2013 is off to a snowy, yet beautiful start if this week's photos from Canadian are any indication of the New Year.
While the thought of snow and travel may bring up nightmares of flight cancellations, delays and headaches for some; travelling in the snow has its merits for others. For one, it makes for some solid skiing conditions, like for Heather Phelps who spent New Year's Day up in Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. On the West Coast, the bloggers behind Traveling Canucks took full advantage of the roughly three metres of snow by hitting the slopes on Cypress Mountain.
Given the amount of snow Canada's seen in the past few days, it only makes sense to have the theme behind this week's batch of photos focus on the beauty behind travelling with powder.
You can find it in Leigh McAdam's travels as she explored her own winter wonderland by skiing across snowy-landscape of Banff, Alberta. And while others like Dalene Heck at Hecktic Travels dread the thought of an Albertan winter, even she concedes that the season has its pros and cons. To see how other Canadian travellers made use of the winter weather this week, check out the gallery below.
June 28: The fiery orange desert plains of Wadi Rum, Jordan
June 28: Cityscape of Old Town Prague, Czech Republic
June 28: Passionate baseball fans in Yokohama, Japan
June 28: Harbour views of Vancouver, British Columbia
June 28: The peak of Mount Pilatus in the Swiss Alps
May 31: 72 Hours In Algonquin Park
While you can't go wrong with camping in Ontario's Algonquin Park in mid-to-late June, <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/25949/highlights-early-season-canoe-trip-algonquin-park-ontario/" target="_blank">heading their early has its benefits</a>, not to mention stunning views.
May 31: Sun Rise, Sun Set
The sun sets over the city of Brussels, Belgium. Photo Credit: <a href="http://instagram.com/fareed15" target="_blank">Fareed Khan</a>
May 31: Expecting Molokai, Hawaii
Beautiful sunsets are just one of the sights travellers can expect in Molokai, but as <a href="http://travelingcanucks.com/2013/05/travel-to-molokai-things-to-do/" target="_blank">the couple behind Traveling Canucks notes</a>, there's a few things that sets this Hawaiian island apart from its neighbours.
May 31: Budapest's Communist Past
A monument to Imre Nagy,<a href="http://theplanetd.com/tour-budapest/" target="_blank"> a leader in Hungary's failed communist revolution of 1956</a>, stands on top of a bridge in the sunny city of Budapest.
May 17: Beer, Snowmobiles And Igloos In Iceland
Adrenalin junkies looking to get their next fix may want to take a page out of Seattle Dredge's book. Here, she tears up the snowy hills of <a href="http://seattlestravels.com/snowmobiling-in-akureyri/sea_6740/" target="_blank">Akureyri, Iceland on the back of snowmobile</a>.
May 17: Road Tests And Motobikes In Saigon.
Traffic in Vietnam has something of a notorious reputation among travellers. After all, how many places in the world would require someone need to take a road test <a href="http://www.legalnomads.com/2013/05/motorbike-taxis-vietnam.html" target="_blank">just so your driver will give you a fair price? </a>
May 17: Is It Cyan Or Blue?
From the umbrellas to the shallow harbours, <a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/shades-of-blue" target="_blank">there's no shortage of blue hues in Greece</a>, according to Dalene and Peter Heck, the couple behind Hecktic Travels.
May 17: Flying Through Flinders Ranges
What's the best way to explore the Flinders Ranges Mountains of South Australia? If you ask Deb and Dave from The Planet D, the answer is simple: <a href="http://theplanetd.com/flinders-ranges-wilpena-pound/" target="_blank">from the sky. </a>
May 17: Camels In Jordan
Two locals in Jordan wait for travellers to ride their camels around in the Wadi Rum, according to Cailin O'Neil who learned <a href="http://www.travelyourself.ca/cailins-blog/the-people-of-jordan/" target="_blank">first hand about the hospitality of Jordanians. </a>
May 17: Why Wait At The Station?
Train spotting in Riomaggiore, Italy. Credit: <a href="http://instagram.com/p/ZVWtSWAF4z/" target="_blank">Rafid Mahmood</a>
May 16: Wisteria Garden In Japan
A blooming garden of Wisteria at the Tochigi Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan. It's reminiscent of a fairy tale.
