My search to buy local, reduce plastic and stay natural for decent quality toiletries at an affordable price turned far more difficult than it should be.
Thankfully, I tracked down some options in my western Canadian world.
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Snowy peaks came into view. Beneath them, layers of terraced mountains blurred. I could do nothing to prevent the tear that filled my eye nor the next one that pushed itself out.
Trekking the Khangchendzonga Circuit Route in Sikkim’s Himalaya
Slabs of ice rose like crooked steps that led to a snow-crusted palace. Its frozen walls towered over surrounding peaks, most of which were giants themselves standing nearly seven thousand metres high. Although there was no real palace on Khangchendzonga’s summit, its shape and grandness appeared to reign over the landscape. It is a sprawling mountain often hidden under clouds or seemingly lost in a fog. At 8,586 metres, Khangchendzonga—also spelled Kanchenjunga—ranks the third highest mountain in the world.
Experience Rwanda's gorillas and Malawi's elephants in two of Africa's stunning national parks. Seeing animals with such depth of emotion living in their natural environment is a touching experience, a glimpse worth experiencing.
I wrote Searching for Unique to help fellow travellers cut through the myriad of travel guides, blogs and brochures and focus on the best destinations from around the world—those hidden gems that still elude most tourists.
Instead of trying to pick a country and then figure out what to do there, Searching for Unique covers multiple countries and groups each destination by theme. So, as a reader if you feel like an active holiday then you can look at the Wilderness Treks chapter or if you prefer the cultural experience of a local festival, then the Rare Festivals chapter may suit your interest.
Helping you decide where to go in Greenland: East or West.
After travelling from Tallinn to Vilnius, these are my picks for the best destinations to visit in the Baltics.
Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.