Tag: Destinations

Springing into travel mode

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Springing into travel mode

If spring has you hankering to hit the road, you’re in luck this year. The pandemic isn’t yet behind us, but travel opportunities — both real-life and virtual — are slowly opening up, and the long winter of our discontent will soon be a distant memory. Our suggestions for the coming months won’t take you […]

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Ski trails, virtual snooping and murals for staycations

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Ski trails, virtual snooping and murals for staycations

Avid travellers may be longing for the return of footloose times, but the pandemic hasn’t nixed every opportunity to get out and about, even if some of our sojourns are now virtual. We’ve uncovered a clutch of COVID-safe travel ideas to keep you going until the spring. Some get you outside enjoying our Canadian winter, […]

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Morocco: A diverse land of many charms

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Morocco: A diverse land of many charms

Editor’s note: When COVID-19 becomes controlled and travel restrictions are lifted, you may want to consider Morocco as your next destination. Morocco’s location at the intersection of Europe and Africa makes the country a real crossroads, flanked by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and open to vast stretches of the Atlantic Ocean. This land […]

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On the road again

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
On the road again

Cabin fever has gripped most of us over the past few months. But, as the pandemic lockdown eases, opportunities for daytrips and even overnighters are opening up. Since staying safe still generally means staying close to home, we’re turning the spotlight on nearby attractions you can reach by car, bike or even foot and where […]

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The floating university: excerpts from the experts

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
The floating university: excerpts from the experts

Their first-hand stories are funny, vivid, scientific, sometimes distressing — another kind of exploration. Dylan White, wilderness and wildlife guide, has worked on 150 projects for government, academia and private groups. His Arctic mammal talk included black bears, grizzly and polar bears, all of which can interbreed to produce, in the case of the latter […]

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Expeditions are a family affair

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Expeditions are a family affair

“Expedition” is a loaded word in the travelling world. “If you don’t know what an ‘expedition’ is, you think, ‘Am I going to be on a dogsled going to the North Pole for two weeks, fishing for my food?’” asks Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada’s award-winning CEO. From the deck of their comfortable ship or in […]

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The Inuit of Labrador’s forced relocation

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Inuit of Labrador’s forced relocation

Hebron, though only a deserted coastal settlement in northern Labrador, is a uniquely powerful National Historic Site of Canada. And, it may hold double interest to its visitors in these early days of the COVID-19 virus’ spread around the world. Members of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, representing 180,000 Inuit in Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia, […]

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Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

Sailing on Adventure Canada’s Greenland and Wild Labrador Expedition gives new meaning to the phrase “peak experience.” Besides hiking along the base of Canada’s highest mountains east of the Rockies — northern Labrador’s Torngat Mountains’ peak altitude is 1,652 metres — we walked along its fjord cliffs and rode Zodiacs into the narrow fjords. During […]

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See the region as spring blossoms

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
See the region as spring blossoms

Editor’s note: At press time, most public places and even National Parks were closed so be sure to check on these events before heading out. Sorry, but April is not the cruellest month. In fact, it’s a dandy one, when skies are bright, temperatures generally congenial and the highways and byways beckon to the winter-weary. […]

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Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

Ecuador is slightly more than 283,000 square kilometres in size and is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. It is set on the equator, thus its name, and is considered to be the most compact “mega-diverse” country in the universe. In addition, in 2018, Ecuador celebrated the 40th anniversary of its capital […]

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