ADVENTURE

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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hiking trails in Whistler - Joffre Lake hike

Hiking the Joffre Lakes trail: But, umm, are there bears?

By Janice and George

Would there be bears on our Joffre Lakes hike? We had bears on the brain. Understandable, once you know we live in bear country. And we once had an encounter with four grizzlies.

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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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Top 5 Victoria Gardens: It’s blooming in B.C.’s capital!

By Janice and George

Dubbed the “City of Gardens,” Victoria blooms with colorful flowers and show-stopping gardens. Even in November, hanging baskets of pansies brighten the city’s picturesque Inner Harbour.

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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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Water activities in Hawaii

Get Wet! 5 Best Hawaii water adventures

By Janice and George

From snorkeling to sailing, there are oodles of Hawaii water adventures to enjoy when you visit the Aloha state. So haul out your swimsuit – an ocean of watery fun is waiting!

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migration of Monarch butterflies

Witness the remarkable migration of Monarch butterflies

By Janice and George

The migration of Monarch butterflies – what a story! In the magical Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in Mexico, thousands of orange butterflies swirl about our faces, quivering in the sunshine.

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Lombok beaches

Lombok beaches and boutique hotels lure travelers

By Janice and George

Is tropical Lombok a new Indonesian paradise where luxury is affordable? There are few tourists on the white sand beaches, and boutique hotels offer terrific value for a beach vacation.

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San Francisco highlights

San Francisco Highlights: Getting a taste of the city

By Janice and George

San Francisco highlights? Its food and wine counts. Biking the Golden Gate bridge is a blast. As is sailing past Alcatraz – no granny cruise this!

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Monkeying around in the Ubud Monkey Forest

By Janice and George

Beware the monkey business at the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali, home to over 550 cheeky macaques. Hang on to your things! But the babies sure are cute.

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Thins to do on Lanai

Lovin’ lots of things to do on Lanai

By Janice and George

For such a small Hawaiian island, there are lots of things to do on Lanai – like hiking in the cool forested mountains, golfing, snorkeling and beach yoga.

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