Asia

Bathing Elephants, Laos

Bathing Elephants, Luang Prabang Elephants are such beautiful animals, these Indian Elephants are female, we were told that the females behave better, so easier to control for the visitors to ride and bathe them. This was a dream for Terry to get close up to these...

Waterfalls, Luang Prabang

Enjoying some cooling time Visiting warm countries always invokes waterfalls of some sort. Kwansi falls in Luang Prabang, is one to be put on the list to visit. It has a bear rescue zoo which is quite cool to view. We took a packaged tour that included the elephant...

Karma Must Be Tagging Along

Hunger looms and we spotted softshelled crab deep frying from a street vendor. Ordered  up a couple of those and a sugar doughnut. Terry mentioned beer would go good with meal, so i asked the closest vendor, but those good old boys would not sell it to me and even...

XO Foodie Tour Saigon

  XO Foodie Tour This is going to be a big part of this trip. I'll like to be on any kind of bike travel. First motorcycle ride is with the XO Tours, and what a thrill it was. Would have liked more motorcycle time, but it was more a foodie tour. They took us to...

Adventure Canyoning, Dalat

    Adventure Canyoning When visiting Da Lat, Vietnam,  you have to think adventure. I find this town same same but different from Jasper. Canyoning, trekking, rafting, elephant tours, motorcycle tours, cycling tours and so on. Lots of other activities to...

Diving in Nha Trang

Diving In Nha Trang Visibility about 7m due to off season. I got to be the only diver so i got one on one with dive master, so that's a bonus in my books. There were a tour of locals that was trying to dive, which was another plus as i felt like a local when we shared...

Silk Factory, Motobike

Silk Factory Tour We did this tour on our own, rented a scooter and checked out areas on our own schedule.  I always find these places a tourist trap, but this one turned out to be alright, even with these "actors" demonstrating how to manufacture the product....

Side Roads And Stops

Side Trips on Motobike After driving way past the target zones, we just enjoyed some unscheduled stops. Certainly not on the tourist trail, and driving a road that is pothole ridden, almost getting squashed by a steam roller, pretty scenic route, but not for the weak...

Coffee Farm Dalat

Weasel Coffee Plantation We got to tour around Dalat with a scooter and a hand drawn map, but cheated with google map. I could not gauge how far the distance was with minimal signage and foreign script that is unknown to us, so we ended up in areas that was not on the...

North America

How do you vision Detroit

Detroit at a glance A little tour around the downtown core of Detroit was an eye opener and not so out of context. I've wondered how some urban cities live after big manufacturers pulls out. Like in my pre conceived thoughts about this city, I was not far off in what...

Cross-country Ski, Maligne Lake

Worst Ski Conditions Maligne Lake is vast and the activities you can do there is boundless. Sandra and I took Anthony on his first cross-country ski on the lake, and found out the hard way what poor conditions are about. The surface of the lake was frozen, crusty,...

Fisher Theatre, Michigan

Fisher Theatre Detroit This theatre is one of those landmarks of Detroit. The building, which contains the elaborate 2,089-seat Fisher Theatre, was designated a National Historic Landmark 29 June 1989. It also houses the headquarters for the Detroit Public Schools....

A Real Gem, Montréal

Montréal at a glance Growing up in this hometown for many years in my childhood days, this wonderful city will not disappoint any traveler. Transportation is easy to get around, so you don't even need a car of your own. Family and friends live here and I often dream...

Rafting The Athabasca River

Rafting Athabasca River Float trips and waves, no matter what you are into, rafting has it all. There are some great rivers here for fun or even adrenaline seekers. I always look forward to the annual rafting pentathlon every year, where all the local companies...

Kayaking The Athabasca River

Athabasca River With Friends Exploring the Athabasca River in June. Finding little channels here and there is so much fun on our water crafts. We had a Canoe, Kayak and an Inflatable Kayak. Not much in waves after Old Fort Point, but if you put in at Mile 5 bridge,...

Petroglyphs and Sanctuary

Morrell and Petroglyphs While Terry had some errands to run, Art and I got to cruise around some parks and enjoy some nature in Nanaimo. We visited the Petroglyphs provincial park and Morrell Sanctuary. The Petroglyphs are eroding big time, luckily they had the...

West Coast, Canada

West Coast Transit To Vietnam Rushing to get some last minute details completed prior to the trip to Vietnam was quite fun when we had to island hop a bit on the West Coast. While we had time to burn in Vancouver, a local in Vancouver, Jenn recommended California...

Mountain Retreat You Must Visit

Jasper Alberta Canada My home town for 26+ years, I cannot see myself living anywhere else. Perhaps some of the images that I will share with you might shed some light on why this is a piece of heaven, or you can tell me when and if you visit. I have a site that has a...

Mixed Countries

Mexico City

Mexico City In A Day 20 hours in Mexico city does not do it justice. We try to catch all the sites possible in one day. Well, this city is way bigger than others I have visited, so it was not going to happen. I think we took the best possible transport for getting...

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing This is the first time I had gone on a real deep sea fishing trip. A real nice boat geared for fishing. I was not sure how all those fishing rods were going to be used, I believe there were eight rods going at once. Why do they call it deep sea...

Playa Grande Condominium

Jasper South I was invited to this place by Art from his neighbour Rick, so  I took the opportunity to take advantage of this place. This condo complex is like a time share owner operator oasis on Isa Navidad. It is a little paradise in between Puerto Vallarta...

La Manzanilla

Crocodile Sanctuary A visit to the crocodile sanctuary is a must for anyone staying at this area, for 30 pesos, you cannot go wrong burning some time. Wander through the walkway / platform and see the crocodiles lay around. The birds are quite beautiful to look at...

Snorkelling Islas Marietas

Snorkelling-Marietas Snorkelling was in choppy waters, so the water had low visibility. We had to wear life vest on our waist so the staff can keep tabs on the group. Even with the low visibility we manage to see some marine life. I would not like to get near the...

Islas Marietas, Puerto Vallarta

Protected Islands of Marietas   Taking a tour to the islands of Marital was pretty good, there are several outfits that does this tour, so you have to vet out which ones you want to go with. We went with "Vallarta by boat" on the boat called Geronimo, and they...

Scoping Out Yelapa

Day In Yelapa Adventure to Yelapa We decided to not pay for an organized tour to go to this popular beach south of Vallarta and it was a great decision. Started with gathering info about transportation from the locals and we felt comfortable with what we got. We met...

Meeting friends, Puerto Vallarta

Dias Con Amigos Had to arrange transport for our next leg of the journey today and also reserving for a tour to the protected site of Islas Marietta, and catching up with friends. It's truly a small world when you run into some friends in the same destination and...

Mexico

Mexico Bound A quick getaway trip for ten days, first stop Puerto Vallarta then Manzanillo and a day at Mexico City. First did some research on flight prices, various discount sites, then actual booking for one way trips so we can fly out of a different city than the...