Travel inspires us to open our minds and hearts to other cultures and ways of living. It destroys narrow-mindedness and prejudice and it changes us. When you need some inspiration, read a travel story. It's almost as good as being there and hopefully it will inspire you to seek out your own adventures. As Henry Miller said: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
Myra Canyon Trail – An Amazing Adventure
The Myra Canyon Trail is one of the most stunningly beautiful half-day cycling or hiking excursions in Canada. As I cycled across the first wooden trestle bridge, I gazed out at the canyon and I was blown away. It was one of the most amazing views I have ever seen on two wheels. This scenic section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) Trail runs through a dramatic canyon and it takes cyclists and hikers through two tunnels and across 18 trestle bridges. This former rail line was built through the canyon between 1912 and 1914 and was used as an active railway line for many years. When it was…
Cabbage Key – Cheeseburger in Paradise
Yummm! How far would you go to taste the burger that may have inspired Jimmy Buffett's hit song? We hopped a ferry and headed to Cabbage Key, Florida.
Why You Should Visit Baker Creek Mountain Resort This Winter
Outside our cozy cabin at Baker Creek Mountain Resort, the snow-covered forest was dark and still. Inside, my husband and I were curled up on a sofa in front of a wood stove sipping hot chocolate and watching the embers as they burned and crackled. A cozy cabin in the mountains is a wonderful place to be on a cold winter night and it’s far more romantic and private than a typical hotel accommodation. Over two days, we explored the resort and spent time experiencing Banff National Park in winter. We discovered that winter is a magical time to be at Baker Creek Mountain Resort and the Lake Louise area…
Finding Christmas Magic on the Polar Express Stettler Train
Do you believe in Christmas magic? The Polar Express, one of the world’s most beloved children’s Christmas books, is all about magic. Every year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Alberta Prairie Railway reenacts the story on the Polar Express Stettler train journey.
Summer Fun in Canada’s Sunniest City – Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat sits squarely in the sunbelt of Canada and receives an average of 2544 hours of sunshine every year, making it the sunniest city in Canada. In The Hat, you can bask in the sun 330 days a year. The city’s sunshine trolley transit system proudly proclaims the fact on the back of all of its trolley buses. With all that sunshine, it stands to reason that Hatters know how to celebrate summer better than anyone else. Here are some suggestions for the best ways to enjoy summer fun in Medicine Hat. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these…
Jasper Jammer Tours – The Newest Adventure in Jasper National Park
There’s a new sightseeing adventure in Jasper National Park. Sundog Tours is offering sightseeing tours in a fully refurbished 1939 Jammer Bus. You can rent the entire bus for a private tour or enjoy a group sightseeing tour. We were the first media to try out the new tour and we had a blast. It’s one of the most unique Jasper tours out there. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support! Why is it Called a Jammer Bus? The White…
Virtual Zoo & Wildlife Tours for Canadians Stuck at Home
With schools closed across the country and parents and children at home, getting out to visit a zoo or another wildlife attraction simply isn’t possible. Fortunately we live in an age where a wealth of information is available online. In this case, “If Mohammed cannot go to the mountain, the mountain must go to Mohammed.” Here are some great virtual tours of zoos, wildlife and other animal attractions for Canadians. Check out these webcams and make plans for an in-person visit later. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at…
Summer in Churchill – Polar Bear Watching & Beluga Whales
The tundra near Churchill, Manitoba is transformed in summer. Flowers, birds and polar bears dot the landscape and beluga whales swim in the cool waters just offshore. This destination deep in the Canadian Arctic has such an abundance of wildlife that it is on the bucket-list of many nature lovers. Polar bear watching and viewing beluga whales are the top things to do during the summer in Churchill, but there are other sites to see as well. We absolutely fell in love with this beautiful corner of Canada on our first summer visit. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these…
7 Adventurous Costa Rica Yoga Retreats
A yoga retreat is the perfect way to better your mental and physical health and permanently enhance your life. But if downward dogs and all-day meditation sessions aren’t your idea of fun, you might find an adventurous yoga retreat to be the ideal combination of healing and holiday. There’s a real trend towards combining yoga with other outdoor adventures. An adventurous yoga retreat in Costa Rica lets you experience yoga and meditation along with coastal and jungle adventures like surfing and hiking. Costa Ricans embrace “pura vida,” a phrase that literally means “pure life.” Here’s a list of seven top adventurous yoga retreats in Costa Rica. Adding a little yoga…
Let’s Go to Greece – Acropolis Virtual Tour and Recipes
Sometimes you feel like you need to get away, but you just can’t. Right now a flight is definitely out of the question, but it’s possible to bring the sights and tastes of Greece into your home. Experience ancient Greece with an acropolis virtual tour! Then make a Greek-inspired dinner that will be so good, your family will feel like smashing their plates on the floor afterwards. Here are some images, videos and wonderful recipes to help bring a little bit of Greece into your life. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive…