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What I Learned Travelling in My 20s

Heather Magee | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

My 20s were all about three things: hustling, partying and traveling. Hustling to move forward in my career, partying with my ever-growing network of friends, and traveling as much as my bank account would stretch. My values and motives haven't shifted too much in my 30s, but my approach to travel most certainly has.

How to Travel in Mexico With a Toddler

Amanda Blakley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

My travel companion was my two year old Atticus (a man of few words) who surprised me by declaring enthusiastically: "Mexicooooo" as he looked out the window in wonder. No, we weren't headed to some coastal gated community or beachside all-inclusive. We had touched down in central Mexico.

What Modern Leadership is Lacking

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada
Kelsey Ramsden

I do some speaking here and there around the globe. Wherever I go, people always ask me about Leadership. I capitalize Leadership because in the cont...

Jamaican Me Hungry: A Culinary Adventure

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

If you are looking for a way to truly connect to the food culture of Jamaica then I have the culinary adventure for you! It turns out that the white-knuckle, hair-raising journey over the mountains from Montego Bay to Saint Elizabeth Parish, the breadbasket of Jamaica, is worth every minute.

Crossing the Darien Gap on a Crazy Horse

Philip Davidson | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

Crossing the Darien gap was a pleasure. Sure getting to this point was a touch stressful at times, but the actual voyage was a delight. Getting the bikes OFF the boat, however, was another story.

Don't Judge Haiti By Its Media Coverage

Sophie Tarnowska | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Sophie Tarnowska

I had no idea how strongly my friend and many other Haitians feel about this uneven representation of their island until I posted a picture of a pile of garbage in Port-au-Prince and her brother told me off. Haiti is treated like that girl who can't shake the bad reputation she got in high school.

Ultimateride: A Tale of Trying to Leave Panama with two Motorbikes, by Boat

Philip Davidson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

Crossing the Darien Gap isn't easy. There's no road, (I double checked) so you can't ride, thus the options are to fly or to sail. Flying costs about 700$ per bike, plus whatever it costs for you. There are many sailboats that take bikes, but they cost over 1000$. Each. To travel about 200 nautical miles.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Alana Hurov | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

Ultimate freedom, waking up late, working in your pj's and taking a spontaneous day off. It sounds like the dream job, doesn't it? Well, if running your own business is that glorious, why doesn't everyone do it? The fact is, being an entrepreneur is probably the hardest thing you will ever do. It will consume your thoughts, your relationships, your sleep and your life. You may never have a "day off" again. Still interested?

Traffic, Locks and Doors: Panama City

Jayne Davidson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

The day we rode across the Panama Canal for the first time was Phil's 30th birthday (1 August 2013). We rode across the Bridge of the Americas and discovered the terrible traffic that was to mark our whole time in Panama City.

Farming Rocks: Liberia, Costa Rica

Jayne Davidson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Travel
Jayne Davidson

Canadian brother and sister Jayne and Philip Davidson are traveling on motorcycles from the Arctic Circle to Patagonia. This is the latest entry in th...

Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor Adventure

Brian Simpson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

From deserts to tropical rain forests, mountain ranges to waterways, there is certainly no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors. Travelocity.ca has put together a list of the best countries around the globe for outdoor travel and a few of our favourite spots in each.

Rescuing an Elephant in the Wilds of India [PHOTOS]

Sangita Iyer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Sangita Iyer

It was around 10:30 a.m. on a Friday this past June that a close friend and wildlife enthusiast, Mohan was driving me down the winding hills of Ooty -- a hill station in southern India. Suddenly, there was a distress call from a forest warden desperately trying to save an elephant. It had slipped and fallen into a two-metre deep trench.

Which of These 5 Travelling Personalities Are You?

Brian Simpson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

To get the best March break experience for you and your family, I encourage you to plan your trip with your family members' individual interests and personalities in mind. To get you started, I've put together a few personalities to consider as March break approaches.

Finding Community in Peru

Elia Saikaly | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

Since my departure from Canada five days ago, I've flown from Lima to Cusco, met up and spent time with my friend's in Cusco, rented a 4x4, explored various remote regions in the Sacred Valley, developed the FindingLife 2014 student initiative, paragliding, mountain biking and canyoning were all part of the agenda.

Packing Food For a Hike? Here's What to Bring

explore Magazine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Travel
explore Magazine

Even if you're only going out for an hour or two, packing a snack for your hike is always a great idea. Whether you get lost, take some breaks, or just take longer than you thought, you'll need food to keep you active and alert. But not every type of food is fit to be packed. Consider the following before heading out on your next hike.

Avoiding the Summer Road Trip From Hell

Gerald McEachern | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada Travel
Gerald McEachern

Besides cleaning up the yard, there's just one thing on my mind: what to do with the kids for the summer. The first thought is a road trip to visit my parents. That's a 30-hour drive and I know every kilometre of the trip in advance -- from the Montreal pee breaks, to the moose. On second thought, maybe we'll look for adventure elsewhere this summer...

Peter Lewin: The Canadian Indiana Jones

Bernie Farber | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

On June 7, 2005, Peter Lewin, a little known doctor and scientist, died all-too-young.Though a pediatrician by trade, he was a pioneer in the field of paleopathology, a field that employs modern medical investigative techniques to unlock secrets within human remains. A pediatrician trusted by his patients, few knew that this kind and genteel man with an old world charm hid an Indiana Jones persona...

The Summit of Cho Oyu, Part 2: Between Life and Death

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine being in total darkness, knowing if you fall you die, and being so completely out of breath and energy that you can only move forward an inch at a time. I'm wasted. Finished. Out of energy. My only savior at this point is the sun.

Summiting Tibet's Mount Cho Oyu (Part I)

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

The reality here is this: People die on 8,000-meter mountains and it is irresponsible not to have a plan in place in the event that something goes wrong. I found myself packing all of my gear as though I was never going to return.

Not Without My Baby: Crossing the Tibetan Border

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine strapping a propane tank and a 40 pound duffle bag to your head by way of a burlap strap and hauling the weight up a hill at 8,000 feet above sea level. Could you do it? Now imagine you have an infant strapped to the front of your chest.

Tragedy High Above the Clouds

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Hardship Never-Ending

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Giving Up on a Dream to Save a Life

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Why Challenge Ourselves?

Elia Saikaly | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

It's that time of year again when uncertainty takes precedence over all that is routine, familiar and predictable. No matter how many times one embark...