Ghost Signs in North America

A large part of my travels includes a serious fascination with ghost signs - old painted advertising on exterior walls.  Many are in reasonably good shape, and others can barely be read.  Sometimes they have been painted over multiple times.  Others, like the Dennison Hotel above, no longer exist.  The hotel survived for 125 years,... Continue Reading →

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Very rarely do I make a trip that isn't planned months in advance.  Although I don't have a full schedule when I travel, I usually have the dates, methods of transportation and hotel reservations firmly in place.  On short notice, I booked a flight to Halifax.  Peggy's Cove is thirty minutes away. The Ford Taurus I... 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 →

Travel Review 2016

2016 was not a great year for travel.  Due to circumstances out of my control, I was unable to spend my usual winter at my condo in Florida.  I was in Canada from October until April 1st, when I went to Florida for one week. Eartha Kitty stayed home for this trip.  I took I75... 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 →

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 →

Warren, Ohio 2013

Once I left Cleveland, OH I had a specific destination in mind.  I love museums, and have a fondness for automobile museums.  I've been to both the Chrysler and Ford museums near Detroit.  While researching, I found the National Packard Museum. Having left Cleveland in disgust over the traffic situation (many, many roads closed for... Continue Reading →

Cleveland, Ohio 2013

  I was looking for a short getaway, but some place near that I hadn't already been.  Buffalo, NY was ruled out, so I settled on Cleveland, Ohio, just a morning's drive away.  Once out of Canada it was an easy drive, with very little traffic. I drove directly to the Cleveland Museum of Art. ... Continue Reading →

Summer Travels Begin

I've been back in Toronto since mid-April.  It's a great time to watch the city transform into summer, however we have had an unusually cold spring.  As I write this it is a chilly 10C and there's been light rain all day. Last week was my first venture out of town; one of several I'll... Continue Reading →

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