Travel

Surviving a Ballistic Missile Attack (Unabridged)

About half of our month long interlude had expired, as life rolled on in a very agreeable setting on the tropical Hawaiian Island known as Maui. The weather was a moderate 76’ to 80’F day and night, it seldom rained, and a nice trade wind blew in most days to cool the afternoon beaches. We were staying in a friendly little condo complex known as the Kihei Kai Nani. Our development offered a pool, but was also situated a short walk…

  • Bratislava

    Bratislava. Never heard of it! At least that’s what I was saying when I saw it on our little cruise ship itinerary. I doubted it would be on anyone’s list of places to visit before you die or even a…

  • Cruisin’ Part 2:

    A continuation of Cruisin' 2017........Our time expiring in Amsterdam, we packed our bags and made our way to the street where a cab was waiting. It was a fine sunny morning as we said goodbye to our lovely Amsterdam suite.…

  • Cruisin’ 2017

    There was a time when cruisin’ meant, driving back and forth on Courtenay Avenue in my not-so-cool and aged 56 Ford. I’m not sure what I was trying to accomplish other than to contribute to global warming, but I was…

  • 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…

  • 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…