Archive for April, 2014

5 Memorable European Travel Destinations

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by paul

Europe is an outstanding place to explore for any traveler who enjoys history. Easily accessible via train and discount airlines, a trip throughout the continent can be less expensive than expected. Here are 5 places to include on your list. (more…)

Trail Blazing in Canada: Gros Morne

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by paul

Canada is known for the great outdoors. However, many Canadians don’t get to see the wide range of landscapes due to the sheer breadth of Canada’s landmass. Spanning almost 7000 kilometers by car from St. John’s to Victoria, it is not the easiest country to travel across. Nonetheless, the vast expansiveness provides for a distinct variety of climates and terrain that cannot be fully appreciated until seen in person. The ‘Trail Blazing’ series will take a look at a few great hiking routes across the nation that can start paving the way to understanding Canada’s true majestic beauty. (more…)

Best Places to Travel for NHL Playoffs 2014

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by paul

It’s playoff time, Canada’s favourite time of the year. Beard growing season has officially started across the nation as passionate fans flock to the TV sets in hopes of witnessing a magical Stanley Cup run. Unfortunately, the only Canadian team to make the playoffs this year is Montreal so some Canadians may be turning their attention south of the border for a team to cheer for. For those looking to see some live playoff action, here are a few hockey hot spots that are sure to host the best playoff atmosphere this season.   (more…)

Bucket List: Climbing Mount Everest

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by paul

Continuing with the ‘Bucket List’ series, Mount Everest is the cure for the dreamers who wish to be at the top of the world. April is the time of year when trekkers normally begin their 1-2 month journey attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest while making it out alive and in one piece. The myriad of perils faced by those who attempt to climb the world’s tallest mountain does not seem to deter the ever-increasing number of climbers flocking to Everest each year. (more…)

Best Way to Celebrate a University Diploma

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by paul

After four long years of mid-terms, finals, endless amounts of papers, deadlines, and lectures, a university degree is a well-earned achievement. What is the best way to celebrate one of the most monumental occasions of life? How about an all-inclusive vacation with a group of classmates? After all, between all those exams and lectures you were really fine tuning some other skills involving libations at the local pub. Why not put those skills to use before starting a full time job? Here’s a look at a few great destinations to enough some sun and blow off some steam from a well earned undergraduate degree. (more…)

Bucket List: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by paul

Reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro has been an enticing challenge since its introduction to the world of mountaineering in the late 1800’s. After its first successful climb in 1889 by a team of German and Austrian climbers, the once daunting task of conquering Kilimanjaro was opened up to other daring adventurists. Even though modern trekking routes have made the task of reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro more attainable by the untrained hiker, the mountain still provides an experience unparalleled to anything on the rest of the continent of Africa.   (more…)

Getting Back into the Groove 2014

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by paul

Spring training for the Toronto Blue Jays is over and the regular season has officially begun. The ‘boys of summer’ have been training for months to prepare for the long, arduous baseball year. Have you begun training for the upcoming summer beach season? (more…)