Host and world adventurer Alan Bishop takes 8 of the most self proclaimed technology obsessed Canadians, unplugs them and immerses them in a month long challenge-based adventure through breathtaking National Parks and National Historic Sites across Canada.
At Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park, the cast is taken on a once-in-a-lifetime hike, an orienting adventure, and savage mission on the coast. How much more can these tired feet take?
Alan leads the cast to Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park where it’s all about the big blue sea… above and below the surface. The cast is faced with several days of water-based adventures: in a wetsuit, on a sailboat and in a kayak.
As the journey comes to an end, the cast must put to use all of the skills they’ve learned from the very beginning. Only one of them will receive the title of Operation Unplugged Explorer – who will it be?
The cast is faced with a test of physicality unlike any other. A race up the mountain, a wolf tracking adventure, an ice rescue on a glacier and a rappelling mission that pushes the cast to their limits.
From traditional farmers fields to the hills of The Plains, the cast face Mother Nature’s blustering heat and physical adventures that bring emotions to an all time high.
In this final installment of the Unplugged Travel series, Spencer Spellman, the Traveling Philosopher, offers up the best reasons for unplugging.
8 technology dependent Canadians are unplugged and must go back to the basics in the wilderness with no guidance or survival skills.
The latest post in our Unplugged Series by Spencer Spellman (a.k.a. The Traveling Philosopher) looks at why, even amid a flurry of smartphones, tablets and GPS devices, there’s nothing quite like unfolding a crisp paper map.
What do the Yukon Territory in Canada, Big Sur in California and Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park in Mongolia have in common? They are great places to unplug. In Part 5 of the Unplugged Series, Spencer Spellman, The Traveling Philosopher, offers 5 destinations for really getting away from it all.
Want to unplug while traveling, but feel guilty that you’re shirking work or family obligations? There are ways to manage it, says The Traveling Philosopher, in Part 3 of 4 of this month’s compelling series of posts about Unplugged Travel.
Should you carry a mobile phone with you when you travel? The Traveling Philosopher looks at ways to stay connected, while minimizing cost and distraction, in Part 3 of 4 of this month’s compelling series of posts about Unplugged Travel.
Does travel really allow us to disconnect if we’re just as connected while we’re travelling, as we are at home? The Traveling Philosopher probes away in Part 2 of 4 of this month’s compelling series of posts about Unplugged Travel.
Hiking in the Canadian Rockies is a euphoric winter activity, especially if you’re in Banff’s Johnston Canyon, one of the few hiking trails that remain open in winter.
The first of a four-part series on Unplugged Travel from Spencer Spellman, The Traveling Philosopher, who believes we connect better to our travels when we are disconnected from home and cyberspace.
Forget Banff and Jasper! One of the country’s best winter escapes is as unknown is it is magnificent. Where is this place, you ask? Read on!
Can’t make it to Banff just yet? Take this descriptive voyage through its hauntingly beautiful national park.