A Year of Travel 2017 Review

  The Year in Review - 2017 It was a long winter in Florida.  The temperature was hot, which is expected, but after eight years of spending winter in the same location, I was seriously bored.  Adding to that was America's abrupt turn to the right with the election of Trump.  After an internal review,... Continue Reading →

North Shore Lake Superior

Very early in 2017, I learned about the Thunder Bay Blues Fest.  The event features 100% Canadian talent, so I booked a VIP pass and began making plans.  Held during the first weekend of July, I made this into a road trip, planning to do a circle tour of Lake Superior.  Two days driving, but... Continue Reading →

Return to Vancouver, BC, Spring 2016

WestJet had a seat sale, so I thought it was time for another trip to Vancouver, BC. I usually book trips based on a seat sale and where I want to go.  One of the conditions of this sale required me to take a flight with three stops.  I departed from London, ON (YXU), next... Continue Reading →

Fading Signs

I have a certain attraction for signs when I'm on my travels.  Painted signs are excellent, and neon are particularly fine, even if they aren't working.  There are lots of neon signs to view in museums, but I have a fondness for those left in place. New Castle, Delaware This town was originally settled in... Continue Reading →

Rochester, NY September 2014

  IHG Hotels had one of their point breaks specials, and I didn't want to travel too far.  Rochester is about three hours away and looked like a good fit for two days. I crossed the border at Queenston without incident, and proceeded north to HWY 18, taking the scenic parkway that follows the south... Continue Reading →

Frequent Flyer Follies

  The adventure continues... In the previous two days, I have received two emails from Aeroplan, both declining to credit my account for flights previously taken.  The two letters listed ten flights (!).  Although it is possible I mistakenly submitted my claim twice, the letters list ASW-ABS (same flight, ticket) five times and ABS-CAI (same... Continue Reading →

Key West, FL

The Key West Lighthouse, located on Whitehead's Point.The lighthouse was built in 1848, after the first lighthouse was destroyed in a hurricane.  It was deactivated in 1969. 

Cumberland Falls, KY

Another view near the falls, on a cool, wet morning.

Cumberland Falls, KY

First trip to Florida. Spent the night in Cumberland, KY. Took a side trip the next morning to see the falls, near Daniel Boone National Forest.

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