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7 Spots for Storm Watching

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.07.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.

Street Sweeper Saves Girl's Chalk Art (And Our Souls) With Kind Act

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

A kind street sweeper allowed a little girl's summer fun to last a little bit longer -- and reminded us truly good people still exist out there. Wende...

The 5 Most Popular International Destinations Among American Travelers in 2015

Oyster | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel

Due to hectic work schedules and tight budgets, Americans are traveling less this year than they have in the past forty. But they're certainly still traveling, and this summer, many are jetting off to international locales.

10 Reasons Why You Should Go To Vancouver Island In June

Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel

We really love our Neighbors To The North all year round, but the not-so-little island of Vancouver (on which the city of Vancouver is mysteriously NO...

Killer Trip Chasing Killer Whales

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There is no better place, no better time. The salmon are running, and the weather is fine. Our target waters have the highest density of orcas anywhere in the world. I'm going to feel the spray of flying flukes, and wink at the melon-sized eye of an orca.

Untamed in Ucluelet

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

At first glance, Ucluelet looks like any other end-of-the-road fishing village. But a closer look reveals homes, the lighthouse, the Aquarium, and some of the Pacific coast's most spectacular scenery, laid out beside the Wild Pacific Trail.

Romantic Eco-Friendly Stays

Oyster | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel

For those who love tree-hugging just as much as they love snuggling up with that special someone, we've found the best hotels for environmentally-friendly duos who don't want to skimp on romance.

Rowers Embark Upon Vancouver Island Adventure

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

Imagine sharing a 29-foot rowboat with three other athletes for three to four weeks. Round the clock, you're alternating two-hour rowing shifts with two hours of sleep in the small, cramped cabin. At all moments, your crew must be on the alert for storms, ships, logs, and killer whales.

Bomb Threat Forces Jet To Make Emergency Landing

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2012 | Travel

(Repeats without changes to story text) SEOUL, April 11 (Reuters) - A Korean Air passenger jet made an emergency landing at a Canadia...

Killer Whale Mimics Boat Sounds

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Meet Luna, a remarkable whale. Separated from his family when he was just two years old, this orca whale lived alone off the coast of Vancouver Is...

WATCH: Dolphins Saved By Facebook

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

Four dolphins in Canada were saved this week by good samaritans and... Facebook. According to The Vancouver Sun, Bob Solc first spotted four Pacif...

Home Away From Home for the Holidays

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

Even if you're not at home for the holidays, you can find peace in a home-away-from-home with something as simple as a text message or a phone call. If all else fails, click your heels three times and recite...