Travel Tips and Stories

What Happened When I went Canoe Camping for the First Time

When I was a kid, my family and I used to camp on a semi-regular basis. As my brother and I have gotten older, that's long ended. This summer I decided to go back to nature and give camping another shot - and I've been loving it! I'm still figuring some things out - let's… Continue reading What Happened When I went Canoe Camping for the First Time

Animal Activism, Animal Tourism, Animal Welfare, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Resource

Today is World Elephant Day!

August 12, 2018 is World Elephant Day! In honour of these beautiful gentle giants, here are 10 facts about elephants you might not know. Share these with your friends, and encourage fellow travelers to avoid elephant tourism by getting up close and personal at a trusted sanctuary instead, like the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Elephants… Continue reading Today is World Elephant Day!

Ocean Conservation, Resource

Oh Canada! Say Goodbye to Microbeads

On July 1st 2018, after two years in the making, Canada officially passed a law banning the import, manufacture, and sale of products containing microbeads. What a happy Canada Day we had this year! In case you didn't catch that - this is great news! Even though it means you may have to say goodbye… Continue reading Oh Canada! Say Goodbye to Microbeads

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Budget Travelers Rejoice! Discount Airlines Growing in Canada

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20, super-discounted airline Swoop (owned by WestJet) will become Canada’s second discount airline (after Flair) with its first flight from Hamilton, Ontario to Abbotsford, British Columbia. Swoop Airlines will launch with 5 destinations across Canada – Halifax, Nova Scotia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; as well as Hamilton and Abbotsford, with more destinations… Continue reading Budget Travelers Rejoice! Discount Airlines Growing in Canada

Animal Activism, Animal Welfare, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Social Impact Vacations

Saving Seals in Sausalito

I was lucky enough to be able to visit  The Marine Mammal Center headquarters on a recent trip to California, USA. Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, the Marine Mammal Center's mission is to "advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education." Getting out there and… Continue reading Saving Seals in Sausalito