Category: History

Klondike Road Trip Part 7: You've Gotta (Gold) Rush to Skagway

Klondike Road Trip Part 7: You've Gotta (Gold) Rush to Skagway
Miss our adventures in Tombstone Provincial Park (Yukon), Dawson City (Yukon), Kluane National Park (Yukon), or backcountry hiking? Not see my escapade on the side of the mountain? Overlook the time we watched three grizzlies fishing? Check out parts 1-6 of the Klondike road trip at the links! Alaskan cruises have definitely risen in popularity over the years, and because of its location on... Read more »

Klondike Road Trip Part 6: Bear Down, Alaskan Bears

Klondike Road Trip Part 6: Bear Down, Alaskan Bears
Miss our adventures in Tombstone Provincial Park (Yukon), Dawson City (Yukon), Kluane National Park, or backcountry hiking? Not see my escapade on the side of the mountain? Check out parts 1-5 of the Klondike road trip at the links! If you’ve never gone backcountry camping before, you’re in good company. I didn’t have my first “haul all your gear 13 miles up... Read more »

Klondike Road Trip Part 2: Mummified Toes & Can-Can Shows in Dawson City, Yukon

Klondike Road Trip Part 2: Mummified Toes & Can-Can Shows in Dawson City, Yukon
Miss Part 1 of our adventures through the Klondike? Click the link to read about our encounter with bull moose and hiking adventure in “The Patagonia of the North”, Tombstone Provincial Park ! If you read about our adventures in Tombstone Provincial Park in the Yukon, you already know that I’m fascinated by some weird... Read more »
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Welcome to The Rock: Icebergs, Cliffs, & Getting 'Screeched In' in Newfoundland

Welcome to The Rock: Icebergs, Cliffs, & Getting 'Screeched In' in Newfoundland
If you’ve taken a long Air Canada flight in the past year, you’re sure to have seen ads to visit Newfoundland & Labrador before your movie/show starts. And if you’re like me, man did those ads work.  Shots of rowboats bobbing on the water, puffins flapping their wings, green cliffs towering over ocean water, and Irish... Read more »

Shake your Beaver Tail on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

Shake your Beaver Tail on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
It might be a case of FOMO, but no matter in which country we live, El and I try to keep a tourist mentality.  Why live in a cool new place if you’re just going to do the same things you could easily do back home? Since we’ve been in Toronto, some of our Canadian... Read more »

From vieux to nouveau, Montréal is the perfect blend of food and culture

Canada’s been great so far, but coming from London I do miss being constantly surrounded by history. That’s not to say that Toronto doesn’t have interesting history; it’s just a little more recent and takes some seeking out.  But I do miss the history of Europe, so when El booked a Christmas gift trip to Montréal,... Read more »
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Monuments, museums, & microbreweries: The best of Sofia & Belgrade

Miss our adventures in Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia (Parts 1 and 2), or Kosovo? Click on the links to catch up on our 16-day, 9 country Balkan road trip! El and I are craft beer fans, and we try to seek out micro-breweries in every place we visit.  When we were living in Spain between 2011-2013, the... Read more »

Conquering History in Macedonia, Alexander the Great style

Conquering History in Macedonia, Alexander the Great style
Miss Parts 1 (Croatia), 2 (Montenegro), 3 (Albania), or 4 (Macedonia) of our 16-day Balkans road trip? Click on the links to catch up on Court’s Excellent Balkan Adventures! As an Ancient Civilizations major, you’re expected to remember hundreds of dates, but only one is drilled into you again and again:  323 BC.  That’s the year... Read more »

The Countess of Montenegro

Miss the Croatian leg of our 16-day Balkan road trip?  Click here to catch up! “Oh, you HAVE to go to Montenegro!” isn’t exactly a phrase you hear from your friends who’ve just returned from a European vacay.  If they’ve been at all, it’s usually as a quick stopover on a Mediterranean cruise; no one... Read more »
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Islands, Waterfalls, & Game of Thrones: Four days in Croatia

Islands, Waterfalls, & Game of Thrones: Four days in Croatia
A few months ago, before we learned we were moving from London to Toronto, we decided to put together a road trip to visit the Balkans.  With each “Well, we haven’t been to ____ yet…”, two more were generated, to the point where our road trip itinerary included nine countries.  Rather than pare down our... Read more »