Skirting the US Border to Vancouver

Skirting the US Border to Vancouver, route from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean

Travel from the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver or the other way around and spend time sightseeing while skirting the US border. A little less than 1000 kilometers lie between the Rockies and Vancouver on the west coast of Canada. Of course, the quickest way is to make it there is by hitting the highways and passing through the bigger cities. In doing so, however, you may just miss these charming places along the US border. Cranbrook Cranbrook is a little city at the foot of the Kootenay Mountains alongside the…

2 Culture Days in Georgia

Culture modern and historical

Culture is the theme of our last two days on our Florida – Georgia road trip. We’ve hiked, seen marine life and traveled on an airboat through mangroves. Then we went back into architectural history, saw and tasted chocolate and learned about plantation and slave history. These last two days are about the culture of both city and state, plus modern culture. Historical culture of Savannah versus modern media and fizzy pop culture Sure, we have been traveling to do this 7th day of our road trip, and yes, it’s…

Art Deco, Chocolate & the Task System in Florida

It is a bit of a break in our itinerary, an extra day in Miami. Time to enjoy the weather, swimming in the pool and strolling through town. We’re staying in an apartment that rents out to tourists like us. The building comes with a pool and after we arrive from the Everglades, that’s where we rinse off. A number of restaurants, alongside the beach road we look out on, to choose from for dinner…Life is good. Florida Keys We had plans, great plans to drive to and partly through…

3 Easy-Going yet Fun Things to Do around Maastricht

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Nice weather in the forecast plus a couple of days off, time to see which 3 easy-going yet fun things there are to do around Maastricht. The most southern part of the country that feels as if you’re abroad, what’s not to like? Not only will the weather be good and are we looking for a nice get-away, it also helps that we still have a free night to spend. One of the best things of finding road trip accommodation through the same website (hotels.com in this case) is perks…

Fast-Track around Monaco

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When you have just one day to visit Monaco with a couple of petrol heads, here’s our fast-track around Monaco. Last month during the fall break, we headed for southern France in hopes of catching some late season sunshine. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be but as we were close to Monaco, we knew that that was on the agenda for when the rain let up. And it did! It took four days and most of the DVD collection in our rental (movie marathon, here we go!) but then we were…

Urban Trail Haarlem- The Fastest Way to See the City

This weekend I took part in the fastest way to see the highlights in Haarlem. What did I do? I ran 10 kilometers as part of the KLM Urban Trail Series. I don’t know about you but I personally love it when an experience is somewhat outside of the box. Sure, it’s great to go see a museum, or a park, or…anything really, but with an added dose of interest, I’m in. It was only Wednesday last week that through a running group of fellow parents, I even learned of…