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Snowbirding

Started by Mirami. Last reply by evelyn O Mahoney Jan 15, 2012. 11 Replies

We want to head south this winter for a month but are completely new to this type of vacation. We are interested in southern Arizona (looking in Scottsdale area but not just--I need warmth) or…Continue

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Trips we taken!

Started by Ralph Harrison. Last reply by Sedona Nov 23, 2010. 1 Reply

My wife & I have taken numerous trips over the years & it has been a lot of fun & we have enjoyed most of them & some have been great disappointments. Since I am up early again 4.30…Continue

Posting a photo album to the group

Started by Virginia A.. Last reply by MarilynLou Fraser Aug 27, 2010. 3 Replies

The first thing I would recommend is that you put the photos you want to share in an album created either by google, picassa or on sympatico. Either one of these sites offer photo albums. And they're…Continue

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Comment by Marianne Perry on March 11, 2014 at 6:19pm

Hi. Has anyone been to Antarctica? Just returned and would love to hear about someone else's adventure. I've never experienced anything so stark and beautiful and compelling. Thanks.

Marianne Perry

Writing inspired by genealogical research to solve family mysteries.

www.marianneperry.ca

Comment by Marianne Perry on March 11, 2014 at 6:18pm

What has been your most memorable adventure? Or, is that even a feasible question to ask? I've just returned from Antarctica. Its beauty is stark and compelling and unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. Has anyone else gone to Antarctica? I'd love to discuss your adventure. Thank you. Marianne Perry

www.marianneperry.ca

Author. Writing inspired by genealogical research to solve family mysteries.

Comment by harry birks on August 28, 2013 at 2:46pm

hi all my wife and I are going to Alaska on September 15 2014

the frist time on a cruise, weare going on NORWEGIAN .

from Vancouver to Ketchikan .has some one done this cruise?

thank you .

 

Comment by Megan on August 28, 2013 at 2:18pm

My branch of the Crews family left England in the late 1700s or early 1800s.  They were from Ashburton, Devon.  They were also a branch from the family in Tiverton.  Cruwys Morchard is the starting place.

My grandfather survived WW1 but with injuries.  He died in 1953.

Comment by Carol Harper on August 28, 2013 at 2:00pm

Hi Megan,

I can understand why you are excited to be going to Turkey, I have never been but plan to in the next year or so. However, I was in England, Belgium and France last April for the Canadian War Memorial Tour. We visited Dieppe, Vimy Ridge, Juno Beach among a few and walked the trenches, visited bunkers, underground tunnels, museums, to name a few. It was a very intense and emotional tour visiting the sites where so many gave their lives in WWI and WWII only to be buried in an unmarked grave . I was so fortunate that my dad returned home. In London, the Churchill War Rooms and the Canadian Memorial by Buckingham Palace are well worth a visit.

I have been to England many times as my mum was from Aldershot. Where in England was you family from?

 Italy is amazing!

I am sure you are going to enjoy the experience.

 

Comment by Megan on August 27, 2013 at 9:55pm

I didn't travel much when my husband was living.  He didn't want to go anywhere except to Nova Scotia to visit his family.

I am certainly making up for it now!!!  lol  In April my oldest daughter & I went to Orlando, Florida.  This trip just a few weeks after we said we weren't going anywhere as we needed to save money!  lol  My youngest daughter was working on a Disney cruise ship & got a trip to Orlando.  We spent a few days with her & loved exploring together!

Now the youngest has taken an AuPair position in Turkey.  The family she is working for is paying my flight to go visit her!!!!  I will be going over in October.  I am so excited!!!

In April 2014, my oldest daughter, her fiancée, & I are going to England, Vimy Ridge, & Italy.  I have wanted to go to Vimy for over 30 years!!  I don't think it has sunk in that I am really going!  lol

We are doing a family history tour of England.  I have found where my own family originated from.  On my husband's side, I have found where his grandfather was born plus 3 other houses the family lived in before heading to Canada.

We will also be travelling part of the route my grandfather did when he was in England & France during WW1.  I have my grandfather's service record which lists the places he was in & the hospitals he was in when he was wounded.

This should be an exciting & emotional trip.

Comment by Amyah Labrèche-Docq on August 27, 2013 at 3:15pm

Hello everyone. I used to travel a lot through all Europe... France, Belgium, England, etc... but now stranded home... traveling too expensive for my present budget. So hoping my little business will flourish soon and that I can resume my traveling. In the mean time, I will travel through your comments :)

Comment by Carol Harper on August 27, 2013 at 1:04pm

Hi Cynthia,

I too am a traveller and in fact, I was in your native Wales about six years ago . My friend and I did a self-drive vacation and rented a cottage. Great fun but oh those roads are horrid. I see you have been to the Scotland Islands. Do you mean the Isle of Mull, Orkney and such? I am planning on going there in 2014 . I have a lot of travel miles on me as I started at the age of eighteen and have yet to slow down. My last trip was to Iceland in June of last year with my son Jason. Fantastic!

Glad your sister is recovered from her illness .

I have never been to Mexico and my husband will not go as he thinks it a dangerous place to travel.

I have never travelled on my own, usually with my husband, one of my sons who loves photography, or one of my friends. Tell myself that I will go to Europe by myself but haven't the courage as of yet.

Anyway, I hope to hear from you soon and good luck with the moving.

Cheers,

Carol

Comment by Cynthia on August 3, 2013 at 9:13am

Hello all,  I am new here, Ihave retired and widowed three years ago.

I have started to travel. I am Welsh and I have been going back to Wales every year for the past 4 years.

My sister and I then travel together i.e.  Scotland, Islands, Meditteranian and this year we did the Baltic Cruise and I saw Swan Lake in Russia...St Petersburg, Loved Talin in Estonia the best, beautiful place. Found Russia a little soulless, but then the palaces were fabulous,,,,money not evenly spread without a doubt,

We had fabulous weather which made for a memorable trip.

We did this trip after my sisters wonderful news of no more "C" and she had gone through hell in the last two years, so time for fun.

I have a friend who has a place in Mexico and I will be leaving for there in November if I can.

We stay at Manzanilla, beautiful, love the Mexicans.

Find travelling a bit daunting on my own so try and travel with friends.

I am downsizing at this time, when I settle in my new place (wherever that may be) I will be ready to go again. I find that I must do it before I become unable to get around on my own steam.

Hoping to talk to you all soon

Bye

Comment by Marianne Perry on July 3, 2013 at 9:38pm

7 Tips To Improve Your Travel Wardrobe! Hope they help.

http://www.marianneperry.ca/th_portfolio/7-ways-to-improve-your-tra...

 

Marianne from Canada

 

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