Holidays

Montreal. A perfect place for foodies

Find out for yourself why foodies love Montreal. The city has the highest number of restaurant per capita in Canada- almost 65 restaurants per kilometer squared- which makes it second in North America close after New York. Menus are heavily influenced by flavors from all around the world, ranging from the finest French cuisine to cheap, local favorites. For bonafide foodies and for people looking for a late night bite alike, Montreal’s a welcoming treat. Top lunch and dining destinations can Read more [...]

Choose Your Dream Running Vacation

Serious runners don't leave the running shoes behind when they go on vacation. In fact, the most dedicated runners often choose vacation spots with superb running trails either as the main draw or part of a getaway plan. The United States has some of the finest running vacation destinations in the world. Here are some of the best. Chicago in the summer The 18-mile trek along Lake Michigan's shoreline is a breath of fresh air. Cool breezes and the Chicago skyline make this a terrific summertime Read more [...]

Very Nice, A Trip To The French Riviera

Planning a holiday to somewhere romantic in Europe is nothing new. Neither is picking France as your destination. Picking Nice over Paris, however, that’s uncommon right now. Nice is the anti-Paris in many ways. Its coastal location saves it from the sometimes drab grey skies of the French capital. Even in winter, the weather can stay calm. It usually goes ten years between snowfalls too. Not to mention Nice doesn’t suffer from a smog problem, due to all the traffic Paris has.   Nice Read more [...]

Voluntourism: Holidays That Make A Difference

Over recent years, voluntourism has had a lot of negative press. Which is unfortunate, considering the good that you can do, giving up a few weeks of your holiday to help the betterment of others and the environment. You only need to do a quick Google search, in order to find horror stories about voluntourism, but if you choose the right company and pick the perfect project, you can really help impoverished areas of the world. Choose Your Project Wisely Rule number one of voluntourism: choose Read more [...]

Take A Volunteer Vacation!

If wanderlust is calling you, consider taking a volunteer vacation to South Africa. You’ll see this beautiful and interesting country from a totally different perspective, experiencing South African culture unlike any tourist. As a volunteer, you’ll work alongside community members to make a difference in the lives of children and animals who need your help. If you’ve always wanted to see wild animals up close, there are over 10 packages available that place you right on rehabilitation reserves. Read more [...]

A Skier’s Class Act: Snow Schools on Whistler Blackcomb

If you are planning a ski holiday to Whistler Blackcomb, you may be keen to brush up on your skills. If so, you will have plenty of opportunities to improve your technique through the various programs provided by the official ski school. Here is a guide to the ski school and what they have on offer so you can start planning your instruction when you arrive. Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard School There is only one school in Whistler, but it provides a huge range of classes and lessons including Read more [...]

Ironman Mont-Tremblant: Bigger and Better Than Ever

In the world of sports, few events can boast a reputation for endurance that comes close to the Ironman. This race is known across the world as one of the toughest events there is, and every year it arrives in Mont-Tremblant for one of the qualifying races for the world championship. Here's what you need to know if you want to spectate or take part in the race. Overview of the Ironman The Ironman is a race that is held in locations all over the world and is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation Read more [...]

Not for the Faint of Heart: Skiing Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole

If you’re a professional skier, one of the toughest things for you is finding a slope that challenges you. Well, look no further than the Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson Hole. It’s More Than Just Steep Yes, it’s a steep drop, but getting in to the Couloir can be challenging in and of itself. If you’re not comfortable with “drop ins,” then you’re not going to like this. You literally have to scoot down an uneven terrain or jump into the slope to get going. And, once you’re in, the Read more [...]

Things to include on your holiday checklist

Holidays. The very word might put a smile on your face. Being able to snatch a week or two away from the stresses and strains of everyday life can help you to relax and unwind, and it provides you with a chance to see the world. However, if you’re to get the very most from your vacations, some careful planning is required. Before your next adventure, it’s worth taking a look at the following checklist. Choose the perfect accommodation It’s difficult to enjoy even the very best holiday destinations Read more [...]

4 Reasons You Should Visit St. Martin

One part French, one part Dutch, St. Martin is truly one of the most unique island destination in the Caribbean. Cultural diversity isn’t the only reason to escape to this slice of paradise. This Caribbean nation boasts some of the best attractions found down South, and any true seeker of fun-in-the-sun should consider it for their next truly unforgettable holiday getaway. A Beach For Everyone The island of St. Martin is covered in miles of white sand complemented by turquoise blue ocean lapping Read more [...]