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people sandboarding in Ica, Peru

Vineyards stretch across flat land for over a thousand acres with the foothills of the Andes Mountains silhouetted along the horizon. It’s not a sight you expect to see in Peru unless you’re aware that Pisco, the Peruvian national spirit and the key ingredient in their famous Pisco sour, is made from grapes. I spent a few nights in total…

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…

hot springs

With the weather turning colder, picture yourself on vacation soaking in the rich mineral waters of a hot spring surrounded by tropical volcanic forests or the Northern Lights overhead. Sound relaxing? While there are plenty of options for hot springs around the world, the following are some of the best highlights.  The best hot springs around the world include:  La…

haunted pilgrimages

Some see October as the time to pull out chunky sweater collections and sip on hot cider while walking through crunching piles of leaves. Others see it as the season to hunt the paranormal. If you happen to fall into the latter group, here are five haunted pilgrimages for your next autumnal ghost sighting.  Edinburgh Vaults: Edinburgh, United Kingdom It’s…

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…

Piran, Slovenia

Nestled between tourist hot spots like Italy and Croatia, the little country of Slovenia is only slightly smaller than California, but has much of the same appeal. From the mountains of the Julian Alps, to an impressive wine region and a trendy capital city, Slovenia has a bit of something for everyone.  When I first arrived in Ljubljana, I was…

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…

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