Ontario: Thunder Bay to Niagara-on-the-Lake

After an introduction to our Road Trip 2022 that said we would be driving from Vancouver across Canada, it doesn't seem right that the first location-specific post starts at about the 3,000-kilometre mark. For us, everything before then was quick family visits (Vancouver), business/medical appointments (Calgary) or ground that we'd covered before and we were... Continue Reading →

Road Trip 2022

We're back on a road adventure, this time with our sights set on the New England region of the USA for the fall colours. It's an area that we've never been to and a trip that we didn't want to do without a lot of available time given the thousands (and more thousands) of kilometres... Continue Reading →

Netherlands: Amsterdam

We spent a week in Amsterdam house- and pet-sitting. Generally, when we take care of dogs, our time to tour an area is limited. But our little charge at this sit was much happier being at home and even preferred to skip walks except when taking care of business. Her owners referred to her as... Continue Reading →

Netherlands: North Holland

We were booked for a one-week house sit in Amsterdam (covered in the next post) but thought we'd like a little more time in that city. We either left it too long or Amsterdam is crazy expensive (or both) because any AirBnBs or hotel rooms there for a late-June week were prohibitively expensive. Since part... Continue Reading →

Germany: Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bonn

We spent five nights in Cologne (Köln in German), which gave us plenty of time for day trips to Düsseldorf and Bonn. Cologne is geographically between the latter two cities, so each out trip required only about 30 minutes of train travel. Cologne Our hotel was on the opposite side of the Rhine River from... Continue Reading →

Germany: Koblenz

Koblenz sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers at the top of the Rhine Gorge, the section of the Rhine Valley that we had wanted to visit. We stayed partway down the river for four nights, but our hotel was booked up after that, so we managed to reserve an extra three... Continue Reading →

Germany: Rhine Valley

The 65-kilometre section of the Rhine River between Koblenz and Bingen called the Upper Middle Rhine Valley or the Rhine Gorge is frequently described as the most scenic section of the Rhine River (Rhein in German). That was our target, but how best to see it? Options included a boat trip (or as part of... Continue Reading →

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