Top 7 Epic Adventure Destinations for Active Couples

Are you looking for the perfect getaway to explore with your partner? Whether you’re an adventure-seeking couple or just looking to reconnect, these seven epic destinations have lot’s in store. 

From trekking through Machu Picchu in Peru to rafting in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, each destination offers breathtaking scenery and unique activities that will create lasting memories. 

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Each destination also has a wide range of options, so you can customize your trip according to your interests, fitness level and even the safety and hygiene level in the country. So grab your hiking boots and pack your bags, here are the top 7 epic adventure destinations for active couples.

Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken, Switzerland is one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in Europe. Located between two pristine lakes, Interlaken is surrounded by majestic mountains that offer a full range of outdoor activities for couples looking to explore together.


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A Guide to Yoho National Park in Winter

Yoho National Park may be small in comparison to its next-door neighbour, Banff National Park, but don’t let that dissuade you from visiting. In winter, Yoho National Park is a complete delight – a veritable winter wonderland and one of Canada’s most stunning parks, packed with mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, alpine lakes, and meadows.

In winter, there is plenty to do. Book a stay at Emerald Lake Lodge or nearby in Field and explore the area trails on snowshoes or cross-country skis. Snowshoe or hike to gorgeous Wapta Falls. Ski to Ross Lake or Sherbrooke Lake. And don’t miss a visit on cross-country skis to Lake O’Hara, where you’ll find a premier backcountry lodge and the Elizabeth Parker Hut.

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Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing in Fernie

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Fernie, British Columbia is a winter lover’s paradise, famous for its epic dumps of fluffy powder. People from around the world are drawn here for its excellent downhill skiing and snowboarding but what many don’t realize is that this gorgeous mountain town, located in the Elk Valley, is also a fantastic destination for anyone who enjoys cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Four unique areas beckon both classic and skate skiers and a minimum of three areas near Fernie are ideal for those who love snowshoeing. 

In this blog, I’ve described where to go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Fernie, the costs if any involved, and what the experience is like. You’ll find all trails are within 10 minutes of downtown Fernie, so city dwellers will find access is ridiculously easy. There are several places to rent equipment, so all you need to do is get here.

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Best Time to Visit Iceland: Your Ultimate Guide

Planning a trip to Iceland?

You’re in for an amazing time. Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and its landscapes will take your breath away. From glaciers to waterfalls and beautiful hikes, there’s something for everyone in Iceland!

But when is the best time to visit? That all depends on what kind of vacation you have in mind.

This guide will help you plan your perfect trip to Iceland, based on the season. We’ll tell you about the best places to visit, what activities are available, and what kind of weather you can expect.

Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a summer getaway, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s jump in!

What Is the Best Time to Visit Iceland?

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If you’re hoping to enjoy mild weather and long days during your trip to Iceland, summer is undoubtedly the best time to visit.


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Beginner Guide to Hunting in Winter

In the fall, hunters often comb the woods hunting for deer, ducks, and geese, among many other game which are roaming the grounds in search for food. In the winter, it’s pretty much a different story. Colder temperatures and snowfall make the environment much less hospitable for most animals. Deer, especially, migrate to areas with less snow. So you won’t find as many of them on your preferred hunting grounds. In this article, I will explore a few tips on how to make the best of hunting during the winter. 

Prepare Your Gear In Advance

Winter hunting requires a lot more preparation than fall hunting. Colder temperatures can impact your gear. If you’re not ready, you can ruin your gear or injure yourself. 

Temperature Ratings

First, you’ll want your gear to be rated for the temperatures you’ll be hunting in. It is necessary for your rifle and any scopes you

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Things to Do in Rossland, BC in 3 Days

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Rossland, British Columbia is a fantastic mountain town located in the south-central part of the province. It’s a year-round outdoor lover’s paradise. In winter, Rossland is well known for world-class skiing and snowboarding at RED Mountain Resort. Come summer and fall, it shines with the hiking and mountain biking crowd. 

The former gold-mining town is growing in the wake of COVID, with people moving here to enjoy easy access to nature, a laidback lifestyle in a spectacular setting, along with many of the amenities they find in a city including locally owned coffee shops, restaurants, a microbrewery, and a phenomenal grocery store – all without the crowds. Visitors love it for the same reasons.

In just three days in summer or fall – sometimes even in spring, you can do everything I’m suggesting below. If you have more time, add another hike or bike

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Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Alberta

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Debbie Olsen, my friend and fellow co-author of 200 Nature Hots Spots in Alberta, is the author of another book, Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Alberta, published in summer 2022 by Firefly Books. If you thought you knew the province – and I certainly did, then I think you would be shocked at what she has uncovered.

In the 272-page book, Debbie will take you across Alberta and show you loads of unusual things including unusual foods invented in Alberta, unusual festivals and events in Alberta, unusual bathrooms for regular people, and unusual sites around the province. What I also appreciated was her “Did you know” additions to many of the write-ups.

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2022 HikeBikeTravel Outdoor Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year already – when I sit down to pull together the annual HikeBikeTravel outdoor lover’s holiday gift guide. I’ve got lots of suggestions from books to boots, energy bars to food dehydrators and some cozy winter wear. I’m hoping I save you a few trips to the shopping mall, and you find some new ideas that friends and family alike would enjoy.

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Good reads

The Art of Misadventure: The Outtakes and Mistakes of an Adventurous Photographer by Dave Brosha. This is a great read if you need to laugh. Follow along as Dave takes you on some of

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Best Hikes in Snow Canyon State Park

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Snow Canyon State Park near St. George, Utah is a gem filled with soaring multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, lava flows, and canyons along with a diverse array of plants and animals including 14 sensitive species. Snow Canyon is not nearly as popular as famous Zion National Park – where everyone seemingly heads for, but a few of the hikes here are mind-blowing. Described are a selection of the best hikes in Snow Canyon – some of which you can knock off in 30 minutes to an hour. Hike at least a couple of them if you’re anywhere near the area.

There are a total of 19 hiking trails in the park covering 38 miles. Although many are short and family-friendly, they still have broad appeal. One of the best hikes in Snow Canyon we did was the Petrified Dunes trail. If you only do one hike,

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Sulphur Skyline Trail Hike, Jasper National Park

The Sulphur Skyline trail hike in Jasper National Park draws the crowds, even though it’s take-your-breath-away steep for a good part of it. But the popular hike is a rewarding one, offering up 360 ° degree views from the summit, especially of the Fiddle River, Utopia Mountain, and Ashlar Ridge. It’s one of the view hikes in the Canadian Rockies where you can combine a strenuous hike with a soak in a hot springs – with the other hike being the Sulphur Mountain hike in Banff National Park. The hike starts within spitting distance of the Miette Hot Springs, so while you’re working hard on the hike, you can dream about the soothing waters you can enjoy after.

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