• Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Final

    The Food Anywhere that we’ve travelled to in the world, the food is often one of the main differentiators that gives you a real sense of the local culture. While it’s possible to get hamburgers and pizza pretty much anywhere, we always want to try to the local cuisine. In…

  • Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Part 3

    Elephants It’s been five days since I last posted an update and we’ve done quite a bit since then. I had mentioned in my previous post that we were staying in the town of Dambulla and it was our base for two days while we explored the area. One of…

  • Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Part 2

    It’s Like a Punch in the Gut Being a tropical country, it was expected that we would be dealing with hot temperatures and we all had tried to do our best to mentally prepare for this. Coming from Vancouver, we don’t have a lot of humidity in the summer so…

  • Our Excellent Sri Lankan Adventure – Part 1

    15 Years of Adventure A few months ago I realized that 2019 celebrates the 15th year that I’ve been writing to my ExcellentAdventure.ca travel blog. My first reference to Excellent Adventure was during out trip to New Zealand and the Cook Islands in 1999, several years before I even thought…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Final

    Final Posting I was debating if I was going to post a 4th chapter of my Iceland blog before the final but in the end I decided to wrap everything up in this final installment. I’ve done quite a bit in the past few days, writing little by little when…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Part 3

    The Long Drive Since I had planned to leave Ólafsvík this morning I had to prepare myself for the over 400 Km drive to my next destination. I felt that the best option was to get on the road early so I was packed up and on the road by…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Part 2

    End of the City I spent most of the day walking around Reykjavik in the sunshine. It being Sunday, most of the stores were closed but by the time that they’re all open tomorrow I’ll be heading out of town and won’t be returning again to Reykjavik on this trip.…

  • My Excellent Iceland Adventure – Part 1

    Solo Trip About 5 months ago a large map of Iceland went up on the wall of our 2nd bedroom. Over the subsequent months, more and more notes were added to the map as I researched and developed the itinerary for the trip to Iceland where I’m travelling to today.…

  • Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Final

    The Emerald Isle After completing our few days in York we knew that the end of the England part of this trip had arrived and we prepared ourselves for the flight into Ireland. We flew into the city of Shannon and were only there long enough to pick up our…

  • Our Excellent English Irish Adventure – Part 3

    The Weather I normally might make a passing comment about the weather when we’re travelling but I have to make a longer comment in this case. The weather has been … unpredictable. Since arriving in London and getting some rain for about an hour or so this type of constantly…