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Welcome to the online travel magazine and blog published by Linda Aksomitis & David Aksomitis. They spent the ’80s on snowmobile racetracks across North America, where they developed a love for excitement and adventure. From speed events to the history of machines (agricultural to military), and hiking trails to castles and national historic properties, you’ll find your next bucket list adventure here with them and guide2travel’s contributing writers. Just choose a location from the sliders below to begin exploring.

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The photo in the header above was taken in Tulum, Mexico, by Linda Aksomitis.

Destinations in Canada

Trek Over the Top: Snowmobile the Top of the World Highway

The Top of the World Highway runs through Yukon’s unglaciated mountain ridges providing amazing views, especially on the Trek Over the Top snowmobile run.

Under the Northern Lights–Things to Do in Churchill, Manitoba

Churchill, Manitoba, has amazing adventures during the winter, with experiences from viewing the Northern Lights to riding in a tundra buggy to dogsledding.

Ultimate Winter Guide to Things to Do in Quebec

Quebec is the ultimate winter destination in the great white north-Canada. Find a flavor of Europe along with skiing, dogsledding, winter carnival and more!

How to Survive Your Stay at the Ice Hotel or Igloos in Quebec

Tips on how to survive your night at the Ice Hotel (Hôtel de Glace) or igloo adventure in Quebec City, Canada, and enjoy every minute!

What to do When You’re Caught in a Snow Day in Toronto

Whether you visit Canada’s largest city, Toronto, on a snow day or in glorious weather, you’ll find lots to do in the most multicultural city in the world.

Snowmobile Quebec–the Ultimate Winter Destination for Snowmobiling

Quebec is a winter paradise -- especially for those of us who love snowmobiles. This Eastern Canadian province has thousands of miles of groomed trails that stretch from the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Upper Laurentians to Gaspe, up against...

Visit the Vibrant City of Montreal – This Canadian Hotspot Is More Than First Meets the Eye

Stroll through the streets of historic Montreal, Quebec, the world’s 4th largest French speaking city, and check out Canada’s vibrant cultural capital.

Charlottetown: A Visit to the Site of the Historic Charlottetown Conference and Home of Red Shores Casino

Charlottetown is home to 11 Canadian National Historic sites as well as being the birthplace of confederation, plus you’ll find many historic sites just outside this seaside city.

Catching Butterflies and Playing Slots: How to Spend your Time in Niagara Besides the Falls

The Butterfly Conservatory and Journey Behind the Falls are just two great things to do after you see the amazing three waterfalls at Niagara Falls.

Estevan Energy Tour — Things Saskatchewan is Known For

You’ll see lots of big machines on a free Estevan Energy Tour in Saskatchewan — and learn a lot about the province’s energy history.

Destinations in the United States

How to See Old Faithful When Winter Roads are Closed

Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world, is amazing in the winter–here are three ways to get there when roads are closed.

Fun Things to Do in Boston if You Only Have Two Days and Love History

Fun things to do in Boston if you only have 2 days and love history — from Boston Common to Old Ironsides to a duck boat ride in Boston Harbor!

A Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure – Helen, Georgia – Things to Do

Helen, Georgia, things to do – styled like a Bavarian Alpine village in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Alpine Helen is the state’s 3rd most visited destination.

From the Olympic Sculpture Park to the Museum of Pop Culture: Why Seattle is America’s Ultimate City of Culture

Seattle is a fascinating cultural destination from its historic spots like the century old public market and Space Needle built for the 1962 World’s Fair to its rich music cultural scene.

How to Soak Up the Sights on a Rainy Day in Washington, DC

Check out these four great things to do in Washington, D.C., whether the gray skies are full of rain or snow on your visit to one of the most interesting cities in the United States.

10 Things to Do on a Weekend Getaway in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Check out these 10 top things to do when you take a weekend getaway to Lake Charles, Louisiana – Mardi Gras to nature trail to naval museum.

Explore Kentucky – Lake Cumberland & Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap preserves 200+ years of history for visitors to enjoy from Daniel Boone to Gap Cave, along with nearby outdoor attractions of beautiful Lake Cumberland.

Fall Leaves Road Trip Through Glacier National Park – Great Northern Highway

Take a road trip on the Great Northern Highway to see the colors of the fall leaves in Glacier National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Find Off the Beaten Path Hot Springs in the Western US

People have been visiting hot springs for millennia. And with good reason! Hot springs are unlike any other experience to be had in nature. Often caused by geothermal heat from subterranean volcanic activity, pools of naturally hot water are Mother...

