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Exploring Victoria, B.C. – Victorian city surrounded by natural beauty

Victoria's Inner Harbour

Not that long ago, Victoria, British Columbia was Canada’s wild western frontier. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, northwest of Seattle, Victoria was established as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the 1840s. Victoria saw its population explode from around 300 to more than 5,000 in a matter of weeks when the discovery of gold brought thousands of hopeful miners to the area. A couple of decades later, Victoria became the provincial capital of British Columbia, and the city has never looked back.


Discovering Ireland’s ancient mysteries

River, Fiddler's Creek

On our first trip to Ireland, more than a decade ago, the megalithic tomb at Newgrange was our first stop—literally. We learned how to drive on the “wrong” side of the road on the 30-mile trip from the Dublin airport. It was an amazing introduction to what has become a real love affair.


Seeing Europe from a wheelchair

Traveling can be made easier with a wheelchair

Ever wanted to take a cruise but were afraid your wheel chair would get in the way?  Then this review is for you!  My wife, Vallerie, and I love to travel and cruising has become our default vacation experience.  This year she turned 60 and, wanting to do something special for her, I invited our… Read More


Kenya adventure: Horsing around the Masai Mara

Masai Warriors

Richard Powell joins a gonzo riding outfit to trek across Kenya’s epic game reserve, camping beneath the stars and hanging onto his horses.


Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm: Albuquerque New Mexico find

Entrance and Courtyard

As you drive up the treed allée, you know you’re going back in time. The Pueblo Revival home that greets you feels like an expansive Mexican hacienda. You’ve arrived at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, a luxurious small inn offering a quiet elegant retreat to its guests. You’ll feel like you’re staying at a country estate in a by-gone era and you are. Yes, you are not far from Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Clean water equals good travel

North Lake Tahoe

It’s hard to believe there was a time when sewage and industrial waste flowed freely into our nation’s rivers and lakes. Thankfully that practice has been greatly curtailed as a result of The Clean Water Act, which today celebrates its 40th anniversary