ADVENTURE

papagayo peninsula

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

By Janice and George

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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Birds of Costa Rica

Flying high with the beautiful birds of Costa Rica

By Janice and George

The quetzal may be the most beautiful of the birds of Costa Rica. But dive-bombing pelicans, shy toucans and mangrove hawks are amazing to see too.

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Flam Railway

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

By Janice and George

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

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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Stand-up paddle boarding in Kauai on the Hule’ia River

By Janice and George

The warm sun on our backs. The still waters sprinkled with sea hibiscus blossoms. Oh, it felt good stand-up paddle boarding on this Kauai river!

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Whistler river of golden dreams

Paddling Whistler’s River of Golden Dreams

By Janice and George

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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egyptian feluccas

Egyptian feluccas – a romantic way to sail the Nile?

By Janice and George

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

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

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

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

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

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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Koh Tao snorkeling

Koh Tao Diving and Snorkeling: Where are the fish?

By Janice and George

Snorkeling? Scuba diving? Sign us up. Koh Tao is reputed to have some of Thailand’s best snorkeling and diving. We booked a “big boat” snorkeling day trip around the island.

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Hitting the beaches of Zihuatanejo, Mexico

By Janice and George

Sleepy. Quiet. Low-key. That’s how the beach town of Zihuatanejo is often described. Perfect! After exploring several of Mexico’s colonial towns, we were looking forward to some R&R in Zihuatanejo.

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