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A Kayaking Trip to Baja, Mexico

A kayaking trip to Baja, Mexico is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors in winter. I love the consistent sunshine, the blue skies and the stark landscape that the Baja area is famous for. Some of the best weeks of my life have been spent on kayaking trips out of Loreto. Here are 15 reasons you just might love a kayaking trip to Baja, Mexico Baja, Mexico is easily accessible via flights from Los…

An Introduction to St. John’s, Newfoundland

St. John's, Newfoundland is the oldest city in North America, the only rock you can live on, and home to some of the best nightlife you'll ever experience. Even with such a small population (about 100,000), there's more than enough to keep you busy during the day. I've lived here for four years and still haven't tried it all. Big Culture in Newfoundland St. John's (and Newfoundland and Labrador as a whole) has changed a…

The Galapagos Islands – An Outdoor Nature Museum

The Galapagos Islands are situated about 970 kilometres (600 miles) west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. They include 13 main islands and six smaller islands and surprisingly to most people they have a population of approximately 30,000 people. Tourism and development continue at a brisk pace although increasingly there are concerns about environmental sustainability. The Galapagos Islands are very different from anywhere else on this planet. Up close and personal encounters on a daily…

The Cabot Trail’s Striking East Coast

The 298 km Cabot Trail loops around the northern part of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Although the west coast is renowned for its jaw dropping views the east coast of the Cabot Trail offers a host of lovely surprises. Dingwall Area Take the time to drive or bike to Dingwall, just a short distance off of the Cabot Trail. Continue through the village and out to the beach. There are loads of cormorants…

Mt. Everest Base Camp – 8 Reasons to Make the Trek

This is a guest post written by my daughter, Kristen McAdam - an adventurous soul with her mother's wanderlust. At least her cubicle is more interesting than most! Back in February I made the decision to ask my boss for an entire month off to travel to Nepal. I was feeling the familiar tug of the travel bug and was eager to tick off another item on my ever-growing bucket list. I’ve wanted to visit…

Gorgeous Hiking Trails in the Grand Canyon

Hiking trails in the Grand Canyon are some of the most gorgeous on the planet. Fall and spring are the time to be hiking on the trails in the Grand Canyon. The oppressive summer heat hasn't begun or is over, and hiking temperatures are perfect. A couple of years ago I did a few epic hiking days as part of a Rim to Rim to Rim hike. The reality is that there are very few…

Nine Ways to Enjoy the Cabot Trail this Fall

Ask a local from Cape Breton what their favourite season is and invariably the answer is the fall. Temperatures are comfortable, people are few and far between and the spectacular Highlands National Park scenery is at its best once the leaves begin changing colour. Here are nine ways to enjoy the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island this fall. Take a drive (or bike) through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You will be rewarded with…

Boardwalks, Beaches & Sand Dunes-PEI Nat’l Park (Greenwich)

Prince Edward Island (PEI) is justifiably famous for its long stretches of beaches. The Cavendish area beaches and Brackley Beach are tourist favourites; I prefer the off the beaten path Greenwich section of PEI National Park. In 1998 Greenwich became part of the National Park because of its large parabolic sand dunes, the endangered piping plover and many rare plants. I loved the Greenwich section of PEI National Park because of its boardwalks, beaches and sand…

Biking Trips: Cape Breton Island’s Glorious Cabot Trail

If you like biking trips then Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail is an excellent choice. The Cabot Trail makes a 298 km (185 mile) loop around the northern part of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia passing through the very scenic and hilly Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Cabot Trail is considered to be one of the best places for a bike tour in all of North America and on the 'must do' list…

Where to Stay if you Bike the Kettle Valley Railway

Last year I had planned to bike the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) from Brookmere to Midway, a distance of 331 kms (199 miles). I spent quite a bit of time working on the logistics of the trip especially the accommodation as my husband and I were trying to avoid camping. The thought of lugging a tent, sleeping bag and cooking utensils wasn't what I had in my mind though it's done by plenty of people.…

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