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Vancitywild's Daily Getaway

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Hello, and welcome to our itinerary page! We are so thrilled to share some of our absolute favourite destinations with you - places to go, where to stay, all in partnership with Expedia. We are an adventure family who are passionate about travel and collecting experiences and memories over things. Thanks to Expedia we've found some amazing deals over the years, so hopefully we can help inspire you to get out there and explore somewhere new, when it's safe to do so!

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As the world prepares to welcome travellers back, Expedia knows we could all use a helping hand in finding the perfect next trip. Learn more about Expedia Travel Week or read on and get inspired by my Daily Getaway! And, as always, check the latest COVID-19 guidelines and travel restrictions before you go.

Oahu, Hawaii

The island of Oahu may be our favourite place on Earth. The island itself has so much diversity, from vibrant and energetic Waikiki to the laid back surf lifestyle of the North Shore. Dense jungle rainforests, white sandy beaches, tropical water and incredible food - Oahu has all the sights, sounds and tastes we crave when we think of Hawaii. We love it so much, we even got married here! In our opinion, it's the perfect place to go if you've never been to Hawaii. Whether it's city life or wild Hawaii you desire, Oahu has it all.

If you're looking for a resort experience on Oahu, the Kahala Hotel and Resort is one of our favourite destinations. A short distance outside Waikiki, the Kahala is situated on its own pristine white sand beach for you to enjoy with an outdoor lagoon, beach-front pool, hot tub, and plenty of lovely outdoor seating to take in the seaside view. There's a fitness centre with both equipment and classes, a spa to indulge in some relaxation, and activities you can book to have some fun. Go for a snorkel right from the beach, take in a paddle board lesson, or relax in one of the resort's complimentary beach loungers. There are multiple restaurants and an outdoor bar to enjoy, so you don't have to go far if you want a truly relaxing experience. The Kahala has everything you could possibly wish for in a tropical beach resort, while still having easy access to the rest of the island.

The Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club is the place to be if you want a stylish, central, laid back spot right in Honolulu with all of Waikiki right outside your door. This boutique hotel is a fun and breezy place to hang. Chill out at the swim club pool, join in on the many experiences and daily happenings and dine at Mahina and Sun's for some island cuisine. Be sure to make daily visits to the trendy Olive and Oliver, a curated lifestyle boutique and artisan coffee shop for some amazing coffee and shopping! Described as "laid-back modern aloha", the Surfjack has all the aloha energy and Insta-worthy vibes you could need for a quintessential Hawaiian getaway.

 
 

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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Victoria, British Columbia

Dear, sweet, Victoria, BC. Victoria is a charming city filled with beautiful architecture, dazzling views and diverse wildlife. Often referred to as the city of gardens, Victoria is located on the tip of Vancouver Island and surrounded by ocean on three sides. People come here for quiet walks on the beach, to experience the vibrant downtown core, or to immerse themselves in nature. There's something in Victoria for everyone!

We have two recommendations for places to stay in Victoria, and they're both incredible for different reasons. For us, it's always about location, location location - and beautiful views are a bonus!

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a little outside the downtown area, perfectly situated on the water. There are so many reasons that this particular hotel draws us back again and again. Firstly, the views of the ocean from the hotel are phenomenal. Secondly, guests who are 16+ have access to the heated seaside mineral pools on the property. These pools are absolutely spectacular and look out over the Salish Sea, with peeks of snow-capped Mount Baker in the distance. This luxury boutique resort is the perfect place to unwind, indulge in the Boathouse Spa and Baths, or go for long walks along the water. Bonus: you don't have to go far for yummy food! The delicious FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room is attached to the hotel, along with the Snug Pub. (You do NOT want to miss this pizza!)

Our second recommendation is the Grand Pacific Hotel, conveniently located in Victoria's beautiful inner harbour. This bustling part of the city is right in the downtown core, with endless sights to see and things to do right at your doorstep. Overlooking the harbour, views are aplenty from this incredible hotel; you can watch the boats come and go, sea planes take off and land, and you can enjoy the classic view that sums up the city's heart and soul. Victoria's iconic Parliament Buildings are right next door, and the city's foodie hot spots are all within walking distance. The Grand Pacific also has an in-house spa, an attached Athletic Club, pool and sauna, along with hotel restaurants and cafes for convenience.

 
 

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

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