Being an Eco Friendly Traveller

Whether you choose to believe the overwhelming majority of scientists or not, the worst thing that can happen as a result of being better environmental stewards is a cleaner, healthier world to see more of as a traveller. As travellers we have both a vested interest and a responsibility to take care of this world….

A New Project

It has been a while. Since I have last posted here, I have been busy. Busy working, busy with other projects, and busy with travelling. Eight countries and 4 Canadian provinces busy. Madeira I have also been contemplating this blog and my vision for it. I have decided that moving forward this blog will strictly…

Trondheim, Norway: Norway’s Historic Capital

Over the last year, I have had the opportunity to travel a lot for work. As a family man it is not something I really desire or embrace, but it is a reality. Another reality is that when travelling for work, one does not get to pick where the work is and one can find…

My Newest Hobby That is Sort of Travel Related

I would suggest today’s topic is adjacent to travelling especially if you like to take notes on your experiences or keep a journal. This post will be a bit self indulgent and not hardcore travel. If you can’t get past that, come back next week. The older I get, the stranger my hobbies and activities…

My Memories of Notre Dame

Seeing that Notre Dame was on fire in my reddit feed was a shot to the heart. I assumed it would be a small, largely inconsequential fire. Unfortunately I quickly also saw photos and video of the fire and realized that was not the case. While the fire is still burning, it does not look…

Bad Dürkheim: An Afternoon in German Wine Country

Sometimes rewarding traveling experiences find us in the strangest ways. As the immortal philosopher Steven Tyler once said “Life’s a journey, not a destination.” On a recent business trip to Germany,my team wrapped up early one afternoon and were in search of something to do. I was feeling less than adventurous as I had been…

Is Air Canada Premium Economy Worth It?

I was upgraded once to business class on an Air Iceland flight and when it was over I didn’t know if I could ever go back to economy. The price difference helped me run back to economy pretty quick. When I learned that for business I would be flying Air Canada Premium Economy I was…

Our Favourite Things About Marrakech

Marrakech on this blog is a vastly underrepresented destination along our long road of travels. I have wanted to write about Marrakech for a long time, almost two years in fact as that was when we visited our first African destination. Our trip to Morocco also was sandwiched between other travel and busy periods of…

What to do During a Layover in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a hub of business and banking. It is also a major international air travel hub and quite frankly a place one could conceivably have a layover of a few hours. It is also conceivable that one is visiting Europe from North America and Frankfurt is your starting point and want to pass an…

The Definitive Guide on How Early to Arrive at the Airport

Sitting at the airport waiting to board a flight in 25 minutes, I have just realized that we arrived at the airport possibly the latest I have ever arrived for a flight in my life. Generally given any option, I leave earlier rather than later. I am quite certain that at some point in my…

Should I Take My Kids to a Cenote in Mexico?

If you don’t know, a cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. They are looked on as places of great importance in Mayan culture. During…

Visiting Chitchen Itza with Kids

Chichen Itza is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It recives a lot of internet hype and rightfully so. The site is well preserved and easily accessible from the tourist hubs of the Mayan Riviera, but is it worth you travel time and money? Getting There Chances are if you are considering…