Time to Eat Crow. I Now Believe in Moose!

I stand corrected. I apologize, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Moose exist.

It was less than a week upon our arrival in Anchorage, Alaska that I spied my first moose while traveling along the Seward Highway south of town.

AND he was swimming. I am now fully obsessed with moose, as demonstrated… CONTINUE READING >>

I stand corrected. I apologize, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Moose exist.

It was less than a week upon our arrival in Anchorage, Alaska that I spied my first moose while traveling along the Seward Highway south of town.

AND he was swimming. I am now fully obsessed with moose, as demonstrated… CONTINUE READING >>

Picture This: The Titanic Cemetery

So many headstones bearing the same date.

April 15, 1912

It’s impossible to describe our feelings.

Join us as we remember those who are resting here, learn stories of their lives and the circumstances behind their final burial place… CONTINUE READING >> 

So many headstones bearing the same date.

April 15, 1912

It’s impossible to describe our feelings.

Join us as we remember those who are resting here, learn stories of their lives and the circumstances behind their final burial place… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Isthmus of Why We Speak English

Sandwiched between our explorations of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and Halifax we discovered an often overlooked, and historically important, stretch of Atlantic Canada.

Travel with us through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and discover The Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world, learn how folks got around before cars, overdose on blueberries, and find out how the Scots made it to the New World… CONTINUE READING >>

Sandwiched between our explorations of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and Halifax we discovered an often overlooked, and historically important, stretch of Atlantic Canada.

Travel with us through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and discover The Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world, learn how folks got around before cars, overdose on blueberries, and find out how the Scots made it to the New World… CONTINUE READING >>

An Eerie Day in Halifax

Join us on an eerie, foggy day as we experience the seafaring ways of the Canadian Maritime Provinces in their biggest city, Halifax.

Take a stroll with us as we pay our respects in the cemetery of the unknown victims of the Titanic disaster and though the amazing Victorian Public Gardens.

See the boardwalk with its weird and wonderful art installations, view the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with its Titanic and Halifax Explosion exhibits, and Pier 21 – Canada’s Ellis Island. Get a sample of the Canadian street foods poutine and donair. And watch ghost ships in the mist… CONTINUE READING >>

Join us on an eerie, foggy day as we experience the seafaring ways of the Canadian Maritime Provinces in their biggest city, Halifax.

Take a stroll with us as we pay our respects in the cemetery of the unknown victims of the Titanic disaster and though the amazing Victorian Public Gardens.

See the boardwalk with its weird and wonderful art installations, view the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with its Titanic and Halifax Explosion exhibits, and Pier 21 – Canada’s Ellis Island. Get a sample of the Canadian street foods poutine and donair. And watch ghost ships in the mist… CONTINUE READING >>

The Maritime Museum of The Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shipwrecks are a big part of Halifax history and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, chronicles hundreds of them.

Salvaged artifacts from dozens of incidents are on display, including a few from the most famous, the Titanic… CONTINUE READING >> 

Shipwrecks are a big part of Halifax history and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, chronicles hundreds of them.

Salvaged artifacts from dozens of incidents are on display, including a few from the most famous, the Titanic… CONTINUE READING >> 

Acadians, Canadians, and Cajuns

There is something quintessentially southern about the Louisiana bayou country known as Acadiana, so it seemed strange that we would go north of the U. S. border to discover its roots and origins.

The Cajuns’ ancestry traces directly back to Canada’s Maritime Provinces, so there was no better place to begin our investigation than in Nova Scotia at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. It was along this coast on The Bay of Fundy that the first French settlers to come to the new world arrived in 1605, before… CONTINUE READING >> 

There is something quintessentially southern about the Louisiana bayou country known as Acadiana, so it seemed strange that we would go north of the U. S. border to discover its roots and origins.

The Cajuns’ ancestry traces directly back to Canada’s Maritime Provinces, so there was no better place to begin our investigation than in Nova Scotia at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. It was along this coast on The Bay of Fundy that the first French settlers to come to the new world arrived in 1605, before… CONTINUE READING >> 

How To ‘Drive’ to Newfoundland

We’ve been wanting to see Newfoundland for years, but we wanted to do it in our motorhome.

Wait a minute, Newfoundland is an island, and our little RV may do a lot of things, but driving across the North Atlantic is not one of them. Yet there is a way to get a motorhome — or any other vehicle — onto the island..CONTINUE READING >> 


We’ve been wanting to see Newfoundland for years, but we wanted to do it in our motorhome.

Wait a minute, Newfoundland is an island, and our little RV may do a lot of things, but driving across the North Atlantic is not one of them. Yet there is a way to get a motorhome — or any other vehicle — onto the island..CONTINUE READING >> 


Live-blogging Atlantic Canada – Having a Merry Time in the Maritimes!

The Maritimes is a region rich in history — involving sailors and fishermen, pirates and generals, battles and treaties, shipwrecks and rum running, and the birth pangs of two great nations.

Our journey sets out where Canada began, on the stunning red cliffs of Prince Edward Island… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Maritimes is a region rich in history — involving sailors and fishermen, pirates and generals, battles and treaties, shipwrecks and rum running, and the birth pangs of two great nations.

Our journey sets out where Canada began, on the stunning red cliffs of Prince Edward Island… CONTINUE READING >> 

Hitting the Canadian Maritimes with Road Scholar!

Once again we are preparing for a journey with the remarkable outfit Road Scholar. As a not-for-profit organization, their mission is continuing education through travel for those of us who have reached a certain age.

AND starting on Sunday we will be live-blogging the entire adventure!

As we found last year on our trip to The Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu with Road Scholar, this philosophy brings together like-minded travelers who… CONTINUE READING >> 

Once again we are preparing for a journey with the remarkable outfit Road Scholar. As a not-for-profit organization, their mission is continuing education through travel for those of us who have reached a certain age.

AND starting on Sunday we will be live-blogging the entire adventure!

As we found last year on our trip to The Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu with Road Scholar, this philosophy brings together like-minded travelers who… CONTINUE READING >> 

I’m Sick and Tired of the Moose-cuses!

I’m convinced it’s a conspiracy.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in “moose”-laden territory over the past few years. In these areas, I’ve seen quite a few “moose.”

Startled looking heads mounted over fireplaces, taxidermic atrocities in front of campy places of business, bronzed statues in public squares, and souvenir store mugs, tees, and shot glasses with cartoon “moose” in a plethora of wacky situations giving all sorts of North Woodsy advice.

Never, EVER have I seen one in real life.

Until recently, I was a believer in the myth of the “moose,” but … CONTINUE READING >>

 

I’m convinced it’s a conspiracy.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in “moose”-laden territory over the past few years. In these areas, I’ve seen quite a few “moose.”

Startled looking heads mounted over fireplaces, taxidermic atrocities in front of campy places of business, bronzed statues in public squares, and souvenir store mugs, tees, and shot glasses with cartoon “moose” in a plethora of wacky situations giving all sorts of North Woodsy advice.

Never, EVER have I seen one in real life.

Until recently, I was a believer in the myth of the “moose,” but … CONTINUE READING >>