Category: Adventure

Anchorage is THE place for winter family fun

Anchorage, Alaska is THE place for winter family fun. Families with children from tots to teens will find endless entertainment in the Last Frontier during winter. Here are a just a few ideas to keep kids captivated: The wild, winter Anchorage Fur Rendezvous festival,, is big on fun with more than 100 wacky events including fireworks, carnival rides, outhouse races, a reindeer race, snowshoe softball, melodramas and snow sculptures in addition to sprint dog races and much more. This year’s event is Feb. 26-March 6, 2016. On March 5, 2016, is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® Ceremonial...

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Deeper Africa Wildlife Safaris Announces: Zimbabwe, Conservation and Culture Travel

In January 2016, Deeper Africa will unveil a new kind of wildlife safari. Their Zimbabwe Conservation and Culture itinerary introduces guests to anti-poaching patrols, lion guardians who mediate conflicts between lions and communities, and people who protect wildlife at the village level. The highlight of this safari is joining in on an actual patrol with anti-poaching rangers. “This is an active itinerary, that involves not just watching wildlife, but also doing things to keep them safe from poachers,” says Deeper Africa Co-Founder, Wil Smith. “The experience is all the more real if you can do something positive like disarm...

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H+I’s Storm The South Island bike tour will debut in January 2016

H+I Adventures’ award-winning mountain biking trips are expertly crafted and carefully considered. 2016 is set to be the mountain biking company’s most thrilling year yet with two new multi-day adventures to New Zealand and Chile, each led by a knowledgeable local guide and showcasing a flawless combination of jaw-dropping trail riding with traditional culinary experiences and off-bike excursions, like whale-watching, hiking and kayaking. “We’ve never been more excited to launch a new year of mountain biking holidays than when we first opened up shop back in 2007,” says Euan Wilson, owner, H+I Adventures. “We have many wonderful surprises up...

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Mount Snow Gets Family Camping Right

Each summer parents across the country label clothing, pack bags and kiss their children goodbye before sending them off to camp. For children this means they are escaping to a place full of friends, fun activities, great meals and evening campfires. For parents it means back to life as usual, albeit in a quieter house. Meals still need to be prepared, laundry must still be washed and all the while they are checking the mail obsessively for that coveted letter from camp. So when do parents get their escape? Surely it’s not on the two hour drive to the...

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Photo Blog: The Sandia Peak Tramway

Our first view in Albuquerque was the Sandia Mountains seen from our hotel balcony. It was Griffin’s first time seeing mountains and he was in awe. I’ve seen mountains before, but there was something majestic about the Sandias. Sandia means ‘watermelon’ and I’m told they are named as such due to the pinkish/reddish colour that the mountains appear to turn at sunset. We had the awesome opportunity of riding on the Sandia Peak Tramway up to the top of the Sandia Mountains, and here is our experience in photos....

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Explore Europe: Top Adventure Breaks this Summer

Summer is a perfect time to enjoy what the world has to offer and while many may choose to head on a long haul flight to a faraway shore, others will be content with Europe and the delights that the beautiful and diverse continent has to offer. If you fancy something a little different from your average beach breaks this year, Neilson activity holidays could be just what you’re looking for. Whether it’s an adrenaline-rush on the beach that you’re looking for or you wish to be at one with nature in the mountains, you can choose from a...

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