May 3: Hawaii On A The Back Of A Mule
Travelling to Hawaii usually brings up thoughts of beaches, surf, and donkeys, in the case of the duo behind Traveling Canucks. The two joined group which descended down nearly 1,700 feet on the back of mules to reach the reach the Kalaupapa Peninsula during <a href="http://travelingcanucks.com/2013/04/riding-mules-down-the-worlds-tallest-sea-cliffs/" target="_blank">their adventure to Molokai Island. </a>
May 3: Parc de Bruxelles In Winter
Even Belgium's greenery proved resilient to the winter cold during Krista Rowland's visit to <a href="http://kristarowland.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/belgium-part-22/" target="_blank">Parc de Bruxelles</a> in Brussels.
May 3: Coasting Through East Sooke Park's Coastal Trail
Giant tree stumps are one of the sites hikers can expect when tackling<a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/25576/day-hikes-victoria-coastal-trail-east-sooke-park/" target="_blank"> East Sooke Park's coastal trail</a> near Victoria, B.C., writes Leigh McAdam.
May 3: Greenery Outside Topkapi Palace
The team behind Hecktic Travels took this week to explore the Topkapi Palace is Istanbul, Turkey which included tours of the courtyard and<a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/harem" target="_blank"> inside the Harem and its 400 rooms</a>.
April 19: Cockfights In Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A rooster sits perched in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Roosters can be<a href="http://jessicawritesatravelblog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/yogyakarta-indonesia-and-cockfight-in.html" target="_blank"> found in the city's bird markets</a> where they are forced to battle in illegal cockfights.
April 19: Up Close And Personal
There's<a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/25292/nature-wildlife-travels/" target="_blank"> a lot to admire about nature's creatures when travelling</a>, writes Leigh McAdam. Here, a dragonfly rests during a McAdam's visit to Lake Superior.
April 19: Cruising The Copper Coast
There's a lot to like about <a href="http://www.candicedoestheworld.com/2013/04/what-you-should-do-in-waterford/" target="_blank">the Copper Coast</a>, a route between the towns of Tramore and Dungarvan in Ireland. One of the highlights includes the Kilfarrasy Beach, writes Candice Walsh.
April 19: A Trip On The Turibus Tour
Tour buses kinda get a bad wrap for being cheesy. But now and then, like when you hurt your ankle and walking around Mexico City just isn't in the cards, <a href="http://savoirfaireabroad.com/i-did-cheesy-turibus-tours-in-mexico-city/" target="_blank">tour buses can be surprisingly enjoyable</a> according to Pamela MacNaughtan.
Arpil 15: Chichicastenango
Shopping in Chichicastenango, Guatemala is far more colourful than most markets in Canada. Credit: <a href="http://www.chickenbustales.com/" target="_hplink">@vivienlougheed</a>
April 12: High Twenties In Tampa Bay
While some Canadians were contending with Old Man Winter's return, others, like Justin, were enjoying the scenic sunsets and temperature in the high twenties. Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/crustinjocker" target="_blank">@crustinjocker</a>
April 12: What A Big Eye You Have
If you're visiting the National Museum of Scotland, expect to discover many unique artifacts like this mask that <a href="http://www.endlesslychanginghorizon.com/the-national-museum-of-scotland/" target="_blank">Miranda and Dylan came across during their trip to the city of Edinburgh</a>
April 12: Fountains And A Show
The Fountains of Bellagio aren't just a pretty sight in Las Vegas, Nevada; they're also part of choreographed light display. In Lisa Goodmurphy's case, the fountains were performing in sync <a href="http://www.gonewiththefamily.com/gone-with-the-family-adv/2013/04/las-vegas-with-kids.html" target="_blank">with this famous Canadian icon</a> while Goodmurphy and her daughters passed by.
