Vancouver’s downtown is almost an island, bordered on three sides by False Creek, English Bay, and Vancouver Harbour, which encourages the buildings there to grow tall.

Driving to Vancouver, BC

Poised to become the tourism jewel of Canada, Vancouver BC is a must-see on a PNW road trip. Here’s why, plus directions, traffic, and border crossing tips.

Color Map of Maui, Hawaii

Planning Your Time on Maui

Handy advice on making the most of your time on Maui, including how to choose where you stay & tips for day trips exploring the island and its neighbours.

Vista point view of Honolulu and the Waikiki shoreline.

Planning Your Time in Honolulu

Here’s how to plan your time in urban Honolulu to include a nice mix of history, art, delicious & diverse cuisine, and of course, a few hours at the beach.

Tulips blooming in the gardens outside Topkapı Palace in Istanbul.

Planning Your Time in Istanbul

Before you visit Istanbul, here’s some advice to help decide how long to stay in the city, what time of year to visit, where to spend your time & more.