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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. We directed our Hungarian driver to take us to the ferry terminal where we were to board the Emerald Sun. He seemed very certain where the ships parked and dropped us off at Amsterdam’s Central Station. This is a massive…

  • 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…

  • 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…