When we visited Oregon for the first time in May 2014, we were so impressed by its beautiful nature. We visited the coast (Cannon Beach) we were fascinated by the infinite beach and the rocks, scattered in the ocean. In 2014 we also visited and the picturesque Columbia River Gorge and its waterfalls.
We knew we are going to go back soon. Without too much thinking, we decided to do a road trip to Oregon in June 2015. We wanted to reach down south to the border with California, but we didn’t have enough time. So we are going to visit California on another road trip and now focused on Oregon.
The island of Antigua is famous with its 365 beaches – one for each day of the year. I am not sure if that is in fact true, but all beaches on Antigua are open to the public.
The idea of Antigua in my mind was of a paradise-like exotic island. We wanted to see more of the island and decided to do a tour which also includes visiting a beach. On our arrival at St. John we were surrounded by local tour guides offering to take us pretty much whereever we want on the island. The prices most of them offered for a three hours tour of the western part of the island was $25 per person.
White Rock is a small coastal town in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located 7 km north-west of the Canadian-American Border. It is named after a white boulder on the beach. This granite boulder has migrated south during the last glaciation. It is painted once a month to keep its color white.
When we decided that we are going to visit Cancun for our beach vacation in 2014, we have no idea in which hotel to stay. I didn’t know what kind of hotels were there. I just knew that we need to be in a nice 5 star hotel, because this is very important when you are going to a beach vacation. I have seen pictures of friends of hours who were also in 5 star hotels, but they didn’t look nice at all and didn’t impress me.
The stories about pirates in the Caribbean and rich Europeans, who were sent to unknown lands to manage trading companies and banks probably originated from islands like St. Thomas and its capital city Charlotte Amalie. In 1691 the town was named after the wife of the Danish King Christian V and in its early days was famous with stories about pirates.
Although I did a lot of research on cruising, I couldn’t fully understand it until I experienced it. It is a different type of travelling and I had so many questions to which I couldn’t get clear answers.
Before embarking on our 7 day cruise in the Southern Caribbean, we had one day in San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico. With only one day it was clear that we wanted to spend it in the Old Town San Juan. When we arrived at the airport we immediately felt the high level of humidity in the air so typical for the Caribbean.
We rarely travel somewhere in the first two months of the year although it is very common amongst Canadians. And it is understandable why – the winter in Canada is cold and snowy, and the skies are covered with dark clouds. Actually, the only time we travelled in February was in 2011 when we visited San Diego. It was summer in February and it was a little strange for me, because I always associate this month with lots of snow and cold weather.
Sea to Sky is a part of Highway 99 that connects Vancouver with Squamish and Whistler. In the city of West Vancouver the road goes along the water and meanders up north between the water and the mountains until you reach Squamish. This part of the Sea to Sky corridor offers scenic views of the ocean, the mountains, islands and lakes.