Perfect 1, 2, and 3-Day Vancouver Itineraries

Boats and the vancouver City Skyline from the marina

Whether you’re laying over or enjoying a well-deserved holiday, Vancouver never disappoints. A Day-by-Day Guide to Exploring Vancouver Story and Photos by Carolyn B. Heller If you like urban explorations mixed with time outdoors, Vancouver is your place. Western Canada’s largest city hugs the Pacific Ocean, with sandy beaches right downtown. The forested North Shore […]

Explore the Great Bear Rainforest Home of the “Spirit” Bear on a Small Ship Cruise

A breathtaking view of a small tender cruising on a rainy day on a lake surrounded by mountains and fog in the BC Rainforest

Wisdom from the First Nations “Ask the Grandfathers to help you,” said Old Hands with a crooked smile. I struggle with his suggestion. “Won’t it seem kind of selfish?”  The elder Shoshone Medicine Man thinks a moment. “Tell them you want to take pictures of our animals so others will be inspired to protect them,” he […]

38 of the Best Podcasts to Listen to at Home or While Traveling

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I’m a huge fan of podcasts. I listen to them all the time — in the shower, on the subway, when I’m walking around New York City, and, of course, when traveling. What’s great is there are so many great podcasts to listen to across multiple genres nowadays. I’ve compiled my favorites, and I will […]

The Best Road Trip Packing List For A Grand Adventure

Getting ready for a road trip. A teal car with luggage on top

Thinking about a road trip now or in the future? I asked road trip veteran Carolyn B. Heller to compile the perfect road trip packing list. (If you’re new to road tripping, Carolyn’s Beginner’s Guide to Planning an Extraordinary Road Trip is a fantastic resource.) Stay Safe! What Kind of Road Trip Are You Planning? […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Planning an Extraordinary Road Trip

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The pandemic brought new energy to the traditional road trip, and it’s hardly dissipated. If you’re planning an asphalt getaway but far from a pro, you’ll want to read this post from veteran road tripper, Carolyn Heller. Carolyn has been on countless road trips in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and her guide for […]

17 Awesome Things To Do In Churchill Manitoba

A group of visitors sitting in kayaks in Churchill, Manitoba Canada

Situated on the remote southwestern shore of Hudson Bay in Canada’s subarctic, is Churchill, Manitoba, population 900, give or take (50% indigenous). Surrounded by hundreds of miles of rugged wilderness, the only way to get to Churchill is through the capital of Winnipeg by plane, or endure a 40-hour train ride. Why should you care about this remote hole-in-the-wall […]

The Ultimate Guide to Polar Bear Tours in Churchill Manitoba

Polar bear walking in the snow

When you think of polar bears, does Churchill, Manitoba come to mind? Never heard of it? You’re not alone. It’s a small, remote hole-in-the-wall town in north-eastern Canada, but for polar bears it’s the cat’s meow. The tiny hamlet (population 900) is one of the best places in the world to see the white behemoths […]

Is an African Wildlife Safari Right for You?

An elephant holding a branch in his trunk standing in front of the vehicle where the camera is in Namibia

Who doesn’t want to go on a trip of a lifetime? The question is, what does that mean to you? If you’re looking for a spectacular, otherworldly nature and wildlife experience, then an African safari will be a perfect fit. My first safari was in South Africa, but over the years I’ve safaried in Namibia, […]

Travel to Greenland on the Ultimate Arctic Expedition Cruise

People soaking in the hot springs on Uunartoq Island in Greenland

Are you fascinated by otherworldly landscapes, spectacular wildlife, and indigenous history? Do you pine for the inherent adventure of visiting a truly remote destination? Then you’re in luck. Travel to Greenland on Adventure Canada’s “In the Wake of the Vikings” expedition cruise checks all the boxes and then some. Why Travel to Greenland? If you’re […]

Great Things to Do in Canada’s Wonderful Winnipeg

The exterior of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

I asked guest writer Meera Dattani to share some of her favorite things to do in Canada’s little-known, and highly underrated city of Winnipeg. The capital of Manitoba Province, it’s exciting, and one of the most culturally diverse in the country. Winnipeg is best known as the gateway for travelers visiting the Province’s famous polar […]