Niagara Falls in Winter

January 11, 2014 – We haven’t been to The Falls in a few years, and given the chance of seeing some cool ice formations (even with the January thaw) we thought now was a good time.  There was a chance of rain, but no thunderstorms.  And it did rain, but the mist from the Falls…

Quebec City

July 28, 2013 – Sunday morning we hopped in the car and headed to Quebec City.  Quebec City (known as just Quebec by the locals) is about 2.5 hours from Montreal, and we arrived just before lunchtime.  Along the way we passed through beautiful farm country, and made the  obligatory stop at Tim Hortons for…

Montreal

July 27, 2013 – We’ve never been to Quebec.  So one weekend we decided to change that.  First up – Montreal.  And the first thing you’ll want to see is the Biodome.  Sure, it looks small from the outside, but where else can you experience a rain forest (complete with monkeys and birds), walk through…

Sea-to-Sky Highway

June 17, 2013 – The Sea-to-Sky highway takes you from Vancouver to the mountains up in Whistler. If you’re willing to leave the highway, there are quite a few things you can see in this part of BC in a day.  We started the day at a tucked away spot called Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver….

Vancouver, BC

June 16, 2013 – Vancouver isn’t that far from Seattle.  Unless the I-5 bridge happened to collapse, and you need to detour through a small town with multiple stop lights that was definitely not designed to handle interstate traffic.  Fortunately for us, traffic heading towards Canada (while heavy) wasn’t nearly as densely packed as the…

Campobello and Acadia

May 25, 2013 – Our destination for the day was Campobello. We stopped at the lighthouse just over the bridge into Canada to take some photos, then went up to the Roosevelt cottage. We watched the short video at the visitor center, then toured the cottage itself. All the guides there were very good, we enjoyed…

Returning to Boston

September 3, 2012 – On Monday we drove back to Boston, stopping by the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. We thought we’d cross over to PEI, but didn’t want to pay the $40+ dollar toll to only stay on the island for a few minutes. It’s free to drive to PEI, but you pay a toll to…