Have Tesla, Will Travel: Get Charged at Airbnbs

Tesla has provided free charging stations to several luxurious Airbnb properties in California, which means drivers no longer have to leave their prized cars at home on their next road trip. Tesla’s new ad tagline: “Be free. Go far,” celebrates the new partnership between Airbnb and Tesla, which includes premier Tesla charging stations at 30 high-end Airbnb properties along the California Coast … [Read more...]

Modern and Vibrant VICTORIA, British Columbia

Liz Laing checks into the Magnolia Hotel and checks out British Columbia's revitalized capital, Victoria. While there’s plenty of old world charm still found in Victoria, a modern movement has revitalized the city with new culinary offerings, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and global shops galore. Adding to its' appeal is the city's historic architecture, combined with the rugged … [Read more...]

KANGALUNA CAMP: Outback Safari in SA

From sleeping in a swagon in the Gawler Ranges to swimming with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula, this corner of South Australia offers a variety of outback and coastal adventures you won’t want to miss. For a truly amazing and authentic outback experience there is no greater guide than Geoff Scholz, the quintessentially Australian proprietor of Kangaluna Camp in the Gawler Ranges. Born and … [Read more...]

NEW FOUNDLAND: Inspiration at the Edge of the World

Deirdre Mendoza travels to Canada's East Coast for an unforgettable stay filled with windswept waves, Humpback whale sightings and charming fishing communities.  Writers and artists periodically seek a kind of self-imposed exile, a chance to unplug from screens and gadgets, and connect with the beauty of the natural world. This desire to check out and check in was the motive for my … [Read more...]

Exploring Norway’s Lofoten Islands

Michael Webb heads from Å to BØ by land and sea discovering Norway's scenic delights. On the Lofoten islands, off the northern coast of Norway, you can climb a mountain, row in a Viking long boat (horned helmets optional), and stay in a fisherman’s cabin in villages called Å and Bø. Cod love the Lofoten and come here to spawn in winter; for a couple of months the fishing villages bustle … [Read more...]

KANGAROO ISLAND: South Australia’s National Treasure

Kate Ayrton discovers the culinary delights, pioneering spirit and natural wonders of KI. Spanning 4,400 square kilometers, Kangaroo Island (known as KI by the locals) is roughly the same size as Bali, minus all the people and traffic, and the third largest island off Australia. With a ratio of approximately 1 square kilometer per person, there is plenty of space for all walks of life. Half … [Read more...]

Exploring NORWAY’s Scenic Wonders

Michael Webb travels through Norway's high and low roads discovering its hidden gems along the way. A narrow road snakes up the side of a mountain, making nine hairpin turns before reaching the summit. Silver threads of water course down the rock face, merging into cascades that swell a rushing stream. The road is bounded with lichened rocks and embraced by pines and silver birches. At the … [Read more...]

KENYA: Where The Wild Things Were

As Kenya's poaching crisis reaches a critical stage, Suzan Crane shares how "Richard's Camp" and the "Mara Elephant Project" are saving elephants. If an African safari is on your bucket list, you may want to move it up a notch if you hope to see exotic wildlife in all its endemic glory. With rhinos and elephants still recovering from the last wildlife holocaust three decades ago, the twin … [Read more...]

Fast and Fabulous in VANCOUVER

Three Days In British Columbia’s Eco-Friendly Capital of Cool. Savvy travelers already knew about Vancouver’s appeal long before the 2010 Winter Olympics. But since the winter games, the city’s cachet has gone truly global. With something for nature lovers and urbanites alike, the city is ideally situated between the mountains and the sea, surrounded by water and natural beauty but also … [Read more...]

ARGENTINA: Go Take a Hike!

Cynthia Blair Kane goes off the beaten track to explore some of Argentina’s most inspirational trails. We all know that what makes us put on our hiking boots and tie up our laces isn’t the act of putting one foot in front of the other, rather the experience of being surrounded by the phenomena that is the natural world. So imagine walking pristine dirt paths, then rounding a rugged ridge to … [Read more...]