April 12: Marrakech's Medina
As Dave and Deb from The Planet D write, the Medina serves as an old fortified encampment for one of Morocco's largest cities. Within the encampment lies a maze of streets that are lined with vendors and is considered <a href="http://theplanetd.com/diggin-the-dunes-of-marrakech-morocco/" target="_blank"> a rite of passage for anyone visiting the city.</a>
April 12: A Triumphant Spot For Photos
Travellers looking for an iconic panorama of Paris can't go wrong with a shot from the observation decks of the Eiffel Tower. But for those looking for something different can try their hand at photography from the Arc de Triomphe<a href="http://travelingcanucks.com/2013/04/picture-perfect-panorama-from-arc-d-triomphe" target="_blank"> like Cam & Nicole Wears did during their trip to the City of Light.</a>
April 5: Travelling Across The Alto Plano
Despite spending six weeks in Bolivia, Vivien Loughheed says her trip to South America was still too short. Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/vivienlougheed" target="_blank">@vivienloughheed</a>
April 5: Move Along
Looks like some grumpy residents in the United Kingdom are a lot more open about their feelings towards solicitors — at least in the neighbourhood of <a href="http://ttddoo.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Notting Hill.</a>
April 5: Ice Walks And The Maligne Canyon Wall
It's hard to believe that this isn't even the most impressive photo Leigh McAdam took during her trip to <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/25007/nottobe-missed-maligne-canyon-icewalk-jasper/" target="_blank">the Maligne Canyon at Japser National Park in Alberta, Canada</a>. There, she and seven other adventurers donned some ice cleats and took to climbing the park's ice bridges.
April 5: St Declan's Well
Yes, it's a well but this old stone structure caught our eyes and that meant it just had to go into this week's round-up. The well is said to still be a site of worship according to Candice Walsh and to even have magical healing properties, though <a href="http://www.candicedoestheworld.com/2013/04/photo-essay-county-waterfords-copper-coast-drive/" target="_blank">she seems less convinced on that matter. </a>
April 5: The Other Side
The fall of the Berlin Wall may have come decades ago, but as Dalene and Peter Heck found out during their trip to Berlin, <a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/berlin-wall" target="_blank">there are still unseen barriers separating some Berliners.</a>
April 5: Graffiti In Tonalá, Mexico
Between the graffiti-lined walls of Tonalá lies Guadalajara's massive street markets. But don't let this scenic photo fool you: the crowds can get big and the markets aisle are small, <a href="http://savoirfaireabroad.com/guadalajara-was-good/" target="_blank">which can make travel tough. </a>
March 16: Biggest. Water. Fight. Ever.
Millions of people around the world may be celebrating St. Patrick's Day today but here, Ian Ord takes part in a different kind of celebration while in Thailand: the Songkran Festival. Here's a shot of a modified tuk tuk that he saw a few times <a href="http://wheresidewalksend.com/songkran-chiang-mai/" target="_blank">during the day.</a>
March 16: Finding Your Roots
There's no doubt that many Canadians will be celebrating St. Paddy's Day at their local bar or pub, but Candice Walsh is going for the real deal as she travel's to Dublin, Ireland <a href="http://www.candicedoestheworld.com/2013/03/oh-hi-today-im-going-to-ireland-for-five-weeks-to-research-my-ancestry/" target="_blank">to learn more about her ancestry</a>.
March 16th: A Trip Down Memory Lane
London, England has been through a multitude of change over the years. However, if you're looking for signs of Victorian London,<a href="http://breathedreamgo.com/2013/03/travelling-down-memory-lane-to-london-and-england/" target="_blank"> the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens</a> is a good place to start.
March 16: Exploring PEI
Blue skies and beautiful greenery are just some of the things travellers will find once they visit Prince Edward Island in the summer. As for what to do, Leigh McAdam's <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/24471/pei-7-ideas-summer/" target="_blank">has a few suggestions</a>...
March 8: Lady Liberty
Does taking a photo of the Statue of Liberty when in New York make you a tourist and not a traveller? Maybe, but as Samantha Phelan writes, it just <a href="http://www.moderndaymarco.com/2013/03/04/new-york-i-love-you/">"had to be done."</a> Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/moderndaymarco">Samantha Phelan</a>
March 8: T.Dot
As Shirley Lum tweets,"I love #Toronto! Fab city to explore/re-discover!" Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/ATasteofWorld">Shirley Lum</a>
March 1: Georgian Beauty
This week, Lisa Evans snapped a shot of clear, blue skies while on Sapelo Island in Georgia, USA. Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/WriteLisaEvans">@WriteLisaEvans</a>
March 1: Sunset, Skies, And Mountains
It took three hours on a <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/24073/bus-ride-hell/">bus ride that felt like hell</a>, but Leigh McAdam captured a stunning sunset over the mountains of Guican in Colombia
March 1: Clear Skies Over The Taj Mahal
Here, Allie Barclay and company share some bonding time while the Taj Mahal sits in the background. Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/AKBarclay">@AKBarclay</a>
March 1: Taking Flight In Zambia
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... Deb and Dave from The Planet D in a microlight. This week,<a href="http://theplanetd.com/microlight-an-adventure-in-the-sky/"> the couple took to the skies in Zambia</a> to find out what flying over the country was like.
