Savouring the Flavours of New Zealand: A Foodie’s Journey

May 08, 2023 / pmccallum

New Zealand is a country that truly has it all: stunning natural landscapes, friendly locals, and a thriving food scene. For foodies, New Zealand offers a unique opportunity to savor a diverse range of culinary delights, from fresh seafood to world-renowned wines. In this …

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Let’s Talk Auroras

Apr 17, 2023 / pmccallum

Time magazine recently named Churchill, Manitoba as one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places of 2023’, being acknowledged as a “northern wonder”. Of the many reasons it’s being recognized as an incredible destination (polar bears, belugas, Indigenous cultural traditions to name a few) Churchill is …

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Our 2023 IITC Wrap Up

Mar 22, 2023 / pmccallum

Last month we attended the three-day-long International Indigenous Tourism Conference, hosted by The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, held at the RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg. This year’s delegates were invited to take part in a local Indigenous cultural tour/experience of their choice, …

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Explore The Wild Life

Feb 28, 2023 / pmccallum

You may have read in one of our recent blog posts that we anticipated “meaningful travel” to be one of the top-trending categories in tourism this year, and likely the coming years. Due to the rewarding and enlightening nature of this style of travel, …

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So You Have 48 Hours in: Montreal

Jan 17, 2023 / pmccallum

Restaurants! Montreal is overflowing with amazing eateries, making it hard to narrow it down (especially in 48 hours!) but we’ll name-drop a few worth visiting. Poutine is one of the quintessential French Canadian dishes, originating in Quebec in the 1950’s. La Banquise (994 Rue …

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Trends in Travel for 2023

Dec 29, 2022 / pmccallum

Meaningful Travel & Indigenous Tourism Sometimes going on a trip is not just about sightseeing or checking off a list of attractions, but about having an authentic experience that helps to broaden your horizons and connect with people, places, and cultures. One of the …

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Our 2023 Travel List

Nov 24, 2022 / pmccallum

Here’s to exploring new places, new experiences and meeting new people. Cheers to 2023! While southern parts of the country receive six to eight hours of daylight, many northern regions see no full sunrise for all of December. This may seem unappealing to some …

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Keeping Warm While Abroad

Oct 28, 2022 / pmccallum

One of our recent blog posts we dove into how to keep cool while traveling in hot climates. Well, it’s time to turn the tables. If you’re going somewhere frigid – you need to be prepared! We want you going home with the same …

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5 Filming Locations of Our Favourite Movies & TV Shows You Must Visit

Sep 28, 2022 / pmccallum

Colombia, Encanto So, this last one may be animated… but that didn’t keep the creators of this magical Disney film from basing many of the scenes on real locations in this diverse South American landscape. In case you haven’t had a chance to see …

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So You Have 48 Hours in: Barcelona

Sep 03, 2022 / pmccallum

Mercat dels Encants If you want to leave Barcelona with one-of-a-kind items in hand, you have to make a stop at Mercat dels Encants. One of the oldest flea markets in Europe, this sizeable marketplace dates back to the 14th Century! Treasures to be …

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Keeping Cool While Abroad

Aug 01, 2022 / pmccallum

Stay Hydrated This one might seem a tad obvious, but can easily be forgotten when we’re preoccupied with exploring new places and having fun. This is especially important to keep in mind while consuming alcohol and coffee, as they both (unfortunately) dehydrate you. But …

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Our Foodie Bucket List – Part One

Jul 05, 2022 / pmccallum

Gelato in Italy This one might seem obvious, but we could not leave it out of our list! Walk down any street in any Italian city and you are bound to pass by one (if not dozens of) gelaterias. Just try to avert your …

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Our Top Smartphone Photography Tips

May 02, 2022 / pmccallum

Whether you’re snapping pictures on an adventure in Costa Rica – or in your own backyard – it’s undeniable that we’re all striving for the same thing; the perfect shot. For those of you who don’t want to invest in a fancy (and expensive) …

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Staying Safe as a Female Solo Traveller

