Category Archives North America

Visitors to Canada might be surprised to find that, in the summer months, the great white north gets pretty hot and humid. Given the lack of good public transit outside of the main cities and the vast expanse of land to explore, jumping in a car and heading to the nearest coast, lake or glacier is the best way to…

Just because the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy active outdoor adventures. While ski bums are flocking to the hills, there are many snowy Ontario adventures to be had for those who prefer to go slow. Exploring these trails by foot, paddle or ski makes for a great winter adventure and…

puerto vallarta

There are so many wonderful destinations across Mexico. Cities, beaches, mountains, jungles—but Puerto Vallarta is one of the only places to offer the best of everything. The bustling city is full of a wide array of restaurants and is surrounded by impeccable clear water beaches, mountain hikes, ziplines through the jungle, and so much more.  Here are just some of…

waterfall in ontario

Autumn is a gorgeous time to be in Ontario, Canada. The province is covered with lakes, forests and cliffs. With very few peaks above the treeline, the province turns into a sea of fall colors every year.  Whether you hike, canoe, drive or take a train, here are our top places to take in the breathtaking fall colors.  Killarney Provincial…

calgary canada

The city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada is nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains—and it’s an urban epicenter for outdoor activities. Hundreds of miles of bike trails, a former Olympic Park, easy getaways to the mountains and a downtown area with plenty of options for healthy eating await travelers to this city.  Here’s a bit more on…

It’s nearly 5 p.m. by the time I arrive at the access point. I’m so concerned I won’t get to my site before dark, I forget to ask all of my questions when I check in at the park office. Where’s a good place to go swimming near my site?  Are there any boil water advisories?  Have any bears been…

woman on a canoe

“Hello!” I call, my voice echoing across the still lake. I wave to the canoe a few hundred meters ahead and dig my paddle into the water, hoping to catch them. It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve been on a canoe trip, and this is my first solo adventure. How hard could reading the map be? I thought to…

Mexican Food

If all the excitement of Cinco de Mayo raised your interest in Mexican cuisine but has you worried about your diet, don’t assume you’ll have to throw your healthy diet out the window. After all, there’s more to Mexican food than cheesy nachos, greasy burritos, and refried beans. And if you want to visit Mexico, you should know that with…

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