Category Archives Active Travel

Don’t let the altitudes scare you. Plus, hiking into a crater isn’t as daunting as it sounds.  Nestled high in the Andes, Quito, Ecuador, is more than a pitstop for tourists venturing to the Galapagos Islands or Amazon Rainforest. It’s a city surrounded by breathtaking landscapes—active volcanos, volcanic craters, cloud forests—that you can see from the building tops, a haven…

Family ski vacations can be magical. Or they can be a stress-filled nightmare. The key to keeping spirits high? A well-planned trip. From choosing accommodations with family-friendly activities near the mountain to packing the right gear to keep you warm and safe on the slopes, you can do plenty to ensure a wonderful vacation for the whole family.  Here’s everything…

Traveling is one of life’s greatest joys. Nothing compares to exploring the world, especially when you do it alongside the people you love. But vacationing with older family members may bring particular worries.  Everyone is different; some people in their 80s are more active than those decades younger, while others may be slowing down. Fortunately, you can take steps to…

Traveling can be exhilarating, but it’s generally physically demanding. If many young, healthy leisure globetrotters find it exhausting, people with arthritis will find lengthy road trips and extended flights even more taxing. I know this firsthand because I’ve traveled a lot with my parents, who’ve been dealing with joint inflammation since their mid-40s. I’ve seen them try every trick in…

Ready to explore some of the world’s most trek-worthy terrain? Europe is full of hiking opportunities of varying types and intensities with some of the world’s most spectacular nature along the way. From the Alps to the Dolomites, the mountain ranges here are known as some of the most picturesque on Earth.  Whether you’re a nature lover who likes a…

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…

warm winter yoga getaways

With travel slowly opening back up, many people who weren’t able to get away last winter are starting to plan warm seasonal holidays. And what better way to jumpstart your travels than making your hot vacation one that’s nourishing for mind, body and soul? Just like your favorite hot yoga studio at home, these gorgeous places provide the perfect spot…

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…

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