On Travel: Jasper, Alberta, Canada

I needed a getaway, a short escape to clear my head and refocus, when just by happenstance, my friend Jacques called and told me he was just about to complete his 3-month stint working at the Fairmount Jasper Park Lodge (JPL) in Jasper, Alberta. Photo Taken in the Great Hall You don't get what you …

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SUV Camping – Manitoba to South Western Ontario

I've driven this stretch of road a couple times now and in all honesty, it's a long haul and I wasn't much looking forward to it.  Driving straight it is about 26 hours, give or take, especially that due to COVID-19 travel restrictions we cannot cross the US border.  That way would shave off about …

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Amazing Feat of Flying: Visiting the Gimli Glider!

Gimli is the cultural heartland of Icelanders in Manitoba and the country as a whole. Gimli’s first European settlers were Icelanders who were part of the New Iceland settlement in Manitoba.  In Norse mythology Gimli is known as the most beautiful place in the after life, where only the worthy will be transported after death. …

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On Travel: Where I Stayed in Churchill is a Must Stay!

I can't speak directly to other hotels, inns or B&Bs. However, I can say with absolute certainty that my experience in Churchill was greatly enhanced because of my B&B hosts. I couldn't imagine my trip without them being part of it. I want to share as much as I can about where I stayed because …

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On Travel: Last Stop, Churchill – My Journey to the Far North

Churchill, Manitoba is as close to a frontier town as there is in Canada. Churchill is Manitoba’s northernmost community, and is located where the boreal forest meets the tundra, on the shores of Hudson Bay, bordering the newest Canadian territory of Nunavut.  The town sits on a narrow point of land bound by the ocean …

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On Travel: Awesome Day Trip! Big White, BC to Greenwood, BC

A couple of days ago, I posted a blog on my exploration of the abandoned 102 year old smelter in Greenwood (Anaconda) BC - what a cool experience! If you haven't had a chance to read that blog - click here. This blog will document our journey from Big White, BC to Greenwood, BC - …

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Exploring the 102 Year Old Abandoned BC Copper Company Smelter Ruins

DID THE COOLEST THING YESTERDAY!!! I explored the BC Copper Company Smelter Ruins in Greenwood, British Columbia (BC). IT'S BEEN ABANDONED FOR 102 YEARS! The weather on Big White (Mountain) called for rain all day, that was the perfect opportunity for a day trip! Initially planned to head to Penticton, BC and the weather was …

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Monster Hunt: My Search for the Ogopogo Lake Monster

COVID-19 social distancing walk and I'm out and about in the great city of Kelowna, British Columbia (BC). Whilst living up on Big White, a trip down to Kelowna would not be complete without taking the time to search for the legendary Ogopogo who reputedly resides in Okanagan Lake. Lake Okanagan is about 400 kms east of …

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COVID-19: My 12 Month Trip of a Life Time Was Canceled, I Quit My Job, Sold My Car & Rented Out My Condo !

In the words of sexy hotness, Matthew McConaughey, "alright alright alright". It's been a hot minute since I've posted ... so I just want to bring you all up to date on the current lay of the land -> the status of my year long adventure to South East Asia, the COVID-19 pandemic and the …

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On Travel: 24-hour Transit Into Guangzhou, China Without Visa

As I write this, I'm home, in bed, it's 3:00 AM and I cannot sleep.  My body still thinks it's 3:00 PM, jet lag sucks!  So I thought, what better time than to start my layover in China 🇨🇳 blog. The process was a lot easier than I imagined, so I thought I'd share in …

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On Travel: chúc mừng năm mới from Vietnam!

I'd been planning this trip for months -> months of research, watching YouTube vlogs, booking hotels, finding places to sightsee- which cities to visit?  What to see while I was there? Did I want to start in the North and travel South or vice versa? I decided to fly into Ha Noi and travel South …

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On Travel: Beautiful Vancouver, BC and Area

Good afternoon, good morning or good evening folks, wherever you're reading this from.  I'm writing this today from beautiful British Columbia (BC) - it's so true that they immortalize it on their license plates.   I'm out here visiting my youngest daughter and her boyfriend who moved here a few months ago to enjoy a …

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On Travel: Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love

🎶 "In West Philadelphia not born nor raised, in Kdub is where I spent most of my days 🎶" which is why I decided to take my next  trip to Philly.  I love to travel, I love history - all kinds of history and Philadelphia is steeped deep in American history. The primary reason for our trip to …

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Monster Hunt: My Search for the Manipogo Monster

Pseudoscience: The study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence. I've always been intrigued with folkloric creatures like Loch Ness, Sasquatch, Chupacabra, Abominable Snowman, Kraken, Sea Serpents, The Mothman, Thunderbirds and Jersey Devil, just to name a few. Today I am an acting cryptozoologist! …

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