Feb. 15: The View Of Panama City
It may be hard to spot, but that's definitely a beach in the background that Mario Stojanac snapped from his hotel room in Panama City. Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/appetype">Mario Stojanac </a>
Feb. 15: Great Ocean Road
It just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a romantic shot of the beach in Lorne, Australia. Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/jessicaology">Jessica Lee </a>
Feb. 15: Big Beautiful Blue
Sometimes the only way to cope with vacation withdrawal is to think warm thoughts and look back at your <a href="http://travelingcanucks.com/2013/02/photos-from-our-trip-to-mexico/">photos of the Gran Bahia Principe Akumal in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico</a> according to the couple behind Traveling Canucks.
Feb. 15: Kite Surfing In Mui Ne
For those tired of lounging on the beach, the town of Mui Ne, Vietnam and its beaches make a convincing case for some kite surfing, <a href="http://www.legalnomads.com/2013/02/mui-ne.html">writes Jodi Ettenberg</a>.
Feb. 15: Barbados Beauty
Sometimes it's best to let the photo do all the talking. Photo Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/_chucaroline">Caroline Chu </a>
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Dec. 28: Alta Lake, British Columbia
Snow blankets the warning lights at a rail road crossing on the shore of Alta Lake outside Whistler, B.C., write <a href="https://twitter.com/RebeccaAnanda">Rebecca Ananda</a>, a B.C. native who returned to Vancouver for the holidays.
Dec. 28: Venice City By Boat Tour
Like the blogger at Hike Bike Travel, the writers at The Planet D took this week to look back at their year in travel. Some of their highlights included <a href="http://theplanetd.com/9-not-to-be-missed-posts-of-2012/">a trip to the Vegas strip</a>.
Dec. 28: Peter Lougheed Park, Alberta
2012 kicked off with a trip to <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/22921/highlights-year-2012-photos/">Peter Lougheed Park</a> for the writers at Hike Bike Travel. Skiing just outside of Banff National Park would only be the start of many adventures across North America.
Dec. 28: Christmas In Delhi
Christmas in India may be without snow but that doesn't mean some of the traditional signs aren't available. However, as Mariellen Ward writes,<a href="http://breathedreamgo.com/2012/12/christmas-in-india-the-light-and-the-dark/#more-17247"> recent events in India</a> made celebrating Christmas more complicated this year.
Dec. 28: Visiting The Dead In New Orleans
While some Canadians were dealing with snow this week, photographer and blogger, Tracy Zhang travelled to New Orleans where she <a href="http://justintimetravels.com/2012/12/24/city-lafayette/">learned about graveyards and tombstones.</a>
Dec. 21: Biking In Utrecht
Krista Rowland took this photo while walking through Utrecht, Netherlands. She says it captures two things the Dutch are known for:<a href="http://kristarowland.wordpress.com/"> bicycles and canals</a>.
Dec. 21: Back In Brixton
Brixton may have a reputation as a dodgy and dangerous neighbourhood but as Ayngelina writes,<a href="http://www.baconismagic.ca/england/brixton-market/"> it has plenty of culture and charm.</a>
Dec. 21: Coronado National Memorial
Despite its appearance, Coronado National Memorial is full of many different living things. It also makes for <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/22830/hiking-trails-coronado-national-memorial/">a secluded hiking experience according to blogger Leigh McAdam</a>.
Dec. 21: Lights.. Camera.. Action
When it comes to lights, cameras and action, there's few places that do it like <a href="http://www.gonewiththefamily.com/gone-with-the-family-adv/2012/12/celebrating-the-holidays-at-disney-world.html">Disney World's Hollywood Studio theme park</a>. During the holidays, you can probably guess which of the three the park pulls all the stops for.
