Category - Active Travel


Active Destination Spotlight: Italy

Not many countries combine the scenery, culture, food and wine, history and culture of Italy. But like so many countries, it’s many experiences in one. If you’ve only hit the “hot spots” such as Rome, Venice, the Amalfi Coast and Florence, there’s a whole new world of Italy awaiting you. It’s a great choice for […]


Geckos Adventures: The perfect graduation gift

  There’s an old saying that goes something along the lines of “The student who worketh the hardest doest deserve the gift of adventure from their loved ones”. We’re pretty sure Aristotle’s parents coined the phrase, just before they sent him across Greece on the back of a donkey with a bunch of other studious […]


Top 9 reasons Active Travel is good for you

  1) Spending time outdoors reduces stress. There’s a reason why there’s a smile on everyone’s face after they’ve come back from an active adventure – because they’re happier for it! All the stresses of life just melt away as you embark amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Research suggests that […]


Out of Africa – and into a host of accomodations

  These days we’re getting more inquiries about African safaris, and for sure a lifelong dream for many. It’s good to know that there’s an array of accommodation types for you which will of course be reflected in the price but also dictate your happiness level. Here, in broad strokes, are your four options: l) […]


Active Holidays Destination Spotlight: Vietnam

  High on a lot of Canadians’ bucket lists, Vietnam is admittedly far from Canada – but far above your expectations. An amazing destination for culture, climate, food, history and shopping, it’s a tropical paradise tucked into Southeast Asia. And don’t forget value! Dining is exceptionally affordable, with a large bowl of the country’s signature […]


Arctic Icebreaker with Colonel Chris Hadfield

  Colonel Chris Hadfield and “Generator” will explore the Arctic and Greenland on Quark’s Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Best of the Canadian High Arctic. “Chris Hadfield’s Generator” is a science based variety show that blends knowledge, perception, music and comedy, hosted by the celebrated astronaut and featuring special guests, providing Quark passengers with a glimpse into […]