Archive for the ‘Adventure’ Category

Summer in the Big Apple

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by paul

From restaurants to nightlife or from Central Park to Broadway, New York City has something to offer people from any walk of life. The quality of life stems from the multitude of activities available on any given night that satisfy any appetite. Over the next week will be exploring some exciting things to do in the Big Apple. First, a quick look at the main tourist attractions. (more…)

Seeing Canada the Old Fashioned Way

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by paul

Canada’s railroad has come a long way since its inception more than 130 years ago. Sir John A. MacDonald’s vision to unite a country spanning an entire continent was established through a pact that linked provinces together by the railroad. Likened to a vein running from Canada’s east coast to west, the railroad was an integral part of Canada’s growth. It enabled the nation to exploit its natural resources for economic benefit. Today, the railroad is just as successful at transporting people over long distances in what can be an extremely luxurious mode of transportation. (more…)

Top 5 Things to do this Summer

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by paul

Canada’s winters are long and cold. This year was no exception with the infamous polar vortex taking its toll on central Canada plunging temperatures to record lows. With this dreary winter in the rear view mirror, it’s time to start planning a summer that will wipe away all the memories of a frightfully chilly winter.  (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…)

Team Canada’s Secret to Success: Coaching

Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by paul

There is very little that differentiates teams when the world’s greatest hockey players gather on a global stage to compete for the most sought after prize in their sport. It can easily be argued that the Canadians did not ice the strongest squad in the Olympic tournament. The Russians boasted the most offensive firepower and the Americans had a well-rounded lineup with a lot to prove after losing in the gold medal game four years ago. Sweden and Finland are perennially strong when competing internationally. This was proven by Sweden’s gold medal performance at the Torino Olympics in 2006. So with so much parity in the Olympic hockey tournament, why did Canada fare so well in 2010 and 2014? The answer is simple, coaching. (more…)

Add Adventure to Travel Plans

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by paul

Planning a trip? Why not make it more than just a trip and turn it into an adventure. There are many good excuses to travel to historic cities around the world but why not turn the term ‘travel’ on its side and make ‘adventure travel’ the new goal. It can be surprising how easy it is to get the heart pumping in some of the world’s greatest cities. (more…)

Tropical Countries in the Winter Olympics

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by paul

Traditionally the winter Olympics are dominated by countries that have lots of snow. Recently there has been a trend developing for countries with warm weather climates to send representatives to the winter Olympics. Perhaps the most famous is the Jamaican bobsled team that inspired the movie ‘Cool Runnings’. The Jamaicans are back this year competing in the bobsled and have company from other countries that see Haley’s comet more often than they see snow. (more…)

Surfing in Canada and Beyond

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by paul

Learning to surf is an item found on many people’s bucket list. For those that don’t live in a coastal province in Canada, there isn’t much of an option besides traveling long distances to be able to ride a wave. (more…)

Outdoor Adventure in Northern Italy: The Dolomites

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by paul




Nestled into the Italian Alps, the Dolomite mountains have been a popular destination for European tourists for centuries. Known for their unique mineral composition, their jagged peaks differ vastly from the rest of the alps. After a sunny day these mountains seem to glow as they radiate the warmth of the day. In the winter, the Dolimites in Northern Italy are home to world class skiing and hiking.  (more…)

Travel for the Music Junkie

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by paul

Do you love music? Do you also love to travel? Perhaps the best way to see your most sought after destination is by combining it with watching your favourite music group in a live concert. Take it one step further and join the band for a couple stops on their tour. (more…)