The Best Places To Study Abroad You Aren’t Considering


So you’ve made the decision to study abroad. Congratulations! This is a big step for your global education and self-growth. It takes a lot of courage to wander off to parts unknown and immerse yourself in an unfamiliar culture. But are you still unsure about which culture you want that to be? Are you overwhelmed with […]

How and Where to Get Your Urban Hike On


By Chelsea Stuart This just in; you don’t have to leave the city to get in a good hike. If you happen to be one of the many billion people living in urban city centers around the globe and you don’t have easy access to a mountain— take note. The recently popularized phenomenon known as […]

7 of the Best Botanical Gardens and Arboretums Around the World


By Chelsea Stuart If you’re sitting at home anxiously awaiting our winter weather to morph into sunny spring days, do yourself a favor and head start your season with a trip to a botanical garden or arboretum. And before you say flowers aren’t your thing—consider more unorthodox options like cactus gardens, Japanese gardens and lily ponds as we guarantee […]

Top 5 Organic Canadian Wineries


By Judi Zienchuk Wine production in Canada is not an easy task; only certain grape varietals can survive a cooler Canadian growing period, and even the hardiest fruits are at risk of facing a late frost (or even full blow snow storm). Being the kind and hardy bunch we are, facing the threats of a […]

6 Races Worth Running


BY RACHEL WALLACE Sometimes, in order to fit a workout in to a busy schedule, you wind up running on the treadmill like a hamster in its wheel. You might argue that any endorphins are good endorphins, but I think the more interesting the workout, the better. From 5ks to marathons—these scenic and special races […]

Travel Destinations Inspired by Your Favorite Literature


Setting is often key in creating mood, adding color to characters, and grounding readers in an established culture. Whether your favorite read is a pillar of classic literature, a bold travel memoir or a piece of modern fiction, chances are you’ve imagined yourself in the time and place your author builds or describes. So, if […]