Dec. 21: Sittin' Pretty
For the bloggers at Planet D, this week marked the time to take a look back at <a href="http://theplanetd.com/year-in-pictures-best-of-2012/">the year's best travel photos</a>. Their trip to the Galapagos Islands featured some stunning shots of the local wildlife, like this iguana.
Dec. 21: Hiking In Red Rock Canyon
This photo comes courtesy of <a href="https://twitter.com/deanguest">@deanguest</a> from Twitter who snapped this shot of his hike at Red Rock Canyon, a conservation area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dec. 21: Say Goodbye To The Sahara Sun
As the year comes to an end, the writers at Hecktic Travels took the time this week to look back some of<a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/best-of-2012"> their most memorable trips and stand-out photos</a>.
Dec. 14: Ladurée In London
Macarons may be French in origin, but that doesn't mean you can't pick up one or two (or eight) of them when visiting <a href="http://www.laduree.fr/">Ladurée</a> in the United Kingdom. Photo credit: <a href="http://www.iphoneogram.com/u/48950765" target="_hplink">Abigail Ocreto</a>
Dec. 14: Memories Of Montreal
Sometimes work gets in the way of globe-trotting but in the case of travel blogger Candice Walsh, that just means it's time to look back at some of her earlier adventures. This shot was taken from <a href="http://www.candicedoestheworld.com/2012/12/photo-essay-love-in-montreal/">Montreal’s tallest skyscraper, Altitude 737</a>.
Dec. 14: Kayaking In Croatia
For the bloggers at Planet D, 2012 marked quite the year in travel.
Dec. 14: The Odisha Sun
This week saw <a href="http://breathedreamgo.com/2012/12/travel-tales-in-odisha/">Mariellen Ward return to Odisha, India,</a> to catch both the sunrise and sunset from the same beach.
Dec. 14: Untouched Okanagan Beauty
To paraphrase the blogger behind Bacon Is Magic, how can you resist taking a photo when <a href="http://www.baconismagic.ca/canada/british-colombia/">B.C.'s Okanagan Valley</a> provides such natural beauty?
Dec. 14: Peru
Peru may be synonymous with Machu Picchu but there's more to the country than just the world-famous Inca site.
Dec. 7: Blue Skies And Yellow Boat In Koh Tao, Thailand
Roohi Sahajpal, a freelance writer and Ryerson University graduate, travelled to the island of Koh Tao in Thailand this month after a brief escape to India in November.
Dec. 7: Skittles For Trolls
Why are there Skittles on the ground? Well, you'll have to read about it in Hecktic Travel's entry about <a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/devils-punchbowl">their trip to the Devil's Punchbowl Country Park</a> in Menomonie, Wisconsin to find out. (Hint: it involves trolls of the non-internet variety)
Dec. 7: Memories Of Colombo
Pamela MacNaughtan, the writer behind Spunky Girl Travels didn't do much travelling this week so she<a href="http://www.spunkygirlmonologues.com/2012-in-photos/"> did some reminiscing of all her trips in 2012</a> instead. This photo of the Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka from April stood out the most to us.
Dec. 7: Finding The Right Red In B.C.
It was a quest for red that led travel blogger Ayngelina to snap this photo of blue, brown and green. You can read more about her quest to find out what kind of red wines British Columbia has in store for Canadians<a href="http://www.baconismagic.ca/canada/okanagan/"> here</a>.
Dec. 7: 'A Teardrop On The Face Of Eternity'
Mariellen at <a href="http://breathedreamgo.com/2012/12/the-taj-mahal-an-arabian-fantasy-in-india/">Breath, Dream, Go</a> had one of her dreams come true this week when she finally<a href="http://breathedreamgo.com/2012/12/the-taj-mahal-an-arabian-fantasy-in-india/"> made the trip to Agra, India to see the Taj Mahal.</a>
Dec. 7: Saguaro Silhouette In Arizona
Leigh McAdam at <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/22515/time-travel-winter-summer-hours/">Hike Bike Travel traded in the grey skies and snow-covered of roads of Calgary, Canada</a> this week for a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. While she was there, she snapped a photo of the Saguaro cactus as the sun sets.
