Old streets Quebec

48 Hours in Quebec City

Visiting Quebec City is a great way to get your Europe fix without leaving the continent.  With its cobblestone streets, historic Old City, and French language and influence, it is an incredibly unique destination in North America and one of the best places to visit in Canada. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, this UNESCO World Heritage …

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Banff white water rafting

Family White Water Rafting in the Canadian Rockies

Note: a version of this post was published on the Travel Alberta website. Our family loves doing adventure activities together.  We have zip lined in Nicaragua, snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef and taken surf lessons in Sydney.  As the kids get older the opportunities to participate in extreme sports and adventure activities is increasing and we are always looking for …

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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 …

A Winter Holiday Wonderland

My brother and his wife are blessed to live in Canmore, Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains.  We found out they bought a bigger house while we were living on the boat and at the point we invited ourselves out for Christmas (and they graciously welcomed us).  We descended on them for two weeks and also brought along my parents flying …

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 …