Club Med Nord

Well, all of you ski demons, it’s time to hit the slopes.  You can take in the sites and the fresh air (using the appropriate cautions) and leave your Covid worries behind for the time being. And may we suggest Canada as your next ski location –  specifically Mont-Tremblant & Le Massif?  Not only does Montreal have world-class skiing, but Canada has one…

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Towers of Pain? Never!

Chile is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, and yet is not bursting at the seams with tourists.  So that means that you have the chance to explore in comparative solitude. So that you know, Chile is is a long, narrow country along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The…

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Too much, the magic bus

Here’s a “cruise” that can literally take you everywhere. With the exciting splash into the Elbe, the HafenCity RiverBus becomes a ship and continues its journey up the Elbe.   The unique amphibious city cruises through Hamburg’s historic warehouse district, the sophisticated HafenCity and the authentic Rothenburgsort district. The “home port” is located at Brooktorkai 16 in the Speicherstadt, a UNESCO…

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Snow bunnies – save monies

Well, all of you ski demons, it’s time to hit the slopes.  You can take in the sites and the fresh air (using the appropriate cautions) and leave your Covid worries behind for the time being. And may we suggest Canada as your next ski location –  specifically Mont-Tremblant & Le Massif?  Not only does Montreal have world-class skiing, but…

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Why we should book now and travel later

Wildlife travel provides crucial funding for conservation and wildlife protection programs, even if your departure date is uncertain. As COVID-19 brought tourism to a screeching halt, conservation programs to protect some of the globe’s most delicate ecosystems began to face a funding crisis. From the open plains of the Maasai Mara in Kenya to the grassy riverbanks of Chitwan in…

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G Adventures!

Matouring is very happy to partner with G Adventures.  Not only are they a well-established adventure travel company, but they also happen to be in our backyard here in Vancouver, Canada. A little about them…. “We’ve been the leaders in small group adventure travel for 30 years. How’d we get here? By redefining the way travellers see the world. Check…

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Winter is coming. Are you ready to hygge?

Winter is coming. Some of you (me too) may have missed out on hygge, the Danish phenomenon that links coziness at home to a serene and balanced life. That’s a lot to unpack in such a small word. But even with the promise of living a contented life, I never felt the urge to embrace hygge and hunker down inside.…

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What will you encounter?

Please welcome Encounters Travel to our list of versatile partners. Encounters Travel is an adventure tour operator, based in the UK but with representatives in Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. They run a wide selection of cultural and adventurous tours around the world, each carefully designed to help you get the most out of the country you’re visiting.…

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12 Travel

Matouring is very happy to present our newest partner, 12 Travel.ch. 12 Travel.ch works with over 140 tour operators such as Neckermann Reisen, FTI Touristik Reisen, Alltours Reisen, Jahn Reisen, Dertour, Meiers Weltreisen, ITS, Thomas Cook. 12 Travel.ch / 12 Travel.de / 12 Travel.at searches and finds for you, from the confusing and seemingly endless holiday offers of the tour…

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Get pampered with a camper – and save!

Traveling by car and staying in hotels and bed & breakfasts is a great way to go, but when you really want to get to know a place, renting a motorhome in Europe is tough to beat. These days, lots of travelers are foregoing staying in hotels for vacationing by motorhome, and there are plenty of great reasons that RV…

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You need to really, really want this cabin….

Paradise is only a paddle away! You could spend the weekend surrounded by peaceful nature at this gorgeous A-frame Airbnb in Ontario, but getting there will be a bit of a workout. So if you live for adventure and love to canoe, this one will surely float your boat. Located in Thessalon, Ont., this charming tiny cabin sits on a…

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Car, a van

Campervans all booked up, too expensive or too unwieldy? Then why not try this summer’s DIY roadtrip alternative: campercars. Who needs to drive around in a pricey, thirsty converted van when it’s quite possible to sleep in your normal car using the latest accessories and digital apps? It’s a chance for many of us to relive pre-health-and-safety childhood memories of…

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No camping for you

Campsites in B.C. Canada provincial parks will be closed to people from outside the province this summer, as officials continue to adjust the rules to the coronavirus pandemic. BC Parks said in a statement on Thursday that non-B.C. residents who already have reservations should call before June 15 to cancel and receive a full refund. You can always look elsewhere in…

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‘Leave No Trace’

The seven “Leave No Trace” (LNT) principles were formed by the Leave No Trace organization as a set of guidelines meant to educate campers and protect the environment. One of the tenets of outdoor recreation—camping, specifically—is the idea of enjoying the natural world while minimizing impact as much as possible. For future generations to be able to enjoy spaces that we use…

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Unencumbered Umbria

The gentler, less gilded neighbour of Tuscany, Umbria enjoys a lower profile and seems less troubled by tourism. The “green heart of Italy” doesn’t have an endless stream of visitors plying between their checklist of big-drawer Tuscan Renaissance cities, just miles of undulating hills carpeted in sunflowers, tobacco or untamed bosco (woodland). Read more courtesy of APlaceInTheSun.com

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You’re certifiable

When it comes to your time and money, signing up for an in-depth skills course shouldn’t preclude going on a dream trip. By traveling to one of the countries below, you can get world-class certification in anything from scuba diving to mountaineering. Plus, these classes offer the opportunity to connect with a destination on a much deeper level by interacting…

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Sail the seven seas, over and over

Brian and Karin Trautman have been living on a sailboat for 10 years, and their boat is set up so they can be off the grid in remote places for months at a time with solar and wind power providing electricity, a water maker that turns salt water into fresh water, multiple freezers and loads of storage space for food,…

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Anguilla? Tranquilla!

There are many stunning islands in the Caribbean. St Kitts and Nevis, St Maarten, St Barts, and the British Virgin Islands all draw thousands of tourists every year in search of sun, sand, and tropical relaxation. Anguilla may not be on the top of your must-visit list, and that may be because many of its attractions are largely kept under…

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