Inside Passage and Yellowhead Highway

The Inside Passage and Traveling Yellowhead Highway

Ever heard about the Inside Passage? What it is? Even better, where it is? Over 510 km of Pacific Ocean along the British Columbian coast on a ship with a view of wild marine life from dawn to dust, that’s the Inside Passage. A stretch of over 1500 km that starts from Seattle, USA, passes by Vancouver Island from the right, straight up to northern British Columbia and the last stretch to Alaska (US). Surprise As I booked our road trip from Calgary around BC and back, I happened upon…

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…

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 Best Walking Routes around Loosdrecht

Whether you’re tired of boating, there is no wind to sail or you just fancy doing something else, these 3 walks around Loosdrecht are worth trying. After our lovely weekend get-away and the walk around the tri-border area, I was reminded of the many walks this summer around Loosdrecht. The area is mostly known for its watersports and all that goes with it, but not everyone has a boat. Or, you might just want to visit one of the many small and historic towns. If so, here are some ideas…

8 Great Reasons to Visit Manitoulin Island

featured blog image Manitoulin Island

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,…