Hiking at Sapa in Vietnam

Treking has become a large tourist attraction in South East Asia. One place that is particularly popular that I have been to is Sapa, Vietnam. Situated in the mountains of northern Vietnam, it is only a short distance from the Chinese border. I was there in April of 2004. I booked the excursion through a …

Koh Tao – Cheap Diving in Thailand

Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand that is scuba diving haven. It has cheap accomodation, cheap food, and cheap diving. It is the perfect add on for any holiday in Thailand. If you haven’t heard of it, it is one of the 3 main islands in the Gulf of Thailand. …

Crazy Weed Kitchen in Canmore

Crazy Weed Kitchen is one of the more neat little restaurants in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Right on main street, it is probably the smallest restaurant I have ever been in. What it lacks in size it definitely makes up for in taste. I have been there twice now. The first time I had ordered the …

Travel Accident Insurance and More – A Guide

Travel accident insurance is one of the most important things you should purchase before going on a trip and is part of my Ultimate Checklist for Traveling Guide. You need to make sure you have enough coverage while you are away to cover all the possible scenarios. What Kind of Travel Insurance Is There? There …

Finding a Hotel in Montreal

My wife and sister-in-law were looking for a hotel in Montreal the other day. If you have read some of my other articles, you will know we are heading there for the May long weekend. They found a few interesting things about Montreal you should know. Parking A lot of the hotels charge a fee …

Finding a Rental Car

I had my first experience renting a car the other day. It was a learning curve to say the least. The prices ranged by quite a bit. I am going to Montreal for the long weekend in May. I rented a car from the morning of May 18th until the evening of May 21st. I …

Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls

Livingstone, Zambia is home to the Victoria Falls and a starting point for many in Africa. I had the privilege of going there in July of 2006 to kick off my Africa Trip of 2006 Getting There I flew in to Livingstone on a flight from Johannesburg, South Africa. The flight was reasonable (around $140CA …

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are legendary. We have all heard of Darwin and his theory of evolution. Well it was refined while he was at the Galapagos. It is definitely one of the places you should check out if you are ever in Ecuador. Unfortunately, it isn’t cheap. The amount of wildlife is endless and you …