A West Wing Morning in Penticton, British Columbia

Between the stroll from the balcony to the water faucet and back again, I peek at the wall clock it says two oh five in the morning and I think she’s been asleep for a few hours now whilst I’ve been enjoying this lounge chair, the balcony and the rotating stars above the Cascade Mountains…

Windshield Concentration or A Hotel, Its Your Choice!

Turning right onto highway 97 we headed north with good intentions to reach the northern side of the Okanagan Valley and possibly grab a hotel in either Kelowna (1 hr 33 mins) or Vernon (2 hrs 10 mins) or possibly as far as Sicamous (3 hrs 15 mins) which would assist us in tomorrow’s endeavour…

One Hundred Twenty Five Kilometres to Osoyoos, BC

Before jumping back into the Tacoma for the hour and a half drive West towards the southernmost town of the Okanagan Valley known as Osoyoos, we opted to stretch our legs and do a bit of boutique shopping in town. “Where do you want to go?” she asked as I pulled her down the sidewalk…

If You Could Afford a Rivian R1T Would You Buy It?

Do you think you can actually “afford” a Rivian R1T (MSRP ~$90,000.00 CAD) and if you believe you can, would you actually purchase one? Its a feature packed truck or SUV with hidden compartments, an RV 240V plug-in that adapts for overnight power charging at campgrounds Its a pretty sweet looking truck, here’s a side…

Laying Over in Detroit Rock City

It sounds waaaaay better than it actually was. Our CJ200 airplane took off from Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario Canada shortly after 7:45am eastern standard time (EST) and came to a rolling holt at one of the many gates along Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, in Detroit, Michigan USA. The time reported by Co-pilot…

Arriving Before Sunrise at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Skidding to a stop on the entry landing zone we smashed around in our seats and taxied over to the gate at YYZ aka Toronto Pearson International Airport. This was my fifth landing in as many years at YYZ. Awaiting the door to pop-open folks on the blurry red eye stood up, stretching limbs, legs…

What Would it Take to Travel Down South?

A week after figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B, with the new international travel requirements amid COVID-19, I was determined to get myself from Edmonton, Alberta Canada down to Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. After a couple of weeks, looking into possible flights between the two cities it was becoming apparent that…

An American Thanksgiving; What Would it Take to Cross Borders?

Everyone knows that COVID-19 has changed the world’s landscape dramatically and when Canada and the United States finally agreed to begin letting travellers back across their boarders many people in Canada felt relieved. A part of “normalcy” was about to return. A few weeks after the initial boarder opening for fully vaccinated travellers to come…

What’s Your Stance on COVID-19 Vaccinations?

For several weeks now James and I, have been discussing the philosophical debate that I am 100% certain every human being this world over has been discussing since December 2020 when the vaccinations started rolling out all over the globe. Why or Why not, to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine? As any good debater knows the…

To Take the “Jab” or not? Its a Difficult Human Decision

Let’s all be totally honest for like twelve-seconds then we can come back to this “Tough Human Decision” brought to you by needles around the globe. For more than a decade I’ve been an avid world traveller, jumping from one country to another. Some of those countries were more civilized then others and some of…

A Warm Welcome; Returning to the Driver’s Seat

Some people when they learn the total number of times that we have flown across the Pacific Ocean they gasp in disbelief then we lure them into the insanity of our lives with a bunch of stories about being independent worldwide travellers and they gasp in disbelief for a second time. I’ve never been able…

The Oceans Await Yer Travels

Pen in hand the young man touched the first page with a big bright blue marker. Its heavy thick tip brushing into the page thick bright and bold lines across the singular 6×6 inch page. Its ink marking and burying the colour into the weighted paper. The pressure upon the page sinking, and seeping through…

Discovering Yesteryear; Stories of a Young Man’s Travels

Waaaaaaay back in the echelons of history there was a young man with an exuberance for photography. This exuberance drove him to attend a private art college and eventually after twenty-four months of an aggressive and usually a gruesome list of assignments he passed with a degree. Whilst he was in his final semester of…

Pre-Travel Essentials, What Do You Do Before Departing?

Literally every person, I have ever met in Canada, outside of Canada, around North America, in South Korea, Australia, Costa Rica and even Ireland. We all have our own pre-flight routine before traveling, anywhere. This does not matter whether the person is about to drive to seven hours to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, or head down…

A Travellers Jumping Off Point

Part Two The success story begins in August of 1997 when Bolger started his fourth year of his history degree. In contrary my own degree was suffering and by December I needed to get the fuck out of dodge. Packing up a small duffel bag and pulling together a care package consisting of twelve-Colorado micro-brewery…

Is the Earth Flat?

You read that correctly, the question this afternoon is about whether the Earth is a globe or a flat surface. About eighteen-months ago a close colleague of mine informed me another friend of his seriously believes the Earth to be flat. We had a conversation about this topic. He explained the basic principles that his…

The Lighter Side of Travel

In a short couple of months, we will set off on a long distance road trip to the East Coast of Canada, also known as The Maritimes. The drive alone is enough to frighten any right minded human being. We will be traveling around 4,800 kilometres in one direction. Our starting point, is due west of the…

The Return to Civilization

Yesterday, I felt like a bus had run me over then caught my pant leg by the cuff and drug me across a couple of speedbumps as the jetlag exponged itself on my being. The reason for this was our planes’ departure was delayed due to inclement weather on the plane coming down to Huatulco….

Final Thoughts on 10 Days of Condo Living in Huatulco, Mexico

In the final hours of our last day here in Huatulco, we have been packing and gathering our thoughts about the time we have spent here with our friends, getting to know this area, adventures from Pluma Hidalgo to La Bocana, meeting new people and tasting new cuisine. Reminiscing about our trials and tribulations around…

Unknown Roads Will Take You to Amazing Destintations

There is a place down a roadway which I cannot describe how to get to or get out of. It is a roadway which starts after the turn off for San Augustin and before a very large bridge. I recall there being road marker signs near the side of the road and painted on it…

What Happns when you Land at Huatulco International Airport ?

Seven hours and fifty-six minutes later, I’m still wondering how we actually made it thru Huatulco International Airport in less than fifteen minutes ? What I mean by this is the Westjet flight we were on, landed on the tarmac about 11:16am roughly twenty-three minutes ahead of schedule. The flight attendant announced on the intercom…

Marching into Mexico in March

On Monday February 26, the countdown to March begins not only as we will be departing the second month of twenty-eighteen, but the wife and I, will begin our actually planning and preparations for Mexico in March. The countdown of 7-days will begin… Marching into Mexico has a nice “ring” to it, wouldn’t you say?…

What do Beaches, Warm Weather and Me, Have in Common?

Mexico… Honestly, its all my wife’s fault that I’m even looking at, considering and possibly planning another trip to Mexico. In a past life I have travelled twice to Mexico; Mazatlan and Los Cabos. Both experiences were adventures dilluted by booze, cruising sandy beaches, playing volleyball, body boarding and searching for a pair of sunglasses…