Travel & Outdoors

Treehouses are A New Thing in Travel; Some Are Pretty Epic

It’s the crown jewel of any kid’s backyard, park, and middle school daydreams: Treehouses. For being something so utterly simple – it’s just a house with legs, amiright? – never cease to spark a sense of wonder in us, and luckily, we’re not alone. From the far reaches of a tribe in Indonesia, to a nearly 400-yr-old treehouse in the English countryside, these sky grazing gems continue to fascinate. So without further ado, let’s climb inside a few of our favourites, from the totally remote to the newly rentable… Overlooking the Mayan Jungle In the lush treetops of Tulum, Mexico, hides a veritable village of luxurious treehouses Read More

You’re Visiting Paris, France: You’ll Want To Do This!!

Even if you’ve never been to Paris you may feel like you already know the City of Light. And in most cities in the world you’d be scraping the barrel trying to find 75 genuinely worthwhile things to do. But that will never be the case in Paris. Such is the amount of world-beating museums and sights we all know and love, there will never be a shortage of ideas. We reckon you could make another 75 with the rejects and still have the time of your life in Paris. You can’t compose a list like this without having tried and trusted favourites like the Louvre or Read More

Cancun, Mexico

Going to Mexico? These Are The Best 12 Things To Do in Cancun, Mexico

Marvel at the Ruins of Ancient Chichen Itza The Maya city of Chichen Itza, famous for its pyramid ruins, is both a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The ancient city dates back to the 5th century, though its most impressive structures were built later in the 9th through 12th centuries and are a mix of Maya, Toltec, and Puuc styles. El Castillo (aka the Temple of Kukulkan) is the best-known pyramid, designed according to the astronomical calendar so that during the equinoxes, the sunlight creates a vision of a feathered snake climbing down its sides. Travelers here will Read More

Hotel Bennett

Charleston’s Largest Hotel, Hotel Bennett Will Officially Open This Month.

One of Charleston’s largest hotels will officially open to guests this month. The highly anticipated Hotel Bennett, which has been in the making since 2005, will open on Sunday, Jan. 27. The luxurious 179-room property draws inspiration from the grand hotels of Europe and features a combination of guestrooms and suites, a signature restaurant overlooking Marion Square, a bar and lounge, a French patisserie, a spa, and a rooftop pool complete with a bar and cabanas. Guests will also find more than 12,000 square feet of event and meeting spaces, including a 6,600-square-foot Grand Ballroom with arched windows, wrought-iron gates, and a 30-foot ceiling. Rooms will boast Read More

Visit These Reservoir Dogs Movie Locations While You Still Can

Reservoir Dogs location: discussing Madonna lyrics: Pat and Lorraine’s, Eagle Rock Boulevard, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. It seems unbelievable that the Reservoir Dogs warehouse was torn down, but I guess no one realised the significance at the time. Just imagine the tourist bucks, $5 entrance, Stealers Wheel CDs, souvenir rubber ears…. missed opportunity or what? Well you can still worship at the site (it’s now – inevitably for Los Angeles – a parking lot) or check out the alleyways of the bloody shootout after the robbery. Reservoir Dogs location: to tip or not to tip: Pat and Lorraine’s, Eagle Rock Boulevard, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. The best Read More

The Best Corn Mazes Across America To Visit Before They’re Gone

The Corn Maze at Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon, California Though they’ve yet to reveal their 2018 design, Cool Patch Pumpkin’s upcoming corn maze, opening in late September, is sure to be a stunner. The Dixon, California establishment, which is known as the home of the world’s largest corn maze (certified by Guinness World Records), attracts folks from all over. Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival in Shakopee, Minnesota For fall fun, dive into Server’s 2018 “Under the Sea”-themed attraction, which opens in Shakopee, Minnesota on September 7. Navigate through the family-owned maze and look for the “Scuba Sever” for a chance to win their grand prize Read More

Six Must Do Activities The Next Time You Visit Key West

“Take the free boat ride to Sunset Key for breakfast right on the beach at Latitudes (boat docks on mainland at 245 Front St.).” —Karin Kruger, via Facebook “Have dinner at dusk at Sunset Pier, in Ocean Key Resort & Spa. The guava pork empanadas—and views—are incredible.” —@snp105 “I love to sail on the Schooner Hindu (202 William St.), a stunningly restored 1925 wooden boat.” —Arlo Haskell, via Facebook “We stay at the circa-1911 Weatherstation Inn (57 Front St.; $$)—a gorgeous B&B with a lovely breakfast.” —Christina Bridge, via Facebook “Eat brunch outside at Blue Heaven; free-range roosters roam the grounds.” —Danya Powell Bushey, via Facebook “Point5 Read More

Top 10 E-Bike Rides Around the World – You Don’t Have To Be A Cyclist

You don’t have to be a professional cyclist to enjoy a biking tour. Pedal-assist or electric bikes do the work for you so you can just enjoy the ride. From biking California’s historic Highway 1 to cycling through Orc country in New Zealand, here are our favorite tours. Bali by Bike Yoga isn’t the only way to center yourself in Bali. Head out on an e-bike tour with Green Bikes Bali and explore the beautiful and peaceful landscape of Jatiluwih. The UNESCO World Heritage site features tropical forests, rice terraces and centuries-old water temples. Conquer San Francisco Hills If the idea of walking San Francisco sounds exhausting, Read More

Three Very Popular Travel Adventurer YouTubers Die at Canada Waterfall

The bodies of Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were pulled from the waters of Shannon Falls, just north of Vancouver, on Tuesday. Ryker Gamble, a popular YouTube travel and adventure video-blogger, and two fellow vloggers with the High on Life extreme travel channel, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper, died on Tuesday after a waterfall swimming accident just north of Vancouver. A spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that three bodies were pulled from Shannon Falls after a swimming mishap. The RCMP and the B.C. Coroner’s Office declined to identify the deceased trio after their families requested privacy. But, on Read More

Fastest-Growing City in North America is Transforming Into a Genuinely Hot Destination

Toronto the good is no longer Toronto the boring. One of the fastest-growing cities in North America is transforming itself into a genuinely hot destination, by throwing off some of its British colonial reserve, extending its bar hours, and playing host to several annual International Arts Festivals—from photography to film to caribana. Toss in a weak Canadian dollar (and an empty suitcase for shopping) and Toronto might even be—dare we say it—fun, eh? HOTELS The Four Seasons Hotel (21 Avenue Rd.; 800/819-5053 or 416/964-0411, fax 416/963-6902; doubles from $285), prized for its world-class service, has had a lock on visiting celebrities, heads of state, and power brokers Read More