Travel

The Palace

Continuing with Hillbilly Hotel, we journey on from Victoria to the very beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island, where we had booked a campsite at Ucluelet. Our motor home is a bit aged. Consequently, on most journeys, one part of the vehicle or another might fall off or cease to function. In this instance, our windshield wipers decided to dispense with their services. In Kelowna this isn’t a big issue as it seldom rains. However, on Vancouver Island, it always…

  • Hillbilly Hotel

    It was summer in Canada. Motor homing season had arrived. The previous year we had purchased a 29-foot colossus and took a few trial runs, realizing that motor homing is a pretty fun activity. Initially I had been entirely intimidated…

  • Travels with Dad

    From my first memory, dad was a strong, virile and handsome man. He had married my mother shortly after World War 2. They both served in the war with my mother a WAC in Great Britain and my dad a…

  • Thai Basil

    On a recent trip to Vancouver in January, I sought to get together with a long-time friend. I have known this man for close to 40 years and think of him as a brother. We have experienced many adventures together,…

  • The Rock

    Rugged and striking, Newfoundland could literally kick your butt. For two weeks I had my butt kicked around most of this amazing island and much of Labrador. Three middle aged men were intent on circumnavigating Newfoundland and Labrador in an…

  • To Hell and Back, part 2

    In case you've forgotten, we left Kelowna only to have our faculties assaulted by an elf, then an extremely rude Samantha, we were confronted with terrorist addicts, then upon reaching Revelstoke encountered a near death experience. Hopefully part two is a little more…

  • To Hell and Back

    ........that's DrumHELLer and back!! It had been about a month since we were camping….if you can call our little excursions camping. After all, we have cable TV, wifi, a bathtub, a queen sized bed, and all manner of modern convenience. It…

  • Boomer Travel Trends

    Baby Boomers like to travel. One study indicated that practically all Baby Boomers (99%) in the United States and Canada anticipate traveling for leisure in 2016, with approximately 4 or 5 trips planned. This would be a combination of domestic…

  • Saltspring Island

    Having just purchased a motorhome we were itching to set out on our second RVing adventure. Our first had been 5 wonderful days camping by two lakes in the south Okanagan. We decided to venture a bit further afield and…

  • Motor Madness

    I never thought I would become one of those ol’ guys roaming America in a monstrous road liner on wheels sucking gallons of non renewable resource with each passing mile. I’m not sure how the idea was spawned. It just sort-of…

  • More Morocco

    You may remember that I had been amazed by this completely foreign culture, enjoyed mint tea, watched the cobra charmers in Marrakech, escaped by the skin of my teeth, and enjoyed nothing about Casablanca. I was moving on to some…

  • Kingdom of Morocco

    I have had the good fortune to travel through many countries around the world but recall Morocco as the most interesting and exotic I have visited. The year was 1972 and I was bumping around Europe in an English Cummer…