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Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

By Irene Butler

From a distance it is likened to an immense iceberg glinting in the sun. As we near the edifice its appearance takes on the angular shape of four massive ship prows, each facing a different direction. Read the rest of this entry

Baribú Geraga ‘Gustavo’ Mejia Makuna

Baribú Geraga ‘Gustavo’ Mejia Makuna

by Roberta Staley

After years spent travelling to some of the more grim areas of the world without getting sick, the Patron Saint of Safe Travel, Saint Christopher, seemingly abandoned me. Here I was in a little hotel in Bogotá in Colombia, puking my guts out for the fourth day in a row. Read the rest of this entry

Santuario de Monserrate cathedral priest

Santuario de Monserrate cathedral priest

by Roberta Staley

There’s nothing like a good tear-gassing to create camaraderie among people who, just moments before, were polite strangers. Mopping streaming eyes and hacking up caustic fumes is a shared experience that forges the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from florenceby Peppa Martin

Yea, tho I walk through the valley of Toscana, I fear no bad taste for thine greatest designers art with me. Guide me, oh lord, as I journey on a daytrip the road well-traveled from Florence, on highways marked with signs I cannot read, following like a lamb to slaughter the wanderers before me who likewise imperiled their finances. Read the rest of this entry

Harrison River Bald Eagle

Harrison River Bald Eagle

by Julie H. Ferguson

Every November, between two and six thousand eagles congregate to gorge on spawned-out salmon within an easy day trip from Vancouver. I have yearned to experience this, the biggest convocation in North America, but was determined to see it on an unspoiled river. Read the rest of this entry

Manitou Springs Resort

Manitou Springs Resort

by Irene Butler

Day trips from Regina or from Saskatoon to Little Manitou Lake (located between these two Saskatchewan cities) afford a water experience not found elsewhere on the North American continent. Read the rest of this entry

Empanadas (Daytrips)

Denman Street, Vancouver

by Julie H. Ferguson

When I’m in a big city anywhere, I often avoid tourist traps by exploring a neighbourhood. The experience gets me in touch with the locals and shows me what it’s like to live there. Read the rest of this entry

Day trips from Manila

Tarsier, smallest primate

by Irene Butler

Day trips from Manila to Bohol are a popular choice with island-hoppers, which speak volumes since the Philippine archipelago is comprised of 7,107 islands! After a short flight from the country’s capital we arrive in Tagbilaran where gigantic earth mounds and the tiniest of primates await us. Read the rest of this entry

Lion Plaza, Delos

Lion Plaza, Delos

By Chris Millikan

On a day trip from Mykonos, Greece, a local boatman drops us on Delos, a tiny offshore island.  Among marble ruins scattered over its parched landscapes, a story of grandeur and decline unfolds. Read the rest of this entry

South Korean soldiers

South Korean soldiers

By Irene Butler

Day Trips from Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ attracts visitors from around the globe – over three million a year according to our tour guide Lee.

Rick and I, along with another half-dozen tourists exit South Korea’s high tech, yet traditional capital city.  Read the rest of this entry

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