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

Windsor Castle guards

Windsor Castle guards

By Chris Millikan

Pageantry and tradition await us just thirty-minutes away from Paddington station. During an easy day trip from London, my husband, daughter Jessica and I hop an early train and spend an enjoyable day sightseeing in both Windsor and Eton, two historic English towns. Read the rest of this entry

Oxford Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

By Chris Millikan

A day trip from London to Oxford suits avid walkers like us. Hopping an early train from Paddington Station, we arrive in this esteemed city of spires within 1-1/2 easy hours.

A university town since the 13th century, Oxford ‘educates’ us with historic sights Read the rest of this entry

Peter and Paul Cathedral

By Irene Butler

Day Trips from St. Petersburg to Peter and Paul Fortress are a pleasant one-hour-str0ll from the city’s famous landmark, Palace Square.  We make our way down charming streets and cross a bridge to the renowned fortress on Zayachy (Hare) Island in the Neva River.  Read the rest of this entry

Mongolian wrestling match

By Irene Butler

The range of day trips from Ulaanbaatar onto the Mongolian Steppes swirl in our minds.  Our dilemma of fitting in all we want to see is perfectly resolved by combining our day of sightseeing with an overnight stay in a nomad ger (yurt). Read the rest of this entry

Dragon boats Vancouver, BC

Dragon boats, Vancouver

By Joei Carlton Hossack

The Skytrain ride for my day trip to downtown Vancouver for my first experience of dragon boating had me intimidated. Even as I walked from the Main Street/Science World station to the Creekside Community Recreation Centre  on False Creek I wondered how to break it gently to my family. Read the rest of this entry

Denman Island, BC

By Susan Black

The adventurous 81-kilometre drive to Denman Island is a pleasant day trip from Campbell River south along Highway 19A, also known as Oceanside Route. Our Russian Ural bike rally team was presented with views of Georgia Strait on our left and property in full bloom on our right. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from Vancouver

Brittania Mine Museum

By W. Ruth Kozak

“Be sure and wear a hard hat, and be careful where you step when you’re walking inside the tunnel,” the mining guide warns as I board the little train that will carry me and another group of tourists into the deep tunnel under the mountain. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from Campbell River

Roberts Lake Resort

By Susan Black

The short 31-kilometre drive to Roberts Lake Resort on Island Highway North, part of Sayward District, is a pleasant day-trip from Campbell River that offers one of the cafe’s world-famous sweet cinnamon buns and a steaming cup of coffee. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from Naples

Temple of Venus

By Chris Millikan

A day trip from Naples, Italy introduces us to one of Europe’s best-preserved archaeological sites. The catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD entombed Pompeii under six meters of volcanic ash. Entering this sophisticated Roman trading metropolis through ancient Porta Marina, Read the rest of this entry

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