Nov. 30: Fire And Ice
For those who doubt how majestic the mountains of Banff, Alberta can be, check out <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/22250/banff-area-cross-country-skiing-cascade-fire-road/">Bike Hike Travel's</a> post this week about cross-country skiing on The Cascade Fire Road.
Nov. 30: Bird's Eye View
When it comes to relaxing, there's no better place to do it than in a hotel. Better yet, take a page from <a href="http://breathedreamgo.com/2012/11/24-hours-in-hotel-heaven/">Mariellen Ward</a>'s blog and do it from a hotel room with a stellar view.
Nov 30: King Of The Castle
This week, the the travelling duo behind The Planet D took things slow with<a href="http://theplanetd.com/the-pyrenees-photos/"> a trip to the Pyrenees </a>where they wined and dined on the mountain regions bordering France and Spain.
Nov. 30: A Nice View Of Mallard Lake
It's was almost a picture-perfect scene up at Canoe Bay for the travel bloggers at Hecktic Travels this week. But there was only one thing holding this romantic weekend-for-two back <a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/wilderness-retreat">from a complete photo-finish</a>.
Nov. 30: Finding Inspiration In Toronto
As travel photographer Tracy Zhang writes, even a city like Toronto has a few gems <a href="http://justintimetravels.com/2012/11/26/inspiration-toronto/">worth photographing</a>.
Nov. 30: New York, City Of Dreams
This photo comes courtesy of Connie Chan, <a href="http://constance.room-noise.com/">a music photographer</a>, who made the trip to New York City earlier this week to take in the city's electronic dance music scene.
Nov. 23: Change Island, Newfoundland
What the community of Change Island lacks in size, it makes up charm and "magic". Don't expect to find any sky scrappers in this quiet town, but as travel blogger Candice Walsh points out, <a href="http://www.candicedoestheworld.com/2012/11/change-in-change-islands/">who needs tall buildings when you've got endangered ponies instead? </a>
Nov. 23: Checking Out The Louvre
You can read about art all you want but there's just something more engrossing about oil and canvass when you're in a museum. However, if you're a kid, a museum — even one as famous as the Louvre — is no substitute for Disneyland. <a href="http://www.gonewiththefamily.com/gone-with-the-family-adv/2012/11/visiting-the-louvre-with-kids.html">But as Lisa writes, children and museum trips can coexist peacefully with some preparation</a>
Nov. 23: A Lesson In Travel Photography
Sometimes all it takes is a change in scenery to rekindle one's inspiration and who can so no to the sunny, scene setting of <a href="http://justintimetravels.com/2012/11/21/a-stanford-education/">Stanford University in California? </a>
Nov. 23: There's More To A Name
Misery Bay isn't the cheeriest name for a travel destination, but names aren't everything. The Provincial Park offers something different during the summer months but <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/22077/destination-misery-bay-provincial-park-manitoulin-island/">November is the time to see some cool rocks</a>.
Nov. 23: The Name's Bond, James Bond
If James Bond were a real person, he'd also be one of the world's most well-travelled secret agents. For now, lovers of Britain's most famous fictional spy will have to settle with him in <em>Skyfall</em>. For everyone else, let his many adventures only serve as inspiration for <a href="http://theplanetd.com/bond-locations-weve-been-to/">bloggers to travel destinations made famous by the franchise. </a>
Nov. 23: Lakes, Lakes And More Lakes
Wisconsin is mostly known for its cheese and if you're a Packers fan, it's football culture. Now, thanks to the<a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/about"> couple behind Hecktic Travels</a>, you can add gorgeous lakes to that list.
Nov. 23: A Different Kind Of Emerald City
The city of Bangalore isn't a must-see destination for some tourists visiting India. However, if you've got a green thumb, or need a change from the hustle and bustle or New Delhi, <a href="http://breathedreamgo.com/2012/11/green-city-back-in-bangalore/">this blogger may just change your mind.</a>
Nov. 16: Amaranth, Manitoba
An abandoned house near blogger Pamela MacNaughtan's parents' house <a href="http://www.spunkygirlmonologues.com/photo-series-autumn-my-favourite-season-in-ontario/">in Amaranth, Manitoba paired beautifully with the autumn leaves</a>.
