Cathay Pacific‘s vibrant history began with the formation of the airline’s name. It is said that one of the airline’s founders, Roy C. Farrell, thought of the airline’s name while drinking at the Manila Hotel bar in the Philippines. “Cathay” is the ancient name of China and “Pacific,” was foreshadowing that the company would eventually cross the Pacific — an event that came into fruition in the 1970s. Continue Reading…
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From the Amazon rainforest to the Galapagos Islands, Andes Mountains, Inca ruins and historic city centres, there’s no place in the world like Ecuador. It’s a country that travelers will have to visit time and time again to catch a glimpse of all there is to see and do. The following are some of Ecuador’s most unique sights, activities and adventures, but there’s no doubt you’ll come home with some epic experiences all your own. Continue Reading…
In our beloved true North strong and free, the line between civilisation and wildness is often very loosely defined. The Canadian wilds flourish around the edges of our cities alongside our urban environments. Natural spaces abound and you don’t have to go far to discover mountain meadows, peaceful boreal forests, mirror-like blue lakes and meandering hiking trails.
There are many excellent trails that are within easy reach of Canada’s cities, allowing adventurers to have breakfast at a downtown café and be deep within the forest before noon. When you are planning your next trip to Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or any other Canadian metropolis – there are many great hiking trails within close reach from the city. Here are some of the very best urban hiking trails in Canada, so that you can enjoy the wilderness without having to go far from the centre.
Many travelers know little about Poland aside from its pierogi, kielbasa and other mouthwatering national fare, but the country’s magic extends far beyond its foods. From mountain vistas to leisurely canoe rides, Medieval architecture and alluring nightlife, Poland is a country that always surpasses visitors’ expectations. Continue Reading…