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Road trip itinerary: Maritimes and Newfoundland & Labrador

Road trip itinerary: Maritimes and Newfoundland & Labrador

Many visitors to the Maritimes want to see all three provinces (Nova Scotia including Cape Breton, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) and some continue on to Newfoundland & Labrador. I regularly receive questions about … Read entire article »

My itinerary for the Canadian Rockies

My itinerary for the Canadian Rockies

The provinces of Alberta and British Columbia share the Canadian Rockies, famous for their rugged peaks and the valleys that separate them. Last summer my family travelled around the Rockies and here is our itinerary. The … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Ingonish Beach and the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

Bucket List for Kids: Ingonish Beach and the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

Every second summer when I was a kid, my parents would pack my four sisters and me into their much-too-small Ford car and head for Cape Breton. We lived in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley then, … Read entire article »

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

If you follow the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River along Charlevoix’s Route 362, you will be on one of the most scenic drives in Canada. The drive is relatively short, a distance of 58 … Read entire article »

A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains

A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Susan Hubay and her husband took their beloved VW van to the world music and arts festival that is held each year near Floyd, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They were there for what … Read entire article »

Best stops along Ontario’s West Coast

Best stops along Ontario’s West Coast

The area that lies on Lake Huron’s southeast shore is appropriately called Huron County. A sister of mine lives there, in Goderich, the county’s largest town. When I go for a visit we usually meet … Read entire article »

Road trip around Cape Breton Island, Canada

Road trip around Cape Breton Island, Canada

Cape Breton receives many accolades such as “one of the best island destinations in the world” and “one of the world’s best road trips”. What’s so great about this island on the Atlantic Ocean that … Read entire article »

How three young Canadian women travelled around Colombia

How three young Canadian women travelled around Colombia

Stephanie Jack and her friends Bridget and Sharon recently travelled around Colombia. At the top of their to-see list were Bogota, the coffee belt, Cartagena and the Amazon. Q: How did you travel around the country? A: After some … Read entire article »

My favourite road trip through Canada’s Maritime Provinces

My favourite road trip through Canada’s Maritime Provinces

There are three Maritime Provinces in Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. They are on the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of the country. These three provinces along with Newfoundland form … Read entire article »

How I travelled around the Yucatan by bus

How I travelled around the Yucatan by bus

Thinking about riding the buses in Mexico and don’t know the language? Here’s how an “older” female, travelling solo, with no Spanish, did it last month. I hadn’t planned to go there. In fact, I … Read entire article »

Yellowstone, America’s most beloved park

Yellowstone, America’s most beloved park

The first national park in the United States as well as in the world was Yellowstone National Park. Almost 3 million visitors go there every year. It’s huge—over 2 million acres with 5 different entrances. … Read entire article »

A special place called Newfoundland

A special place called Newfoundland

If you look at a map of Canada you’ll see a very large island sitting just off the most eastern coast. That island is Newfoundland and it, along with a section of the mainland called … Read entire article »

Black Hills of South Dakota, USA

Black Hills of South Dakota, USA

 Andrew and Erin Sunter and their children Aidan and Parker travelled from Toronto, Canada through the northern United States, before heading up to Canmore, Alberta. The first couple of days were mostly spent driving, with … Read entire article »

On to the Grand Canyon

On to the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, which lies in the state of Arizona in the USA, is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. Cheryl and Tom Sunter, Canadian ‘snowbirds’, visit it almost yearly … Read entire article »

Road trip south along US Route 66

Road trip south along US Route 66

Route 66 is sometimes called The Mother Road. It was the trail that migrants from the eastern United States used when they left their homes to start a new life in the west. Lyrics, movies … Read entire article »

Riding the buses to Mexico’s colonial cities

Riding the buses to Mexico’s colonial cities

Who would have thought that visiting Tlaquepaque, Guanajuato, Morelia and San Miguel de Allende–by bus—would be such an easy, inexpensive and pleasant experience? Early this winter, my husband and I spent two weeks enjoying Mexico’s beaches … Read entire article »

Travelling by tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia

Travelling by tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia

I took many, many tuk-tuks in Southeast Asia and they certainly weren’t just for tourists for that’s how most locals get about. There are tuk-tuks propelled by motor and others by cycle . I wasn’t … Read entire article »

Over the Sani Pass and into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho

Over the Sani Pass and into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho

The owner of the car rental company seemed perplexed by our request.  He looked at the middle-aged couple standing in front of him and asked again, “Are you sure you mean the SANI Pass? “Yes”, we … Read entire article »

Three generations visit Norway

Three generations visit Norway

Norway is well known for its fjords and for the Nobel Peace Prize that is awarded every year in Oslo. Randi Goddard and her brother decided to visit the country with their 82 year old … Read entire article »

30 bears and counting in Canada’s north

30 bears and counting in Canada’s north

Matthew Reinhardus needed a break from his regular life to think about his future. Matthew does his best thinking while driving. So he decided to take a road trip, an 18,890 km one.   I headed … Read entire article »

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