physical beauty. You can eat your way around the state and feast on artisan foods, micro brews, fine...
Surf's Up - Tree Surfing & Other Adventures In Fiji
Sep 30, 2011
A craving for adventure led me to southern Vita Levu’s Pacific Harbour, proclaimed “The Adventure Capital of Fiji”. The Uprising Beach Resort, not only has dorm accommodations that are ubiquitous to the area, but also beachfront and garden view bures (sleeps up to four) for those, like myself, who fancy...
Water, Water Everywhere
Aug 22, 2011
An island with spectacular beaches and constant warm temperatures, Cuba is the place to find fun in, on and under the water. Resorts boast all manner of water toys and activities, from pool noodles to parasailing. The sporting menu also includes windsurfing, kite boarding, sea kayking and, of course, swimming...
Nature At Its Finest
Aug 22, 2011
Nature-lovers love Cuba with its well-preserved ecosystems, amazing array of landscapes and abundance of flora and fauna. Cuba is home to more than 6,700 species of higher plants (about half of which are native), as well as 14,000 species of invertebrates and 650 vertebrates – including 350 bird species.
The Sporting DR
Mar 25, 2011
An intriguing hike or an inviting beach is never far away. The diverse island geography includes tropical rainforests, mountain wilderness, mangrove swamps, azure waters and everything in between. Each setting is a playground for the sports nut. And the forgiving climate means it’s always a good time to climb, raft,
Samaná: From The Rainforest To The Coastline
Mar 25, 2011
On the Samaná Peninsula, nature occurs in the drama of green, jungle-draped mountainsides, the sensuous curve of a perfect powder-white beach, the sight of a mother whale and her calf frolicking in the deep ocean waters. These are the images that first-time visitors take home from Samaná, inspiring them to...
The Big Trip: Punta Cana
Mar 25, 2011
Once just a quiet spot on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, the towns of Punta Cana and Bávaro have exploded into a resort zone of all-inclusive properties that cater to honeymooners, families and spring breakers looking for sports by day and exciting nightlife after the sun goes down.
A Puerto Plata Primer
Mar 25, 2011
As planeloads of winter-weary Canadians head south for a mid-winter break, there’s a good chance that they’re headed for the airport at Puerto Plata, one of the budget destination capitals of the Caribbean. To be more precise, they are almost certainly headed for one of the all-inclusive resorts at Playa...
The DR Au Naturel
Mar 25, 2011
The clear waters and dazzling scenery of the Dominican Republic are seductive to those hoping to discover the panorama of life underwater and ashore. One of the more diverse islands of the Caribbean, the landscape covers the spectrum from mountainous highland ranges to cacti-dotted semi-arid deserts, mangroves, lagoons and rivers.
La Romana In A Week
Mar 25, 2011
It’s a little quieter on the south coast of the Dominican Republic. Mass tourism has made its mark; but the sea is a little calmer here, the pace is dialed down a notch and despite making it onto the main tourist radar, the village of La Romana still exudes a...
Above It All - Hot City Action, History & Haunting Wilderness Beauty - Discover Utah
Jan 26, 2011
Sublime scenery that invites contemplation; vast tracts of wilderness that invite exploration; vibrant cities that invite you to stay and enjoy theatre, nightlife and contemporary cuisine – this is Utah. Journey through this land and discover its secrets, and some of your own. One of the best ways to see...
Designed By The Desert - Art, Architecture & Pure Luxury Are Scottsdale Highlights
Jan 26, 2011
Vibrant, energetic and sophisticated. Three words that perfectly describe Scottsdale – the city in the Valley of the Sun known for resorts and spas that pamper, upscale shopping in malls and boutiques, and pure bliss on a seemingly-endless supply of golf greens.
Water Adventures
Jan 25, 2011
Rather than being a whole lotta beach without any ocean, the Sonoran Desert is dotted with oases, some natural and some man-made. There are not many land-locked states that can claim more than 1,600 kilometres of shoreline. Arizona can, easily. It is widely considered the world’s greenest desert for its...
Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Jan 25, 2011
Bet you didn’t know you can do some of these things in Arizona. The state is full of surprises, some that have been hidden for years, others that seem to pop up on a regular basis to supply new experiences and adventures.
