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Highlights of Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival

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The World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, Canada is famous for its vibrant energy, with a vast array of music, sports, and arts jam-packed into ten sleepless days and nights. Boasting Canada’s largest free outdoor concert series, the music starts early and stays up late, with over 10,000 visitors passing by its two stages. [...]

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Hitting the Slopes: Learning to Ski In Whistler, Canada

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On the day of my first-ever ski lesson in Whistler, I was harboring a bit of a secret: I was absolutely terrified to try skiing. As I fumbled my way down the stairs of Salomonin rented ski boots whilst juggling an unwieldy pair of skis, I couldn’t help but remember my first – and only – snowboarding [...]

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Miami Beach From Above

elcome to Miami! Buckle up and prepare for the ride!” Our pilot for the day shouts through the speaker on his headphones as we prepare to take off. We are at North Perry Airport, located 20 miles north of downtown Miami and we about to start our scenic flight around Miami. It doesn’t take long [...]

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Cruising the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades

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Across the coast of southwest Florida lies the Ten Thousand Islands, dotting the vast waterways of the Everglades like speckles of stardust. Lush, tropical and foreboding, these tiny islets form the largest expanse of mangrove forest in North America. These islands are also home to a rich diversity of native wildlife, including several endangered species. Despite the name, [...]

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Diving into Paradise: Florida’s Secret Isle

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The pearly white beach is empty, except for our footprints in the sand. A regal 19th-century fortress stands behind us, but apart from that, we are completely surrounded by sparkling, spearmint blue water. Alberto and I hold hands and smile at each other. It’s almost as if we’re on a private island, in the middle [...]

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Highlights of Florida: Kayaking, Biking and Beach-Bumming

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We’ve just left Florida, sunburned and happy after spending two weeks out on the beach and exploring the nature surrounding the state. From the sultry beachfront city of Miami, we traversed through the swamps to get to the Everglades National Park, where we cruised through the 10,000 islands and went kayaking in Turner River. We [...]

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Experiencing Hurricane Isaac in Florida Keys

It was a perfect day at Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park. The sun was blazing, the sky was clear and cloudless, and the sea glittered with hundreds shades of blue. Nothing in the horizon gave out that a day later, a tropical storm nicknamed Isaac would be roaring over these shores. We had [...]

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From Africa to America: Updates, Travel Plans, and a Giveaway

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Having just spent a month in the savannas of Africa, we’ve swapped our winter coats for flip-flops and shorts, and arrived in Miami, Florida. This week, we’ll be traveling around the lower end of the state with Visit Florida, getting a taste of the outdoor adventures it has to offer: from scuba-diving in the Keys [...]

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10 of the Best Beaches in the United States

This is a sponsored guest post written by Leslie To. It’s a brisk 78 degree day without a dark cloud in the sky.  The sounds of crashing waves on the warm ocean shore and the cawing of seagulls from above add to Mother Nature’s soothing soundtrack. With a pair of sunglasses and a tall glass [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Yes Bay, Alaska

Kayaking in tranquility, at Yes Bay in Southeast Alaska.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Santa Monica, USA

At the sun-kissed Santa Monica Beach in California, USA.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Yosemite National Park, California

Full moon at the Yosemite National Park, California. Photo shot from the town of Oakhurst.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Wrangell, Alaska

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A native American from the Tlingit tribe in Wrangell, Alaska.

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7 of the Most Famous Walking Trails in the World

// Last autumn, I was on Jeju island, South Korea to attend the first ever World Trail Conference. Trail experts from around the world shared interesting information about their trails, stirring my interest in traipsing these trails. I’ve barely covered any of them, but after talking to these trail experts, I’m pretty sure I’ll be [...]

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Top 6 Cities to Visit in the U.S.

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// From the monumental Statue of Liberty to the stunning Grand Canyon, the United States is blessed with countless attractions, natural wonders and a mixture of cultures and ethnicities. But most of all, it’s home to some of the greatest cities in the world. Some of these cities are well-known for their urban culture, while [...]

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