Category: Recreation

The Best Things to Do in Newfoundland

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While it’s not the most common tourist destination in Canada, there’s a reason everyone who makes it to Newfoundland falls in love. Unspoiled wilderness, breathtaking hiking trails, whale watching, icebergs, and colorful communities make Newfoundland easy to fall for.

From a Newfoundland local, this post will help you plan a perfect Newfoundland itinerary:

Top Things to Do in Newfoundland

The best things to do are listed below going from east to west, but you could also do this itinerary in reverse if you’re coming in on the ferry to Port-aux-Basques.

While planning your trip, it’s important to remember that Newfoundland is a big province and takes 10 non-stop hours to drive across. To give everything in this itinerary justice would take two to three weeks, so if you have a shorter time frame just pick the regions that appeal to you most:

Eastern Newfoundland

St. John’s is the

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Asheville’s Best Free + Budget Things to Do

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Asheville is the nonconformist of North Carolina’s cities. It’s a part of the South, yet it doesn’t quite fit into this box. Asheville attracts both mountain enthusiasts and artsy folk, merging all of these influences to make a city that’s completely its own.

Asheville’s eccentric vibe has attracted celebrities throughout the years, from literary author Thomas Wolfe to the Obamas. Even the Vanderbilt family saw something special in the city and built the country’s largest home here!

While its increasing fame can give off the impression that Asheville is a quirky getaway for the rich, it’s totally doable on a budget. Here’s how:

Scout Out Your Stays

Night skies from the Pisgah National Forest

Nothing against hotels, but a true Asheville experience is best under the stars. If you decide to take a road trip to Asheville, there are a ton of campgrounds and RV Parks around. It’ll

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What is Shadow Work? How This Practice Can Change Your Life

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The “shadow self” is the parts of ourselves that have been pushed down to the unconscious — the parts that we’re insecure about, ashamed of, or frustrated with and therefore repress.

The concept of the shadow self is based on the notion that we figuratively bury those pieces of personality that we fear would not be welcomed, accepted, or loved by others; therefore, we keep them in the “shadows.” In short, our shadow selves are the versions of ourselves that we do not show society.

So what is shadow work? This is the practice of loving what is, and setting the shame and judgements free, so that we can be our true selves.

As Victor Hugo famously said, “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”.

What is the Shadow Self?

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The Best Things to do In New Mexico

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New Mexico is also known as the “Land of Enchantment”, a sentiment I wholeheartedly understand after road tripping through the state a few years ago. The staggering snow capped mountains, brilliant-colored desert sunsets, mouthwatering flavors of New Mexican food (chiles – green or red), and relaxing natural hot springs all come to mind.

I left New Mexico totally enamored with the state and have compiled the top things to do there:

Las Cruces

An hour outside of El Paso lies Las Cruces, a quiet town with a growing coffee scene and fun dive bars. Las Cruces is a great spot for an overnight stay en route to White Sands – there are several eccentric Airbnb properties in the area including former artist warehouses and shipping container homes. Be sure to check out High Desert Brewing Company for local craft beer, Chala’s Wood Fire Grill for their famous green

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The Ultimate Idaho Bucket List

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Do you have those bands that you love but don’t want to get popular, so that they can be your little secret forever? That’s how I feel about Idaho.

Most people skip over Idaho in favor of more popular places like Utah and Washington. After all, why would someone want to visit Idaho?

Well for starters, Idaho has waterfalls higher than Niagara, railroads-turned bike trails, and some of the most picturesque drives in the nation. If you’re someone who loves the outdoors, Idaho is a dream.

Here are 19 places on the Idaho bucket list, ordered from south to north, starting with Boise:

1. Walk around Boise

If you’re coming from out of the state, Boise is probably going to be your first destination into Idaho. It’s a cool city to explore—there are art murals, delicious and inventive restaurants, and plenty of small businesses along the downtown

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park: A Complete Guide

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Visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park in Northern Territory is or should be a rite of passage for every Australian. It is a true outback adventure, filled with beautiful landscapes, culturally important landmarks, and huge significance to this country. 

But it was always something I had put off doing.  

I’ve always thought that visiting places in my own ‘backyard’ would be something I would do later in life. There was after all, this thing called ‘the rest of the world’ to explore. Yet there was something calling me to Uluru over the last few years. So I needed to answer that call and head off on an adventure exploring the heart of this Great Southern Land.  

What is Uluru and Kata Tjuta?

Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Central Australia. It is believed that at least 2.5kms of

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