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Lost in Beijing

Lost in Beijing

OK, I admit it – I wasn’t prepared enough for Beijing, China. I’ve been to lots of places where I don’t speak or read the language – great travel adventures. One such event was where I drove or tried to…

Tian-Jin Temple – An Oasis in Burnaby

Tian-Jin Temple – An Oasis in Burnaby

As per usual whenever I go someplace I try to find something off the beaten track. Especially when I know the place I’m in well.  As I come from Vancouver, I did some searching while I was staying in Burnaby…

How I was converted to cruises

How I was converted to cruises

How I  was converted to cruises I swore I would never go on a cruise. My wife finally convinced me to go on one. I wish I had started earlier. This is how I was converted to cruises. My 1st…

To fear travel or not to fear travel

To fear travel or not to fear travel

To fear travel or not to fear travel? To paraphrase Hamlet that is indeed the question. Over the years I have had the opportunity to travel widely for pleasure and work. Growing up in New Zealand you are truly in…

Dieppe a lovely coastal town

Dieppe a lovely coastal town

Dieppe a lovely coastal town The small coastal town of Dieppe is infamous for a disastrous raid in World War II to test German defences.The raid involved 6000 soldiers, mostly Canadian. It was a complete failure and over half the…

Day trips from London

Day trips from London

Day trips from London If you’re visiting London for several days you may want to consider a couple of day trips from London. The two-day trips we are going to talk about today are a visit to the iconic seaside…

A visit to the Old New Forest

A visit to the Old New Forest

We were lucky to be given a voucher for a two night stay in the Forest Park Hotel in Brockenhurst by my wifes’ parents as a gift. I immediately went on-line to check out the reviews of the hotel and…

London a City of Style

London a City of Style

London a City of Style New York is the city that never sleeps and London a city of style where no one can tire of exploring and experiencing. To paraphrase, the famous Londoner Samuel Pep’s “when a man is tired…

How to Keep Costs Down and Not Throw in the Kitchen Sink!

How to Keep Costs Down and Not Throw in the Kitchen Sink!

How to Keep Costs Down and Not Throw in the Kitchen Sink This is one of the most asked questions about travel.  How can I afford it? I say, travel doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does depend on…

How to save money on your next cruise

How to save money on your next cruise

How to save money on your next cruise Why do Americans and Canadians get cheaper cruises?  The simple answer is, we don’t know and we don’t like it, but here is one way we got around it…. I managed to…