My Travel Bucket List

Fun things and Adventures to Do

I am sure that anyone who loves to travel has a bucket list of one type or another.  That is everyone but me.  I just never got around to putting pen to paper to create a written bucket list.  I wanted to see it all!

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Solo Travel – Bursting That Bubble

Planning as a Solo Traveller

What keeps you from travelling solo?  Or from doing anything solo for that matter?  Fear? The majority of the time, the answer is fear, plain and simple!  Fear of the unknown.

We are all protected by our little bubble and very seldom do we find the courage to step out of that bubble into the world of the unknown, no matter how strong our desire is to do so.  I am here to tell you that bubble can be burst!

“There is nothing to fear but fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The Fool Proof Packing Guide For Adventures in Alaska

Will you be visiting Alaska in 2019 either on a cruise or a self-guided adventure?  I recently did, and boy it was a difficult task in deciding what to pack.  I had no idea what the Alaskan meaning of “cold” was, which left in a dilemma as to what to pack.   I googled and googled and googled and all I could find was “layers”.   The definition of “layers” wasn’t exactly clear, so I brought a lot of everything with me.  Half of which I never wore.  It was at that time that I  decided that I would be making a fool-proof packing guide for adventures in Alaska, detailing what the adventurous person should be packing.  That was six months ago.  So better late than never.

The weather in Alaska can be very unpredictable.  The best times to visit are the summer months, which are June, July and August.  These are also the most expensive months.  If you want to go for cheaper, then I recommend going on the fringe months of May and September, which is what I did.  I have to warn you though, these months are also the rainy season in Alaska.

Waterfall
A waterfall we had to climb on our hike up to the Mendenhall Glacier

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Two Short Days in the Rocky Mountains

What better place to spend a weekend than in Banff, Alberta, Canada?  It was literally heaven on earth and two days just wasn’t enough time!  Since this was all I had, I was determined to experience as much as I could.  I arranged a 12 hour tour with Brewster Sightseeing Tours, so that I didn’t waste any time determining where to go and what to see.  The price was reasonable and I was guaranteed to experience the best that Banff and the Rocky Mountains had to offer.

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My Roadtrip Home

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What exactly is it that keeps pulling at my heart-strings and has me returning to this beautiful little town in Western Ontario, over and over again?

Harbour Street, Kincardine, Ontario
Harbour Street, Kincardine, Ontario

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Let’s Get Ready for Takeoff

Safety Tips for the Solo Traveller

Travel can be a little intimidating and stressful, as we all fear the unknown. This is even truer for those who choose to travel solo.

To assist in helping you feel more at ease when travelling solo, I have put together a list of items which will make the thought of travelling solo a little less intimidating.

Safety for Solo Travellers
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Rocky Road Trippin Adventure

Does anybody else get as excited about a road trip other than me?  It is one of my favourite things to do and boy did I just complete my best one yet!

The Canadian Rocky Mountains has always been near the top of my bucketlist, and I had recently booked an Alaskan cruise out of Vancouver, British Columbia.  For weeks I debated whether or not to combine Alaska and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and cross two top destinations off my bucketlist.  After much debating, I decided what the hell, let’s do this!  Keeping in mind that I had never done a solo road trip of this magnitude before, I soon began to panic.  I kept asking myself, what the hell are you doing???  It turned out that my desire to see the Rocky Mountains far surpassed my fears, so the research began.  After all, it is the fear of the unknown that gets us everytime.

Vancouver

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Cruising Solo Onboard the Loveboat

Solo in Ketchikan

Yes, you read that right friends! I recently returned from my first solo cruise with Princess Cruises, on board the Emerald Princess. Who wouldn’t want to cruise solo on the ship that is known to us baby boomers as the Loveboat? Gotta love being in the midst of all of that love in the air. This was my fifth cruise with Princess, but my first solo cruise, and boy it was fantastic!

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