• Barb and Baden’s Excellent Christmas Adventure – Part 3

    Speed There’s almost no subject on my blog that I’ve written about more when we’ve been in Germany than driving. Driving fast. For anyone who has a remote interest in cars and driving, it is well know that Germany is the holy grail of places…

  • My Excellent Utah Adventure – Final

    End is in Sight As I’m writing this section, I’m getting ready to drive most of the day tomorrow to my final destination of my Utah trip where I will be for the next few days and visit two more national parks. In all honestly,…

  • My Excellent Utah Adventure – Part 3

    Safety First. Or Second. One of the things that is forefront in my mind on this trip is safety. Actually I should say that my safety is forefront on the minds of quite a few people at home who were really worried when i told…

  • My Excellent Utah Adventure – Photos

    I’ve been posting my photos from my Utah trip to my photo web site every night. If you’re interested, you can check back every few days to see the new ones. Click here to go to me photo web site   Baden

  • My Excellent Utah Adventure – Part 2

    Early Mornings It's 5AM and I'm already up. It's 30 minutes earlier than I would normally get up for work and hours earlier than I would on a normal Saturday morning. But today's anything but normal. I'm driving in the dark towards my destination and…

  • My Excellent Utah Adventure – Part 1

    I know that it’s been 4 months since I last posted anything. Our travelling in 2013 has been off to a slow start with us only logging a single trip to Hawaii in May but there were good reasons why we didn’t do any travelling…

  • Our Excellent Hawaiian Adventure

    We recently just came back from a trip to Waikiki on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. We were there primarily to celebrate my Dad’s 90th birthday and several of us from Vancouver met up with my cousin and her husband who flew in from Melbourne,…

  • Barb and Baden’s Excellent Victoria Weekend

    Barb and I made some last minute arrangements to spend a few days in Victoria. It’s most surprising that I’ve lived in Vancouver for over 30 years and I’ve never spent more than a few hours in our provincial capitol city. Victoria is a really…

  • Barb and Baden’s Excellent Mountain Adventure – Part 1

    Barb and I have been told before that we don’t often follow the crowd. It’s almost February now and pretty much all of our friends who are traveling anywhere are going somewhere hot which, to be honest, is pretty typical this time of the year…

  • Our Excellent Houseboat Adventure

    In British Columbia, when you mention houseboats, it almost always means house boating on Shuswap lake. During the peak of summer there will be hundreds of houseboats on the lake as it's a very popular vacation pastime. Our first and only other time that we…

  • Our Excellent Australian Adventure – The Video

    I’ve only done this a few times before for some of our previous trips but I think that the video that I made for our recent Australian Excellent Adventure is my best. You can watch the video online here.   Baden

  • Our Excellent Australian Adventure – Final

    When the planning process was occurring for Our Excellent Australian Adventure and the subject of spending a few days in the Outback came up I have to confess that I really didn’t know what we were getting into. My first thoughts about “camping” were along…

  • Our Excellent Australian Adventure – Part 4

    By the time that I publish this part of our Australian Adventures, quit a bit of our trip will have occurred and we’ve been pretty much offline through most of it so I’m writing a lot of this section during a 7 hour bus trip…

  • Our Excellent Australian Adventure – Part 3

    When we were leaving Sydney to move to the next phase of our trip in the Melbourne area, we all knew that this part of Our Excellent Australian Adventure was going to be quite unique. Why so? Well we were going to be doing something…

  • Our Excellent Australian Adventure – Part 2

    We thought that it was never going to end. I’m talking about the 14 hour flight from San Francisco to Sydney. There was one point where I was thinking to myself that the flight must have been half over because it seemed to have been…

  • Our Excellent Australian Adventure – Part 1

    Most of the time when Barb and I travel on our Excellent Adventures the planning starts up to a year in advance, sometimes even longer. It’s not unusual for us to book flights 10 months before the departure date. I was thinking about this that…

  • Barb and Baden’s Québec Winter Adventure

    Around this time of year, many people that we know was planning trips down to sunny destinations. Places like Mexico and the Bahamas were being mentioned. Where were Barb and I planning on going? Well, let’s just say that when we arrived on Thursday it…

  • Weihnachtsmarkt in Vancouver

    Barb and I have only spent one Christmas away from home together which was in December of 2001 when we went to Germany. For me it was my first time in Germany and being there at Christmas time was a unique experience that I will…