day trips from Vancouver

Fort Langley, BC

By Joei Carlton Hossack

It was a perfect day trip from Vancouver, British Columbia to the National Historic Site at Fort Langley. It was sunny and warm and there was little traffic on the highway for our mid-week outing. Read the rest of this entry

lund bc

Lund, BC

By Barb Rees

The longest highway in the world starts in Lund, BC about 23 km. north of Powell River. In this bustling jump off point for the islands, Mile 0 marks the beginning of Highway 101 which ends 15,202 km later at the tip of Chile. Your day trip also starts here. Read the rest of this entry

Jacques Cartier statue

Jacques Cartier statue

By Julie H. Ferguson

I glimpse St-Malo from the sea just as Jacques Cartier did on his voyages home from the New World in the sixteenth century: the sun illuminates the old town behind its medieval ramparts and towers. I’m riding the early morning ferry from Dinard Read the rest of this entry

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

Rowena's Inn

Rowena’s Inn

By Julie H. Ferguson

The view gobsmacks me as I wheel into the Pretty Estate Resort in Harrison Mills, an easy day trip from Vancouver. Why hadn’t I stopped here before?

“You’re early,” the man at the pro shop tells me. “Is it your first time?” Read the rest of this entry

Fiji firewalkers

Fiji firewalkers

By Irene Butler

Day trips from Denarau Island to Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu are just a causeway away!  Our Sofitel Resort & Spa on Denarau is a perfect launch from which to seek out the cultural, historical and untamed tropical beauty of Viti Levu. Read the rest of this entry

Parliament, Victoria B.C.

By Barb Rees

On Canada’s 145th birthday, we started celebrating with Vancouver Island’s biggest swap meet at Western Speedway in Langford. We’d camped next door at All Fun RV Park and Campground for the weekend and woke Sunday at 6:00 a.m. with the sound of vehicles going through the lot. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from JakartaBy Irene Butler

With 17,504 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, island hopping is a must.  Our choice of day trips from Jakarta, the country’s capital, was to the island of Bali, which can be done in a day, although most travellers dally for at least a few. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from Osaka

Guardian Todai-ji

By Chris Millikan

Boarding an express train, we make a day trip from Osaka to Nara, established in 710 as Japan’s first permanent capital.

Upon arrival, light rains fall; with umbrellas unfurled, we stroll throughout Nara-koen Park. Read the rest of this entry

Butchart quarry garden

By Chris Millikan

From lodgings at Oak Bay Guest House, my hubby Rick and I ramble daily through quiet Tudor-style neighborhoods and discover wondrous gardens.

Ada Beaven established Windsor Park Rose Garden in 1937 by donating over 500 roses.

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