Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement

The charming township of Akaroa sits at the edge of a pleasing harbor inside the eroded crater of a gigantic, extinct volcano. Akaroa is located an hour and a half drive southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, the South Island’s most impressive volcanic feature. The peninsula has two prevailing craters which form Lyttelton and Akaroa[…]

The Kimberley – Hidden Treasure in Remote Australia

From the saltwater Bardi culture, pristine beaches, rugged red cliffs of Cape Leveque and the multicultural city of Broome to the surreal rock scape of the Bungle Bungle beehives and the hidden waterfalls and palm oases of Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge, the Kimberley is like no other place on earth. Located in the northern[…]

Sapa, Vietnam – The Alps of the North Sea

Sapa is an astonishingly picturesque village near the Chinese border in northwest Vietnam. An old French hill station nestled among the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, Sapa is one of the most scenic mountain locations in Vietnam. Often referred to as the “Tonkinese Alps” or the “Alps of the North Sea,” the Hoang Lien Mountain Range[…]

Dog Sledding in Canada

If you’re looking for an outdoor winter experience that’s out of the ordinary, try a Canadian dog sled adventure. A truly unique outdoor winter activity, dog sledding is Canada‚Äôs traditional and oldest mode of winter transportation. Most people find the feeling of commanding their own dog sled team along trails through pristine valleys and over mountain ridges to be very inspirational. A truly Canadian activity in every way, dog sledding is a fun and interesting way to enjoy winter landscapes and is also a pretty good physical workout.