Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Vancouver Island

Out on Vancouver Island's Long Beach

Vancouver Island’s Tofino is the place to enjoy nature, surf, kayak, see marine mammals, and get spoiled by the best restaurants. As is the Relais & Chateaux Wickaninnish Inn with its Ancient Cedars Spa. To me it’s California laid-back, from its friendly staff to the earth tones in the décor of the rooms. Natural cedar carvings by Pacific coast artist […]

Wya Point Resort on Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Wya Point Surf lesson

Owned by the Pacific Northwestern Ucluelet tribe, Wya Point Resort is a slice of heaven situated on unspoiled Wya Beach in southwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. After an hour-long beautiful and exciting Orca Air flight, I arrived in Tofino, on the west coast of the island. We rented a car from the tiny airport and drove […]

Webcam of the Week: The Ark Kenya

The Ark Kenya Webcam

I’m bringing back webcam of the week since this is one of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen. It’s a live feed from a safari lodge in Kenya and every time I log on there’s animals feeding.

Video of the Week: Cults “Go Outside”

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Need motivation to go outside? Check out this two-minute viral video by a young woman who explores the non-touristy side of Hawaii.

Eastern Shore of Virginia: Nature and Wine

Kiptopeke Beach

After several exciting days in Virginia Beach, I ventured over the 17-mile Chesapeake Bridge/Tunnel to the rural, coastal Eastern Shore, which sits between the Atlantic Ocean and The Chesapeake Bay. Right from the bridge, a sense of tranquility pervades from the endless water views and natural environment. Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge  has […]

Cultural Highlights of Medellin, Colombia

The Castle

Medellin pronounced “Meda-jean” in Colombia, South America is a vibrant city located in a valley about 626 miles northeast of Bogotá and about an hour and a half from the Amazon.  There has been an enormous educational, cultural, social, and urban transformation in Medellin. Today about 2 million tourists visit this city each year, a […]

Anna Maria Island, Florida

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By Jeff Savenick: I am a first time father traveling with my wife, Elizabeth, and our eight-month old son, Bodhi (pronounced Bodee). It was our first family vacation and our first time to Anna Maria Island (AMI). Did we enjoy ourselves? Well, lets just say that when we were done with our stay we didn’t […]