Category - Active Travel


Digital Detox Trips

When was the last time you disconnected from your devices? If you can’t remember how long it’s been since you took a break from your smartphone, tablet and computer, you’re likely in need of a digital detox trip. We live our lives immersed in a digital world. The Pew Research Center says 73 percent of […]


The Pleasures of Pole Walking

  A hobby – almost a lifestyle – that started in Europe is making its way to Canada, and with great results. It’s called pole walking, and if you aren’t a convert yet, you may have noticed folks striding along using poles not unlike ski poles.  What gives? For starters, there’s a great health payoff.  Canadian […]


Tahiti: Immerse Yourself in a Bubble of Blue

  The South Pacific is for so many of us a dream destination…surrounded by warm crystal waters, life takes on a dreamlike quality. Far from the rat race, stress slides off you and you wonder why the world can’t be like this every day. Which is why you might want to think about a Paul […]


Myth Busting: What are Active Holidays?

  The words Active Holidays conjure up images of fit 20-somethings, sleeping in tents or other “rough” accommodations, making due with a shortage of everyday conveniences such as toilet paper. But is this really the case? Though active travel is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world of vacations, lots of people still assume it’s […]


The Galapagos: Nature Lover’s Paradise

 Long a draw for the nature buff, birder and wildlife enthusiast, the Galapagos Island are a special destination indeed. There are a variety of ways to experience the islands, but we find most Canadians choose the fly/cruise option. You fly from Canada to Quito, the country’s capital for an overnight, and the next day board […]


Top Bike and Barge Vacations

  Bike and Barge vacations are growing in popularity.  If you are sure of what a Bike and Barge vacation is,  click here for our blog entry on this type of travel. 1) Danube Bike & Barge An Odyssey through Five Countries from Prague to Budapest—Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary. Prague to Passau, […]