Carmel and Monterey

July 27, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Carmel and Monterey Are Worth A Stop on the PCH We left San Francisco on Hwy 1 again headed for Carmel and Monterey.  This provided us yet more awesome vistas of California surf.  There were two decisions we had to make on our drive – would we drive through Monterey […]

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Jellies At the Monterey Bay Aquarium

July 14, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Our Favourite – The Jellies At the Monterey Bay Aquarium Travelling along the west coast for 4 weeks, we knew we would find aquariums of various sizes along the way.  We were told that the one we couldn’t miss was the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We were generally interested in all […]

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Top Toronto Festivals

July 14, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Top Toronto Festivals Can Be Found Throughout The Year Updated:  July 2017 Scrolling through the TV channels in the wasteland that is summer tv, we stumbled across a Rogers Cable show listing their view of the top Toronto festivals.  We have done all of these over the years except #9 and […]

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We Are Not Too Old For Roller Coasters!

July 13, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Old Folks Who Are Not Too Old For Roller Coasters! Even if I often have to stop and count years to remember I am just over 55, I would never call myself an “old folk”.  But from the looks we got this summer at the Canada’s Wonderland amusement park, there are […]

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Re-entry Pain – Returning From Vacation

July 13, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

It is sad how quickly the last vacation becomes just a distant memory, bolstered only by images scrolling past on the Apple TV after returning from vacation. The longer you are away, the greater the re-entry pain when you return. Death By Email Drowning If you are away for 1 […]

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San Francisco In The Fog

July 12, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Touring San Francisco In The Fog Leaving Napa late but in time to avoid any rush hour traffic going into San Fran, we chose the GPS path that would get us on the Golden Gate bridge.  We were not sure what to do about the signs as we approached that […]

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Not Without Travel Cancellation Insurance

June 21, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Every time we travel I debate whether to buy travel cancellation insurance. Not the regular kind that requires you or your nearest relative to be near death – but the kind that lets you cancel for any reason. We have had far too many occasions where the strict conditions of […]

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From The Northern California Coast to Napa

June 20, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Giant Redwood Trees All Along Northern California Coast to Napa We left Yachats on the Oregon coast, aiming for our overnight stop on the northern California coast.  Most queries about where to stop suggested that Eureka was the logical choice.  It was the biggest town we hit on the coast, with […]

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Start West Coast Trip On The Oregon Coast

June 14, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

What To Do For Two Days on the Oregon Coast We arrived on the Oregon Coast in Portland from Seattle by Amtrak at Union Station. It was easy to walk outside to the bus station and get on the light rail line (LRT) (with one line change) to the Portland Airport. We […]

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One Day In Seattle

June 4, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

One Day In Seattle – First US Stop on West Coast Trip Arriving by Amtrak from Vancouver, we were only doing a one day in Seattle before getting back on the train to Portland.  For our thoughts on the Amtrak Cascades train, see the separate Amtrak post. We had no fixed […]

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Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR

June 3, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Travel the West Coast by Amtrak Cascades The Amtrak Cascades train leaves from the main Pacific Central Station in Vancouver, BC in Canada.  We are doing a first hop to Seattle and then a second hop to Portland on the Amtrak Cascades.  You could take the Amtrak Cascades train further south, but […]