7 Beginner Cross-Country Ski Trails Near Calgary

Looking to get outdoors during the pandemic and curious about cross-country skiing?  Alberta boasts some fantastic cross-country skiing and most shops have been having a hard time keeping gear in stock this year.  So with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the best beginner-friendly cross country ski trails near Calgary to ease you into the sport and help you get comfortable on your skis.

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About Cancelled Track-Setting in Kananaskis

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We don’t often get political here since above all else, this is a travel website. It’s meant to inspire people to get out and enjoy the world and if we help just one person have a delightful adventure, we’re happy. Now that the world is shuttered because of the pandemic, getting out and exploring your own backyard is more important than ever. So why then is the UCP government attacking Alberta’s Parks at the very moment that Alberta needs them the most? Continue reading “About Cancelled Track-Setting in Kananaskis”

16 Easy Bike Rides Near Calgary

Red Rock Canyon Parkway Waterton

Hello everyone, we are indeed alive! We have been taking some time away from writing about travel to a) follow the medical professionals’ advice and lie low and b) to do landscaping on our new house. As unexciting as that may be to some of you, it’s been great to have a project to keep us busy during these strange and trying times.

While we may have been busy staying close to home and this might be a bit late given the time of year, we couldn’t help but be encouraged by how many people took up cycling this year.  Most local bike shops were sold out, had long waitlists, and it was even hard to find a good used bike on Kijiji or Facebook Marketplace.  Cycling is an activity we have loved doing around Calgary for years so we’re happy to share some tips for easy bike rides near Calgary to get you dreaming about cycling next year when the snow is gone (or maybe even this winter if you’re a brave frost biker!)

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Travel to Bardia National Park in Nepal

Why is it that the best places are often the hardest ones to get to? Travelling to Bardia National Park in Nepal (sometimes spelled Bardiya) is no exception. It takes at least 15 hours to travel to Bardia by a gruelling and bumpy bus ride from Pokhara or 17 hours from Kathmandu. But it’s worth it, we promise! This is because Bardia is the natural home to majestic royal Bengal tigers where you may see them the way they are meant to be seen: wild and free.

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The Gates of Bardia National Park

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Kayaking in Antarctica: The Experience of a Lifetime

Kayaking in Antarctica

Kayaking in Antarctica is the ultimate bucket list item.  As lovers of adventure travel, when we found out that we had the opportunity to go sea kayaking in Antarctic waters on our expedition cruise we basically said “shut up and take my money”.  It’s probably one of the coolest, most badass things we’ve done in our lives.  Warning: this post may make you extremely jealous and cost you a lot of money when you decide to book an Antarctica Cruise.  You’ve been warned!

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The Colca Canyon Trek: A Complete Guide and What to Expect

Sunrise at Colca Canyon

One of the most popular tours from Arequipa is the Colca Canyon trek.  The Colca Canyon hike can be done quite easily unguided or guided with a tour group.  It’s quite popular to visit as a day trip, a 2 day tour, or a 3 day trek.  The Colca Canyon in Peru is a beautiful natural wonder that needs to be on your bucket list and this post is a complete guide with everything you need to know about trekking the Colca Canyon from Arequipa.  Read on for more information!

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