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Canada 2017 is coming

Canada 2017 is coming

Editorial: I’m a boomer and sure remember 1967, Canada’s 100th birthday, particularly Expo 67 in Montreal. I went with my girlfriends and my mother was terrified that we’d be captured into white slavery when using the … Read entire article »

Do travel legs get wobbly?

Do travel legs get wobbly?

Every day until 2030, 10,000 American baby boomers will be turning 65 and many of them will be travelling. They will need something to fill their days when they’re no longer commuting to the office. … Read entire article »

Becoming a birder

Becoming a birder

Editorial: I once went on a bird safari and it was a bit of a failure. It was in Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka. I even bought binoculars on my way there during a … Read entire article »

Editorial: Don’t stay home. Travel with the kids!

Editorial: Don’t stay home. Travel with the kids!

A few days ago I was listening to Bob McDonald, a science journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, talk about images of Pluto that were coming from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The images, beamed to … Read entire article »

Riding the buses™ is 5 years old

Riding the buses™ is 5 years old

Editorial: Riding the buses™ had its 5th birthday on March 1, 2015 and it’s taken me this long to write an editorial about it. I’ve been too busy researching trips, taking trips, and writing about trips, … Read entire article »

Travel inspired by Writers and Company

Travel inspired by Writers and Company

Early in 2012, on a bus ride in the Mekong Delta, I listened to a radio podcast that significantly influenced my travel plans. It was an interview with Meira Chand, a novelist who writes fiction … Read entire article »

Where we stay while travelling the world

Where we stay while travelling the world

Editorial: According to the 2013-14 report on world travel trends, where we stay when travelling around the world has changed dramatically over the past few years. One reason for this is the significant increase in … Read entire article »

Travelling with kids

Travelling with kids

There’s a new addition to the Riding the buses team. He’s only three weeks old. Jessica (with her husband Ian) brought him into this world. I’m just the Nana. This weekend the baby is travelling … Read entire article »

Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage destination

Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage destination

Editorial: I was in Mexico again this winter, four weeks ‘riding the buses’ to what I will loosely describe as ‘cities with historic centres’. A friend said I must really like the country since I go … Read entire article »

Independent travel: Does it matter how we do it?

Independent travel: Does it matter how we do it?

Editorial: A couple of days ago I found myself on a Yucatan bus seated beside a young woman from Denmark. She was also a serious traveller and we shared some stories. I had just been to … Read entire article »