Hiking in Fernie and the Elk Valley is a little different to hiking in many parts of Canada. We are exceptionally lucky to have a well-maintained trail network. Yet there are dangers on our hiking trails which may not exist in other parts of Canada.
While most people put off travelling the world due to the high costs it entails, many people have now found ways to travel the world for little-to-no money. This has meant that rather than taking a single vacation for a week or two once a year, individuals are now capable...
Are you a lover of geology? Do rare or exotic bird species fascinate you? Or do you perhaps enjoy seeing gorgeous old tractors rejuvenated and in action? If any of these things ring true for you, perhaps you should consider spending an otherwise normal Sunday morning at Gannet Beach...
Back in the sixties, when hippies were fashionable and love was free, hitchhiking was a common form of transport. Nowadays, we're led to believe that hitchhikers will end up disappearing off the the face of the Earth in a dark and terrifying demise.
It was after 8pm when a curly haired American girl straggled into Iris Burn Hut on the Kepler track, a Great Walk, in Fiordland, New Zealand. Ranger Robbie had just finished his nightly information talk to the rest of the trampers in the hut.
After five hours, three train changes and blazing hot temperatures, we arrived in the Italian Riviera; our R&R destination. We stayed in Riomaggiore, the first of five villages that make up Cinque Terre, where the cool ocean breeze of the Ligurian Sea faced us and lush green mountains backed us. ...
When you finally arrive to your backcountry hut after a grueling day of tramping, you are rewarded with the pleasure of getting to know your fellow campers. You chat, make friends, sip tea and whisky, share stories, apply various ointments to soothe your bites/blisters/burns and wind down.
Waiatoto River Safari’s is based out of Hannah’s Clearing, just south of Haast Township. This is New Zealand’s only ’Alps to the Coast’ jet boat ride and it really is a safari. Jimmy, our driver, took us 23 kilometres up the Waitoto into the West Coast wilderness.
A classic book works like a balm to take the mind off aching legs. A bent for history eases the struggle of walking head-on into a howling northwest wind. And even a vague curiosity about modern movie-making helps bear the weight of sodden boots and socks.
I love the South Island tourism company of Fox Glacier Guides because they have the most amazing guides who are real mountain people from all over the world. Lizzy was the lead guide on our 2 ½ hour Flying Fox Heli-Hike.