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
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’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
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
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
Isla Cozumel seems to float alongside the Yucatan Peninsula’s eastern coast. Our day trip from Cancun includes a ferry ride to Cozumel’s main port, where a Mariachi quintet joyfully strums guitars, blares trumpets and harmonizes traditional songs. Read the rest of this entry
An exceptional day trip from Courtney, BC introduces us to the mysterious world of spelunking at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park.
In Horne Lake’s caverns, caving encounters can be easy or extreme, self-guided or guided. Read the rest of this entry
Belize is so rich in ancient Maya archaeological sites it has been suggested that the entire country should be listed as one. More than a dozen of the major sites have been at least partially excavated and have had some restoration work done. The one I visited, Altun Ha, is one of the most popular day trips from Belize City. Read the rest of this entry
By Chris Millikan
A two-night stay up on the Forbidden Plateau outside Comox, B.C. results in three rewarding day hikes.
A day trip from our Coastal Trek Resort takes us to Strathcona, British Columbia’s first Provincial Park. Driving to the trailhead, guide Mike recounts a local legend. “Long ago, Comox warriors hid their women Read the rest of this entry
Year round floral spectacles may inspire a day trip from Vancouver to Victoria, BC, where a passion for gardening is evident everywhere. Riotous flowers adorn boulevards and store fronts; hanging baskets, wooden tubs, classy ceramic urns, window boxes and yards overflow with rainbow colors. Read the rest of this entry