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Growing up in Canada, you hear about the big tourist destinations: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Niagara Falls. You’ve been up the CN Tower and got your boots dusty at the Calgary Stampede but you’re looking for more. The good news is that there are still places to see and stories left to be told.
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Canada is full of natural wonders, with jaw-dropping attractions found in every corner of our home and native land. There are the beauties that thousands flock to each and every season -- from the fab...
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After spending the workweek trudging through traffic, there's nothing more satisfying than heading out on the open road, pushing the pedal to the metal and taking in the views of the countryside. From coast to coast, Canada is full of them -- take, for instance, the tree-lined Ontario cottage country or the Maritimes' awe-inspiring Atlantic-ocean view. It's just a matter of getting there.
British Columbia is often pegged as Canada’s adventure-seeking capital but you’d be selling our home and native land short if you thought B.C. was the only place for once-in-a-lifetime views and unforgettable memories.
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This kid has quite the imagination.
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The thing is, people have never really figured out how to flip the script on the midlife crisis. They get twitchy, frantically trying to fulfill that missing piece inside with decorative pieces on the outside. It all seems so desperate, a process born out of material wants rather than a need to keep evolving as human beings.
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Last December I was invited to a friend's Christmas lunch. After introductions were made to the six women in the room, conversation soon turned to the topic of death. A guest just arrived from a funeral and wanted to share the gravitas of the moment with us.
Oh, Canada: the land of ice and snow, where hockey players are the top national export, the people really are as nice as they say, and you'll find some of the most incredible landscapes in the entire world. From East Coast to West Coast, these awe-inspiring places will leave you with some truly Canadian wanderlustt.
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Canada is filled with endless amount of local tours. From the corners of the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between, there are amazing locals who have built businesses dedicated to showing off what their destinations have to offer. Whether you're a tourist or a local, local tours are great for everyone.
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Whether your heart's desires are world travel, writing a book, creating a blog, speaking to groups, starting a family, rock climbing or attending Burning Man, turn them into a love list -- and toss away the bucket.
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This is what the retired Canadian astronaut thinks we should do instead.
Life happens, and it's easy to get distracted. This is especially true when you have long term-goals. As silly as it sounds, sometimes a plan FOR the plan is needed in order to stay focused.
Think of the things you really want to do in your career and in life. That's your bucket list. Now, what will you have to get rid of in order to make that stuff happen? That's your fuck it list. One serves the other. Is there something you can ditch to serve your greater vision? Fuck it.
By the age of 37, I had birthed two children, reported live on national television, and travelled around the world. But I had never ridden a bike.