• Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Part 1

    15 Years of Adventure A few months ago I realized that 2019 celebrates the 15th year that I’ve been writing my ExcellentAdventure.ca travel blog. My first reference to Excellent Adventure was during out trip to New Zealand and the Cook Islands in 1999, several years…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Final

    Final Posting I was debating if I was going to post the 4th chapter of my Iceland blog before the final but in the end, I decided to wrap everything up in this final installment. I’ve done quite a bit in the past few days,…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Part 3

    The Long Drive Since I had planned to leave Ólafsvík this morning, I had to prepare myself for the over 400 Km drive to my next destination. I felt that the best option was to get on the road early so I was packed up…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Part 2

    End of the City I spent most of the day walking around Reykjavik in the sunshine. It being Sunday, most of the stores were closed but by the time they’re all open tomorrow, I’ll be heading out of town and won’t be returning again to…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Part 1

    Solo Trip About 5 months ago a large map of Iceland went up on the wall of our 2nd bedroom. Over the subsequent months, more and more notes were added to the map as I researched and developed the itinerary for the trip to Iceland…

  • Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Final

    The Emerald Isle After completing our few days in York we knew that the end of the England part of this trip had arrived and we prepared ourselves for the flight into Ireland. We flew into the city of Shannon and were only there long…

  • Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Part 3

    The Weather I normally might make a passing comment about the weather when we’re travelling but I have to make a longer comment in this case. The weather has been … unpredictable. Since arriving in London and getting some rain for about an hour or…

  • Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Part 2

    The Rest of London For any large city the size of London, there are weeks and months that you could spend here and never see everything. We only had four days here and the first day was kind of a write-off given how tired we…

  • Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Part 1

    The Rigours of Travel People who say “getting there is half the fun” have never travelled by air. Travelling anywhere of sufficient distance is an energy-draining exercise. As my blog title has given away, we’re in London right now, having arrived here yesterday afternoon. I…