A soft egg in the Nahanni National Park Reserve

Discovering Virginia Falls, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site – and learning a little German

A soft egg in the Nahanni National Park ReserveON THE ALASKA HIGHWAY – In German, weichei means soft egg. It defines a person’s character. In Canada, we call them wimps. Charly Kudlacek is from Frankfurt in the German state of Hesse and, as eggs go, is hard-boiled. We met Charly and his wife Marion in a remote campground at Summit Lake on the…

5 German cities you must visit on your next Euro trip

Germany’s collection of regional identities gives travellers a peerless wealth of diverse cultural, historic and culinary options to explore

5 German cities you must visit on your next Euro tripWhile Germany is not the first location that comes to most people’s minds when they are planning a Euro trip, for travellers who have already been there before it is usually an absolute must to come back. Germany has been at the heart of Europe for centuries and features some of the richest history and…

The power of Fatima and Catholic mysticism

One hundred years after three Portuguese children reported seeing an apparition while they tended a flock of sheep, the story of Our Lady of Fatima endures

The power of Fatima and Catholic mysticismOne afternoon when I was eight, we were marched off to see The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima. Several hundred schoolboys walking two abreast surely interfered the flow of local pedestrian traffic but we weren’t bothered. Getting the afternoon off school was the main thing, even if the movie we were going to see…

The ultimate guide to planning a relaxing getaway

A relaxing break is a delightful way to take some time out, destress, unwind and leave your troubles behind

The ultimate guide to planning a relaxing getawayWe all need a relaxing break sometimes. Whether you work a busy job, take care of your family or study an intense course such as an online criminology degree, life can be stressful. If you are looking for just a night away or a full week’s vacation, a relaxing break can be the perfect way…

24 happy hours in a Samara state of mind

At the end of another beautiful day, we sink into our chairs, our drinks in hand, and get into what I can only call a Samara state of mind

24 happy hours in a Samara state of mind[slideshow_deploy id='114152'] 6:00 a.m. ‘Hola!, Buenos Dias. Hola! Buenos Dias!’ The locals – and some early rising visitors like myself – are bike riding or walking down a dusty stretch of a rutted gravel road on the edge of the hamlet of Samara. The Spanish greetings are like a sing-song that join the chorus around…

Touring the unknown wonders of Europe

Before you go, it’s important that you apply for a European Health Insurance card so you are covered for your trip

While the wonders of the world are very well known, there are a huge number of natural wonders located in Europe that are relatively unknown. With an intoxicating blend of natural beauty and wonders, art, architecture and wilds, you are certain to find a huge number of natural wonders when you explore Europe, that are…

Should you drink the water while travelling?

Cook it, Boil it, Peel it, or forget it!

Should you drink the water while travelling?Can you drink the water or should you drink only bottled water when you're travelling? Is it safe to drink tap water? Is it safe to brush your teeth with it? These questions come up no matter where you're traveling. In most developed countries, you don't need to drink bottled water all the time. Tap…
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