Nov. 16: Budapest, Hungary
That scene you see before you is in fact a medicinal bath in Budapest — Szechenyi Bath is the largest thermal bath in Europe, and as blogger Candice reports, <a href="http://www.candicedoestheworld.com/2012/11/photo-essay-being-badass-in-budapest/">it was all part of a visit to the city she found to be surprisingly party-centric</a>.
Nov. 16: Jostedalsbreen Glacier, Norway
It was a week of biggest and best in Europe, as blogger Tracy Zhang visited Norway's Jostedalsbreen, or Jostedal Glacier, <a href="http://justintimetravels.com/2012/11/12/respect-jostedalsbreen/">the largest in continental Europe</a>. As she put it, it was "a piece of history that had been formed thousands of years before me, and will remain thousands of years after."
Nov. 16: Rural Wisconsin
For Dalene and Peter Heck, who are house-sitting in rural Wisconsin for the next three months, the first frost meant an opportunity to — what else? — <a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/ice-kayaking">kayak on the lake and break the ice with their paddles</a>.
Nov. 16: Norther Ontario
Loving all the James Bond stories surrounding the premiere of Skyfall? Then you may be interested to learn that Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny in many of the films, <a href="http://hikebiketravel.com/21966/visit-moneypennys-retreat/">moved to Espanola, Ontario with her kids</a> — which blog Hike Bike Travel visited this week.
Nov. 16: Livingston, Montana
You might not expect a place in the middle of Montana to be awash in neon signs — <a href="http://www.baconismagic.ca/montana/electric-livingston/">check out the rest of blogger Ayngelina of Bacon Is Magic's pictures to get the full view</a>.
Nov. 16: Medieval Times, Toronto, Ontario
As part of her daughter's fourth grade trip, blogger Lisa of Gone With The Family <a href="http://www.gonewiththefamily.com/gone-with-the-family-adv/2012/11/medieval-times-toronto.html#more">got to enjoy the somewhat surreal event that is the Medieval Times</a>. Haven't been yet? Be warned — you have to eat with your hands.
Nov. 16: Twillingate, Newfoundland
Screech, the very strong rum sold in Newfoundland, <a href="http://ibackpackcanada.com/getting-screeched-in-at-twillingates-anchor-inn/">not only requires drinking — it also requires initiation</a>, as blogger Corbin Fraser of I Backpack Canada discovered this week.
Nov. 16: Pyrenees, Spain
Just imagine this — a stunning hot air balloon ride adrift over the majesty of the Pyrenees in Spain. Then get jealous of Dave and Deb of The Planet D, who got to do it this week, <a href="http://theplanetd.com/hot-air-ballooning-pyrenees/">and take some great pictures in the process.</a>
Nov. 16: Northern India
While the Traveling Canucks weren't technically in northern India this week, <a href="http://travelingcanucks.com/2012/11/photos-from-our-travels-in-northern-india/">their pictures of the stunning scenes of the region</a> were certainly worth a second peek, especially during Diwali.
Nov. 2: Hands In Fire
Dustin Main captured this moment in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar in a temple. "In this ritual, one places their hands to the flames, before bringing them back to their face or body," Main <a href="http://skinnybackpacker.com/hands-in-the-fire-yangon">wrote on his website, </a>. "It was hard not to be overwhelmed." Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/skinnybackpackr">@skinnybackpackr</a>
Nov. 2 Postcards From Alberta
Hecktic Travellers Pete and Dalene Heck created an <a href="http://www.hecktictravels.com/alberta-photography">ode to their home province</a> of Alberta with a roundup of beautiful shots throughout the countryside. Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/HeckticTravels">@HeckticTravels</a>
Nov. 2: Room With A View In Monrovia
Blogger Brendan van Son shared this great shot of the street <a href="http://www.brendansadventures.com/photo-monrovia-dusk/">from his hotel room</a> in Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/Brendanvanson">@Brendanvanson</a>
Nov. 2: Oh Hello There!
Bacon Is Magic travel blogger Ayngelina Brogan says this bison, which she snapped inside <a href="http://www.baconismagic.ca/montana/yellowstone-park/">Yellowstone Park</a>, was bigger than her car. Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/Ayngelina">@Ayngelina</a>