Author Archives: danocan

The Historic Columbia River Highway

“It’s not the destination, it is the journey.” “Getting there is half the fun.” Often in our rush to get from where we are to where we want to be, we forget these old cliches. Everything about modern transportation is … Continue reading

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Europe Adventure Finale — Luxembourg Castles

This is the conclusion of our Europe adventure series. We end with a two-for-one video posting. In the first one, we take the rental car and try and visit as many medieval castles in Luxembourg as we can in one … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Bluebird Motel in Claresholm, Alberta

If you travel Highway 2 between Calgary and Lethbridge, you undoubtedly have seen the Bluebird Motel. It is on the north end of Claresholm on the west side of the highway. The sign proudly proclaims “Old Fashioned Hospitality since 1947”. … Continue reading

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Stavely, Alberta

If you make the trip between Calgary and Lethbridge on any sort of regular basis, you likely have your favorite places to stop along the way. Whether it’s the 7-Eleven in Claresholm (the classic one, not the new one on … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of Cologne

Today we climb up inside the south tower of the Cathedral of Cologne and check out the bells and the view of the city far below.

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Exploration of Germany Continues…

Today’s exploration is in and around the town of Rudesheim am Rhein. The highlight here is a gondola ride up to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument dedicated to the unification of the German people.

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Speyer, Germany

We just can’t get enough of the medieval towns and cities in Europe. While many of them have the same features such as city walls, towers, and cathedrals, each one brings its own uniqueness to the traveler. Today we’re checking … Continue reading

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