[This article was originally published in December 2019 edition of the Ontario School Library Association’s Teaching Librarian magazine] I am sitting in an auditorium in Buenos Aires, Argentina wearing headphones and a team of translators are converting every Spanish word spoken on stage for my benefit. As exciting as the journey itself has been, to […]
We woke up in an average hotel in Hamilton, Montana and began our last leg towards Yellowstone. We followed the Bitterroot river for sometime in and out of the mountains until we were suddenly in grassland. I screamed to a halt when I saw a large herd of deer-like creatures milling around to our left. […]
When I was 10, my geography-loving father bundled our family and my grandmother into our maxivan with house trailer and we trundled off to BC and back. I have vivid memories of: thinking that Kakabeka Falls was the colour of beer camping next to a grain elevator in Saskatchewan and being awoken multiple times in […]
Our lovely full-service hotel, Hotel Kjarnalundur, just outside of Akureyri was a welcome sight after our rafting adventure, and it is here that we launched our next two days of fun in Iceland. Our family room was big enough for all 6 of us, the breakfast buffet was plentiful, and we had a quiet night’s […]
The day began as the others, dreary drizzle, so waking up with jet lag again was just about right to go around to the front of our guesthouse and order some waffles. They came covered in a local berry jam and whipped cream, and she had an espresso machine too. The dining room was surrounded […]
First a word or two about renting a car in Iceland: Don’t use Flizzr (booked through WOW air). Use Economy Rent a Car (I booked it through Expedia and it was effortless). Take the insurance….dents on the car and broken windshields are the most likely isssues you’ll have. Take the rest of the insurance….volcanic gravel […]
Yep, we’re going to try to do all of that in 9 days before going off to England. Stay tuned for more European vacation – King family style!