Niagara Falls, Ontario …..A Day Falling into the Mood!

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Rate our ReviewsTacky, Cheesy, Touristy, too many people, too many cheap distractions.  Giant hotels blotting the sky, chain restaurants every which way. Big casinos trying to lure you in.  I half-expected this before booking the quickie weekend jaunt, but figured it’s just a couple of days, they can be avoided.  Yet as I finally drove […]

Valemount, British Columbia Canadian Rockies, Part XVI – Gone Fishing 

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Rate our ReviewsValemount, British Columbia……Travel has taught me the value of not plotting every second of a trip.  I learned this the hard way through a more painful lesson: things do not always go as expected.  Being compelled to improvise has led to an appreciation for the wealth of unexpected pleasures, encouraging me to leave a patch of free time in schedules.  To carry this off it is critical to be […]

The Aspotogan Peninsula, Nova Scotia- 5* Soul Seafood

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Rate our ReviewsLife has this strange way of teaching us how to recognize and observe the reality of what we really see. In my early 40s, I was re-introduced to a mode of transportation, of which virtually every young person is an expert. For some reason, no longer remembered, I went down to a local […]

Maligne Canyon Canadian Rockies, Part XV– Jasper, Alberta: Don’t malign Maligne Canyon 

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Rate our ReviewsMaligne Canyon….I omitted an important fact in the last episode of this Canadian Rockies adventure when we visited Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park.  Like me, you possibly associate the lake’s name with the English word malign.  That would be correct, because it similarly derives from the French word meaning ‘wicked’.  However, it is pronounced muh–LEEN and I had to repeat […]

Jasper Alberta, Canadian Rockies, Part XIV : Continuing on our Mary way in Jasper National Park 

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Rate our ReviewsJasper Alberta, Canadian Rockies, Part XIV….Every time I dive into a new place unexpected surprises surface.  This consistency after so many trips begins to feel like a guarantee, and perhaps that is why I am passionate about travel.  A splendid discovery while researching the Canadian Rockies was uncovering Mary Schäffer, an intrepid explorer in these parts.  And with our ramble concluding at Jasper National Park, there was no doubt we would stop […]