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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 road trip took us from Banff to Lake Louise to Jasper along the Bow Valley and Icefield Parkways—about the best road trip in the world—over the Robson Pass, past the highest mountain in the Rockies, and down along Lake Okanagan … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Family travel, Road trips, Travel itinerary

David Thompson Highway: Hidden gem in the Rockies

David Thompson Highway: Hidden gem in the Rockies

The David Thompson Highway is described as “one of the finest drives in Canada”. It is a gateway to the Rockies yet few people know about it. Andrew Sunter came upon it during a weeklong mountaineering course and shares his views. I ‘discovered’ the David Thompson Highway during the summer when I was doing a climb to Mount Cline (3361 m) just east of Banff National Park. The trail to the Mount Cline basecamp takes about … Read entire article »

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Jasper/Banff photo gallery

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Filed under: Photo galleries of great trips

Gap year in places unlike home

Gap year in places unlike home

Editorial: Everyone who watched the recent British royal wedding of Will and Kate probably heard that Prince William—like many Brits—took a gap year between high school and university. During that year he took survival exercises with the Welsh Guards in Belize (sleeping in a hammock strung between trees), volunteered in Chile (where he helped construct walkways from log posts and taught English in local schools), and worked on a dairy farm in the UK (rising before … Read entire article »

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Starting ridingthebuses.com

Starting ridingthebuses.com

Editorial: I started a blog a year ago about the value of “riding the buses in places unlike home”, about the importance of global travel. The blog has been expanded to a website, this website. This time my daughter, Jessica Sunter, is joining me as co-founder of the site.  Jessica became a world traveller at a young age. She’s not one who sees a country through its monuments but through its people. She rarely takes a photo. Everyone who travels a lot knows that … Read entire article »

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