• Barb and Baden’s Return to France – Part 2

    Getting Here It’s 4AM here in the Paris apartment we’re staying at where I’m writing this next installment of our Return to France Adventure. A bit more on that in a minute. Wednesday was our travel day getting to Paris from Vancouver and had its…

  • Barb and Baden’s Return to France – Part 1

    We needed to check our notes because we couldn’t believe that it’s been 12 years since our last trip to France. Of course, it’s been three years since we’ve been anywhere outside of North America, this Return to France trip is significant for us in…

  • Our Excellent East Coast Adventure – Final

    Leaving the Beach As I had mentioned in my previous posting, Wildwood, New Jersey is a resort destination known for its boardwalk and beaches. In the three days we stayed in Wildwood, although we walked kilometres of the beach, we only scratched the surface as…

  • Our Excellent East Coast Adventure – Part 3

    Driving to Distraction One of the reasons why I like being in larger cities when travelling is that we’re usually exploring on foot and the kilometres of extra walking per day serves to offset the calorie-rich foods we’re often eating each day. It’s unavoidable, as…

  • Our Excellent East Coast Adventure – Part 2

    Sidebar: I neglected to send some of you the first installment of this Excellent Adventure. I had to rebuild the mailing list from memory as I’ve stopped using the Gmail account I was using back in 2019 for this purpose. My apologies. Travelling “Light” I’ve…

  • Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Final

    The Food Anywhere that we’ve travelled to in the world, the food is often one of the main differentiators that give you a real sense of the local culture. While it’s possible to get hamburgers and pizza pretty much anywhere, we always want to try…

  • Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Part 3

    Elephants It’s been five days since I last posted an update and we’ve done quite a bit since then. I had mentioned in my previous post that we were staying in the town of Dambulla and it was our base for two days while we…

  • Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Part 2

    It’s Like a Punch in the Gut Being a tropical country, it was expected that we would be dealing with hot temperatures and we all had tried to do our best to mentally prepare for this. Coming from Vancouver, we don’t have a lot of…