arenal hanging bridges - sloth

Oh my! See snakes, sloths and spiders at Arenal Hanging Bridges

By Janice and George | April 2, 2017

Sure, Costa Rica’s Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park has 15 swinging and fixed bridges in the forest. But the snakes, sloths and spiders are the real fun.

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photos of the canadian rockies

Rocky Mountain High! 20 stunning photos of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise

By Janice and George | March 5, 2017

Talk about a Rocky Mountain high. These 20 stunning photos of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise will make you want to pack up and visit now!

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papagayo peninsula

Costa Rica’s secret Papagayo Peninsula (and a golf buggy ride by moonlight)

By Janice and George | February 13, 2017

Tootling around Costa Rica’s secret Papagayo Peninsula in a golf buggy by moonlight, we’re struck by its wild beauty. It boasts 31+ pristine beaches, but few people!

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Flam Railway

Norway’s Flam Railway: One of the world’s most beautiful train rides

By Janice and George | November 22, 2016

Our heads spin dizzily on the Flam Railway, rated one of “the world’s most incredible train journeys,” as we take in postcard-worthy views of storybook houses, tumbling waterfalls and craggy mountains.

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Zhangjiajie Avatar mountains visit

4-day Zhangjiajie Avatar mountains experience for luxury lovers

By Agness Walewinder | September 2, 2016

Our guest contributor has lived in China off and on since 2011. She shares her travel tips for visiting the fairytale Zhangjiajie “Avatar mountains” in luxury.

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Whistler river of golden dreams

Paddling Whistler’s River of Golden Dreams

By Janice and George | August 10, 2016

Isn’t the River of Golden Dreams a dreamy name? Well, this river in Whistler really is like its name. And the summer is perfect for paddling a canoe or kayak down it.

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things to do in the Riviera Maya

5 totally awesome things to do in the Riviera Maya

By Janice and George | June 2, 2016

Itching to swim with turtles? Love to see a magical Cirque du Soleil show? Check out these awesome things to do in Riviera Maya, Mexico (when you can tear yourself away from your fabulous resort, of course).

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biking Stanley Park

Biking Stanley Park and 5 best Stanley Park bike rentals

By Janice and George | May 23, 2016

Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and around False Creek) on a sunny Vancouver day! Lots of beaches and parks. A public market and craft brewery too at Granville Island.

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egyptian feluccas

Egyptian feluccas – a romantic way to sail the Nile?

By Janice and George | May 12, 2016

Traditional wooden sailboats dating back to the days of the pharaohs, Egyptian feluccas aren’t comfy for multi-day cruises along the Nile. But they’re a must for a half-day sail in Aswan!

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Harbour Ferries Victoria

Explore the Gorge on a fun pickle boat with Victoria Harbour Ferry

By Janice and George | April 13, 2016

What fun! Tour the Gorge Waterway on a Victoria Harbor Ferry “pickle boat.” See the tidal falls and learn about the daredevil divers.

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Chilko Experience

Chilko Experience: Luxury in British Columbia’s wilderness

By Janice and George | March 29, 2016

Think of pristine wilderness with awesome grizzly bear viewing, fishing, ATVs, rafting, horseback riding and more. Now add the luxury Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort. Nice, eh?

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Santa Maria Beach

There’s great snorkeling at Santa Maria Beach in Cabo San Lucas!

By Janice and George | February 25, 2016

Want to see lots of colorful fish? Santa Maria beach is one of the three best places to snorkel in Cabo San Lucas. Here’s how to visit on your own before the tour boats arrive.

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Riviera Maya cenotes

Riviera Maya cenotes are dreamlike underground cathedrals

By Janice and George | December 10, 2015

With their stalactites and stalagmites, and pools of water shining an unearthly blue, Riviera Maya cenotes look like wondrous underground cathedrals. You can swim and snorkel inside many.

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Jasper National Park holiday

Is it summer yet? Jasper National Park holiday

By Janice and George | August 20, 2015

What do you get when you mix mountains, forests, glaciers – and families of fearless elk that stride past you REALLY close (you can almost touch them)? Jasper National Park.

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