3 New ways to earn Aeroplan Miles easily

3 New ways to earn Aeroplan Miles easily A few years ago we wrote about how we accumulate Aeroplan Miles quickly. While all of those options are still available, we’ve started to earn Aeroplan Miles three new ways. We redeem a lot of miles every year, so we’re always on the lookout for new ways to earn more. Today, we want to share these 3 easy travel hacks with you. Every year we redeem our Aeroplan Miles for flights. Redeeming miles is one of the ways we’re able to fly our family of four to expensive destinations. Next month…

How To Survive Cold Weather Like A Polar Explorer

Polar Training on Lake Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada It’s -16 degrees fahrenheit outside, and we’re pitching tents on a thick layer of hardened ice, preparing for a night of extreme cold weather conditions. Welcome to polar expedition training! Twelve strangers from around the world traveled to Manitoba, Canada to spend a week camping and skiing across Lake Winnipeg, simulating the cold weather conditions of an expedition to …

5 great places to catch the Northern Lights in North America

See the stunning natural phenom closer to home. The post 5 great places to catch the Northern Lights in North America appeared first on Orbitz.

30 Photos to get you stoked for the ski season

A few photos to get you stoked for winter! Ski season is officially upon us! With snow on the brain, we thought we’d dig into the photo archives and share some of our favorite photos from previous snowboarding trips. This winter we plan to visit a new ski resort as part of my quest to visit every ski resort in British Columbia. I’ve made very little progress on this list over the past two years, so…

Take a peak inside Poets Cove Resort on South Pender Island

Poets Cover Resort, South Pender Island A few weeks ago we wrote a blog post about our trip to South Pender Island, specifically to Poets Cove Resort and Spa. This luxury resort is located in beautiful Bedwell Harbour on the southwest side of Pender Island, which is a part of the Southern Gulf Islands archipelago. We stayed in a spacious 2 bedroom cottage with a private hot tub. Prior to the trip, we were curious to see what the cottages looked like on the inside. We searched online and found several photos of the outside of the resort and …

Sturgeon Fishing on the Fraser River in Chilliwack, BC

Sturgeon Fishing on the Fraser River Let me begin by stating that I’m not much of a fisherman. I’ve only been fishing a handful of times throughout my life. In most cases, I’ve come up empty handed. I’ve been on two deep sea fishing excursions that promised huge catches, but both we were highly unsuccessful. Nothing. Not even a nibble. So, when I joined a pair of friends on a guided sturgeon fishing trip a …

We found a slice of Pacific Northwest paradise on South Pender Island

South Pender Island, British Columbia One of the things we love about living in British Columbia is its ability to consistently deliver awesome travel experiences. Our trip to Pender Island was yet another reminder that we need to invest more time exploring our home province. It continually surprises us. Earlier this year we created our personal goals for 2017. One of Nicole’s goals for 2017 is to visit another island on British Columbia’s coast. There are so …

Video: Riding the Super Technical ‘Treasure Trail’ in Squamish, Canada

The “Treasure Trail” in Squamish, Canada is considered a very technical mountain biking route, and definitely not for beginners. In this video we get a first-person look at what it like to ride this wild trail as we join pro rider Richie Schley and friends as they test their skills on a path that includes big drops and plenty of narrow, twisty singletrack. It

Snow, Ski, and Sleepless Nights: Top Things to Do in Mont-Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant is a distinctly Canadian winter sports mecca. The town’s French Canadian roots make this a mish-mash of different cultures that made me wonder how it only takes 450 miles from New York City to Mont-Tremblant. Located a little more than an hour north of Montreal, in the middle of the Laurentian Mountains, Mont-Tremblant is Canada’s east coast…

That time we took a ride on the Polar Express to the North Pole!

A trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express Tickets, please! If you’ve watched the classic animated Christmas movie staring Tom Hanks, you’ll appreciate the festive experience we had a few weeks ago. We took a ride on the Polar Express to the North Pole! Okay, so it wasn’t technically the North Pole, but we did get to meet Mr. and Mrs. Clause and there was lots of snow everywhere. We fully intended to publish this post BEFORE Christmas, but clearly that didn’t happen. We’ve just finished a massive six…

Video: British Columbia is the Perfect Playground for Outdoor Adventurers

We all know that British Columbia is a spectacularly beautiful place. But in this short video we see why it is such an outstanding destination for outdoor athletes. Filmmaker Zac Moxley takes us to some wild landscapes where we witness mountain bikers, trail runners, skiers, surfers, and other enjoying their favorite activities. If you have some outdoor pursuits you are passionate about, chances… [[ This is a

Finding Silence in the Yukon’s Southern Lakes

Do you know what silence sounds like? It might seem like a stupid question, but until I travelled to the Yukon, I’d never experienced true, uninterrupted silence. It was one of the most startling things I noticed while I was there. Life in London is noisy at the best of times, so for me, silence is… The post Finding Silence in the Yukon’s

Searching for Northern Lights in the Yukon

When I arrived in the Yukon, I announced to my guide that I wanted to see two things: a moose, and the northern lights. I knew better than to expect the aurora borealis – also known as the northern lights – on demand. There was a time when I was obsessed with seeing them. I… The post Searching for Northern Lights in the Yukon appeared first on The Travel Hack.

A Travel Guide to Whitehorse, Yukon

Whitehorse is unlike any city I’ve visited before. As the capital of Canada’s Yukon Territory, Whitehorse is home to just under 30,000 people – almost the total population of the entire Territory – and it’s so far north that you need to drive south to reach Alaska. Yukoners who live in Whitehorse value living among nature