North America

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Five – Quebec

Montreal Family and Friends Feeling the similarities of Jasper, where friends seems timeless and family is always there for you. I just love getting around this wonderful city. Thanks everyone for taking time out to host me around the city and feeding me with totally...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Four – Ontario

Ontario Thunder Bay - Wawa - Kearney - Mississauga - Brantford - Port Dover - Oshawa So much to see, so much distance to one place to another, so many things to do. Well, Ontario, I can return a lot easier than crossing the border, so I will have to stop and dash this...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Four – On The Move

Ontario What can I say, it is now the fourth province in, and the ride is going smooth, the length of travel in northern Ontario is long. At first, I notice the speed signs saying 90km max, whoa, it is going to be slow... luckily, there are always drivers that like to...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Three – On The Move

Manitoba Being on the move sure does not give you too much time to check out local activities and sights if you are only staying for one evening, you tend to just scratch the surface of your new acquaintance and it ends up that you either stay up really late (getting...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Three – Hosts

Hosts Since traveling near the Thanksgiving time, I can really be thankful for my hosts along the way on my #Tour2017. Traveling by car is easy compared to a motorcycle. I get reminded of the movie Wild Hogs, where it is carefree and certain realities pop up. I cannot...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Two – On The Move

Saskatchewan - Manitoba Trying to keep up with this blog is going to be a challenge, meeting new people, sightseeing and doing new things is gobbling up all the time unless I don't want to sleep or ignore new acquaintances. Maybe I should start slotting in half hour...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Two – Saskatoon

Start of a new chapter, onwards to another province. Great hospitality from my siblings. I got to check out a little of Elk Island, and thanks to the #Canada150 free entry, I got a quick look around. Summer must have been super dry, as the the duck ponds were dry,...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter One – The Visit

Oh, what a busy day, friends and family, it was sure nice to catch up on what everyone is up to and it has been too long. Also had to stop into this shop to pick up up some essentials like rain gear and heated vest. I was inspired from Ride Stop and GO website...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter One – On The Move

If you did not realize already, I have started my tour across Canada, a  shot from my friend Luc Nadeau at the town welcome gate and off I go...on the move. The journey has begun, the prep, the packing and the loading. A perfect day to start my birthday tour. Nothing...

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 and...

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 were at...

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 then...

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...

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 taste...

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 choose from....

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.  The...

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...