Mar 01, 2022 / Indigeno Team

There’s solo travel advice and then there’s solo travel advice for women — in very many circumstances, these two lists intersect quite often. Everyone should upload their travel plans, ticket numbers, passport pictures etc, to a Dropbox, Google Drive or other cloud-based service. Everyone …

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Horunnumnay (Lake of The Little Fishes)

Feb 02, 2022 / Indigeno Team

Lake Louise is said to be one of the most photographed places in Canada, even the world – and once you visit, you understand why. The turquoise hued water is due to glacial melt that trickles down to the lake, depositing rock flour. The …

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Snowhotel Kirkenes, Norway

Nov 25, 2021 / Indigeno Team

WRITTEN BY SHAUNA COOK Living in Winnipeg, we are surrounded by ice and snow throughout the Canadian winter months. While some locals prefer a vacation that takes them away from the cold, others embrace the kind of experience that can only happen in frigid …

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What is a carbon offset?

Nov 01, 2021 / Indigeno Team

Many people have heard the term “Carbon Offset” but not everyone understands how offsets work or what they’re trying to accomplish. In this blog post, we’re hoping to provide our readers with a short overview of this market-based solution to low carbon economies and …

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Samhain, the Origins of Halloween

Oct 26, 2021 / Indigeno Team

WRITTEN BY LOIS FARLEY Have you ever wondered where our Hallowe’en traditions came from? Why do we dress up in costumes? Why do we go door-to-door, asking for treats, and why do we give out candy? Why do we threaten to play a trick …

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The Story of Moccasin Trails

Sep 28, 2021 / Indigeno Team

Here at Indigeno Travel, we have developed a meaningful relationship with Indigenous-owned tourism company Moccasin Trails. Located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, owners Frank Antoine & Greg Hopf founded Moccasin Trails six years ago. They have built the company into an award …

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Iceland’s Explosive Volcanoes

Sep 25, 2021 / Indigeno Team

WRITTEN BY LOIS FARLEY You’ve probably heard of Iceland being referred to as “The Land of Fire and Ice”. It is, without question, an island of extraordinary, natural beauty and attractions like the volcanoes and glaciers that inspired its moniker; stunning waterfalls; caves made of lava and …

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Out on the Tundra in Churchill

Aug 12, 2021 / Indigeno Team

WRITTEN BY LOIS FARLEY “Sssshhhh, turn around quietly and look out the window.” Those were the words said in hushed tones by our tour host as we were happily sitting in the lounge car of the Tundra Buggy Lodge™, having a wee drink before …

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Our Top Five Places to Watch the Northern Lights

Aug 12, 2021 / Indigeno Team

Have you ever wondered how those bright dancing lights are created? They are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. In the northern hemisphere, they are called Aurora borealis; in the southern half, Aurora australis. The colours …

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Places to Visit Now

Mar 30, 2021 / Indigeno Team

Ask any travel professional right now, all they’ll tell you they have been busy! With places like the Bahamas experiencing a 129% increase in travel this year (and Tuscany tourism up a whopping 141%!) You can imagine it’s pretty much the same across the …

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Canoeing in Manitoba’s Whiteshell

Jul 04, 2020 / Indigeno Team

WRITTEN BY KAREN PEARSON 2020 has been a bit different for all of us, so far, with travel options limited to those closer to home. Last weekend, my partner Chris and I took advantage of the beautiful summer weather and went canoeing on White …

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Iceland Summerhouse

Nov 16, 2019 / Indigeno Team

WRITTEN BY SHAUNA COOK Summerhouses are a great way for a couple, a family or a group of people to enjoy a unique experience in Iceland.  They are fully equipped houses with anywhere from 1 – 4 or even 5 bedrooms.  Bathrooms, fully equipped …

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Attending the Spirit of the Arctic Tourism Summit

May 06, 2019 / Indigeno Team

WRITTEN BY ALLISON SILVAGGIO Attending the Spirit of the Arctic Tourism Summit in Nunavut’s capital of Iqaluit helped expand my knowledge on travelling to the North. I have been lucky enough to visit 3 of the Arctic communities, including Pond Inlet, Cambridge Bay and …

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