Escapes With The Family In Mind
Jan 25, 2011
Arizona’s amazing demographic diversity means that there is something to capture the imagination of all ages. Kid-friendly attractions and venues with something appealing for adults as well abound in Arizona.
The “Cool” Side Of Arizona
Jan 25, 2011
There’s the kind of cool where soft breezes whisper among the branches of stately pines, and water laps gently at a sandy shoreline. Where lofty altitudes create a naturally cool environment and seasonal snow flurries bring a softness to the terrain. Where chilly nights mean snuggling into a down sleeping...
Thrill-Seekers Wanted - Get High, Get Low, Just Get To Mexico For Your Adventure
Oct 27, 2010
Mexico’s unspoiled natural surroundings, diverse geography and breathtaking scenery offer endless possibilities for adventure seekers. From cycling in Baja California...
Saskatchewan
Aug 25, 2010
RCMP Heritage Centre: Opened at the gateway of the RCMP Academy in Regina in May 2007, this facility features a unique, environmentally friendly building, extensive exhibition galleries, interactive media, a multimedia theatre and a variety of on-site interpretation services.
Adventure in Paradise - Los Cabos Offers Active Adventures On Land & Sea
Aug 25, 2010
The sapphire Sea of Cortez lapped the shore; cacti and desert shrub nodded lethargically under a halogen sun – and between, along the white-sand beach, my gallant steed Bambino followed six other horses with riders.
Manitoba
Aug 25, 2010
Manitoba Museum: The province’s largest attraction features nine interpretive galleries tracing Manitoba’s natural and human history, a planetarium and science gallery.
British Columbia
Aug 4, 2010
Barkerville: A living history town that was the largest west of Chicago and north of San Francisco in the 1870s. General store, blacksmith, western show, stagecoach rides, gold-panning and mock courtroom sessions featuring \"Hanging\" Judge Begbie. East of Quesnel.
Alberta
Aug 4, 2010
Glenbow Museum: Western Canada’s largest museum tells the history of the people who lived here, both Aboriginal and European. Calgary. Alberta Birds of Prey Centre: Home to hawks, eagles, falcons and owls. Clients can tour breeding and rehabilitation facilities, see the new babies, hold a specially trained owl or...
A Beautiful Island Paradise - Bountiful Beaches, Outdoor Fun & Caribbean Culture In The D.R.
Aug 4, 2010
In the heart of an archipelago surrounded by Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean sharing the island of Hispaniola, or Little Spain, with Haiti. Washed by the rugged Atlantic Ocean to the north and the calm Caribbean Sea to the...
A Diversity of Riches - Sun, Adventure & Historic Treasures In Mexico
Jun 29, 2010
This month in Sun Destinations, Canadian Traveller presents Mexico, a country that offers sun, adventure and historical treasures. Mexico, a long-time favourite of vacationers, offers a diverse bounty of natural wonders that will delight any client. Turquoise seas, a stunning variety of breathtaking panoramas, beaches that spread into the horizon,
Wonderful Weddings - Say “I Do” To Dream Destinations Across America
Jun 29, 2010
The popularity of destination weddings continues to grow, as couples and their loved ones look for memorable ways to say “I Do”. From an eco-friendly ceremony in Taos to the fun of the Virginia Aquarium, here are just a few special places to consider for your clients preparing to a...
What A Ride - What's New & Notable For 2008
Jun 29, 2010
Popular with young and old alike, theme parks are always a favourite choice for Canadian travellers. Here’s a round-up of what’s new at some of America’s top parks.
Discovering Aboriginal Heritage - First Nations History Comes Alive in Alberta
Jun 28, 2010
Alberta is home to 43 First Nations in three treaty areas – their cultures are distinct and diverse. Travellers can explore 10,000 years of First Nations life at ancient sites and museums around the province; paddle the same waterways of original Métis fur trappers; discover ancient petroglyphs and rock art,
One-Stop Shopping In Mesa
Jun 28, 2010
Serving as a one-stop travel resource, the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau website, www.VisitMesa.com, offers exclusive packages for a wide variety of interests. All packages offer a la carte amenities including top Mesa attractions and activities, as well as car rental through Dollar Rent-A-Car. The packages can also be booked...