Visit Evergreen Plantation — Antebellum Era Complex

Visiting Evergreen Plantation, outside New Orleans, is a rare chance to see an almost intact Antebellum era complex with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Check out Mexico & the Caribbean

ATVs, Horses, & Waterfalls: Camel Safari Top 3in1 Dominican Adventure Tour

The full-day, Top 3in1 Adventure of ATVs, horses, and waterfalls, with Camel Safari Exploring in the Dominican, is an amazing adrenaline rush!

5 Day Trips from Cancun: Mayan Pyramids, Paddling, Parasailing & More

Visiting Cancun this winter? Check out these 5 day trips from Cancun to explore Mayan pyramids & more!

Brief Travel Guide to the Island of St. Lucia

St. Lucia is an island in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The areas of the island that attract the most attention are Vigie Beach, Pidgeon Island, Fond Doux, and Malgretoute, with Roseau, Corinth, and Pointe Sable coming in a close second. Popular activities include snorkeling, horseback riding, and sight seeing.

Get the Insider Scoop on Life on a Royal Caribbean Mega Ship!

Every thing you ever wanted to know about living on a magnificent floating city – the Oasis of the Seas, with Royal Caribbean .

Where are the Best Caribbean Islands and Beaches?

Where are the best beaches in the Caribbean? With 100+ populated Caribbean islands, there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for your winter holiday getaway!

Discover Mayan Ruins at the Pyramids of Chichen Itza & Coba in Mexico

Some visit Mexico for the beautiful azure blue water and white sandy beaches. Some for tropical weather getaways from colder climates. Me, I planned my trip to Cancun to discover the secrets of the Mayan ruins, some of Mexico’s most amazing treasures. Ancient Mayan...

What to Do if You Only have 4 Hours on St. Thomas Island in the Caribbean

Things to do when your cruise ship stops on St. Thomas in the Caribbean for a 4 hour tour!

Caribbean Vacations: Things to do on St. Martin Island #SXM

Isla de San Martin, today's St. Martin Island/Sint Maarten, must have seemed to be a green gem in the Caribbean Sea when Columbus became the first European to see it on November 11, 1493--St. Martin's Day. It was Columbus's second Caribbean trip and whether he made a...

Nassau, Bahamas: 10 Amazing Things to See and Do

Nassau, Bahamas, is a popular spot for cruiselines to dock--and it's no wonder with all the natural beauty and attractions the island has to offer. From family to fitness to romance, there's a cruise suited to your dream vacation headed to this destination! Or, if...

Caribbean Beach Adventure for the Daring–Maho Beach in St. Maarten

The aquamarine colors of the Caribbean Sea inspire the same trust and peace as the gemstone it gets its name from. The gem, fabled to have been blessed by the god of the sea and found in a mermaid's treasure chest, has appeared in stories throughout written history....

Check Out More Countries!

See Stunning Wildlife on the Menanggul River in Malaysia

You’ll see all kinds of wildlife from proboscis monkeys and long-tailed macaques to wild orang-utans and crocodiles in an early morning boat ride in Sabah.

A Guide To The Most Luxurious Casinos in The World

From the nearly 200 year old Kurhous in Germany, to James’ Bond’s “Casino Royale” in Monaco, the world’s casinos are fascinating!

ATVs, Horses, & Waterfalls: Camel Safari Top 3in1 Dominican Adventure Tour

The full-day, Top 3in1 Adventure of ATVs, horses, and waterfalls, with Camel Safari Exploring in the Dominican, is an amazing adrenaline rush!

5 Day Trips from Cancun: Mayan Pyramids, Paddling, Parasailing & More

Visiting Cancun this winter? Check out these 5 day trips from Cancun to explore Mayan pyramids & more!

Choose One of These Stunning Tropical Islands for Your Next Vacation

These tropical island destinations offer great vacations from historic forts to nature reserves to safari adventures.

10 Fabulous Things to See & Do on a Prague Weekend Getaway

There’s lots to do on a Prague weekend getaway, whether you want to explore 10th century Prague Old Town or visit the Beer Museum!

Start Swinging – 5 Great Golf Courses to Visit in Australia

Check out these 5 great golf courses in Australia to play, including the world’s longest golf course at 1,365 kilometres!

