North America’s Best Natural Swimming Holes

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Check out our list of some of the best swimming holes in North America – these refresh better than a manmade swimming pool ever could! Thunder Brook Falls – Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland The natural falls are a perfect place to get refreshed on a summer day. … Continue reading North America’s Best Natural Swimming Holes

Believe it or not… it’s Canada!

Let’s be real: when we think about the next amazing trip we’re going to take, the words “stay in Canada” don’t exactly spring to mind. But, you would be surprised at how many great destinations you can visit without even needing a passport! Photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography 1) Banff, Alberta … Continue reading Believe it or not… it’s Canada!

Trekking the Trail

Even though it’s just one among a multitude of paths across the Andes, the fabulous treasure of Machu Picchu at the end of its 43km path makes the Inca Trail the world’s most famous trek. If you are reasonably fit and can dedicate at least four days to the experience, arriving on foot along the … Continue reading Trekking the Trail

5 things you never thought of doing in Europe…

1. Go WWOFFing. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but thanks to WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) there is such a thing as a free stay while you help grow other people’s lunch. WWOOF is an international organization that puts you in touch with organic farms and smallholdings looking for a … Continue reading 5 things you never thought of doing in Europe…

Highlights of Europe

The 21-day Contiki European Experience is a great way to see Europe for the first time! Take a look at Kayla’s highlights from her trip: London With only a limited amount of time in London, I decided to visit the famous Platform 9 3/4! Navigating around the city on the London tube, we arrived at … Continue reading Highlights of Europe

Turkey Travels with Jason

Travel Diary: Turkey from October 18, 2014 to October 30, 2014 Day one Only 12 days in Turkey…ambitious plan for the huge country that bridges Europe and Asia. Fortunately, Turkey is quite easy to get to from Toronto, with daily flights from both Air Canada and Turkish Airlines. Flights typically get into Istanbul in the … Continue reading Turkey Travels with Jason

5 Spooky Places Around the World

Signal Hill, NL (Canada) Signal Hill is a national historic site in Canada, celebrating the point of reception for the first transatlantic wireless communication. But did you know it’s said to be haunted? Ghosts are often spotted wandering around the St. John’s landmark, from soldiers to prisoners and everyone in between. One of the better-known … Continue reading 5 Spooky Places Around the World