The Caribbean boasts 30 different island countries, each with its own identity and cultural history to explore. Curacao, Grenada, Martinique, St. Thomas-St. John USVI, and the Bahamas are a sample of the possibilities.
The Bahamas is a nearby, dependable, and affordable tropical island paradise. Consider a visit to Nassau, with its Coral Island and Ardastra Gardens, and then proceed to outlying islands, such as Abaco/Hopetown or the Exumas.
Canada's polar bears can be viewed in Wapusk National Park outside Churchill in northern Manitoba. Tundra Buggy Tours by Frontiers North Adventures assists travelers to see the bears. The local bear population has dropped from 1200 to about 900 as the sea ice declines, seal hunting is less successful, and body fat buildup in the bears decreases. Body fat in a female determines how many bear cubs will be born, and the trend is down from two births to one birth.
A visit to Washington D.C. can be an invigorating adventure for anyone at anytime. Governmental Washington boasts its White House and Congress. Cultural Washington has its Smithsonian and several memorials, plus the Washington Monument.
Caribbean soft adventure travel to the three U.S. Virgin Islands--St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix--can include snorkeling, hking, sailing, biking, and kayaking.
Bermuda entices visitors with its pink sand beaches, well-established resorts, mild summer temperatures, and intriguing British-American history. The island is close-by in the Atlantic, upscale and clean, with a well-educated populace and much natural beauty.