What is the best backpack for day hiking? There are many choices but we think a few key features will make you the happiest with your gear. Every so often, we take a break from profiling a travel destination to share with our readers a piece of gear that we have come across that, in … More Gear Review: Best Backpack for Day Hiking
In this post, we review the travel company which ran the tour we just finished. If you haven’t yet seen our posts of the tour destinations, see the most recent posts on Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Company: Overseas Adventure Travel Tour taken: Ancient Kingdoms Overall: This tour, with the optional pre-trip extension to Myanmar, … More Company Review: Overseas Adventure Travel
Tour taken: Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Overall: This was a well-designed and well-executed tour. There is a good balance of group activities and free time to explore on your own. Two tour directors were on the job each day. The air-inclusive package offered by VBT makes these trips more cost … More VBT: Alsace and the Black Forest
Tours Taken: Flavors of the Main, Segment 2 (walking) and Montreal Highlights (cycling) Overall: This company runs day tours in the city of Montreal. The “office” is a bicycle shop, with plenty of eccentric charm and slight disorganization. The tour guides were excellent, each with an impressive depth of knowledge of history and current situation of … More Fitz and Follwell Company
Tour taken: Velo Quebec Overall: Like most Road Scholar programs, the actual tour is run by a subcontractor. In this case, the subcontractor was SN Tourisme Culturel. This was a very well-run trip with an excellent tour director. The design of the trip allowed for a good balance of group time with flexible time to … More Road Scholar: Velo Quebec
Our challenge today was to learn some specifics about the answer to this question. North America was certainly not devoid of human population prior to the arrival of the European colonists. Aboriginal peoples including the First Nations (previously called “Indians”) and the Inuit had lived here for thousands of years. Our discovery began at the … More Who lived here first?
We began today’s explorations with threatening skies but the sun soon shone on these two happy travelers. Today’s theme was to appreciate the role of the St. Lawrence River as the gateway to North America in the colonial era, before the advent of roads, railways, etc. A 90 minute cruise on the river aboard the … More Exploring Quebec City by bike and boat