An Idyllic Yurt in Northern Ontario

A hand-built escape on 600 acres with a private river

Shara Gibson isn’t your typical landlord. In 2013, she took the internet by storm with two tracks that demonstrate her haunting songwriting abilities and vocal prowess. But music isn’t Gibson’s only passion project. For the last few years, the Canadian singer has been busy building a yurt in Northern Ontario with her family—from scratch. The result—a remote and charmed escape, set on 600 acres along …

Whimsy Travel: Adventure on a Budget

A new service that selects the cheapest and most in-season destinations

If returning to the same all-inclusive beach resort each year is your idea of the perfect holiday, then London-based travel startup Whimsy might not be for you. The newly minted web company prides itself on fostering exploration. The site utilizes an algorithm that combines cost savings with macro weather patterns—ensuring you don’t end up booking tickets to your dream destination only to find out later …

32,000 Acres of Backcountry Terrain at Baldface Lodge

No lifts, no crowds and fresh tracks on nearly every run: this is the premier ski and snowboard experience

Tucked away deep in the Southern Selkirks amid British Columbia’s myriad mountain ranges that stack up like a line of dominos across the province, Baldface Lodge is the epitome of an epic destination. On a clear day, it’s a short but breathtaking helicopter ride from nearby Nelson, BC. When the snow falls and the clouds roll in from the west—grounding all flights in the process—you …

Best of CH 2014: Travel

From Tokyo's skyscrapers to the Blue Ridge Mountains, a look at 10 of our favorite travel stories from 2014

Travel serves as one of the greatest sources of new ideas, perspectives and creative inspiration. Over 2014, the CH team was lucky to have ventured around the world to renowned and remote destinations alike. Adventure remained a constant theme throughout the year, which saw us taking in a tiny music festival in the Faroe Islands, speeding across the world’s largest sand desert in Saudi Arabia …

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

An adventurous, ocean-lover's paradise situated on an outlying atoll in the Indian Ocean

As the last lights of Sri Lanka’s capital of Columbo fade into the night, the vast darkness of the Indian Ocean sets in. For 600 kilometers, it’s nothing but the velvety black of the sea and a canopy of stars. Then, like a brilliant shower of sparks, the coral island nation of the Maldives appears. Arriving in the Maldives—made up of around 1,200 islands (the …