Hello and Happy New Year! There are certain things that you come to depend on, events that happen consistently and predictably. We like to think our annual photography competition is one of these events! Every year the team here at Active HQ gather around a big screen in the staff lunch […]

Top 10 Guest Photos 2017


The Powder Highway (Part 1 & 2): Written by Courtney Bowen at TravelCuts Where and What Is The Powder Highway? Also known as Route 95A, in British Columbia, Canada, the Powder Highway loops between seven ski resorts that are guaranteed to deliver wintery adventures. In Part 1 we mentioned Revelstoke, […]

The Powder Highway (Part 2)


The Powder Highway (Part 1 & 2): Written by Courtney Bowen at TravelCuts Where and What Is The Powder Highway? Also known as Route 95A, in British Columbia, Canada, the Powder Highway loops between seven ski resorts that are guaranteed to deliver wintery adventures. The loop is renowned for great […]

The Powder Highway (Part 1)



As a native of the northeastern United States for more than twenty years, I’m biased in saying that it’s the most charming region in the entire country. And, even though I’m a lifelong Rhode Islander, no state is more quintessentially “New England in winter” than Vermont. Soaring mountain peaks, quaint […]

37 Hours in Stowe, Vermont: A Perfect Winter Getaway for ...


Ever wondered who takes an active vacation trekking in South America? The type of folks who will be your fellow adventurers on an active tour of Peru or Patagonia? The answer might surprise you—because there is no one answer. We see an endless panoply of unique and interesting individuals, but […]

5 Personality Types Who Love to Trek in South America


The subscription box service has exploded in recent years. It’s now possible to order everything from gourmet meals to luxury apparel to post-apocalypse survival gear. To be honest, I tsktsk‘d the entire thing in the beginning. That was until I received a subscription to Cairn’s monthly boxes. Now, I can’t […]

Trailfoody Is the Subscription Snack Box You Never Knew You ...



Oh, Quebec. Je t’aime. Both the province of Quebec — and Quebec City, in particular — will always have a special place in my heart. It was the site of my first-ever international trip in high school, and where my paternal grandmother grew up on a rural farm without electricity […]

3 Best Adventures in and Around Quebec City


Anyone living in the northern hemisphere will be familiar with the term ‘white Christmas’… but have you ever heard of a ‘golden sand Christmas’? Or a ‘lush green rain forest Christmas’? Maybe a ‘glass of wine as you’re sun baking beside a lake, high in the Southern Alps Christmas’? Ok, […]

Celebrate Like A Kiwi – Hike New Zealand’s Milford Track ...


So you like to be active, huh? That’s totally cool with us. In fact, our new tour features the best of the best when it comes to an active vacation—hiking volcanoes and kayaking fiords—and you may just see some really amazing things along the way. Here’s the perfect itinerary for […]

14 Days in Patagonia: The Ultimate Explorer’s Itinerary