Kat Tancock

"Get your heart pumping on the rolling hills of Dragon’s Back, a popular 8.5-kilometre section of the 50-kilometre Hong Kong Trail that stretches across Hong Kong Island. Multiple vantage points give you views of beachside villages and the South China Sea. The route finishes in Tai Long Wan, or Big Wave Bay, a year-round surfing destination that makes a good spot to cool off with an ice cream or a dip in the ocean." (Best Health, September 2017)

"Once anchors are deployed about 50 to 100 metres from shore, the focus turns to yoga asanas, matching the movement of the body to the gentle rocking of the ocean swell. Seals and salmon may swim by you as eagles fly overhead, a soft breeze whispering across your face from the west as the rising sun peeks over the headland." (OnBoard, Summer 2017)

"Many organizers are getting creative with the multisport theme. Vernon, B.C., home to stand-up paddleboard festival the Kalamalka Classic, now in its sixth year, also hosted the one-off event AquaTerra two years ago, which combined paddleboarding and mountain biking. In Penticton, B.C., the six-stage Elevator – done either solo or in relay teams – has participants paddle, road bike, mountain run/snowshoe, mountain bike, nordic ski and downhill ski their way from Okanagan Lake up to Apex Mountain Resort." (The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2015) 

"Far from the Disney princesses and cartoon animals that many people associate with colouring, these books have been created with grown-ups in mind, actualized with fine details that require precision with a pencil, or sexy themes from books and television series like Outlander and Game of Thrones. They were the runaway success of book publishing in 2015, led by Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford, whose books of intricate nature-inspired line drawings have sold more than 16 million copies." (S/ Magazine, Summer 2016)

"A well-rounded fitness routine is the key to success, says Shelly Covert, a certified holistic nutritionist with a background as a personal trainer who helps design each year’s obstacles at Covert Farms. Interval training is the best way to prepare for an obstacle race, she says, because even if you’re participating in a longer-distance run, you won’t be running for any long stretches without a break." (Best Health, May 2016)