Travelling Historic Route 66

During our recent vacation to Arizona we decided to venture off the Interstate and travel part of historic Route 66. What we sacrificed in speed, we made up for in a memorable historical experience. We as a society spend much of our time rushing through life always taking the fastest and quickest route possible. But... Continue Reading →


Off the Beaten Path in Sunny Arizona

Through online research we discovered a scenic drive called the Apache Trail near Phoenix and during our recent vacation in Arizona we decided to check it out. The Apache Trail was a stagecoach trail that ran through the Superstition Mountains. It was named after the Apache Indians who originally used this trail to move through the mountains. The current Apache Trail... Continue Reading →

A Wonder of the World: The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a sight to behold. It doesn't matter if it's your first time seeing it or if you've been there multiple times, it always takes your breath away. And it's definitely something to visit at least once in your life. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the... Continue Reading →

Inside the City Walls: Exploring Old Quebec

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Quebec City, the capital city of the province of Quebec. Located along the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are the only fortified city walls remaining in Canada and the United States, and were declared a World Heritage Site... Continue Reading →

A Penny for your Thoughts

Last week while on vacation in Manitoba we ventured into the city of Winnipeg and toured the Royal Canadian Mint. I lived down the road from the Mint for a few years but had never been inside. During the 45-minute tour we were taken through the various steps involved in making coins. The tour was... Continue Reading →

Two provinces and three states in four days

This past long weekend we broke in my new car with its first road trip. The first of many road trips, I'm sure. In four days we travelled through two provinces and three states - our destination was Spokane, Washington. We had a great time shopping, exploring the beautiful Riverfront Park and having some thrilling... Continue Reading →

Bienvenue à Montréal!

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Montreal. This was my first trip to Canada's French province of Quebec. While I was there for work, I did manage to sneak in a bit of sightseeing. Our hotel was located near Old Montreal. Coming from the west where the cities and buildings are all relatively... Continue Reading →

Where’s Rudolph?

Several years ago while backpacking in Europe I visited my friend Josefin in Sweden. She grew up in northern Sweden, above the Arctic Circle. And a special kind of deer are farmed in this area - reindeer. This past weekend I found these special animals at a Christmas market near Calgary, Alberta. They were a... Continue Reading →

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