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Cheapflights Canada

June 23, 2010 12:30 ET

Cheapflights Canada Shows You How to Follow Your Passion With Travel

Highlights Yoga, Hiking and Running Destinations Across Canada and Around the World

TORONTO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -  This summer, Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, suggests redefining the idea of a vacation and combining your trip with something you love to do. With the latest in its "How To" series, Cheapflights Canada offers a guide on How to Follow Your Passion with Travel with tips on taking whatever you're passionate about and infusing it with an unforgettable travel experience.

"These days, many people are looking to get more than just a trip out of their travel," says Oonagh Shiel, content editor at Cheapflights.ca. "Whether you are looking to give back, get in shape or get in touch with yourself, travel can help you take your passion to the next level. Cheapflights salutes those driven by passion and, with our latest How To article, offers some travel ideas and cost saving tips for a variety of inspiring experiences."

To read more on How To Follow Your Passion with Travel whether it be fitness travel, voluntourism, green travel or travelling solo, visit www.cheapflights.ca/travel-tips/how-to-follow-your-passion-with-travel/

For those looking to weave fitness and health into their travels, the editors at Cheapflights.ca have gone one step further and come up with the Top Destinations for Fitness Travel. This guide showcases some of our team's favourite destinations for yoga, hiking and running in Canada and around the world.

Yoga

In BC -- The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga lies across 70 acres of meadows, forest and organic gardens on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

In Ontario -- Northern Edge in Algonquin Park, is a solar-powered nature retreat that runs all the way down to Kawawaymog Lake. Yoga is combined with kayaking during the summer and dog sledding during the winter months.

In Nova Scotia -- At Shining Bay Yoga Retreat, near Peggy's Cove, Kripalu yoga is the focus. This retreat operates only in the summer months (June to September). There are a number of retreats, including one just for girls aged between 9 and 16.

For more suggestions on international destinations for yoga, read the Top 10 Yoga Destinations featured on Cheapflights.ca's sister website's news blog.

Hiking

In BC -- The Peace River/Alaska Highway part of Northern British Columbia nestles between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the Alberta Plains. Hiking here is a four-season pursuit and the wildlife rivals any city zoo. Grizzly and Black bears, moose, caribou, deer and bald eagles all call it home.

In Ontario -- The Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail runs from Niagara on the Lake to the border of Quebec. It takes in almost 200 parks and natural areas and there are eight family-friendly trips that make a great summer project.

In Newfoundland -- The UNESCO Heritage site Gros Morne National Park offers more than 100km of trails, ranging from easy, 30-minute strolls to map-and-compass three-day hikes. The Lookout Trail is great for a family as it's just 5 km return. The views of the Tablelands, Bonne Bay and Gros Morne Mountain belong on the experience-before-you-die list.

For additional climbing destinations, go to Cheapflights.ca's sister website's news blog at news.cheapflights.com, which features a piece on Fitness Travel Around the World showcasing more yoga, hiking and beach fitness ideas.

Running

In BC -- The top pick for the west coast has to be the 11km Seawall in Stanley Park, Vancouver. Taking you past Brockton Point, the Lumberman's Arch and Siwash Rock, it's one of the most beautiful runs in this beautiful city.

In Ontario -- You don't have to wait until March to run the Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton, Ontario, although this is when the oldest race on the continent is run. It was first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon.

In Nova Scotia -- The classic 10K run in Halifax will take you through the South End and into Point Pleasant with its inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Cable Hill is a steep, but short, climb, and on the home stretch, you're flanked by the Public Gardens on one side and the mighty Citadel on the other.

And for those who travel south of the border, here is a list of Running Routes in 10 cities across the US.

To read the online version of the Top Destinations for Fitness Travel visit www.cheapflights.ca/travel-tips/top-destinations-for-fitness-travel/

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