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20 Places You Have to Visit Before You Turn 30

An old adage says to travel while you're young, and while I firmly believe that world travel is fulfilling at any age, there's a certain wonder that …


9 Ontario Road Trips That You HAVE TO Take This Summer

Summer in Ontario. Let’s be honest – at first that doesn’t seem like the most enticing phrase. Sure there’s downtown Toronto and Niagara Falls for …

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10 Day Hikes You Must Add to Your Bucket List

1. The best hikes in the U.S.<p>For nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts, you can’t get much better than a good day of hiking. And finding a great day …


6 Mushrooms That Act as Turbo-Shots for Your Immune System

The magic of medicinal mushrooms<p>Does the thought of medicinal mushrooms scare you off? Take a deep breath and stay with us. Yes, we’re going to tell …


The Perfect Adventure-filled Vacation in British Columbia

Let’s be honest: Canada is on a bit of a hot streak right now. The country has an energetic new Prime Minster in Justin Trudeau, and it’s leading the …


21 Natural Wonders in Ontario That You Need to See

No vacation time left, but a strong desire to explore? We’ve all been there. While our vacation time may be limited, we do have 52 weekends a year …


Top 9 Scenic Hiking Trails in Ontario

Ontario is home to many natural wonders from pristine trails to vast forested parks to tranquil lakes. Whether you’re with family or by yourself, our …


8 of the Most Unique Walking Paths in the World

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Once a battle site in the Croatian War of Independence, Plitvice Lakes National Park is an enchanting …


This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

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Canada’s 100 best restaurants for a night out according to OpenTable

Looking for a place to eat tonight? Tickle your taste buds at one of these eateries featured on OpenTable’s annual list of the 100 Best Restaurants …


Forget Dining Out: Here Are 9 Healthy Recipes Our Readers Say Are Tastier

There’s nothing more satisfying than cooking a dinner so delicious you’d choose it over a restaurant meal. So what if you <i>could</i> make …


6 Great Adventure Towns In America That You’ve Never Heard Of

Why join the masses in Moab or Bend when you can visit these off-the-radar places instead?<p>Adventure towns like Moab, Tahoe and Bend offer endless …

Adventure Travel

The 25 Trips You Need to Take This Year

Leavenworth, Washington (Garret Van Swearingen)<p>Westport, Washington (Diana Pulido)<p><b>Washington</b><p>In 2017, two Seattle-based surfers turned a mid-century motor lodge in the coastal town of Westport into a communal hub for anyone looking to hit the area’s beach, point, and cove breaks. Loge Camps takes a …

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26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.


Tastes of Ontario: exploring Canada’s culinary capital

You don’t have to look too far for thrilling cuisine or a decent drink in the vast wonderland of Ontario.<p>Toronto is the world’s most multicultural city, with its residents speaking some 140 languages; there’s no surer sign of that diversity than its dynamic food scene. Whether you want to eat …


19 Netflix original shows that both critics and audiences agree are amazing

Recent Netflix original series "The End of the F***ing World" is one such program.<p>Acclaimed by both critics and fans, the British dark comedy recently won an enthusiastic endorsement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who called it the "most engaging addictive original" in a long time.<p>To figure out …

Netflix Original

Skillet Beef and Broccoli

This tastes just like the real deal, promise. Use your trusty skillet to create an easy version of Chinese beef with broccoli in just 30 minutes …

17 things to do in Toronto before the summer is over

Things you need to do in Toronto before the summer ends will have you scurrying around the place trying to take it all in before the season quits us. …

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5 epic hiking trails near Toronto

Toronto has some excellent hiking options, but those willing to drive about an hour out of the city are treated to some of the most spectacular …

Rare photos inside secret city

As if plucked from the set of a sci-fi movie, manicured lawns and gold-plated statues decorate the exteriors of futuristic palaces. Ashgabat is a …


45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

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How to Get Sculpted Abs - Abdominal Workout

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Whether your goal is washboard abs, a six-pack, or just for your clothes to lay a little flatter on your …


Strange but true: the weirdest places and creatures – in pictures

Have you ever seen gymnast goats, a rainbow-­coloured river, or a weasel riding a woodpecker? Prepare to be amazed by your weird and wonderful planet as we dip into DK’s Strange But True


The world's most epic facts – in pictures

Did you know if all the dead came back to life there’d be 101 billion zombies? That there are only 4000 tigers left in the wild? That some species of bamboo grow 91 cms in a single day? Adam Frost shares thrilling facts


The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …


Blue Jays release a playoff promo that will give you the chills

We're a few days into October and while there are still regular season games remaining on the calendar, every Blue Jays fan at this point is just …

Toronto Blue Jays

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

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The top 50 summer festivals in Toronto

Summer festivals in Toronto are a smattering of street fairs, food fests and cultural celebrations. From the end of June to September, the city brims …


The top 10 places to hang out by the lake in Toronto

Some of the best places to hang out by the lake happen to be sandless (or at least mostly). There are grassy parks, beautiful boardwalks and …


The top 10 patios in the Annex

Patios in the Annex will have you taking in the sights of the downtown core while you drink and dine. Offering up everything from chic outdoor …