One of the best ways to learn about wine is to visit wine regions, see the vineyards and speak to the growers and producers. Immerse yourself in the region, walk through the vineyards, enjoy the local country towns and farmers markets and eat the local food. Here are eight tips for planning a memorable wine tour experience
There are a number of active volcanoes a traveller can visit — active in the sense of visible activity from steam or magma, not just the technical term applied to those that have erupted in the last 200 years. Here’s a roundup of the best volcano hikes in the world
Hikers often have their wish lists of the most amazing treks on the planet. Have a look at the 10 best hikes from around the world and get ready to book your trail pass
Heading down under? Make sure to check out some of New Zealand’s coolest birds, like the kiwi, pukeko, tui and blue penguin
With almost seven billion humans living on Earth, finding pristine places on the planet is becoming increasingly difficult. However, if you’re looking to participate in an unforgettable eco-trek, there are still some relatively untouched spots on the planet worth travelling to.
Check out nine gorgeous and intimate locations where romance blossomed for some well-known people.
Carnival was originally a Catholic holiday celebrated from two days to two weeks before Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent. As Lent was 46 days of fasting and sacrifice leading up to Easter, Carnival was all about getting in one last hurrah. The date of Easter changes each year according to a lunar calendar calculation, so the date of Ash Wednesday can be anywhere from February 4 to March 10. The festival often features parades, colourful costumes, and a lot of celebrating, and it has spread throughout the world. Here are 11 famous carnivals you should go see if you have the chance.
Does your idea of a getaway include milking cows, planting carrots and baling straw? It’s counterintuitive perhaps, but working farm holidays are a growing choice among travellers curious about what the world eats, and how it’s made.
Every year, millions of visitors from around the world come to take a cruise from British Columbia to Alaska. Not only do they enjoy to luxuries of the ship, but they get a chance to bask in the beauty and history of B.C.’s northern coast.
There are many breathtaking and historical sites on the cruise from British Columbia to Alaska. But a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. Enjoy these photos from the Alaskan cruise.
While in Scotland, take some time to sample some of the wonderful brands of whisky. But with so many distilleries out there, it’s tough to decide where to go. We’ve listed eight of the best places for you to fill your glass during your Scotland adventure.
Nearly 170,000 Canadians over the age of 55 spend at least three months in warmer locals every year. And if you expand the definition of “snowbird” to include those who escape snow shovelling for only a month or so each year-that number jumps to over a million.
Swimming pools are an excellent way to cool off as the temperature rises. But there’s much more that you can do with them besides going for a swim. Here are some of the possibilities.
If you’ve ever thought you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all then you need to get around a bit more. Beaches come in all kinds of consistencies, from that of powdered sugar to large skipping stones. And even what one might consider the “normal” sand color is a shade that varies from white towards light brown.
There’s never been a better time to visit Mexico. For the most part the country is as safe as ever, and because of the economic downturn there are great bargains to be had. But if those well-trodden tourist towns and fancy resorts aren’t beckoning you, maybe it’s because you have a yearning for an earlier version of Mexico: That exotic ‘south of the border’ country that inspired movies and songs with its vast landscape and welcoming cultures.
A change of scenery is often just what it takes to put a little magic and mystery back into your relationship. Find out why Vietnam may be just the place for you.
Many dive snobs place a premium on out-of-the-way destinations. The harder to reach, the better. This list is not for them. For most vacation divers, what matters-in addition to the diving, of course-are topside attractions from eco-adventures to cities and towns worth exploring, and accessibility. After all, not everyone has the time or inclination to jump multiple time zones just to get wet! Forget a roundup of far-flung destinations you’ll only dive once in your life.
Every nation has its own customs. So when Christmastime rolls around, holiday traditions certainly vary depending on where you’re celebrating. Here are some interesting ways that cultures outside North America show their Christmas spirit.
Why spend your next vacation sightseeing on land when you could be sightseeing underwater? Turn your next trip into an amazing, life-changing voyage by earning your scuba diving certification in less than one week.
Gambling, glitzy shows, shotgun weddings-these are the things that tend to come to mind when talking about Las Vegas.