Plan your trip wisely

I feel at home in Europe – I loved it the first time I went there on a school trip when I was in high school.  Today, of course, I live in rural Alberta, a place far removed from Europe and its many varied offerings!  Our upcoming European trip is very exciting for me.

Think of the options when choosing a European trip as they are so varied...

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Travel for the over 50 Crowd

Travel Now - Over 50

When you get to be over 50 years old, travel becomes something a bit different. When I was young, I had the energy and the desire to travel with a backpack on my back, and just go. No plans, but a lot of plans.

Travel Then - 20s

 

Impromptu Trip to London

One time, during a three-month summer school break while I was taking court...

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Germany’s Christmas Markets

Explosions of colours at Germany's Christmas Markets!!

Today I am sharing with you my photos from Germany's Christmas markets. Be ready for an explosion of colour! 

Terminology

First let us talk about some terminology:

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QUEBEC CITY

What is Quebec City Known For?

Toboganning

1894

 One of the most popular events that Quebec is known for is its winter carnival. Quebec's winter carnival is a pre-Easter event dating back to 1894. ...

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5 Tips About How to Pack for Your Next Trip

5 Tips When Planning a Wardrobe for Trip to Europe

HOW TO PACK FOR A MULTI-DESTINATION HOLIDAY IN EUROPE

I have an upcoming trip which includes lots of walking,
train rides, bus rides, boat trips, Christmas, New Years, fine dining and beers
on the street. 

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Travel Photography – Getting Started

Travel photography is a genre of photography that may involve the documentation of an area's landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. Wikipedia

Some things you need to remember when you are interested in photography

 

To get right to it:

Take your camera with you

Always

Always always take your camera with you, always

This is the most...

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Clearwater

Dutch Lake, located at Clearwater, British Columbia, plays host to my husband's family reunion every second year. The lake is as warm as a cool bath, it has turtles and geese, is easy enough to swim from end to end for some, and nice to float on all day long on hot days.

Farmer's Market

Clearwater hosts a...

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Sandon Museum

Location

The Sandon Museum is 50 short kilometers from Kaslo, on Highway 31, which follows a river, so it is a twisting and winding road.  We spent a few hours here and it was well worth the detour.  The roads and access is good and well marked. 

Sandon found out the hard way that they could not control...
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Planning the Trip to Portugal

How We Picked Portugal

 

While I dreamed of a relaxing beach holiday, DH did not buy into that idea.  One day when the planning had stalled, out of frustration, I asked where he would like to go.  He suggested Europe, as he usually does because it is so easy, but I still felt that I wanted some sun and relaxation.  I was going through an AMA brochure and came across a long-stay offering in southern Portugal.  No sooner had I said the words, my husband said, yes, let’s...

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Maps and Newfoundland

 I want to just talk about maps for a moment. While it is probably not necessary to have a map with you when you travel, it is, however, extremely important that you have an idea of where things are in the location in which you are going to be travelling.

Several years ago I went to St. John's, Newfoundland, and I landed at the airport in the pitch darkness. It was raining. I picked up my car which I had...

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