It sounds a bit stark doesn’t it? The title of a very good book by Patricia Shultz has been around for a while and it does work to spike the imagination and get you thinking about places you have never thought about. The first edition was published in 2003 – but what a morbid thought?… Continue reading 1000 places …before you die
With this period of non-travel and lock down I thought it would be a great idea to organise my photos and maybe scan them and keep digital copies. Well talk about how to lose hours of your day into a black hole. If you are going to scan photos you should put a caption on… Continue reading Too many photos
I wonder if you remember your first vacation? Or perhaps you were one of those poor kids dragged around Disney in a stroller not really understanding what the heck was going on. It always makes me chuckle how Disney is supposed to be the happiest place on earth – so why are all the kids… Continue reading Do you remember….?
Train travel is so special – sometimes. I can hear people groaning – the ones who travel the C Train every day downtown. Well I am not really talking about that kind of train travel. I am talking about this kind of train travel. Now that’s what you call a train. There is something… Continue reading All aboard the Choo Choo train
Accents are really funny things. Even a small country like England will have very different accents depending on whether you come from the South, close to London or up in the Midlands. Canada is the same – especially with the Maritimes. When I first came to Canada I kept asking people if they came from… Continue reading Where did you get that accent?
Tipping – how much is too much and how much is too little. Is a tip expected? In countries like Australia and New Zealand hardly anyone tips – it is just not expected. Same thing in the Cook Islands. So what’s a poor traveller to do and how much should you tip if at all?… Continue reading Tipping me over the edge
I am sure everyone who has travelled has encountered this situation. You are out touring, maybe in a third world place, and you are met with big eyes and outstretched hands – usually a child’s. It’s hard to say no to this but you should. When I travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia our guide was… Continue reading Sometimes it’s hard to share
As I sit here on the last Day of my Insight Vacations tour in the lobby of the beautiful Taj Palace Lake hotel I just cannot quite believe what I have seen and experienced over the last ten days or so. I had read lots about the culture shock, the traffic, the poverty…..and yes it… Continue reading My personal Passage To India
Don’t you hate packing for a trip. That is my worst! I can spend hours, days and weeks researching what to see and the best way to get there. After all I do that so often for clients that it is second nature to me now when I plan my own trip. So all the… Continue reading What to take – what to leave