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Red-hot lava flows like fiery waterfall

Breathtaking images and words from Esther Chetner's red-hot lava-quest adventure and sunset ride in Hawaii.

Making fundraising the easy part of Climbing for a Cause

Climb for Change online fundraising tool makes charity climbs that much easier.

Win two free nights in Black Rock Oceanfront Resort on Canada's wild Pacific coast

Escape to Vancouver Island's magical coast. The Vancouver Observer is running a contest for Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, British Columbia, winner of TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers'...

Leaving it all behind for life in Africa

A year ago I had a great job, and a nice apartment. One year later, I can hear wild dogs barking and am writing from Tanzania. What happened? Curiosity.
Rowena's Inn on the River

Close getaways: Rowena's Inn on the River

Less than two hours away exists a lover’s paradise and an easy escape from reality.
The Back Porch chickens

Agassiz and Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour

While farmer's markets are a big draw in Vancouver, Circle Farm Tours are popular in farm country. Whether a cheese lover, a pottery fanatic, or a history buff there's something in it for you.
Harrison Beach Hotel

Close getaways: Harrison Beach Hotel

With beautiful lake and mountain views, many rooms having private balconies, and an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub that get all the afternoon sun, this hotel is worth checking out.

Canadian woman has stolen phone returned from England

Ever had something stolen while on vacation? Find out how a Pitt Meadows woman found her stolen cell phone in England once she was already back home in Canada.

Copper Room at Harrison Springs Resort and Spa

An illuminated dance floor, a live band that will get you dancing and seasonal Fraser Valley cuisine explain why The Copper Room continues to stand out in Harrison Springs.

Young BC business professionals take us around the world in new travel and culture series

CHEK TV’s latest original program is set to bring a fresh look at the world of business travel, dining, arts, and culture, with two hosts who epitomize young, successful business...