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Healthier people, a healthier environment and a healthier community. And all we have to do is leave the car in the garage, says a new report. Tom McKinlay talks to one of the authors.  After a brief period during which the traffic lights display a bright green person walking, everything goes red and little bit angry. Anyone who has ever...
The cars pass almost silently, but you see hundreds of them on the streets. Salt Spring Island, Canada's green magnet, claims to have the highest concentration of electric vehicle owners in North America. And it stands to reason. The island, off the B.C. coastline, is just 27 kilometres end to end. A round trip is well within reach of even...
La Veta, Colo., in the fall with the Spanish Peaks in the background.Photo courtesy La Veta Chamber of Commerce“La Veta is always on the cusp of being discovered,” said Jonathan Evans, who along with his wife, Beth, owns Shalawalla Batik Studio and Gallery/Gift shop in La Veta, Colo.La Veta is absolutely a hidden gem nestled at the foot...
Gregg Castro first roamed the Santa Lucia Mountains at the age of 8, going out with his father to hunt deer and wild pigs in the fall, when the oak trees and manzanita bushes turn gold and the famously blue California skies go gray. Rising along the central California coast, the Santa Lucias are dotted with pines and redwoods...
Greater Vancouver is routinely ranked as one of the top places to live. It is, after all, a beautiful metro area with the mildest climate in Canada and some unique claims to fame — and some of them may surprise you.1. Vancouver has with the aptly named Dude Chilling Park. In 2012 the playful name was put on...
Sport climbing at Little River Canyon. Photo by Tim FooteNow that spring has sprung in Birmingham, you may be thinking about getting active and enjoying the outdoors–have you considered climbing?Climbing in BirminghamPerhaps you’ve heard about local climbing gyms Birmingham Boulders, First Avenue Rocks and High Point Climbing and Fitness. What you may not know, though, is there are...
Children from one of the Tajikistan communities included in the study. Credit: Elena Balanovska An...
They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure,” but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country. As security improves, cricketer-turned-prime-minister Imran Khan is keen to promote the nation’s tourism potential, with the government claiming it...
Slowly, over time, you take more risk without knowing it. Your skills get better and you become more versed in navigating dangerous mountain terrain. Your confidence builds. When you succeed time and time again in do-or-die situations, it’s like repeatedly getting heads after 20 coin flips; you think you’ll just get heads again. And when you’ve traveled around...
Living by the pool doesn’t sound like your idea of a holiday?  We’ve got everything from multi-activity beach breaks to horse riding to help get those endorphins going on your next activity holiday! If you’re currently looking to plan your 2019 summer holiday, you should definitely check out our top activity holiday picks in some...
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