13 Gorgeous Dream Vacation Shots to Inspire Your Wanderlust
Your mission last month: Send us the shot that sums up the best vacation you’ve ever had! From Icelandic fields to Canadian shores to white sand beaches in Mexico, these stunning shots made us want to pack our bags and book the next available flight abroad.
Jen St. Louis of Elmira, Ont., certainly captured the spirit of July’s “Dream Vacation” Theme Pic Challenge! She writes: “On my fourth trip to Iceland, we finally got to the Westfjords: the wildest, most remote and arguably the most beautiful part of Iceland.”
A dream vacation doesn’t have to be big. Need proof? Check out this beautiful shot of a harbour in Stonehurst, N.S., captured by George Vanderberg of Lethbridge, Alta.
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Commissioned by the Emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and comfortably seating up to 55,000 spectators in its heyday, Rome’s Colosseum remains one of the world’s most famous attractions. This photo by Fred Allin of Etobicoke, Ont., does a wonderful job of depicting the passage of time.
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Helen Rempel of Portage La Prairie, Man., writes: “The best trip I have taken so far was to Waterton Lakes National Park with my sisters. What fun!” Thanks for sharing, Helen!
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At first glance, this photo by Mike Lane of Saanichton, B.C., looks like it was taken at a luxury resort in the Caribbean, but it was actually captured in our very own backyard. Oak Bay, B.C., on a lovely summer day, to be specific!
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Heather Vopni of Coquitlam, B.C., writes: “It was a beautiful and calm evening at Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC. The sun and clouds certainly delivered! This was my very best visit to this adorable city park!” Thanks for sharing, Heather!
Where Elephants Roam
While touring the Lower Zambezi National Park in southeastern Zambia, Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ont., stumbled upon this majestic elephant. You can almost feel the heat and grandness of the landscape simply by looking at this shot!
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Frank Koenig of Morinville, Alta., writes: “Went for ride in an open car on the Kettle Valley Railway in Summerland, B.C., this past May.” Thanks for sharing, Frank!
Even while on a dream vacation, you’re still going to need time to relax. And what better way than by skipping rocks? Amanda Cole of Harbour Grace, N.L., took this understated photo at Jack’s Pond Park.
A 13-day trip to Newfoundland completed this couple’s quest to visit every province in the country.
Did you know the Bay Islands of Honduras sit on the second largest coral reef in the world? The simple beauty of island life is wonderfully captured here by Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alta.
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The Phenomenal Bay of Fundy
Nancy Jean Bougie of Ingleside, Ont., took this shot of Jeannie—her 10-month-old Lab—checking out the beach art in the Bay of Fundy, N.B. Thanks for sharing, Nancy!
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The Sweet Life
Nivetha Yogarajeev of Markham, Ont., writes: “Bahamas was my first island vacation! Pure satisfaction, after my last stressful stretch of undergrad exams. I was blown away by the welcoming citizens, kind island breeze, generously shady palm trees, soothingly turquoise waters and warm sunny smiles.”