The Great White North

Whenever we are planning a trip, I will admit that I first think of far off, exotic lands.  I know Canada has so much to offer and I have traveled to many parts of our country, but the thrill of an exotic destination is hard for me to resist.  As a result I haven’t traveled in Canada as much as …

The Most Magical Place on Earth

When planning trips I am drawn to far off, exotic destinations.  But I also know a Disneyworld trip is a must.  As a child I was lucky to visit fairly frequently as we visited my grandparents in Florida every year.  Of course I wanted my kids to experience that same Disney magic.  Our first trip to Disney was in March …

Road Tripping Alberta

My brother and his now wife live in the Canadian Rockies and instead of flying out just for their wedding, we planned a whole trip around it.  We are very aware that we have not traveled enough in our own country.  We have visited many far off countries and we have been through many parts of Canada, but we haven’t …

A Sampling of Europe

When planning overseas trips we like to keep things really flexible and often will add destinations randomly if we have a layover there.  On our way home from Sri Lanka we had a layover in Brussels and so we decided to spend a week in Europe. I had been to Brussels before, but not Paul and the kids and so …

Sri Lanka Trip Details

I love to research travel – where to go, what to see, what to do and for me spending hours reading other people’s blogs is inspiring and so helpful.  Some people like to relax by watching TV; I like to relax by researching travel! Where We Stayed Paradise Beach, Negombo – $95/triple BB. A slurge because it was our first …

New Zealand – Part 2

After 3 weeks traveling around the South Island, we were looking forward to a week of mostly staying put in one place on the North Island.  We fly into Auckland, picked up a rental car and first headed to Rotorua, a cultural centre of the Maori people and a town known for its thermal mud pools and geysers.   In …