No camping for you

Campsites in B.C. 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. Read more courtesy of CBC.CA  

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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…

Eiffel Tower – ride to the top

Full coverage of the Eiffel Tower from the base to a 360 view on the top floor including two 150m elevator rides to the 300 height view-deck. Turn on subtitles for an immersive descriptive virtual tour!  

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…

Mediobogdum

Hardknott Roman Fort, also known as Mediobogdum in the Ravenna Cosmography is a Roman Fort constructed at the Hardknott Pass in the Lake District, Cumbria, England to guard against raids by the Scots and Brigantes The fort is built on a rocky spur at an altitude of 800 feet and is one of the highest forts constructed in the Roman…

Somewhere in Montana

Need a change of scenery? We thought so. How about Montana, USA? Life in the Treasure State certainly has its benefits, one of which being the ability to enjoy an amazing vacation without leaving the state. And if the idea of a secluded cabin in nature sounds ideal right now, look no further than this cozy little place. Read more…

Energy from the cold night sky

Think of it as the flip side of solar energy: instead of converting the sun’s rays into electricity, researchers from Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are drawing energy from the cold night sky.  Read more courtesy of CottageLife.com  

This town will not see the sun for 155 days

Isolated on the polar archipelago of Svalbard at 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is the world’s northernmost permanent settlement. Halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the 2,300 residents here are used to extremes. When the sun sets on 5 October each year, the town will not see it again for 155 days until 8 March the next year. For…

Treehotel

Living up among the tall trees in the pine forest of northern Sweden has never been so easy. Gaze out at Sweden’s spectacular nature from up in the Mirrorcube or the UFO. Watch the Northern Lights illuminate the sky above you and your snowmobile, or take a family fishing trip and learn all about the berries you pick up along…

Monster appetite

Renowned for its boutique alpine dining scene, Panorama Mountain Resort is kicking things up a notch with the addition of the first snowcat food truck in Canada. The Snowlicious Mobile Kitchen, a Prinoth snow groomer equipped with professional kitchen, will roam between licensed locations on the mountain and offer a casual alfresco experience right on the slopes. Read more courtesy…

Gourmet cooking in the wild

I’ve tried to be a lightweight backpacker, packing my bag with energy bars that look like they came out of a toilet and dehydrated meals that have the consistency of plaster. It didn’t last. When packing, I think of what J.R.R. Tolken wrote in The Hobbit: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would…

Hybrid-powered Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads…

Ogopogo Nessie

For generations, a mythical beast has been said to lurk in the depths of Okanagan Lake. You can’t live in Kelowna for any length of time without hearing about its mysterious lake creature. Ogopogo is to Kelowna what Nessie is to Loch Ness: a yet-to-be-identified cryptid that reputedly resides in the lake’s depths and surfaces just often enough to keep…

Thyme is of the essence

t first glance, the Cornish mallow (Lavatera cretica) is little more than an unprepossessing weed. It has pinkish flowers and broad, flat leaves that track sunlight throughout the day. However, it’s what the mallow does at night that has propelled this humble plant into the scientific spotlight. Hours before the dawn, it springs into action, turning its leaves to face…

Vancouver maneuvers

Vancouver – a city regularly voted “the World’s most livable”. With breezes that carry the scents of nature and aromas of all the urban delights you’d expect from a city, it’s easy to understand why visitors flock to this Canadian city. When ready, browse vacation packages to Vancouver: https://www.expedia.com/Vancouver.d17…  

Canada is nice. Move there.

Looking for a new place to live?  Interested in tolerance, low crime and healthcare for all?  Then Canada may be the place for you. This article discusses what’s involved. For info, Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic…

Ecotourism and the Amazon rainforest

By creating employment opportunities, boosting sales of local produce and discouraging deforestation, ecotourism could be a vital barrier against the destruction of natural sites like the Amazon. Read more courtesy of BusinessDestinations.com  

Naejangsan National Park

South Korea is known for its mountainous terrain. A lot of the mountains display magnificent scenery, especially during the spring, autumn and winter seasons. Several of these beautiful mountains and areas are designated national parks in South Korea, which are well protected and maintained in order to preserve its beauty. Read on and discover our pick of 5 marvelous national…

What’s new, New Brunswick?

Saint John is the biggest city in the province of New Brunswick. It’s a quaint, lively town with an interesting history as one of the first places those loyal to the British fled during the American Revolution. It sits on the picturesque Bay of Fundy, full of sailing boats bobbing around on the highest tides in the world. Read more…

The Canadian Rockies …. and a glass train?

Picture yourself travelling through the jaw-dropping mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Dreamy, right? Now imagine doing it on a train made out of glass. It sounds like something lifted out of fantasy – but with Canadian Rail Tour Company Rocky Mountaineer, you can do just that. Read more courtesy of Tyla.com.  

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