Roundabouts, Burgers and Ice Cream from Kelowna to Sicamous, British Columbia

Walking back down the hill towards the Tacoma we scanned high above the roundabout parking lot checking out the large cumulonimbus clouds merging above the lake, “hey do you think its going to rain or will we be lucky enough to reach Sicamous without it? As I’d rather eat ice cream in the sunshine than…

We Like It Raw; Dining near Hapjeong-dong station, Seoul, South Korea

There I was standing on a street corner just outside of Hapjeong-dong station, thinking about what I should have for lunch, when I heard a familiar voice shouting amongst the traffic sounds. Looking around, I knew that voice… and I thought to myself, nah it cannot be… It’s impossible he’s not supposed to be here for another…

Playing Winery Roulette in West Kelowna, British Columbia

The Okanagan Valley has always held a special place in our hearts as we’ve been coming down to southern BC since we moved to Calgary back in 2007. Its a shortish drive from Alberta to British Columbia and in the twenty-plus road trips to this gorgeous valley we have spent less than five percent of…

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…