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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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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You’re a satellite Wi-Fi hotspot

The ubiquity of cellular coverage is something that’s easy to take for granted.Even if you live in a relatively rural area, seeing zero bars on your smartphone is quite rare these days. But it still happens. Another problem is network saturation as a result of too many people trying to make use of the network at any one time. And,…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.  

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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. 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 Ocean, covering 9.98 million square…

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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 Please rotate on mobile devices

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