Planning Your Kids’ First Ski Trip

Skiing is one of the most popular outdoor activities during the winter. Its popularity is well deserved, too—renting some gear and hitting the slopes makes for the perfect day activity, weekend getaway, and even a longer vacation such as a week-long stay at a ski resort. What’s more, skiing is an activity that every member of the family can enjoy. While there definitely are challenging slopes that only expert skiers are recommended to explore, skiing really is as difficult or easy as you want it to be. If you have small children, you can stick to the smaller hills until they feel more comfortable. If you will be skiing with elderly people, pregnant women, or people with bad joints, cross-country skiing is a perfect alternative that will provide everybody with a great time and a great workout.

Planning Your Kids First Ski Trip - Planning Your Kids' First Ski Trip

While skiing is a great activity, it does take some planning and preparation. Having the right gear is essential for enjoying a day on the mountain. Conversely, having the wrong gear or not planning ahead can turn a ski day into a disaster and make it memorable for all the wrong reasons. Nobody wants to spoil their family’s memories of skiing or give their children a bad first impression of one of winter sports lovers’ favorite pastimes, so in an effort to help you be prepared for a ski day with your loved ones, here’s a quick guide on how to plan your kids’ first ski trip. Continue reading “Planning Your Kids’ First Ski Trip”

Vancouver as Canada’s Top Culinary Destination

For those living outside Canada’s west coast, Vancouver sounds like a fantasy land. There is sun, surf, mountains, and of course, food! In addition to being a cultural hotspot, Vancouver is Canada’s top destination for exciting culinary experiences.

Vancouver - Vancouver as Canada’s Top Culinary Destination

The west coast is known for embracing creativity and bending the rules inside the kitchen. Taking this wild-child attitude, combined with diverse cultural influences, makes for a thriving culinary scene. In the past, travel trends might have centred around history or night life but now, food is topping the charts. Popular travel sites have even begun to consider culinary trends in their recommendations to travellers. So, what is it that makes the food scene in Vancouver so great? Continue reading “Vancouver as Canada’s Top Culinary Destination”

Recreational Activities to Make Your Daily Life More Thrilling

“Variety is the spice of life!” Chances are pretty good that you’ve heard that expression at least a few times in your life and have felt the truth of it when we realize that our lives have become monotonous and routine. Every now and then, we all catch ourselves simply going through the motions of life: Waking up, going to work, coming home, watching TV, going to bed, then repeating the same process day in and day out. If that has ever happened to you, you will likely agree that it isn’t much fun. When every day feels the same, we all need something to help ourselves snap out of it and revive our appreciation for life, our sense of wonder, and the imagination of the child within us.

Singing Microphone - Recreational Activities to Make Your Daily Life More Thrilling

The secret to spicing up your life is hidden in plain sight within the quote: adding variety! Taking a new way to work, going to a different restaurant than usual, waking up at 5:00 am to see the sunrise. Even the smallest change in your daily routine will stand out like a drop of red ink on a crisp, white paper, and it will inspire you to make more changes in your life until you’re excited to make every day a new adventure. There is a lot of power in trying new things, and there are even forms of therapy, like experiential therapy, that are centered around branching out, breaking routines, and trying new things. Continue reading “Recreational Activities to Make Your Daily Life More Thrilling”

The best alternative ways to travel on holiday

Holidays can be a great excuse to get out and see the world, but does it really feel right to visit so many new places in the same old family car? Travel experts Compare and Choose have helped put together this list of the best alternative ways to travel on holiday, as well as some of the best ways to make sure they’re right for you.

Sailing Cruise - The best alternative ways to travel on holiday

Hired boats

Cruises can be a very relaxing experience for casual trips, but you won’t always get the freedom to explore the ports and stops you pass along the way. Hiring a boat gives you much more control over the journey and makes it much easier to visit everything you want to visit at each destination.  Continue reading “The best alternative ways to travel on holiday”

Embedding Videos on Hotel Websites

In the last 20 years, many hotels have shifted their marketing efforts from print to digital and heavily invested in their websites. Still, the hotel industry is extremely competitive in many markets and hotels need to always include new features on their websites to stay ahead of the competition.

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One way to stand out is the use of high quality videos. Instead of simply showing pictures of the rooms and common areas as well as the hotel’s neighborhood, videos allow the potential visitor to get a much better idea of the hotel and its surroundings. Continue reading “Embedding Videos on Hotel Websites”