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The days are getting shorter and the rain is settling in but never fear, the fall months offer many getaway options.
It’s easy to feel down in the dumps when summer ends. But we know exactly what will cheer you up: planning a trip! We’ve scoured the WL archives to find some great local and international destinations that’ll help you make the most of the fall season.
If you’re not quite ready to give up the sunshine (and sipping tropical cocktails), check out our guide to Hawaii’s Big Island—or Kauai, or Oahu— to make your summer last even longer. Get your fresh-fish fix at Da Poke Shack, devour Kona Bay Books‘ extensive collection, and stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai where you can swim in a manmade lagoon with tropical sea life.
Other than pumpkin spice lattes and cozy layers, the best part of fall is watching the leaves change—and there’s no better way to do this than with a trip along the Oregon Coast, where fall foliage is aplenty. With over 100 state parks and 584 kilometres of coastline to explore, you won’t be short of adventure in Oregon. (The coast is also home to Sand Master Park, the world’s first sandboarding park and a great year-round activity. Rent a board and head for the dunes!)
With cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, enjoy the outdoors before winter approaches. We mapped out the five best hikes in Whistler, from a light stroll in the Interpretive Forest to a more intensive, uphill trek to Rainbow Lake.
As the saying goes, “New York is always a good idea”. And in fall, it is an especially good idea. The air is crisp, the fashion is fabulous and with every corner you turn there is an Instagram opportunity. Grab a hot dog and hit the pavement with our design lover’s guide to New York City.
Edinburgh is famous for whisky but you should take a trip to Scotland this September to partake in the Edinburgh Rum Festival; for £5 per drink ($8 CAD), you can try a variety of rums with a mix and garnish of your choice.