20 Short & Easy Hikes in Canmore, Alberta

A guide to the best short walk and hiking trails in Canmore, Alberta

Canmore is my favorite town in all of Alberta. From its dramatic Rocky Mountain setting to laid-back, environmentally-friendly vibe, the town is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. Without a doubt, one of the best things to do in Canmore, and the perfect way to experience this area, is through hiking. Because I …

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23 Short & Easy Hikes in Kananaskis, Alberta

A guide to the best easy, short kananaskis hikes for kids, strollers, wheelchairs, or easy walking trails

Kananaskis country is a large section of the Alberta Rocky Mountains and their foothills that lies south of Jasper and Banff National Parks. The area encompasses around a dozen provincial, wildland, and ecological parks, with the town of Canmore being the main access point at its northern end. The best way to get to know …

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Pilgrimage Travel: Inspiring Sacred Walks around the World

Pilgrimage is act of devotion. In many religions, these sacred walks are prescribed, even considered a must in one’s lifetime, and followers from all of world’s major faiths make holy pilgrimages. For most, non-believers are accepted or even welcome. Pilgrimage travel can be a meaningful, moving experience in which travelers can enrich their understanding of …

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A Guide to Dinosaur Provincial Park’s Hiking Trails & Tours

The best dinosaur provincial park tour and dinosaur provincial park hikes

Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the most compelling and family-friendly attractions in southern Alberta. Besides the incredible badlands landscapes, a great campground, and the chance to find dinosaur fossils, there are also some great hikes and tours available in the park. In this article, I’m going to introduce the five main Dinosaur Provincial Park …

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Discover Canada’s 38 Incredible National Parks

Canada, the second largest country in the world, is a vast land of immense proportions. It has one of the lowest population densities in the world; what that spells out to is a whole lot of wild space and not a whole lot of people. In Canada we’ve got single islands most Canadians have not …

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14 Unmissable European Pilgrimages

A guide to the best pilgrimages in Europe

by Anna from Camino Adventures Though most pilgrimages started as journeys of moral or spiritual significance, modern ones are not necessarily confined to the most faithful. Whether you are interested in learning about history, culture, and admiring spectacular landscapes, you want to test your physical aptitudes, or you are on your own spiritual journey, walking …

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Wenshan Hot Spring: Taroko Gorge’s Spectacular Secret

Wenshan Hot Spring, Taroko Gorge, Taiwan

One of Taiwan’s hidden gems is Taroko Gorge‘s Wenshan Hot Spring (文山溫泉, also sometimes spelled Wunshan Hot Spring or Taroko National Park Hot Springs), located in Xiulin township of visually stunning Hualien County. The awe-inspiring scenery, hidden location within a famous national park, and relative inaccessibility of this Hualien hot spring make it, in my …

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Visiting Lion’s Head Mountain and Nanzhuang Old Street in Taiwan

Lion’s Head Mountain (also known as Shitoushan or 獅頭山) is one of the most underrated attractions in Taiwan. Whether you enjoy hiking, are interested in Taiwan’s Buddhist and folk religious culture, want to spend a night in a temple, or simply want to get off the beaten track in Taiwan, Lion’s Head Mountain should be …

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Alishan Tea: The Champagne of Taiwan Oolongs

A worker on a field where Alishan tea is grown

Taiwan’s oolong teas are so good that they have been described as the “champagne of tea.” In recent decades, Alishan High Mountain tea has stood out from the crowd as the most sought after of Taiwan’s impressive array of teas. In fact, my (Taiwanese) father-in-law, an avid tea drinker, turns his nose up at anything …

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