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…

4-Day Itinerary around the Canadian Rockies

4 Day Itinerary through the Canadian Rockies

Here’s what to do in Canada’s southern part of the Rockies over a 3-4 day period. Enjoy nature, culture, and adventure as you travel from the Alberta side through to British Columbia. 1) White Water Rafting Day one of your 4-day trip around the Canadian Rockies is all about water. With mountains comes snow, comes water, come creeks, rivers, waterfalls and thus watersports. Rafting, kayaking, and canoeing, or splashing and swimming, any of these activities. Depending on your time available, age and skill level there are a number of tours…

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…

How to organize your own road trip

Does it seem daunting to organize your own road trip? It really shouldn’t! Follow these steps and make it your perfect holiday. Going on a trip or vacation is exhilarating, the prospect of time off, new experiences, different weather and spending it either alone or with your family is the bomb. Well, for me it is. Booking it, however, often is tedious and rife with ifs, buts, and maybes. You’ve decided where you want to go but you can only go on particular days of the week. Or a specific…

Georgia – Florida 9 Day Road Trip

From Canyon to Winter and Hope Geological and marine nature So you have a week to nine days to fill and are considering Florida? I get that, as we did the same and had a great time. This is the roundtrip we created – boasting nature, tours and beautiful sights. Follow along and see what we decided to visit and do! Our flight from Toronto arrives on a Friday evening, allowing us to pick up the rental car from the airport and to make it over to our overnight hotel.…

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…

8 Great Reasons to Visit Manitoulin Island

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If you’re looking for variation when you’re traveling then make sure to visit Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Canada at some point. We visited the island twice, once in summer and earlier this year, in spring when we had our last visitors over before the move. Did you know that Manitoulin Island… Is the biggest freshwater island in the world? contains over 100 islands itself which in turn have their own islands, one of them called Treasure Island (in Lake Mindemoya) has a rich history that includes indigenous peoples, voyageurs,…