Wednesday June 19th, 2013
Best National Park In Canada
What is your favourite National park in Canada?
June 28th 2012
What is your favourite National park in Canada? It is no surprise that a recent poll from Explore magazine choose Banff and Jasper as the top two picks. The Canadian Rockies are to many the national image of Canada. I love the Rockies- they are stunning.
I think it important to mention there are other national parks to consider especially when taking "adventure" as the experience to rate. Explore had another reader’s choice poll focused on adventure experience which produced a different order with Pacific Rim bumping out Jasper for second place. Other National Parks that ranked high for adventure were Nahanni, Gros Morne and Kluane in the Yukon. You can see the rest of the article at :
Tagged in: Explore Canada - Canada Family Adventures
Boat trip on the Panama Canal
January 26th 2012
Before our 20 foot skiff had gone 20 feet from the dock, our naturalist pointed out 2 crocodiles lying in the shallows. Clearly people don’t swim here! In fact, two people have been killed on the Panama Canal in the last two years. One of them lost his keys overboard his small boat. He dove into the clear water to retrieve and was never found again. The other was pulled from his boat while fishing in the shallows. Our two hour boat trip on the canal was to include information about the Panama Canal and an opportunity to see monkeys. This crocodile sideshow is unexpected and very exciting!
We motor down Gatun Lake and immediately see a huge tanker. Gatun Lake is part of the Panama Canal which amazingly is made up of mostly natural water corridors. Surprisingly, the canal is largely “organic” in that the sides of the lake constantly shift due to the massive amount of rainfall causing erosion on the shore. The canal has dredging operations going 24/ 7 taking out the sludge that continues to pour in.
Much of the canal lies next to Soberania National Park, which has one of the world’s richest diversity of bird and animal species. On this trip we come within 2 metres of a chest thumping white capuchin and floated below a big family of howler monkeys. On the way back, a family of Mesoamerican slider turtles catch the late afternoon sun on a log. And one more crocodile!
A great start to a Panama family adventure!
Tagged in: Langford Tropical, Panama Adventures - Tropical, Explore Panama Family Adventure
Warm Up Your Winter with Great Family Vacations
Family travel and Langford & Company go hand in hand
November 18th 2011
With winter quickly approaching-- you can feel that chill in the air, and the mittens and red noses approaching – you want to make sure that it doesn’t bog you down. Cold winter days can mean that staying in and lazing around is often the easier choice to make. This winter, make sure you keep yourself and your loved ones active, happy, and healthy despite the snow.
Want to explore Mayan ruins? Sail the San Blas Island off of Panama? Our winter trips allow you to put an early spring in your step early with amazing and unique tropical get-a-ways. And the best part? The trips are customizable and totally different. These eco-adventures are perfect for families wanting to stay active in a cool way. There are jungle adventures in Belize, sailing multiday and surfing excursions in Panama, cool rafting and horseback riding in Costa Rica, and the list goes on. Look to out Langford Tropical section to make sure you have something besides tea to warm you up this winter.
Like to plan ahead? Check out our Family Adventures section with amazing adventures all over Canada (Yukon, Rockies, Vancouover Island, Muskoka...) for next summer.
Tagged in: Langford Tropical, Panama Adventures - Tropical, Perfect Week in Panama: Sailing the San Blas Islands