If you’ve seen one dude ranch you’ve seen ’em all, right?
There’s a moment, when you’re standing at the top of the 90-meter ski jump at Calgary’s Olympic Park tethered to a steel cable, when you ask yourself, “What am I doing?” Continue reading Feeling Calgary’s energy — and edginess
If you have a thing for European-inspired traditions, take a detour to Regina on your next North American road trip. Set squarely among Canada’s most agricultural province — a vast expanse that was once part of the Northwest Territories — Saskatchewan‘s capital is all about traditions. Continue reading “A city of tradition in the wilds of Canada’s northwest”
All roads lead to Winnipeg. Sorry, Rome. But in the Canadian midwest, that’s certainly true. It is a hub for conservation and environmental awareness and a center of commerce and culture, as well as a crossroads of the human rights movement. Continue reading “An adventure at Winnipeg’s crossroads”
You should have seen the expression on my ten-year-old son’s face when we arrived at the St. Lawrence Market.
He’s our family’s resident foodie. And he looked like he’d just landed in heaven. Continue reading “These Canadian cities are yours to discover”
We’ll think of a reason later.
That’s what we said when we started traveling as a family back in 2010. That’s a lot of time to think of a reason.
Well, we have. Continue reading “Why we travel”
You’re in a city, but it could be any city. You’re riding alongside a port, but it could be any port. But it’s not just any city and it’s not just any port, it’s Montreal. How can you tell? Continue reading “Taking a spin around Montreal”
Can we talk bathrooms?
I’m in the Starbucks in Statesville, N.C., and it’s all I can think about. The bathrooms. Continue reading “I’ll spare you the potty humor on this Starbucks story”
“Stay with us,” said Molly. It was an unexpected offer from a close friend.
We were swinging through Rochester, New York at the start of our grand North American tour and we wanted to visit with her and her family. But stay? Our friendship was solid. Could it withstand a full fledged visit by our family of five? Continue reading “When not to stay with friends”
What’s the longest you’ve ever driven without stopping? A half a day? Twenty-four hours? More?
Well, try this on for size: We needed to get from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado back to our home in Orlando. But we only had two days.
That’s about 2,000 miles and at least 30 hours of driving. I’ll tell you how that turned out in a minute. Continue reading “Hey drivers, pace yourself or this could happen”