By Peggy Wright
There is no pier. Instead, we climb down the muddy riverbank, navigate a plank, and cross over a neighbouring vessel to reach ours. We make ourselves comfortable sitting on floor cushions.
By Szilvia Paradi
July 22, 2020:
This would be a big trekking day. We made our way to the Mount Robson Provincial Park Visitation Centre to check-in to the Berg Lake Trail. The park ranger explains the trail conditions to us – a bit muddy due to all the rainfall, but hike-able nonetheless. She also tells us about a grizzly bear sighting;
By Szilvia Paradi
July 10, 2020 - Today is the day! A much-anticipated trip to the Sunshine Coast to visit Catherine’s hometown and base for Tours of Exploration in Gibsons. I made sure that I had packed for all conditions – ticking off my camera, hikers, sunscreen, a baseball hat, rain-jacket, and of course, travel snacks from my list.
Ferry-travel between British Columbia’s coastal regions during the COVID-19 pandemic is not unpopular – each ferry I boarded was quite full of passengers.
If you travel in Guyana, expect to encounter a number of European languages. This reflects the many conquests won and lost and regained as the Spanish, French, English, Dutch, and Portuguese battled for domination over this pocket of Northern South America. The farther off the beaten-path you go, the more the likelihood you will come into linguistic contact with any of the four main earlier inhabitants; namely the Warraus, Arawaks, Wapisianas and Caribs.
To say I was excited about travelling to the Galapagos would be an understatement. I am certain I could actually feel the blood flowing through my veins as the LATAM Airline descended over a turquoise sea heading towards a flat earthen landing strip on Baltra Island.
Builders of the railroad to Churchill Manitoba probably had no idea that their new grain shipping port, which provided a link from the Prairies to the Arctic Ocean, lay just 40 km north of the world’s largest polar bear denning area. For millennia, the Arctic’s most iconic mammal has come ashore along the western coastline of Hudson Bay to wait out the time until the ice freezes again so that they may begin their annual seal hunt.
Ask any Ecuadorian and they will tell you that Cuenca is one of the most beautiful cities in all of Ecuador. Known for its colonial style, historical centre and natural surroundings, Cuenca is a place where you can spend days wandering the streets, exploring the riverbanks, and relaxing at one of the many beautiful coffee shops.
The location this year will be Quito, Ecuador. Forty-one years ago, William H. Coleman, Inc. created the unique venue to provide Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations services for Travel to Latin America.
In 1990 and with a total budget of $800, we pick up a Morris Minor from an auto dealer in Christchurch. This is where my husband, Matthew, spent his youth and where we first met and we are here for two months to visit this small nation in the South Pacific.
A mere 18 hours separates the icy streets of Vancouver (even less time from Toronto or the large American cities to the South) and the islands and islets that grace Belize’s Barrier Reef. Stretching from Mexico to Honduras, this is the world's second-longest Barrier Reef.
January to April marks a great exodus of Canadians to Southern destinations, and the popularity of Costa Rica among tropical travellers is not surprising. You are never more than one hour from a National Park or private reserve teeming with plants and wildlife.
On behalf of Tours of Exploration I joined a small group of Canadian nature tour operators and several Honduran birding experts. The aim of the one-week journey was to assess the potential for expanding avitourism in this Central American country.