White sandy beaches and tropical climates are not for everyone. Believe it or not, there are those who live for the winter and treasure the snowy months; and one of the best places for such people is Igloofest in Montreal, Canada. The Canadian province of Quebec is famous for celebrating winter with its Ice Hotel, its skiing, and its Winter Carnaval festival. In recent years, Quebec’s biggest city, Montreal, has devised its own way to appreciate winter with the introduction of Igloofest: a large outdoor party at the heart of winter. Igloofest takes place at Jacques-Cartier Quay in the city’s Old Port. Being surrounded by water, the Quay is a few chilly degrees colder than the centre of the city, but few urban places are ...
New Zealand is a country famous for its beaches, laid-back surf culture, and natural beauty. Often, this can all be found at one place, such is the case with the west coast beaches resting on the Tasman Sea 30 km outside Auckland: the country’s largest city. Whether it is to swim, surf, or simply to take in the majestic view, Piha Beach and its surrounding are some of the most magnificent in the country. Piha Beach has a beautiful black sand beach located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Its proximity to Auckland ensures that Piha Beach is always packed, especially in the summer season, attracting travellers and Aucklanders alike. Aside from the tourists, there is a small surf community in Piha ...
There is a reason why New Zealand is known as the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The country has invented countless audacious adventure sports and holds the first site of commercial bungee jumping. With all of the high adrenaline activities being pioneered here, it's no surprise that the Kiwis were also the first to climb into giant plastic balls and throw themselves down a hill, an activity known as Zorbing. Zorbing, or sphereing, is essentially a child’s dream (and many an adult’s nightmare). You enter a transparent sphere with a three metre circumference and get launched down a hill, either on a straight or zigzagged path. The sport came about in the 1990s, created by two Kiwis looking for a thrill. It has since grown ...
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