Incredible Iceland - This Cool Country Is One Red-Hot Destination
Jun 28, 2010
Iceland’s proximity to Eastern Canada – and Icelandair’s service from Halifax, and new flights from Toronto, set to launch in May (see Iceland FastFacts) – makes it a viable weekend getaway destination or stopover on the way to or from Continental Europe. But the country offers plenty of attractions to...
A Whale Of A Time In Virginia Beach Waters
Jun 28, 2010
Humpback whales are once again cruising off the coast of Virginia Beach and local tour operators have whale-watching packages starting at just US $77 per person, available through March 16.The $77 package includes three days, two nights accommodations (breakfast included at some hotels) and admission aboard a two-hour Virginia Aquarium...
Lions & Cheetahs & Elephants, Oh My! - Spotting Two Of The Big Five in Safari In Southern Africa
Jun 28, 2010
By Helena Zukowski In Africa, there is an odd illusion at night in which the velvet darkness seems to gather random sounds into an orchestra, blending and amplifying them until you seem to be sitting right in the string section. In Botswana, I woke up one morning at 3 a.m. from...
Small Island, Big Attractions - Discover St. Lucia's Heritage, Nature & Lively Culture
Jun 28, 2010
One of the Windward Islands, St. Lucia sits halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago between Martinique and St. Vincent, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping its the eastern shore and the Caribbean Sea, with the finest beaches, on the west. The island is known for its five-star resorts, rum, culinary traditions...
Mudholes, Maori & Chardonnay City - New Zealand's North Island, From Gisborne To Rotorua
Jun 28, 2010
Come to New Zealand, the invitation said. Come to Eastland and the Bay of Plenty. Come and discover old European history and even older Maori culture. Come discover great outdoor adventure and fine wines. Come discover where New Zealand’s tourism industry started. And we discovered it all.
Into The Blue - And the Green On Land & Sea Adventures In Belize & Costa Rica
Jun 25, 2010
Warm ocean waters teeming with marine life. Lush tropical jungles alive with the sounds of birds and animals. Impassive Mayan ruins guarding ancient cultures. Combine these with friendly people, great food and infectious music and there really is no better place for adventure-seeking travellers than Latin America and more specifically,
Blast From The Past - India's UNESCO Temples & Palaces
Feb 1, 2010
With its great religious, cultural and political history is it any wonder that India is home to 27 sites that have been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites? From Mughal monuments to military might and lovers to protected enclaves for rhinos, elephants, tigers and birds; from architecturally...
A Rare State - Gujarat Features Rare Wildlife In Diverse Habitats
Feb 1, 2010
Lions, leopards, elephants, camels, the list of India’s exotic wildlife goes on and on. India cares about its wildlife and has developed a network of 70 national parks and about 400 wildlife sanctuaries that harbours endangered species as well as those that are plentiful.
Trekking The Top - See The Himalayas The Natural Way
Feb 1, 2010
India is the ultimate destination for a trekking holiday, offering everything from short, easy excursions to the long challenges of major expeditions. The key to a successful trek is to do your homework and prepare for your experience. Trekking alone is not encouraged, but other options include hiring a porter...
Azores Allure - Portugal's Atlantic Islands Bring Europe Closer
Feb 1, 2010
“The Azores are an unforgettable experience, which combines pure nature and a unique culture,” says Miguel Cymbron, director of tourism for the Azores. “Many visitors (including travel agents ) from around the world are astounded at the complete vacation package that is the Azores.” On the outskirts of Europe, the nine...
Must See Utah
Jan 1, 2010
With so much to offer it is tough to pick THE best places in Utah. Based solely on visitation numbers, here are the top 15 favourites: 1. Temple Square and the surrounding Salt Lake City attractions include a conference centre, the world’s largest genealogical library and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Life Elevated - Discover Utah's History, Adventure & Unmatched Beauty
Jan 1, 2010
Sublime scenery that invites contemplation; vast tracts of wilderness that invite exploration; vibrant cities that invite you to stay and enjoy theatre, nightlife and contemporary cuisine – this is Utah. Parks Plus The Great Outdoors are truly great here and have a profound influence on all that goes on in the state.