Month: February 2020

Tour the Galapagos With the Experts

Decades before the larger cruise lines decided to add the Galapagos to their list of itineraries, Ecoventura was introducing travellers to the wonders of these stunning islands where the up-close view of wildlife is remarkable, fascinating, and yes, at times heartbreaking. Nowhere else on Earth can you get so close to the wildlife, which never developed a fear of humans. Mother Nature rules here and no one tries to interfere with the cycle of life. …

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Ottawa Sizzles Year-Round

There’s never a lack of things to see and do in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Snowmobile and snowbike racers flock to the SnowCross Championships (February 28-29). Hockey fans fill the stadiums to support the Ottawa Senators and Ottawa 67’s junior hockey team. Ski enthusiasts head to Gatineau Park or the Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail. Culture and history aficionados tour the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian War Museum, the FREE! Ottawa Art Gallery, …

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It’s Springtime in San Antonio, Texas.

Is winter getting you down? Head to San Antonio, Texas, a place that has boundless variety no matter what age you are. From historic sites like the Spanish Missions and the Alamo to the adrenalin-fuelled fun at the area’s theme parks, San Antonio has a wealth of places to experience. New attractions this spring include the Sea Life Aquarium at the Shops at Rivercenter. Take a relaxing 35-minute river cruise along the city’s famous River …

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A Star-Studded Line-up for St. Kitts Music Festival 2020

Gladys Knight, Beres Hammond and Anthony B. are the latest artists to join the final roster of esteemed musical talents who will be performing at the 24th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place from June 25-27, 2020. Thursday night is typically known as reggae night when the energetic vibe from top powerhouses in soca, reggae, dancehall and more get the crowd on their feet. Friday night features show-stopping performances from a variety of musical …

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Immerse Yourself in Champagne

Love Champagne? The Champagne Tour Co. is offering custom-planned private visits to artisan grower-producers, grand prestige cellars and exclusive access to vineyards in France, not open to the general public. Priced at 1,750 euros per person, the “Romance in Champagne” package includes two full days with an English-speaking private driver guide, an overnight stay in a four-star Chateau hotel with breakfast, first-class travel from Paris for two, private cellar visits and tastings at Dom Perignon …

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3 Novel Stays in Japan

Japan is renowned for its unique culture and traditions. Sure, you can stay at a brand-name hotel, in a bed and breakfast or in a hostel in the centre of bustling city. But the true beauty of Japan is found in its rural settings, where you can experience other accommodation options. For instance, stay at a temple in the ethereal mountains cape of Koyasan, Wakayama, which serves as the seat of Shingon Buddhism in Japan. …

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Adventure Awaits You in Canada’s Arctic—and Beyond

For the third consecutive year, Adventure Canada has been named Best Adventure Cruise Line in USA TODAY! Many veteran travellers circle the world before checking out Canada’s great natural wonders. And Adventure Canada aims to remedy that with a 2020 roster of “Voyages of Discovery” into the Canadian Arctic and Atlantic Canada. Consider an expedition into the “Heart of the Arctic” in July or August, which takes you on a 12-day journey on board the …

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A Luxury Hideaway in Fiji

Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, hoping to rekindle the romance in your relationship or simply wanting to reward yourself on a job well done, Fiji’s award-winning Raiwasa Private Resort on Fiji’s Taveuni Island promises five-star service in a breathtaking landscape. Beautifully decorated suites are connected by a central living and offset kitchen area and are designed to maximize the extraordinary ocean and garden views. On-site amenities include gourmet cuisine served in eight dining locations, a …

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“Test Drive” Tiny House Living

Are you thinking of downsizing and purchasing a tiny home? Tiny houses are usually less than 500 square feet, while the average American home is about 2,500 square feet. Going small is a big change! Why not experience living in a tiny house first-hand before dropping tens of thousands of dollars? At Fireside Resort near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you can “test drive” the experience for as little as $180 USD per night. Choose from four …

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E-Bike Around the World

Cycling tours are always popular with the energetic crowd. And now, with the addition of electric bikes, more people can ride hills and roadways with ease. From the Green Mountains of Vermont to the Tuscan countryside and Taiwan’s coastline, E-bikes are now an available option on cycling tours around the globe. They’re even making their way off-road and onto trails in Namibia and the Alps of Switzerland. Tour companies include H+I Adventures, Cycle of Life …

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