Outdoor Winter Adventure Fun in Canada

by Guest Contributor on November 6, 2017

As November arrives, winter approaches in the great white north of Canada, and the boots, snow pants, and parkas emerge from the closet as Canadians look forward to outdoor adventures. So dust off your gear, find some cabins for rent in Canada, and dig in for a magical winter season. As a native of Canada, I […]


Winter is Wonderful in Québec

by Susan McKee on February 3, 2016

Winter weather in much of the Northern Hemisphere is cold. There’s snow. There’s ice. But there also are brilliant blue skies and sparkling vistas. Instead of fleeing to the beaches of the Caribbean, consider embracing the season. Bundle up and head north to Canada, where they know how to do winter right. Take Québec City, […]


Minnesota’s Wacky & Wonderful Winter Sports

by Anthony Manzanares on December 2, 2015

Ice fishing in Minnesota

With its plenty of quirky winter sport and outdoor activities, Minnesota is one of the United States’ best-kept secrets as a premier winter vacation destination. Not only is Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it also can boast the Land of 10,000 Sports.  Here are four wacky and wonderful winter sports that you may not have heard […]


Learn How to Dog Sled

by Rita Cook on November 11, 2011

Dog Sledding is one of my three favorites things to do, period!  I have done it many times around the world, but there are several “wow” moments that I still think of every time I get on the sled and have the chance to mush. Those wow moments start with remembering the first time I […]

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Visiting Austria’s Christmas Markets

by Pam Mandel on October 18, 2011

Christmas Market, Linz, Austria

There’s something undeniably special about wandering the streets of Vienna under twinkling lights. You can eye the traditional ornaments — straw or painted glass — while warming your hands and your belly on a mug of mulled wine. There are music quartets and stands selling bratwurst and the bite of snow in the air. Bundled […]