Helen Hatzis Profile Overview

Helen Hatzis

Helen Hatzis

Helen Hatzis, is the Chief Exploration Office and Co-Founder of Trip Jaunt. Helen is a recipient of the Governor-General Award, has been honoured as one of Canada's Nicest People! A true xenophile at heart, she finds joy in traveling and delights in sharing her experiences through Trip Jaunt (formerly Weekend Jaunt), an online travel community and hub she established in 2010. Her aspiration is to inspire others to explore the world as she does! Helen is an esteemed advisory member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.
Grand Canyon
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Hiking the Grand Canyon

Are you up for an incredible adventure? The Grand Canyon awaits you. The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous national parks in the United States. Hiking to the bottom of it feels like you have time-warped into the prehistoric era. For the ‘average’ hiker, this video from an ‘average hiker’ shows you how […]

space travel
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Travel on Earth Has Come to a Halt. What About Space Travel?

Well, space travel is beyond our means but we can all dream a little right? Before sunrise, eight Explorers and a Pilot climb aboard the Neptune Capsule. They recline in the plush seats and lift off into the predawn sky. The ascent takes approximately two hours. Neptune travels three times higher than a commercial airliner. […]

private island
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Social Distance on a Private Island for only $500/night!

The pandemic has us feeling some pretty serious cabin fever. I have daydreamed about being on a tropical private island surrounded by palm trees and turquoise water – wait, it is actually possible! Kanu Island Situated only 15 minutes off the coast of Placencia, Belize sits a rare coral private island called Kanu. Kanu’s 2.5 […]

beautiful California
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Check Out These Mystical Locations in California

Crossing the border is not possible at this time due to Covid-19. However, we truly can’t wait to resume our annual jaunt to the beautiful state of California. For those of you who live in California, you have some of the most extraordinary and mystical locations at your fingertips! Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Located in […]

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North America’s Longest Mountain Coaster!

The Thunderbolt Mountain Coaster is located at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort, in Charlemont, Massachusetts. Mountain coaster details Think alpine slide meets roller coaster. The Thunderbolt takes riders up 1,580 feet of up-track through the forest before the cart disengages and gravity takes over. The 3,870 feet of downhill track is designed with swooping turns, banked […]

bike path
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Old Railroad Routes Revamped into a Cross-Country Bike Path

Add this adventure to your travel list! The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is working away on a 4000-mile bike path that will allow cyclists to travel from coast-to-coast; Washington D.C. to Washington State! They are over a year into the project and it is expected to take several more to complete. RTC has committed more than […]

see-through kayaks
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Experience This Adventure in a See-Through Kayak

This see-through kayak is a must-do experience for anyone who loves water activities. At Trip Jaunt, we love to surf and SUP (stand-up paddleboard) and do it as often as possible. The team has seen clear paddleboards in cottage country but hasn’t tried it as yet. We recently learned that there is an incredible see-through […]

ultimate US road trip
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This Could Be The Ultimate US Road Trip!

We have been stuck indoors far too long. And the moment the protocols were lifted, all hell broke loose across the US. Instead of flattening the curve, the numbers have escalated. I know, people need to get out because cabin fever is really setting in. This map by Dr. Randy Olson devised an optimal route to embark on […]

saint francis wolf sanctuary
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Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary in Texas Let’s You Hang Out For $10 (VIDEO)

Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary – currently located in Montgomery, Texas will be moving to their new location on July 11, 2020, to Navasota, Texas. The sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity whose mission is to rescue and provide a loving, exceptional home to non-releasable wolves and wolfdogs, and to educate the public about these animals by allowing […]

waterfalls Tennessee
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5 Road Trip Worthy Waterfalls in Tennessee (VIDEO)

Summer is here and the time is right to visit some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Tennessee. Tennessee has over 500 waterfalls, most of which are located in the eastern portion of the state, along the Cumberland Plateau or in the Appalachian Mountains. You could spend weeks or months exploring all these waterfalls. So, we have selected […]

literal meaning of every country's name
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This Map Shows the Literal Meaning of Every Country’s Name

Have you ever thought about the meaning behind a countries name? This map by Credit Card Compare gives us a bit of a history and geography lesson. Learning etymology – the origin of words – of countries around the world offers us fascinating insight into the origins of some of our favourite travel destinations and […]

Redwood Forest
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Pedal Your Way Through The Redwood Forest

The Skunk Train has reopened! Step back in time for a magical ride through the redwood forest on the world-famous Skunk Train. Since 1885 the historic Skunk has made its way through old-growth redwood groves, over scenic trestle bridges, through spectacular tunnels, and into the heart of the Noyo River canyon. Today, riders ages 6 […]