Rocky Mountaineer – When the end of 2011 draws nigh, and these two baby boomers sit down to consider all that we have seen and done throughout the past year, our two-day journey aboard Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer luxury rail tour service is certain to be in our top ten list. Named as one of the [...]
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ~ Vancouver, British Columbia – The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is one of those iconic city-center hotels that has a distinct feeling of history from the moment you enter the lobby. This is the third hotel to be named ’Hotel Vancouver’. The first was a five-story, brick structure that looked and functioned much like a farmhouse. [...]
One of the very first emotional connections we made, on our two-week baby boomer tour through western Canada, was the stunning drive up the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) from Vancouver to Whistler in Canada’s British Columbia. To start our short story off, I thought it might be fun to share this painting I [...]
Vancouver, British Columbia – Days 3-6 found us in Vancouver, British Columbia for a travel bloggers convention called TBEX ’11 (Travel Bloggers Exchange). We were nearly the only baby boomers in attendance as we found ourselves surrounded predominantly by 30-somethings. Travel writers converged upon the city to forge new relationships, meet with industry partners, and [...]
Our 2nd stop. A castle in the heart of Vancouver.