Running With Wolves – Or, Moose. Or Bears.

Running With Wolves – Or, Moose. Or Bears.

It sounds like the opening line of a joke. Earlier this month, a man was running in New Brunswick, Canada when he was attacked by a moose. Paul Gallant was jogging along the waterfront when he came upon a moose, just 20 meters away from him, standing on the path. His plan to take slow [...]

Today is World Elephant Day!

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 [...]

Oh Canada! Say Goodbye to Microbeads

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 [...]

Budget Travelers Rejoice! Discount Airlines Growing in Canada

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 [...]

Get Off My Back – Issues with Elephant Trekking

Get Off My Back – Issues with Elephant Trekking

This post was originally written for and published on Elephant & Co.  From Logging to Tourism Elephants have been used in the logging industry for hundreds of years, but with a decline in the forest landscape and a flood in Thailand in the late 1980s, the Thai government placed a complete ban on commercial logging in [...]