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Chadar Trek: Walking on a Frozen River in Ladakh, India

  • Divij Pasrija
  • 4 June 2012

With my rucksack lightly packed, I travelled from summery Delhi to the small town of Leh and the start of my trekking adventure in Ladakh in snowy northern India. I had come to Leh to hike one particular route, called the Chadar Trek, along the frozen Zanskar River, one major reason why tourists visit Ladakh in the winter (mid-January to the end of February).

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Photo of the Week: Skating in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

  • Jason Kucherawy (Photo and Text)
  • 8 April 2012

This photo is a part of Nathan Philips Square, which is the big public square in front of Toronto City Hall. Pictured is a public skating rink that is free to use all winter. People without their own ice skates can rent a pair for a couple of hours to join the other skaters in turning laps around the rink. It’s a place where many new Canadians try out this popular winter pastime for the very first time!

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Slow Travel Practitioner: A Ski Bum in Fernie, British Columbia

  • Mike Cotton
  • 24 February 2012

Ski bums are fine practitioners of slow travel. They are neither the tourists who pass through for weekend getaways, nor the weathered locals who have seen a lifetime of winters. Somewhere in between, ski bums stop and stay long enough to make temporary lives for themselves in a town. Like Fernie, British Columbia.

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The Benefits of Getting to Your European Ski Holiday by Train

  • Sian Easton
  • 21 February 2012

So, let’s say you’re in London, the skis are at the front door, the thick socks are packed and you’re looking forward to clipping into those ski boots. All that stands between you and the pristine, snow-covered slopes of Alpine Europe is the journey there. Flying might initially seem like the most obvious choice, but could travelling by train actually add something to your ski chalet holiday?

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Nutti Sámi Siida Leads in the Responsible Development of Indigenous Ecotourism in Swedish Sápmi

  • Katja Bechtloff
  • 29 July 2011

My experience with Nutti Sámi Siida has been a dream come true. My interest in ecotourism began while I was studying Scandinavian studies, geography and tourism at universities in Germany and Sweden. During my research, I observed that travelers today are ever-more fascinated by the uniqueness and distinctiveness of indigenous cultures, as well as by the often stunning natural environments where these cultures reside.

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Winter Fun in Sarajevo: Snowshoeing to a Magic Frozen Waterfall

  • Samer Hajric
  • 11 January 2011

The city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, lies in a valley surrounded by hills and mountains, which makes it the perfect location for winter activities. In response to that, outdoor adventure tour operators like Green Visions, the whl.travel local connection in Sarajevo, offers trips and activities throughout the year, including options that peek into Sarajevo’s magical winter world. One of the most memorable hidden places in winter is Skakavac Waterfall.

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Good Green Wheels in Colorado’s Vail Valley

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 21 December 2010

Cradled by the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, Vail Valley, Colorado, is a top winter destination for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, complete with gorgeous scenery, unrivalled ski resorts and plenty of excellent dining options. Getting around can be tricky, of course, as the weather can make for some major transportation challenges. So when faced with everything from windy mountain roads to extreme winter driving conditions, it’s easier to navigate the steep slopes of Vail Valley by booking ahead with a reputable and knowledgeable local taxi service like Green Limousine.

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