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Canoe the St Croix River
Canoe the St Croix River

Canoe the St Croix River

Filed in Outdoor Adventures, Water Adventures by on December 27, 2015 • views: 3157

It was 6:30am and I was awake and packing for what was going to be my first 4th of July weekend in the USA, and I was frankly excited not only would this weekend bring lots of food and enjoyment but it would provide a chance to explore Minnesota the way I had wanted to […]

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Exploring Costa Rica
Exploring Costa Rica

Exploring Costa Rica

Filed in Destinations, Outdoor Adventures, Water Adventures by on December 27, 2015 • views: 3409

On the last day of our stay in Costa Rica I asked Mike, a Californian surfer we’d hooked up with on arrival, how he’d sum up his visit. “Great place, great people, and great surfing beaches – yeah, that’s about it”. Well, I suppose you might expect a classic sound bite from a Californian, but […]

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The Lofoten Islands of Norway
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The Lofoten Islands of Norway

Filed in Cultural Travel, Destinations, Outdoor Adventures by on December 27, 2015 • views: 1687

Lofoten Islands may be one of the most remote places in Norway, but there is no denying its sheer beauty and magnificence. Situated in the Arctic Circle, this enigmatic archipelago boasts jagged peaks rising from the cold water, bird colonies, rugged coast, traditional fishing villages and artists galleries. It lies in the Nordland region of […]

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South Africa’s Garden Route
South Africa's Garden Route

South Africa’s Garden Route

Filed in Destinations, Outdoor Adventures, Water Adventures by on December 26, 2015 • views: 2068

Arriving in Cape Town is over whelming, the first thing you notice is the warmth and friendly attitude to you the surfer.  This country has been through so much in the past 30 years and it has always been my dream to set foot on its soil to surf the glorious waves that caress its […]

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An Island of Contrast and Consistency
An Island of Contrast and Consistency

An Island of Contrast and Consistency

Filed in Destinations, Outdoor Adventures, Water Adventures by on December 26, 2015 • views: 1428

Long have the Canary Islands been given the title of ‘The Hawaii of the Atlantic’, with Lanzarote being the Atlantics North Shore, but whilst Lanzarote does get pounded by Hawaiian style swells it has a lot more to offer all levels of surfers. The islands position, only ninety miles from the coast of Africa, means […]

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Escape to Salzburg views: 113

The hills of Salzburg are still alive with the sound of music. Even if more than 50 years have passed since Julie Andrews made Salzburg worldwide famous with The Sound of Music, Salzburg will always be associated with music. It is, after all, the birthplace of Mozart, and a city known for the Salzburg Festival, […]

Romanian Coastal Escape views: 54

Let’s get as far away as possible from any trace of Dracula and head to the Romanian coast. Since there are no vampires and other creatures of the night living in the sunny part of Romania, you can be sure you’ll enjoy a safe stay and discover the less known side of this beautiful country. […]

Cultural Japan views: 99

Japan is a fascinating land. An impressive country like no other in the world, Japan has a multifaceted culture. It surprises and intrigues at every step and lures visitors with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From geishas and samurais to manga and anime, Japan’s culture is more eclectic than one might think. if early Japanese culture was mostly influenced by […]

Bustling Vancouver views: 66

If Vancouver is the first city you’ll ever visit in Canada, you can be sure you’ll fell in love with the entire country! Despite its bustling lifestyle, there’s something about Vancouver that makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive there. Many consider it to be one of the most beautiful cities in […]