We took time out of our busy schedules and escaped the 9 to 5 life for a bit more than just happy hour in the South Okanagan. With wineries a plenty in the South Okanagan region, there is no lack of aperitifs to choose from, thus, we did some narrowing down.
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If you live in Vancouver, escaping bustling city life for Bowen Island is like pushing the easy button for a revitalizing retreat. A 20-minute ferry ride to Snug Cove from Horseshoe Bay will drop you in an outdoor playground and foodie's paradise.
06/23/2016 04:52 EDT
We escaped urban life for a weekend of calm, serenity and clean air in Parksville, B.C., and you should too.
06/16/2016 10:32 EDT
Just a sea plane or ferry ride away from downtown Vancouver, we're convinced there's no better way to spend a longish weekend. Should you follow in our footsteps, here's what you'll need: A car to get around. Hiking shoes, sunscreen, a good camera and a pair of forgiving pants or shorts (the food is that good!).
06/16/2016 05:22 EDT
The views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, lush forests and glacial lakes so vivid they'll look photoshopped in your pictures, make going for hikes a must.
06/14/2016 10:22 EDT
Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure of visiting Southern Italy for two key moments in my life: the first being my honeymoon, where my Italian-Canadian husband introduced me to the Italy he knows, and the second being his sister's Sicilian wedding. My in-laws have deep roots in the south, and now, so do I. So instead of putting together the traditional Sip, Stay, Shop travel diary, I've chosen four places in the most intense Italian sud -- an area still largely undiscovered by tourists -- that I simply have to see again.
06/03/2016 12:50 EDT
If you're coming from the big city, there is nothing more detoxifying than taking in the aroma of Arbutus and Douglas fir trees as you meander the grounds of Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Spa ("House By the Sea" in Gallic). Established by a Scottish family in the 1950s on 22 acres of forested land, the collection of log cabin-style bungalows is rustic luxury at its best.
05/26/2016 01:07 EDT
Sitting pretty just off the southeast Atlantic coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island boasts 19 km of scenic sand-dune-lined beaches, oyster-packed marshes and Spanish-moss-draped live oak trees. Regularly touted as one of the top resort islands in the U.S., Hilton Head provides the perfect semi-tropical platform to enjoy all that the South has to offer-- especially before the high-summer season hits.
05/24/2016 12:40 EDT
Boston is as stylish as it is smart. Home to intellectual elite, this vibrant city is steeped in tradition, higher learning and culture. We spent a week in the historic city and returned richer for it.
05/13/2016 12:12 EDT
Around Vancouver, we're blessed with beautiful mountains, beaches and a multitude of trails to trek. But when it comes to surfing, Tofino's where it's at. From waves to foodie delights to amazing sights, make sure you head West and take in Tofino this summer.
05/10/2016 09:27 EDT
Not almost in paradise, but actually Paradise: Paradise Island in the Bahamas is conveniently off the shores of Nassau so you can catch one of the daily flights into that city's international airport and before you know it be stepping onto the sunshine-drenched sands in Paradise.
05/03/2016 03:23 EDT
Going back to Cali means sun, surf and sand, and you'll get all that and then some (such as great food, fun shops, and yes, cute surfers), in the city where surfing originated in 'Merica. Just an hour drive from Los Angeles, it's perfect for a side trip or a week-long surf getaway.
05/02/2016 11:39 EDT
Don't mistake Portland's down-to-earth attitude for a lack of class: this is one sophisticated city. stay: From the oversized mural welcoming you in the lobby to the nude sketches in the Carrara marbl...
04/01/2016 05:22 EDT
Need a quick weekend escape? Look no further than Nita Lake Lodge and Opus' Wild Weekend/Clean Living package, which recently provided us with the perfect mix of party time and relaxation. First stop...
03/07/2016 10:38 EST
Ski bunnies in the know will tell you that the best powder and grooming in the U.S. is in Colorado. Plan on a few trips to this mountain state to shred the slopes and you're best off getting your mittens on an Epic Pass from Vail Resorts, which gives you unlimited access to five resorts in Colorado (not to mention seven others worldwide).
02/25/2016 05:35 EST
Situated high in the Okanagan Highland mountain range is a land of fluffy "champagne powder," amazing wines and chic chalets. On a recent weekend filled with hot tubbing, wine tasting and skiing, we discovered that Canada's largest ski-in, ski-out resort does indeed live up to its name.
12/31/2015 01:46 EST
Cuba is synonymous with beaches but, on a recent trip to the lush Viñales Valley, white sand was (miraculously!) the furthest thing from our minds. After two days in Havana, a 1950s Chevrolet whisked us west to the tranquil valley, deemed a UNESCO world heritage site for its majestic mogotes (limestone rock formations).
12/11/2015 06:18 EST
Sea of Cortez or Pacific Ocean? Work out or work the club scene? ATV or local artisans? In Los Cabos, at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, you'll get all the sunshine, guacamole and margaritas you'd expect from a Mexican getaway, as well as a diverse choice of activities that lets you craft just the vacay you want.
12/09/2015 06:32 EST
There's more to Los Cabos than the partying streets of Cabo San Lucas. This region of the Baja Peninsula is decorated with dynamic geography, from desert landscapes, to white sand beaches and undulating mountains.
12/07/2015 02:15 EST
Orlando is known as a theme park hot spot, but when it comes to culture, Disney World's home has a surprising array of sophisticated dining, shopping and entertainment options. On a recent trip to the land of Mickey, we saw first-hand that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy a magical experience in the sunny city.
12/03/2015 05:21 EST
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