Travel

Minutes into a dolphin cruise from Shelter Cove Marina, several of the playful mammals are spotted frolicking in the water near kayakers. (JANE STEVENSON/TORONTO SUN)

Three days on Hilton Head

Getting to this popular island in South Carolina's "Lowcountry" just got easier for Canadians now that Air Canada has begun daily direct flights (2-hrs-15-mins) from T.O. to Savannah, Ga. From there, it's a 45-minute-drive to the charming southern island on the smooth sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

A native dance performance is a highlight of any visit to the Kalinago Barana Aute cultural centre on Dominica. (JIM BYERS PHOTO)

Dominica a hidden Caribbean gem

I don’t like arriving at night in a place I’ve never been. I like to get my bearings and to suss a place out when I land someplace new, and that’s hard to do in the dark.