Things to See in Stockholm Old Town

Discover the best things to see in Stockholm Old Town, or Gamla stan, with its medieval narrow cobblestone streets, historic buildings and gates, palace, parliament buildings and more.

5 Adventures You Must Take in Dubai

Find 5 amazing adventures in Dubai as you “Discover All That’s Possible” from desert safaris to the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

Four of the Most Memorable Places to Visit in Macau

Macau, situated near Singapore in Asia, is best known as the Las Vegas of Asia, but has much more to offer visitors, including a UNESCO heritage site.

Welcome to the online travel magazine and blog published by Linda Aksomitis & David Aksomitis. They spent the ’80s on snowmobile racetracks across North America, where they developed a love for excitement and adventure. From speed events to the history of machines (agricultural to military), and hiking trails to castles and national historic properties, you’ll find your next bucket list adventure here with them and guide2travel’s contributing writers. Just choose a location from the slider below to begin exploring.

 

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Menanggul River in the early morning mist.

See Stunning Wildlife on the Menanggul River in Malaysia

You’ll see all kinds of wildlife from proboscis monkeys and long-tailed macaques to wild orang-utans and crocodiles in an early morning boat ride in Sabah.

Snow coach in Yellowstone National Park.

How to See Old Faithful When Winter Roads are Closed

Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world, is amazing in the winter–here are three ways to get there when roads are closed.

The Venetian Casino in Las Vegas

A Guide To The Most Luxurious Casinos in The World

From the nearly 200 year old Kurhous in Germany, to James’ Bond’s “Casino Royale” in Monaco, the world’s casinos are fascinating!

ATV adventure with Camel Safari Exploring in the Dominican.

ATVs, Horses, & Waterfalls: Camel Safari Top 3in1 Dominican Adventure Tour

The full-day, Top 3in1 Adventure of ATVs, horses, and waterfalls, with Camel Safari Exploring in the Dominican, is an amazing adrenaline rush!

Dawson City Yukon welcomes Trek Over the Top

Trek Over the Top: Snowmobile the Top of the World Highway

The Top of the World Highway runs through Yukon’s unglaciated mountain ridges providing amazing views, especially on the Trek Over the Top snowmobile run.

guide2travel.ca - dogsledding in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Under the Northern Lights–Things to Do in Churchill, Manitoba

Churchill, Manitoba, has amazing adventures during the winter, with experiences from viewing the Northern Lights to riding in a tundra buggy to dogsledding.

Snow sculptures in Quebec City, Canada.

Ultimate Winter Guide to Things to Do in Quebec

Quebec is the ultimate winter destination in the great white north-Canada. Find a flavor of Europe along with skiing, dogsledding, winter carnival and more!

Mayan pyramids and ruins at Tulum in Mexico.

5 Day Trips from Cancun: Mayan Pyramids, Paddling, Parasailing & More

Visiting Cancun this winter? Check out these 5 day trips from Cancun to explore Mayan pyramids & more!

The Ice Hotel or Hôtel de Glace outside Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

How to Survive Your Stay at the Ice Hotel or Igloos in Quebec

Tips on how to survive your night at the Ice Hotel (Hôtel de Glace) or igloo adventure in Quebec City, Canada, and enjoy every minute!

Beach in the Philippines

Choose One of These Stunning Tropical Islands for Your Next Vacation

These tropical island destinations offer great vacations from historic forts to nature reserves to safari adventures.

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

10 Fabulous Things to See & Do on a Prague Weekend Getaway

There’s lots to do on a Prague weekend getaway, whether you want to explore 10th century Prague Old Town or visit the Beer Museum!

5 Great golf courses to play in Australia.

Start Swinging – 5 Great Golf Courses to Visit in Australia

Check out these 5 great golf courses in Australia to play, including the world’s longest golf course at 1,365 kilometres!

What to do When You’re Caught in a Snow Day in Toronto

Whether you visit Canada’s largest city, Toronto, on a snow day or in glorious weather, you’ll find lots to do in the most multicultural city in the world.

Boston Public Library

Fun Things to Do in Boston if You Only Have Two Days and Love History

Fun things to do in Boston if you only have 2 days and love history — from Boston Common to Old Ironsides to a duck boat ride in Boston Harbor!

Snowmobile Quebec!

Snowmobile Quebec–the Ultimate Winter Destination for Snowmobiling

Quebec is a winter paradise -- especially for those of us who love snowmobiles. This Eastern Canadian province has thousands of miles of groomed trails that stretch from the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Upper Laurentians to Gaspe, up against...