Beyond Portland: Things to do in Cannon Beach

With 232 miles populated by more than 50 state parks, recreation and scenic areas, there’s no place quite like the Oregon Coast. Located about 90 minutes from Portland, Cannon Beach feels more like Northern California than Washington, and is popular with locals and visitors alike. … Continue reading

Where to try adventure sports in Shanghai

The world-class cuisine, vibrant culture and iconic skyline of Shanghai is enough to make you never want to leave the city, but look beyond the bright lights and you’ll find soaring mountain peaks, rushing rivers and bamboo-covered forests begging to be explored. From paragliding over … Continue reading

Exploring the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta

In landlocked Atlanta, you sometimes need a respite from the concrete jungle. Luckily, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is nearby to answer the call. Running through the northern suburbs of the city, it’s is a top destination for running, walking and biking on shady … Continue reading

Surprising holiday destinations for summer 2016

As beautiful as Europe might be in July, there’s no reason to spend every summer on the Costa del Sol. From the colourful, palm-lined shores of Antigua and Barbuda to the spectacular mountain scenery of northern Japan, the Crystal Coast of North Carolina to the … Continue reading
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Exploring Virginia Wine Country

Virginia’s forested Blue Ridge Mountains lie within the state’s verdant central region, where vineyards grow on its slopes and within the lush foothills. The abundant vines are a reminder of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in envisioning the region as the site of America’s first … Continue reading

Where to go hiking in Tucson

If you enjoy hiking, you’ll love Tucson, Arizona. It’s just about as simple as that. Since the city is surrounded by five mountain ranges and bordered by two halves of a national park, there are seemingly endless opportunities to get out and experience nature, whether … Continue reading

Mini Road Trip: Driving the Trail Ridge Road

The road trip. An American-born institution that’s all about freedom, family and, most importantly, views. High up on the list of the United States’ most picturesque routes is Colorado‘s Trail Ridge Road. Meandering through Rocky Mountain National Park’s alpine forests and snow-capped glaciers, the route’s … Continue reading