There is something about deserts that fascinates people. Whether it is the vast, alien landscapes or the sheer challenge of surviving in an extreme environment, these extreme places seem to spark the imagination and attract the curious. Joshua Tree, California, is one of these destinations, a small desert town that has attracted movie stars and musicians, hippies and artists, adventurers and conservationists. And despite its small size, visitors who come here soon discover that the options for what to do in Joshua Tree are as unique and varied as the twisted trees after which the town is named.
Anyone visiting the Yukon will obviously want to spend time in the Territory’s gateway city, Whitehorse. And there are plenty of things to see and do there, whether you want to shop for gold or tour an historic paddlewheeler. But there are also some interesting destinations and fun adventures waiting for you outside the city that show off the uniqueness of this beautiful Territory: here are 4 must-do day trips from Whitehorse that will show you glaciers, jewel-coloured lakes, deserts and more.
The impressionist paintings of Canada’s Group of Seven artists may be familiar to many of us in Canada (and many more of us now, thanks to actor Steve Martin’s high-profile interest in Lawren Harris.) But it’s only when you see the landscapes that inspired those evocative paintings that you can truly appreciate how these artists were able to capture the unique beauty found in certain places in Canada. One of those places is Killarney Provincial Park, in northeastern Ontario, and after doing 3 Killarney hikes with truly inspiring views, Henk and I were even more impressed with this Park’s beauty.