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Travassa Hana pool

Travassa Hana pool

By Karoline Cullen

Do you like interacting with locals or are you someone who likes to retreat from the world? Perhaps you’re in between, preferring the luxury of space and modern surroundings? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from port townsendBy Barb Rees

We dined on Scallops Provençale complimented with Columbia Valley “Domaine Ste. Michelle”, a sparkling Chardonnay at the luxurious “Inn at Port Ludlow.” The next day, after staying in one of their comfy suites with Jacuzzi tub, we left for our Olympic Peninsula day trip. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from wailuaBy Chris Millikan

A day trip from our Wailua resort in central Kauai involves fluming its main irrigation ditch and tunnels. Joining this expedition gives my husband Rick and me a new perspective on sightseeing on the fourth largest and oldest island in the Hawaiian chain. Read the rest of this entry

Kauai bicycle toursBy Chris Millikan

Kauai’s idyllic tropical surroundings provide for a wide variety of outdoor adventures, from the mildly energetic to wildly adventurous. On a day trip from Poipu, my husband Rick and I join six fellow enthusiasts for a unique bicycle ride from the top of a famed mountain park to an ocean side village. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from OrlandoBy Robert Scheer

Although Discovery Cove is technically located within Orlando, Florida, I’m calling it one of my favorite day trips from Orlando because this all-inclusive getaway truly is a world all its own. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from san franciscoBy Rick Millikan

Studying a Napa Valley pamphlet, my spouse Chris and I consider the specific features of 400 valley wineries.  Some offer art galleries, gardens, caves, great vistas, picnic grounds, specialty wines, unique architecture, organic vineyards, cooking classes… and even bocce ball pitches. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from KonaBy Chris Millikan

Signing up for a totally new eco-experience on Hawaii, the Big Island, we take an extraordinary day trip from Kona.

From Hawaii Forest and Trail headquarters, our guide drives our vanload of adventurers upward across Parker ranchlands and onto distant Mauna Kea volcano. Read the rest of this entry

Day trips from St LouisBy Robert Scheer

As my eyes adjusted to the total darkness, I thought I might be hearing bats flying overhead, and I was grateful when the guide finally switched the lights back on. I was in Meramec Caverns, where the notorious outlaws Frank and Jesse James once hid from the law. Read the rest of this entry

Day trips from PhoenixBy Robert Scheer

Although a lot of visitors stop off for sightseeing or shopping in Sedona on their way to the Grand Canyon, this fascinating town surrounded by picturesque red rock formations is also one of the most popular day trips from Phoenix. Read the rest of this entry