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On The Road This is a work in progress of past adventures, after the trips have come and gone. I travel every 11 weeks for 18 days, and love to give back to the travel community with information that may help others have a great adventure of their own!

El Salvador / Western Guatemala

CANADA | Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | Views [160]

Arrived in San Salvador after departing Vancouver and spending 3 hours in Houston on layover. The entry fee payable in the airport is $10 US. Not much of a wait, and the officers all seem really helpful and friendly. From here, it was a 40 minute ... Read more >


Argentina / Uruguay

CANADA | Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | Views [173]

As I am Canadian, I went to the 'reciprocity visa' website, and prepaid my $75 and printed two copies. This was necessary prior to arrival at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires. Flight was smooth from Vancouver through Dallas and on to BA. Upon arrival in ... Read more >


China / Hong Kong / Macau

CHINA | Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | Views [447]

1 US Dollar = approx 7 HKD Arrived in Hong Kong early evening on Saturday, and took Airport Express train ($90 HK) into Kowloon Station and transferred to free shuttle bus to Holiday Inn; walked to Chungking Mansion in about 5 minutes.... Read more >


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

MEXICO | Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | Views [138]

Spent the holiday season in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Nothing special really as far as travelling from a to b. This was more of a relaxing trip, spent at the beach, along with several morning walks, a side trip up north to Sayulita, a few tours of condos ... Read more >


Indonesia

INDONESIA | Saturday, 17 Sep 2011 | Views [424]

1 U.S. dollar = 8,800 Rp Flew China Airlines from Vancouver- Taipei- Jakarta Jakarta arrival: on time 1:30 pm Purchased Visa On Arrival: $25 US 20,000 Rp bus to Gambir station and then 30,000 Rp taxi to Jl Jaksa where I got a room at ... Read more >


Costa Rica Part 2

CANADA | Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | Views [175]

Decided to return to Costa Rica after a six-year hiatus. This time, I wanted to travel through the Osa Peninsula in the far south, and also the northern province of Guanacaste with its white-sand beaches. Upon arrival in Liberia in the early evening ... Read more >


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

CANADA | Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | Views [173]

I arrived in Puerto Vallarta at 4pm and took a taxi into the center of town, and arrived at a hotel that I had booked online called La Siesta. It was a 15-minute walk to the Old Town over the bridge on the Cuale River. Great view from the room. I ... Read more >


Belize

BELIZE | Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | Views [278] | Comments [1]

Arrived mid-morning in Belize City via Houston (overnight flight from Vancouver). Got a taxi for $20US directly to the boat pier, where I purchased a boat ticket ($10US) to Caye Caulker. After a 45-minute ride, I arrived and, with backpack on, set ... Read more >


France / Spain / Portugal Road Trip by Car

PORTUGAL | Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | Views [2357]

Day 1 Flew from Vancouver to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrived at 1pm Rented car from Avis in airport (Terminal 1)(437 euros for 12 days) Drove from Paris (via the Peripherique) to Blois (4 hours) Stayed overnight   ... Read more >


Oregon Coast Portland

USA | Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | Views [179]

3 day weekend trip to Oregon Coast (Cannon Beach) staying overnight in Salem, Oregon. Following day explored downtown Portland, Oregon, before heading to the outlet shopping malls, Seattle for dinner and home to Vancouver. Got some great photos along ... Read more >


Photos: Oregon Coast

USA | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Mexico City / Puebla / Oaxaca / Pacific Coast / Puerto Vallarta

CANADA | Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Views [290]

Mexico City-Puebla-Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido-Acapulco-Zijuatenejo-Puerto Vallarta Arrived in Mexico City around 8pm and went by taxi to the immaculate Casa Gonzalez in the Zona Rosa. Amazing guesthouse, with plenty of little patios all around the enclosed ... Read more >


Hawaii

USA | Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [155]

October 2009 Hawaii and the North Shore Strictly a five-day long weekend holiday for some sun and fun. Got a very inexpensive flight through WestJet, and a cheap hotel (shared with a friend).


Panama

PANAMA | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [786] | Comments [3]

Arrived in Panama City's Tocumen International Airport early evening after flying almost all day from Vancouver via Mexico City and Cancun.) Took a taxi to Luna's Castle Hostel in Casco Viejo ($17). Got a dorm bed for $12. Took a very brisk stroll ... Read more >


Gallery: Panama

PANAMA | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Laos Cambodia

LAOS | Saturday, 20 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Northern Thailand / Laos / Cambodia

LAOS | Saturday, 20 Jun 2009 | Views [513]

Arrived in Bangkok early evening. Since the last time I was in Thailand, this new international airport had been built, and upon exiting the terminal, it didn't feel like the Bangkok I had experienced in the past. It felt like I could have been anywhere ... Read more >


Gallery: Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 14 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Egypt

CANADA | Thursday, 14 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Egypt

EGYPT | Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | Views [567] | Comments [2]

March–April 2009 After purchasing my visa upon arrival at Cairo International Aiport ($15), and getting stamped in, I took a taxi into the city and checked into a downtown hotel. Although I quite liked the hotel, it felt a little separated from the ... Read more >


Puerto Vallarta / Guadalajara / Ajijic-Chapala / Guadalajara / Guanajuato / San Miguel de Allende

MEXICO | Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | Views [507]

December 2008 Flew from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta, where I enjoyed the beach, and hung out with some new (and old) friends for nine days. Enjoyed 2-for-1 drinks at Apaches, and many great dinners with new friends every evening. I stayed at the ... Read more >


Ecuador

ECUADOR | Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | Views [692]

September–October 2008 Arrived Quito (via Atlanta) at 11pm, and took a taxi ($7) to L'Auberge Inn ($7 per night, single room, bath down the hall). Very quiet, went to bed. This hostel is in-between Old and New Town. Toured colonial Quito the following ... Read more >


Colombia

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 15 Jun 2008 | Views [668]

June–July 2008 Arrived at Bogota International Airport. It cost 17.000 ($9) to a popular area called La Candelaria (authorized taxi is very easy and very quick). Stayed at Fatima Hostel 40.000 ($20) for my own room, although you could do much ... Read more >


Western Europe

ITALY | Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Views [259]

June–July 2007 Amsterdam – Paris – Lyon – Marseilles – Nice/Cannes – Genoa – Florence – Siena/San Gimignano – Basel – Luxembourg – Strasbourg – Frankfurt – Vancouver HOLLAND Flew into Amsterdam (Air Transat) early afternoon, and got a ... Read more >


Guatemala & Honduras

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | Views [502]

March–April 2007 Started by flying into Guatemala City via Atlanta (mid-afternoon) and took a minivan ($10) directly to Antigua (1 hour). Easily found a hotel (tons of hotels, just walk around for a bit to check a few out). $9 per night got me a room ... Read more >


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