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3 Water Based Thrills for Adrenaline Junkies in Canada (Adventure Travel Bucketlist)

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3 Water Based Thrills for Adrenaline Junkies in Canada (Adventure Travel Bucketlist)

With Canada’s phenomenal wildlife and bubbling tourism industry, it’s no wonder that countless travelers and residents have chosen this country as their vacation or residential destination.

One of the largest industries, as well as one of the most popular, is the adventure travel and extreme sport industry. People from around the world flock to this country for the wild waters and beautiful scenery, and to enjoy the many exciting adventures it has to offer.

The jagged cliffs and roaring waters give this vast and diverse country its much-deserved reputation for being great for adventure seekers. For those who love being on the water, we’ve assembled a couple of ideas you won’t want to miss out on.

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7 Kayaking Spots Around the World for Beginners

Posted by on 6:21 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Canada, Croatia, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, UK, United States | 32 comments

7 Kayaking Spots Around the World for Beginners

So you love being on the water, and always admired others who enjoy getting out on their own and kayaking away. But perhaps you’re worried that you’ll find yourself paddling around in circles for most of your day.

Even if you have never kayaked, there is no need to fret: there are plenty of fabulous spots for kayaking beginners all over the world. And the great news is that kayaking is a great sport for any beginner to learn.

It’s relatively simple to pick up kayaking, and this is a great way to get close to nature, and access remote sightseeing that you wouldn’t usually be able to enjoy on land.

The following are the best kayaking spots around the world for beginners. If you find yourself in one of these destinations, consider renting a kayak!

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Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins

Posted by on 1:30 pm in Argentina, Blog, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Opinion, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, United States | 34 comments

Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins

Ever since same-sex marriage was legalized in the Netherlands in 2001 (props to the Netherlands for always being at the front of progressive change), the legalization of same-sex marriage has snowballed throughout the world.

28 countries (26 with another two pending) now legally recognize the right for same sex couples to marry, so if you’re part of the LGBTQI community, and want to travel, live overseas, or plan a destination wedding, these countries will recognize your right.

More than 760 million people now live in countries where same-sex marriage is legal, and I encourage all travelers to support those countries at the forefront of equality and recognition of human rights. I also have one thing to say to my own country, in a slogan they coined: Australia, where the bloody hell are you?

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How to Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

Posted by on 2:19 pm in Blog, Canada, Chan K, Writers | 32 comments

How to Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

About a year ago a message popped up on my Twitter feed. It said that all national parks in Canada will be free in 2017 to mark its 150th anniversary. Home to some of the most incredible scenery in the world, I immediately started planning my trip.

I rented a mid-size car from Edmonton for less than $80 a week. It was about a 4-hour drive to the entrance of Jasper National Park. Now, I’ve done a few amazing scenic drives in my lifetime, like the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coast, Hue to Hoi An in Vietnam, and Lisbon to Algarve in Portugal. But with exhilarating vistas of forest, craig, glacier, ice Fields and wildlife, the drive from Jasper to Banff takes out the top spot on my list. It’s easily one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

The following is a rough 5-day itinerary. If you’re thinking of a self drive adventure through the Canadian rockies, I encourage you to follow this route.

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7 Reasons To Visit Niagara Falls

Posted by on 4:05 pm in Blog, Canada, United States | 26 comments

7 Reasons To Visit Niagara Falls

When it comes to the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls continues to intrigue. Created as water flowed into the Niagara River from the North American Great Lakes 12,000 years ago, these three spectacular waterfalls form the hub of a sightseeing and recreational area with enough outdoor and indoor activities to make a great weekend getaway or extended vacation.

As for what to do once you’re there, you can fill your days and nights nonstop or you can kick back and relax. Niagara Falls has something for everyone. Here are seven of them:

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4 Places You Need to Visit in Atlantic Canada

Posted by on 9:38 pm in Blog, Canada | 24 comments

4 Places You Need to Visit in Atlantic Canada

When most people think of visiting Canada, they rarely think of the east coast unless they know someone from that region.

But as east coasters, we have long been proud of our little piece of paradise and believe that its small town charm, welcoming atmosphere and beautiful landscapes will make you fall in love!

From seafood to vegetarian and gastro pubs, friendly locals and affordable stays, there are a thousand reasons to visit the Atlantic Provinces. The following are four places you need to visit along the Canadian east coast.

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11 Amazing Things to do in the Arctic

Posted by on 7:39 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Canada, Denmark, Eco Tourism, Greenland, Norway, Russia, United States, World | 26 comments

11 Amazing Things to do in the Arctic

The Arctic region’s beauty crosses the borders of 5 countries: Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Russia, and the United States. Because of its immense size it contains some amazing sites, both natural and those that occur from the meshing of cultures.

There is simply no way you’re going to be able to take in all that the Arctic has to offer in one visit. So we’ve put together a quick list of eleven bits of awesomeness that should help you get started in putting together your Arctic adventure.

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Casino Tourism: The Top 5 Casinos in Canada

Posted by on 12:43 pm in Canada, Travel Tips, World | 12 comments

Casino Tourism: The Top 5 Casinos in Canada

Canada is something of a haven for serious gambling fans, both for Quebec’s fully legalized online gaming and its wide selection of seriously top-notch casinos sprinkled throughout the country.

More than that, with Canada being the beautiful country that it is, many of its best casinos are situated near or even on some of its most breathtaking spots, including Niagara Falls and its Great Lakes.

Here are five of the very best casinos that Canada has to offer for casino tourism fans.

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[WATCH] This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Jump on a Flight to Canada

Posted by on 5:34 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Canada | 30 comments

[WATCH] This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Jump on a Flight to Canada

We spent three weeks exploring the Canadian Rockies. From Banff to Mount Robson, Icefall canyon to the Bugaboos.

We hiked and boated, played disc and checked out the hotsprings. We heli hiked and skied while marveling at everything this incredible country has to offer.

This is the best of Canada in three minutes. I guarantee after watching it you’ll be convinced to jump on a flight!

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Oh, Canada! Hipmunk’s Guide to The Great White North

Posted by on 3:04 pm in Canada, Writers | 2 comments

Oh, Canada! Hipmunk’s Guide to The Great White North

From the famed ski slopes of Whistler to the roaring majesty of Niagara Falls, some the world’s greatest travel destinations are just north of the border, in Canada.

With an overload of Canada travel options, which of these destinations are most popular among travelers? Hipmunk analyzed its travel data from 2015 to find out.

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