Visit Britain's First and Only Tea Gardens at Tregothnan Estate

Bella Percy-Hughes picking tea leaves at the Tregothnan Estate, photograph by swns.com For most Brits, any problem can be solved with a nice cup of tea. But, the majority of the country’s tea leaves make a long journey from China or India before they reach those English teacups. That’s why the tea grown on the Tregothnan Estate is such a rare British treasure. Set on the banks of the River Fal, near Truro, Cornwall, the estate established the nation’s first tea gardens in 1999 and began produc

Spend a Night With the Wolves Just an Hour From Canada's Capital

“Do you hear the Wapiti?” Tune into the resident radio station as you slowly drive through the wilderness park in Montebello, Quebec, about an hour’s drive from Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and you’ll hear this phrase. Wapiti is what French-speaking Canadians call an elk and these large curious creatures will attempt to shove their massive heads inside your car window looking for a carrot or two as you navigate the route around their habitats.

The Coolest Experiences You (Probably) Don’t Know About Yet In Canada's North

Picture Canada and you’ll envisage all the natural beauty of its wild parks, deep forests, glacial lakes and vibrant, multicultural cities. From coast to coast, the world’s second-largest country is a place of contrasting extremes – none of which is more remote or endlessly fascinating than the north. Almost 40% of Canada’s landmass is made up of just three territories: the Northwest Territories (NWT), Yukon, and Nunavut.

What It's Like to Stay in The Montreal Hotel Suite Where John Lennon and Yoko Ono Held Their Bed-In

As the door closed behind me and I was left alone in suite 1742, a sense of panic mixed with déjà vu set in. I had seen these rooms before, on old newsreel, in documentaries and in glossy coffee table books. But being here in the very space where John and Yoko stood – or rather laid – felt intrusive somehow. It felt like they might wander in and ask me to bugger off.

Caving in Canmore: An Underground Adventure in Alberta

From the road, it’s less than a 30-minute hike to the entrance to Rat’s Nest and the start of a caving adventure that will get your heart rate soaring. Close to Banff, Alberta, in the quirky town of Canmore, with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop and an enthusiastic guide leading you through the woods, you’ll don red coveralls, safety gear and a headlamp before heading underground to face your fears.

What It’s Like to Fill in the Gaps in Your Health History When You’re Adopted

For the first 18 years of my life, my family history was a complete mystery. I was adopted as a baby, and while at times that reality has been painful, I was extremely fortunate to have been raised by two of the kindest people who were simply meant to be parents. But despite having an idyllic childhood, I spent a lot of time imagining my birth family. I wondered what they looked like, what their voices sounded like, and if they shared my interests and passions. What I never really wondered abou
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