Posts Tagged: vacation

Tourist Cuba

In my part of the world, when you get sick of winter, you head for a sun holiday in Florida USA, Cuba or the Dominican Republic. Retired “snowbirds” spend several months in Florida; working folks choose a week or two

Tourist Cuba

In my part of the world, when you get sick of winter, you head for a sun holiday in Florida USA, Cuba or the Dominican Republic. Retired “snowbirds” spend several months in Florida; working folks choose a week or two

From Hotels to Homes

In the past 18 months, I’ve visited Toronto 4 times and stayed in 4 different Airbnbs. The bed-and-breakfast where Rom and I used to stay downtown has permanently closed. Their rate was about 175 CDN including all taxes. Before that,

From Hotels to Homes

In the past 18 months, I’ve visited Toronto 4 times and stayed in 4 different Airbnbs. The bed-and-breakfast where Rom and I used to stay downtown has permanently closed. Their rate was about 175 CDN including all taxes. Before that,

Off-Season Travel

We are just back from a late-year trip to Toronto. We hadn’t planned to go, since we had a family get-together in the summer, but (a.) we both had vacation time left, (b.) we were facing a long stretch without

Off-Season Travel

We are just back from a late-year trip to Toronto. We hadn’t planned to go, since we had a family get-together in the summer, but (a.) we both had vacation time left, (b.) we were facing a long stretch without

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

April: It’s a Wrap!

In April I kept my appointment to get the snow tires on my car switched out for the summer/all season tires. Naturally this guaranteed another couple of snows. The weather has been mostly sunny with a bitterly cold wind. I

April: It’s a Wrap!

In April I kept my appointment to get the snow tires on my car switched out for the summer/all season tires. Naturally this guaranteed another couple of snows. The weather has been mostly sunny with a bitterly cold wind. I

London-Sussex Express

I am just back from Sussex and London (an annual trip) and will do a little roundup. It was Spring! With all the attendant cloudy skies and showers, but also daffodils, primroses and magnolia blossoms, with bluebells and tulips on

London-Sussex Express

I am just back from Sussex and London (an annual trip) and will do a little roundup. It was Spring! With all the attendant cloudy skies and showers, but also daffodils, primroses and magnolia blossoms, with bluebells and tulips on

Kid Travel Toronto

  When you’re my age, and living in a somewhat remote area, you travel to see your kids – it’s a part of your lifestyle. They leave the sticks for the big city and you follow. Link left home 4

Kid Travel Toronto

  When you’re my age, and living in a somewhat remote area, you travel to see your kids – it’s a part of your lifestyle. They leave the sticks for the big city and you follow. Link left home 4

Little London Recap

I am lucky enough to visit London annually with Rom since his family is nearby. I’ve been over many times (I think 7 now) and try to do something new each visit. Our stay in London started with a bang when

Little London Recap

I am lucky enough to visit London annually with Rom since his family is nearby. I’ve been over many times (I think 7 now) and try to do something new each visit. Our stay in London started with a bang when

Paris! Part 2 of 2

We arrived in Paris on a Wednesday afternoon and left on Friday afternoon, 48 hours later, so Thursday was our Big Day Out! We had a teensy bit of time over breakfast to see what was going on. Unfortunately, we

Paris! Part 2 of 2

We arrived in Paris on a Wednesday afternoon and left on Friday afternoon, 48 hours later, so Thursday was our Big Day Out! We had a teensy bit of time over breakfast to see what was going on. Unfortunately, we

Paris! Part 1 of 2

Early in May, Rom and I booked a vacation that included a visit to his parents, two days in Paris and three in London. We booked flights and hotels and Eurostar train tickets, and I marked some major tourist spots

Paris! Part 1 of 2

Early in May, Rom and I booked a vacation that included a visit to his parents, two days in Paris and three in London. We booked flights and hotels and Eurostar train tickets, and I marked some major tourist spots