5 of Canada’s Most Grand Museums

Millions of people flock to Canada each year. Among those, thousands are history buffs who are intrigued by the elaborate displays in museums. Despite Canada’s relatively dry history, the country does have its fair share of interesting museums. Don’t believe us? Here are 7.

Dawson City Museum

Take a trip to the Dawson City Museum in Dawson City, Yukon for a chance to get up close and personal with ancient artifacts from Canada’s gold rush days.  Learn all about the Klondike Gold Rush, a gold rush that changed the scene of Dawson City forever. Discover who the men were who settled here and what the area was like before settlement. You can also enjoy a gold pouring demonstration and investigate a number of old locomotives that were used on the railway during the gold rush. The museum is highly educational and ideal for taking children to learn about Canada’s early history.

Royal BC Museum

Located in one of BC’s most populated areas -Victoria-,  the Royal BC Museum is home to many aspects of BC’s history. The museum houses the natural and human history of the province, as well as a real wooly mammoth, and several ceremonial masks from the local First Nations tribes.The museum prides itself on being immersive, interesting, and realistic, all while educating its guests.

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario offers a wide selection of things to learn and discover. The museum is the biggest Canadian museum to showcase natural and historic wonders, and has multiple floors. Walking from floor to floor you’ll come across a 25m high totem pole, a variety of art pieces and historical items. This museum focuses on education, containing artifacts from all types of subjects including mineralogy, paleontology, zoology, archaeology, and any other “ology” that you can possibly conjure up.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Art lovers are guaranteed to want to come back to this Montreal museum. Not only is it located in one of Quebec’s most beautiful cities, but it also contains hundreds of unique artworks that deserve appreciation. The museum hosts 41,000 exhibits that range from music to fashion, and from fine art to technical design. The museum takes hours to browse and even longer to admire, as it is chalked full of creative works. It is family friend and a great way to spend the day if you’re an artists, art enthusiast, or museum lover.

Vancouver Police Museum

North America’s oldest police museum and said to house over 20,000 artifacts, the Vancouver Police Museum is on many bucket lists. By taking a self guided tour, tourists are taken on a journey through the extensive history of Vancouver’s law enforcement and crime. The exhibits include but are not limited to a display of confiscated weapons, counterfeit money, gambling aids, and prohibited drugs. Kids can play dress up in real police uniforms and adults can marvel over old photographs and an event known as “movies in the morgue”.


6 Family-friendly Activities in Sydney

Drawing thousands of tourists towards its sandy beaches and warm weather, Sydney, Australia is on bucket lists all over the world. Most travelers think that Sydney is to be explored solo or with a group of adults, however, it’s actually a very family-friendly city to take a vacation in. In fact, there are a variety of fun family activities that can be done on a budget. Here are a few.

Get your hands on a metre long pizza.

With no shortage of great places to eat, Sydney is home to Via Napoli, which offers a pizza that is a metre long and large enough to feed a handful of hungry people. Fill up on pizza and gather the family around the table to eat at one of the many Via Napoli locations.


You’ve probably heard of escape rooms, but have you heard of the escape rooms on Sydney? Sydney has a number of locations that offer these challenging, family-friendly games that are sure to get the whole family involved. One of the most popular locations is Escapism, located on Darling Harbor. Sydney’s escape rooms offer a variety of themed rooms, from paranormal to prison break. The themes of some of the escapes are adult oriented, and discretion should be used when considering bringing children along.

A barefoot bowling experience.

Nothing is better than the connection between man and nature. Get the ultimate connection with a day of barefoot bowling on sandy beaches with a group of friends and family. Clovelly Bowling and Recreation club both offer their bowlers barbeques, an abundance of beer, and scenic views of the Pacific ocean.  Petersham Bowling Club is worth noting as well, as it offers a variety of craft beers and a fun atmosphere.

Take a stroll through the garden.

Sydney’s Royal Botanical Garden is the perfect place for taking a long walk on  warm summers day. Divided in multiple areas such as Latitude 23- a nursery full of lilies, orchids, and ferns- and a large herb garden. The garden offers a handful of restaurants and cafes which serve unique, homemade food such as the gardens signature Botanic Garden Cafe picnic boxes.

Thrill yourself at Luna Park.

With an entrance that makes for a fun photograph, Luna Park is worth a visit. Packed full of classic amusement parks rides such as rollercoasters, a house of mirrors, and a ferris wheel. The park isn’t all just fun and games, though, as it also has a fine dining restaurant that s excellent for first dates and making memories. If you go on Sundays, you have the option to enjoy a high-class meal while in a basket on the ferris wheel.

Spot the animals.

Only a short ferry ride away from Sydney’s minc enter is the Taronga Zoo Home to a variety of animals and focused on wildlife conservation, public education, and sustainability, the zoo is perfect for both children and adults alike. The zoo offers the opportunity to go on a  guided tour, and the chance to stay the night at the zoo in a designated area where visitors sleep in safari-style tents.


