After several brief stops in Vancouver, once after the Rocky Mountaineer and then again after the Cruise, we were finally back in town to stay (albeit for only 3 days)! Luckily we’d already ticked off one of the sights with a speedy trip up the Vancouver Lookout, where we caught the most incredible sunset.
Before we settled in Vancouver for the week, we took a trip over to Victoria, a charming little city on Vancouver Island. Other than the “can the person smoking drugs next to the ventilator please stop” announcement, the ferry and journey over was pretty uneventful, and despite terrible map reading skills we eventually found our hotel! Continue reading
I’ve heard the phrase “hotel on water” before, but I never truly understood it until I stepped foot on my first cruise ship and was genuinely shocked that the inside actually looked like a normal hotel. Not really sure what I was expecting, but this huge, fancy ship with endless corridors of rooms, a theatre and 2 swimming pools just blew my mind, and Holland America is considered small compared to some cruise lines! As we scanned our key cards, found our room and headed out onto deck for the sail away party I was a mixture of probably 90% excitement and 10% terror of chronic sea sickness, but it turns out that as first cruises go, it doesn’t get much better than Alaska.
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Long ago my Great Grandad used to work on the railway, and his love of trains seems to have been passed down through all the generations of my family. As a child I was mum’s excuse to go on the steam train in our town (yes we’re too rural for an electric train!) so a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer has long been on her to do list, and here’s why it should be on yours too! Continue reading
For once in my life I listened to some of the commentary on a tour and wanted to share the story of the totem pole below (I think totem poles are so beautiful and I love the stories they represent) – this one tells the tale of 2 brothers who go travelling and discover a new place, where one stays whilst the other carries on. Continue reading