5 Tips for Viewing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 2005 it has been a tradition for my mom and I to meet in New York City during the holidays. We’d shop and sip eggnog lattes at Starbucks in the Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, see the Rockettes’ famous high kicks and admire the massive glittering tree in Rockefeller Center as skaters glided by …

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Climbing the Via Ferrata du Pont du Diable

I was about to trust my life to some metal cables anchored to a cliff face high above the Ardeche River. I don’t have a fear of heights – I’ve flown a stunt plane and mastered a knee hang on the flying trapeze this year, after all – but I’d be lying if I didn’t …

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Toronto Snow Show | Win a Sony Action Cam #SnowShow14

Winter is coming and we couldn’t be more excited! Tim can’t wait to hit the slopes and I’m planning to be a bunny hill newbie after some snowboarding lessons. And who doesn’t love après-ski? Those breathtaking views, sipping cocktails in a slope side sun lounger, and mountain top dance parties. I’m totally ready to break …

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Hiking Iceland’s Smoky Valley

Plumes of steam rise up around me like smoke rising from a fire. One step in the wrong bubbling pool, and the soles of your shoes could literally melt. But not to worry; the dangerous pools are marked with signs and so long as you stick to the well-trodden trail, Reykjadalur is a beautiful spot …

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The Best Adventures on Australia’s East Coast

Without a doubt, one of the most popular backpacker routes in the world is along the east coast of Australia, between Sydney and Cairns, and with good reason. In addition to the pristine beaches, stunning sunsets and wildlife parks with all our favorite native animals, this trip is an adventure addict’s dream. In June this …

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The Non-Gamblers Guide to Las Vegas

Vegas is synonymous with blackjack, scantily clad women, and nights out clubbing that evoke the phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” A go-to destination for the girlfriend getaway and the ultimate bachelor party, it’s easy to forget (or not even discover) that there’s more to Sin City than gaming tables, drinking, and neon. …

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Secret Iceland South Coast Attractions You Shouldn’t Miss

Many of Iceland’s most visited attractions lie on what is known as the Golden Circle and on the South Coast. Any number or tour companies take tourists by the busload out to attractions like the popular Seljalandsfoss that you can walk behind, the mysterious Skógafoss said to be hiding a treasure chest of gold, and …

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Exploring the Glaciers and Icebergs of Kulusuk

As our flight took off from the small airport, I took my last look at the colorful houses dwarfed by the towering icebergs floating in the Arctic Ocean. Unspoiled by time. I jotted those three words down as there is no better way to describe the tiny settlement of Kulusuk, the gateway to East Greenland. …

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Kayaking in Iceland’s Westfjords

Remote. Unspoiled. Breathtaking. With words like that used to describe Iceland’s north-west corner, known as the Iceland Westfjords, how could we not spend time in this true Icelandic wilderness? The Westfjords are teeming with wildlife – seabirds, seals, whales, and other marine mammals. There couldn’t be a better way to get up close to the …

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Beach Bummin’ at The Shores Resort & Spa

I was happy to end an extremely busy 4-city trip through the US at Daytona’s The Shores Resort & Spa. And aside from literally getting my heart – and the NASCAR I was driving – racing at the Daytona International Speedway, I was more than happy to do nothing more than plant my bum on …

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