Tag: Destinations

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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Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

Ice, snow, tumbling temperatures: No one ever said an Ottawa winter is an easy ride. But that’s no excuse for spending the season cocooned with a hot toddy and good book — not when there’s a ton of fun waiting outside your front door. So grab your tuque and mitts, and let’s see what we […]

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Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

Travelling the world and getting to know new cultures and civilizations has enriched my life, but I always fall captive to Bulgaria’s special charm. Every spot in my small home country has a beauty that will enchant the human heart. Bulgaria is situated in southeastern Europe on the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Bulgaria […]

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