A misty sunrise on Lac du Fou in Quebec’s La Mauricie National Park. The wilderness, home to bear, moose and otter, is just two hours from Montreal // photo by Tom Robinson in our April ‘14 feature 'Perfect Trip: Quebec
The 10 Best Canoe Trips For Your World Travel Bucket List
When I hear the word “paddle,” I conjure up different images– mist coming off the shore at dawn, the calls of a loon or a howler monkey reverberating throughout the surrounding wilderness, with the only human-made sound the “swish-plop” of a paddle as you propel your canoe or kayak along the river or across the lake. These are my picks for the Best Canoe Trips in the world, and I feel like I’ve barely touched the tip of the iceberg…
Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popular Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in England, has its share of secluded bays and beaches from which to enjoy a dip. Or hire a boat, fish for trout, dive, sail, canoe, catch the steamer or simply skim a pebble.