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Top Things To Do in the Maldives With Kids

Known as the ultimate honeymoon destination, the Maldives might not automatically register as a family friendly vacation spot.

However, thanks to the warmth and kindness of Maldivians who genuinely seem to find kids delightful, the extraordinarily rich marine biodiversity and a range of fun excursions and activities, these 26 atolls floating in the Indian Ocean are a natural playground for kids of all ages.

5 Ways To Get Outside This Winter—That Aren’t Skiing

Skip the skis and try these winter sports instead.

When I moved to Ottawa 17 years ago, I was determined to learn how to ski so I could enjoy the four months of snow and cold we get here in Canada’s northern capital. However, after falling over on nearly every bunny run across the province, I discovered skiing doesn’t exactly come naturally to me. Instead, I've been getting my winter adventure kicks on ATVs, snowmobiles, dogsleds, and snowsh

Stormwatching, surfing lessons, whale-spotting — Vancouver Island’s Tofino is . . . Canada’s Wild West!

Wearing my hotel-branded yellow raincoat, I walk to Cox Bay Beach on Vancouver Island’s Tofino looking out to the wild Pacific waves, dotted with brave surfers. The noise of the ocean is immersive, like cinema surround sound. I record it on my phone, hoping it will transport me back here once I am home, far from the restorative healing properties of the sea.

Explore the Great Outdoors Along the St. Lawrence River for an Invigorating Adventure

Journey through the majestic Route du Fjord in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, provincial parks, and the Québec City and Charlevoix regions to discover the breadth and beauty of the great outdoors, throughout the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ). On a variety of different escapades, including scaling peaks, discovering waterfalls, crossing suspension bridges, and riding over the waves by Zodiac boat, you’ll discover that adventure doesn’t just live here, it thrives.

Hike, Bike, and Raft through the Great Outdoors in Western Québec

Let the pleasure of immersing yourself in nature unfurl in the Outaouais region of Western Québec. Whether you go by water, land, or air, this destination has plenty to keep you entertained. Then embark on an epic road trip, traveling further into the wilderness of Abitibi-Témiscamingue for a range of activities, from family-friendly daytrips to intense outdoor challenges. This itinerary is the ideal one for adventurers, friends, and families who enjoy nature.

Enjoy the Best of Québec Culture and Outdoor Adventure Within Easy Reach

Begin your trip in the Laurentians area, north of Montréal, where more than 9,000 lakes and rivers and endless hiking and biking trails provide an abundance of things to do in the fresh air. Visit Parc régional Montagne du Diable , in the Upper Laurentians, around 3.5 hours from Montréal. The park runs along the Baskatong Reservoir and offers many activities including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fat biking.

Bavaria in spring: How to see the best of southern Germany in a long weekend

How to see the best of Bavaria in a long weekend

Visit medieval towns and walled cities on a spring road trip down Germany’s oldest tourist trail.

Favored as a winter destination for its abundant snowfall, winter sports, and Christmas markets, Bavaria also has plenty to see and do in warmer weather, from dense forests, towering mountains, and Alpine lakes to fairytale castles and medieval villages. As the snow melts and spring blooms, take a weekend road trip through southeastern Germany to di
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