Entries by TL_Admin

Kitselas Canyon

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” Dalai Lama Fifteen kilometers east of Terrace, B.C. lays the Kitselas Canyon on a narrow section of the Skeena River. It is home to the Gitselasu or commonly known as the Kitselas people. In recent years, the Gitselasu have developed four longhouses and a carving shed […]

St. Ignace, Michigan

St. Ignace, Michigan  “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Our first stop on the way home was St. Ignace, a lakeside resort on the shores of two of the Great Lakes, Michigan, and Huron. We stayed at the Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront hotel. Our room was very […]

Road Trip

ROAD TRIP ‘No matter where or why you travel, there’s always something wonderfully new to be found.’ Travelling across Canada can be as full of adventure as time and money will allow. Unfortunately, we were on a short time frame, as we had to be in Ontario within 7 days of our departure for my […]

Barcelona, Spain

I was not sure what to expect in Barcelona but fell in love with this beautiful city. Our apartment was in the perfect location in the old section, within walking distance of most of the sites we wanted to see. The apartment itself was probably the worst we have rented but you sure could not […]

Antoni Gaudi House, Park Guell

According to Wikipedia, the park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, after whom the park was named. The intention was to exploit the fresh air (well away from smoky factories) and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots being provided for luxury houses. Count Eusebi […]

Basilica, Barcelona, Spain

BASILICA DE FAMILIA The Basilica is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Construction began in 1882 and in 1883, Antonio Gaudi became involved. He combined Gothic and Art Nouveau forms. Gaudi died at the age of 73 in 1926. Less than a quarter of the project was completed. Since then, the Basilica has relied on private […]


Genoa was not on my original list of places to visit in Italy but because my friends lived there, I changed my plans to include their lovely city. Genoa is a port city. The port sprawls along the shoreline but once you start to travel in towards the city centre, it begins immediately to change […]

Tuscany – Part 3

  Cortona Cortona of ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ fame is another walled hill town. Although smaller than Montepulciano, it is the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana. The town has many attractions including the Diocesan Museum, the MAEC (the Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona) where you can see […]

Tuscany – Part 2

Montepulciano Montepulciano is a walled hill town, built on a sloping and narrow limestone ridge. It is the largest hill town in Tuscany and is known for its impressive Central Square, beautiful renaissance buildings, churches, and fantastic views. Nobility used Montepulciano as a summer residence and each family tried to outdo the others with their […]