Behold! The ancient land of Cahokia

The United States of America is a place of many contrasts.  But, do you think it as of an ancient civilization that – 1000 years ago – had that parties that went on for days?  Likely not.  Thats Mexico, isn’t it? Cohokia, was home to the largest pre-columbian city north of Mexico. The city was occupied for seven centuries as…

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You can’t get there from here

Ask a few Texans, and chances are you won’t find a strict consensus about what counts as the region of West Texas. Some draw a line from Wichita Falls down to Abilene and then Del Rio to mark the west-east boundary of the state. Others go by a map of where oak tree growth stops to find where West Texas…

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When Josie comes home

Spring, winter, summer or fall, British Columbia, Canada, is always a relaxing and sometimes awe-inspiring destination.  From the mountains to the oceans to the cities, BC will keep you busy with things to do.  While you’re there, try the Josie Hotel in Rossland. Located slopeside at RED Mountain Resort, The Josie Hotel unearths Rossland ’s most precious adventures while providing…

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Starry, starry night

Imagine a place where we feel covered by a majestic starry sky. Right in the middle of Alentejo, Portugal is the wonderful Alqueva sky is like dark velvet cloaked by a huge blanket of stars. It is a protected area and internationally certified as a Dark Sky Reserve, or “Starlight Tourism Destination”, which extends over an area of about 3000…

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Be a Viking now!

…. virtually, that is. If you’re not aware, Viking was founded in 1997 and has grown to be the world’s leading river cruise line, and with the launch of its ocean fleet, it has also become the leader in small ship ocean cruising. Viking TV they explore the world from the comfort of home. They provide free to watch livestreams…

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Here’s a Van plan, man

Our home town, Vancouver, in addition to being one of the most livable cities in the world, also has some rather fabulous places to stay if you’re just visiting. Executive Hotels and Resorts are based here and have some delectable properties for your choosing. Whether zipping through the mountains of Squamish and Whistler, prowling through downtown Vancouver or Toronto, or…

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Eight days in the Kimberley

Australia – there is no place like it on earth.  The food…the wine. Everyone tends to think – naturally – of places like Sydney or Melbourne.  But look beyond and see what other joys await you.  Broome, for example. Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a unique multicultural mix of people. Kooljaman at Cape Leveque…

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G, that’s quite a savings!

Our affiliate friends, G Adventures, have been changing the world through travel: that’s been their goal since 1990.  The trip of your dreams doesn’t need a Hollywood-sized budget or years of planning. Simply join a small group of like-minded travellers that, like you, are eager to experience all the things that make our world worth exploring. Which brings us to…

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Meet Misty Lochs

Welcome to the land where ancient castles guard misty lochs and wild deer roam heather-flecked hillsides. If you want to experience the Scotland of your dreams, it’s definitely here. Travel from the buzzing cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the off-the-beaten-track beauty of the Highlands and islands, untouched by time. You can stretch your legs hiking majestic mountain scapes, or…

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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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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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