• Our Excellent East Coast Adventure – Final

    Leaving the Beach As I had mentioned in my previous posting, Wildwood, New Jersey is a resort destination known for its boardwalk and beaches. In the three days we stayed in Wildwood, although we walked kilometres of the beach, we only scratched the surface as the beach, side to side,…

  • Our Excellent East Coast Adventure – Part 3

    Driving to Distraction One of the reasons why I like being in larger cities when travelling is that we’re usually exploring on foot and the kilometres of extra walking per day serves to offset the calorie-rich foods we’re often eating each day. It’s unavoidable, as we’re often trying to sample…

  • Our Excellent East Coast Adventure – Part 2

    Sidebar: I neglected to send some of you the first instalment of this Excellent Adventure. I had to rebuild the mailing list from memory as I’ve stopped using the Gmail account I was using back in 2019 for this purpose. My apologies. Travelling “Light” I’ve written on this subject a…

  • 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…