The Travel blog

Stories and crazy shit that happens...

The time we actually got stuck in the mud

A few weeks after we came home from yachting, it was officially the start to camping season with May long weekend upon us. We have been going to the same location for about 6 years, which is out on crown land, in the foothills of the rockies. You never know what the...

Our Grand Adventure

It’s been quite a few months since we posted anything new on what we’ve been up too, and we have a few things up our sleeve to let you know about. Last fall we drove our car out to Vancouver Island to vacation with friends. On one of our day trips we stopped in at the...

Summer fun – part 3

Todd's sister Wanda has a small 6-acre parcel of land in central Alberta and we scheduled a weekend visit up there on our way to Big Valley Jamboree. Its been on the books for at least 6 months and it was time to go! We were meeting most of the family up there for...

Summer fun – part 2

We departed the Houseboat, Todd cracked a rib and we did a quick grocery top-up in Sicamous. We drove east, towards Revelstoke, across a ferry towards our vacation location #4 (an undisclosed lake in BC). This place is top secret, if you recognize it, good for you. If...

Summer fun – Part 1

While we were snow birding in Mexico for the winter, we got notifications that we were invited to 2 weddings this summer! How exciting….we just had to figure out how to fit them into our “already planned” vacation schedule. We usually have multiple sets/chunks of ...

Off to the races!

We moseyed back to Alberta just in time for Canadian May long weekend. Aside from 2014 when we were in Australia, Todd has NOT missed a May long weekend camping event in Alberta for over 30 years with his friends. Everyone knows that he will be out to save “the spot”...

A Spring in our Step

We aren’t sure why we came back from Mexico so early – in hind site we should have waited until at least mid April to return. The weather in Alberta and Western Canada in March, is usually undesirable. So we will keep that in mind for future travels! Regardless, we...

The time we lived in Yucatan peninsula

You all know that I have to do a summary report after each long trip so we don't forget any of the awesomeness that we had for 10 weeks. It all goes by so fast and every day is like the next, so I have to make sure we record this stuff along the way. Things that are...

Adios amigos!

Once we dropped our friends and the rental car off at the airport, we had to figure out how to get to Progreso. Its not like you can just hail a taxi from the airport to take you somewhere….….oh …no…. that’s illegal apparently. You have to have a pre-booked vehicle...

Chicxulub

A quick 2-day pitstop in Merida for Todd to get his implants installed. Managed to get 2 nights at the Hilton Garden Inn using points – this hotel was definitely located in US ex-pat central. Our hotel was attached to a mall with TGIFridays, and within a 2-block...

Shrimp to the coconut

About 2 ½ hours south of Campeche is the Ciudad del Carmen – its actually and Island with very large bridges connecting it on both sides to land. It was a beautiful drive down through jungle, mixed with ocean views. We had two stops – one in Seybaplaya – where Todd...

Funeral of the Bad Mood and the Rooster of Joy

It was a pretty quick drive down to Campeche – just over 2 hours south of Merida. I was very excited to get to Campeche – of course I first heard about it from my favorite RV youtubers (Dennis and Liz), a couple years ago. This place was on the bucket list!  Campeche...

A Colorful Town

Both of us were looking forward to the Gulf coast side of Yucatan - to Merida / Campeche and Progresso. Merida is the “safest” city in Mexico – here is a link I found – I don’t need to write why, just click the link:...

What?! I can’t hear you

It was bittersweet saying goodbye to the fam…it was the end of a great vacation time, but the beginning of a new adventure for us in the next town of Tulum. Mexico has one main bus system that runs through the whole country called ADO. The tickets from city to city...

It’s called the spaghetti theory…

We opted to go south towards Tulum for the day to check-out the Tulum ruins – we had such a great time at Ek Balam that we were up for another set of ruins. It was an entertaining drive down the last 2 kms to the parking area – as everyone was vying for our parking...