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Imagine this. You arrive at the airport, bags packed and ticket in hand, ready to travel. Instead, you're stopped before the check-in counter and given a difficult but tempting proposition. Trade in your tickets for wherever you're about to fly to, and agree to travel to a randomly selected alternate...
What's the most unique meal you've ever eaten while away from home? One of my favorite things about traveling is learning about the local culture, and having the chance to sample their food. Last year, while leading a high school trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, I had the...
A Week Without Cars Earlier this month, a rare sight occurred in the bustling capital of Colombia: freeways sat empty for an entire week. City residents left their cars parked and opted instead to walk or bike for their daily commutes. The event was organized by the mayoral office of Bogotá,...
 The Black Jaguar The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth and as such, contains an incredible amount of biodiversity. One of the region's rarest residents is the Black Jaguar. Recently, the notoriously elusive animal was spotted while swimming across a river in Southern Brazil. Carter Roberts, head of the World Wildlife Federation, and his crew...
Alberta Teacher Led Trips
February 27, 2015
At Evolve Tours we plan trips for schools and teachers that are based in Alberta. From Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and throughout rural Alberta we work with schools through the province. Evolve Tours plans teacher led trips and gives advice for teachers planning March break trips and school trips year-round for their students...
Evolve Tours is pleased to offer its class trips in Saskatchewan for SK schools looking to travel with their classes to Europe, South America, to the United States and beyond. We plan everything from Music Trips, Arts Trips, Sports trips, Geography Trips, History trips and High schools trips for schools throughout the...
Now that you know how to take amazing travel photography (part 1), let's go a little more in-depth to the dark, scary corners of taking pictures. Just kidding, travel photography is fun, and always should be! When else can you buy eleven croissants because you "need a shot of a...
It's something everyone wants to do, but also something that falls to the end of the to-do list when travelling. Travel photography has gone from being a rare skill, to the most accessible form of communication, expression, and reminiscing. The more we travel, the more we want to capture the...
I know, I know: high school classes should be in a dimly-lit room without windows or fresh air. That’s the way it’s been for a long time, and why should it ever change? I am so happy to give you an answer other than “It shouldn’t”. Because it’s an actual,...
It's Canada, and it's February. That means it's cold enough to freeze your nostrils together outdoors. But just because it's a balmy -40 out doesn't mean you can't enjoy the great outdoors! In fact, there are a lot of activities that you can only do in winter. Here are a...
Sustainable Travel
February 9, 2015
We all know that sustainable travelling is not easy when you travel abroad. Just getting on an airplane significantly increases our ecological footprint, no matter how many people they try and put in one row. There has been a new trend to offset your trip by using an “offsetter” program....
It’s the last thing people think about, but the thing that matters most: packing a carry-on bag. It’s a bit of a mysterious piece of luggage: on some airlines it has weight restrictions, others restrict by size, and the rest are quite lenient as to the definition of “one per person”. We...

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