6 of The Most Elegant Beachside Hotels in Greece

Location is key- a fact that is true when it comes to the overall location of your vacation, as well as the location of your hotel. If you’re taking a trip to Greece, you’ll probably want to stay close to the beach, as Greece is known for its mesmerizing waves and friendly beaches. To cut down on the time you’ll spend searching for the best beachside hotel, here are 6 of the most elegant beachside hotels in Greece.

Lindos Blu

Adult orientated and located in Rhodes, this towering hotel has its own private beach. The hotel is classic and simple with minimal outside decor and a minimalist approach. The hotel is modest in size, featuring only 74 rooms, but makes up for the small size by its variety of facilities which include spas, outdoor pools, indoor pools, rooftop lounging, and hot tubs.

Delfinia Hotel

Located in Corfu, this hotel is ideal for beach lovers. It features three stories, a pebble beach, and sprawling gardens full of mulberry, palms, and cypress. The hotel offers a variety of amenities to its guests, including a playground and games room for a children.  Adults can enjoy tennis courts and water sports while their children are cared for by the professionals who work for the hotel’s supervised pool and activity program.

Skiathos Princes

Opening out onto the yellow sands of the Paraskevi beach, the Skiathos Princess is a beach lover’s dream come true. To keep guests entertained, the hotel features a modern bar and pool, a variety of restaurants, and rooms that have been designed to reflect those of a beach house. The many rooms of the hotel are decorated with fine daybeds, silk cushions, and statement ornaments.

Domes Noruz

Belonging to Marriott’s Autograph Collection, this adult-only hotel is located on its very own beach in Chania. The hotel is stylish and has been designed on the domes of the nearby Chania’s Venetian shipyard. It has amenities such as large pools and a spa. One pool has a swim-up bar and both feature beautiful views of the sea below.

Domes of Elounda

This luxurious, family-orientated hotel is located in  Crete and sits on a large hillside that overlooks Spinalonga. The hotel has excellent customer service, fine dining restaurants, a sandy beach, and a spa. It also has a handful of adult-only areas where small children are not permitted to enter, giving parents a place to relax after a long day. This hotel s the second of the two Marriott Autograph Collection facilities in Greece.

Athina Luxury Suites 

Fira is home to Athina Luxury Suites- a hotel that boasts a beautiful beach and a romantic, small-town atmosphere. The hotel has free wifi, a pool, and a handful of local restaurants within its walls. Its rooms are decorated with comfortable beds and unique light fixtures, and also include beautiful views of the sea. The establishment only has 14 rooms, giving it a laid-back feeling.


6 U.S National Parks You Need To Visit

The United States is a country full of unique landscape, diversified culture, and beautiful parks. For foreign travelers and American travelers alike, the U.S proves to be a great place to get in touch with nature through a day spent at a national park. To help you decide which park to visit on your next trip, here are a few U.S national parks that you need to visit.

Glacier National Park

Spanning three mountain ranges and home of over 700 lakes, Montana’s Glacier National Park is a park for the bucket list. The park sits on the border between Canada and the United States and is the ideal place for hikers, as it offers a variety of hiking trails that cater to all skill levels. Glacier National Park is also home to an abundance of wildlife and features a spattering of waterfalls.

Grand Canyon

A popular tourist attraction, Grand Canyon is the perfect spot for taking scenic photographs and making fun memories. Officially a UNESCO World Heritage site, the park offers a variety of great opportunities for hiking, as well as the chance to raft on the Colorado River. Grand Canyon is also home to Havasu Falls, which by itself draws in plenty of eager tourists each year.

Arches National Park

Opened in 1929, Arches National Park was originally a lot smaller than it is today. However, during the past years the park has grown to be about 77,000 acres in size. It features large sandstone formations and arches and a number of hiking trails that range from 20-minutes long to hours long. Additionally, the park is known to be a good place to see the Milky Way.

Hot Springs National Park

The smallest national park in the country,  Hot Springs National Park is proof that good things come in small packages. The park gets its name from its healing hot water springs, which makes the park ideal for relaxing day trips and rest stops. In addition to the hot springs, the park also features a handful of winding roads and spectacular mountain tower that overlooks the Ouachita Mountains.

Saguaro National Park

If you’re looking for a challenge, look no further than hiking in Saguaro National Park. The park is home to dozens of protected saguaro cacti and some of the shortest, most difficult hikes you’ll come across, as they take you to high altitudes and through miles of hot desert terrain. If the heat isn’t appealing, however, tourists are able to drive through the park in air conditioned vehicles in order to enjoy the beauty of the cacti.

Yosemite National Park

Featuring waterfalls, ancient trees, and granite cliffs, Yosemite National Park appeals to nature lovers from across the world. Alongside the natural wonders, the park is teaming with wildlife such as black bears.In the summer, tourists can raft down Merced River and experienced rock climbers have the opportunity to climb a giant granite slab in Camp 4.