Backup Trips


Vancouver Island 2016  A round trip on Southern Vancouver Island from Swartz Bay through Sooke, Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, and Ladysmith. Followed by short tours of Saltspring, Galiano, and Pender Islands. 490 km
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Whitehorse to Vancouver 2015  From Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway,  Stewart-Cassiar Highway, Nass Valley and Nisga’a Highway to Terrace. Train to Prince Rupert, boat to Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island, then we followed the Island and Sunshine Coast to Vancouver. 1,700 km
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England to Crete 2014-5 LHR, England, Channel Islands, France via Brittany, Bay of Biscay, Canal du Midi, and Provence. Italy across Tuscany to Ancona. Boat to Igoumenitsa, across Central Greece to Athens and Aegean Islands,  then to Crete and return to Athens. 4,000 km
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Jasper to Vancouver 2014 We did this route before the May Long Weekend holiday and the roads were  quiet but most tourist facilities were closed. From Jasper Alberta, we went through Clearwater, Little Fort, 70 Mile House, Clinton, Pavilion, Lillooet & Whistler before arriving home in Vancouver.
950 km    Trip Info | Photos

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Northern Europe 2013 From Hamburg, east along the Baltic. North through the Baltic States and Finland to Nordkapp. Southwest along the Norwegian coast to Bødo. Train to Oslo, then on to Paris via Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and France. 7,700 km    Trip Info | Photos

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Atlantic Canada 2011 From Moncton, New Brunswick east through the Canadian Maritimes, visiting Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. By boat to Newfoundland and east across the island to St. John’s. 1,900 km Trip Info | Photos | Videos

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South America 2011 From Santiago de Chile south along Andes for 2+ months, bus/boat to Buenos Aires after injury, one month rest and urban tourism, north to Uruguay and west back to Santiago. 4,500 km Trip Info | Photos | Videos

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Pacific NW Coast 2010 From Vancouver, BC to Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula, west and south along the Washington and Oregon coasts. Government camp sites and the odd motel. East to Eugene from Florence, Oregon. Greyhound Bus home. 950 km Trip Info | Photos

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Bangkok to Paris 2009  From Bangkok through Thailand, Laos, China, Five former-Soviet ‘Stans, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Adriatic Coast, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and France to Paris. 11 months of travel. 17,000 km.

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Trip Info Photos: SE Asia & China | Central Asia &  Caucasus | Turkey & Europe Videos: SE Asia & China  |  Central Asia & Caucasus | Turkey & Europe

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Eastern Europe 2007 Vienna to the Black Sea in September and October. Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania. Train from/to Geneva to start and finish. Hotels, hostels, camping. 1,500 km Trip Info |  Photos

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Spain & Portugal 2007 Seville to Santiago de Compostela, roughly following the Via de la Plata, and on to Finisterre and more. Spain and Portugal. Bus from Madrid to start. Pilgrim hostels,hostales, hotels. 1,500 km. Trip Info | Photos

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Washington State 2006 Tsawassen to Vancouver Island, San Juan Island, Fidalgo & Whidbey Islands, the Olympic Peninsula and Victoria. BC and Washington State Ferries. Hostel, motel, relatives. 250 km. Trip Info | Photos

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Castlegar to Vancouver 2006 Castlegar to Vancouver on roads and rail bed. Plane from Vancouver to Castlegar to start. Collected by son with car in Fort Langley at the end. Camping, motels, and friends. 800 km. Trip Info | Photos

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Cuba 2006 West from Havana through Pinar del Rio. Overnight bus south to Baracoa. Over La Farola, west along south coast, back over the mountains and across plains and central Cuba to return to Havana. Casas particulares, hotels, bivouac. 1,800 km. Trip Info | Photos

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