Category Archives: Travel

Road Log of the South Klondike Highway

One of my more successful projects has been what has become known as “Murray’s Guide“, a 34-page mile-by-mile guide to the South Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Alaska Highway. After several years of charging $5 for a pdf copy … Continue reading

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Images of Canada

This post was prompted by seeing a promotion for yet another gallery of Canadian photos that shows an extremely poor cross-section of the country. I figured that I could do better, and over the past few days, the tourism departments … Continue reading

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A Long-weekend Getaway to Vancouver

I love small-town life, but a long-weekend getaway to Vancouver allows me to indulge in great dining and other pleasures of the city that I sometimes miss. Read about our trip 2 weeks ago in “A Small-Town Foodie Goes to … Continue reading

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A Quick Flight to Calgary for a Husky Puppy

After a few days trying to adopt one of the husky-cross (a.k.a. “Alaskan Husky”) puppies from a rescued litter near Canmore, Alberta, it finally came together on Thursday. I booked a flight for the next day to go down and … Continue reading

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Spring in January in the Yukon?

It’s now been a month since I last posted – that may be the longest “dry spell” here in 4 years. I’ve been so busy that I hardly know which direction is up, but this morning I’d like to tell … Continue reading

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Planning an Aurora Borealis Viewing Trip

For most people, a trip to see the Northern Lights is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I’ve just posted an article about how to you make yours the best experience it can possibly be. It’s over at my Cruise Explorer’s World … Continue reading

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Driving from Hinton, Alberta, to Fort St. John, British Columbia

My plan for Wednesday was to drive from Hinton, Alberta, to Fort St. John, British Columbia, via Highways 40, 43 and the Alaska Highway. I was away from Hinton a few minutes after 05:00, and stopped briefly to get a … Continue reading

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Exploring Miette Hotsprings and Hinton, Alberta

Both my son and his wife were off work for my free day in Hinton, and they suggested Miette Hot Springs down in Jasper National Park as the main destination. Any hot springs sound good to me, particularly one high … Continue reading

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Driving the Icefields Parkway

I got home at noon yesterday (Friday), but the blog is still back on Monday, when I drove the Icefields Parkway (see map). One Icefields Parkway Web site summarizes the experience perfectly: “To travel the Icefields Parkway is to experience … Continue reading

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Driving from Calgary to the Icefields Parkway

I’m a couple of days behind in my posts now, as I knew would happen once I got into the Rockies where my days are long and there’s a lot I want to show you. I got away from Airdrie, … Continue reading

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