A frequent comment  I receive is that my blog is not really about travel, perhaps because I don’t move every day and sometimes spend months in one location.

My goal when I set off from Ottawa in late 2008 was to see as much of this continent as possible. This page serves to highlight just some of the excursions I’ve made since I hit the road full-time to serve as evidence that my blog is well named indeed. Even during long periods where my motorhome didn’t go anywhere, I kept on exploring.

This list isn’t complete in that it doesn’t have a link to every post about a place I’ve visited. So I invite you to use the category navigator to find more info and pictures about some of these destinations.

2008

The Great Journey West

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in which I explored the mining town of Val d’Or, Quebec

Sweet Home Manitoba in which I don’t cross one of the longest suspended bridges in Canada. I would now given a second chance!

Regina and the RCMP Heritage

Moose Jaw

Saskatoon

Fort Edmonton Park

Calgary and Kananaskis Country

Banff

The Best Laid Plans (Lake Louise, through the Rockies, and into the Okanagan for the start of my first winter on the road)

OkanOgan (north central Washington state)

Highway 33 (a circuit made between Oliver and Kelowna)

2009

A Soggy Lower Mainland Late Winter and Spring

Riding the Knight Bus (one of many posts about my exploration of Vancouver)

Journey to the Birthplace of Starbucks (first visit to Seattle)

Journey to White Rock Across the the Bottom of the Ocean

The Great Journey North

Sidebar: The Mighty Fraser (Hell’s Gate)

Mile 0 (Dawson Creek and the start of the Alaska Highway)

Fort Nelson to Just Shy of Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs to Watson Lake

The Yukon At Long Last

Sign Post Forest and Wye Lake (Watson Lake)

Teslin

Teslin to Whitehorse (the South Klondike Highway)

Dawson City Bound

Whitehorse to Carmacks

Five Finger Rapids

My First Klondike Summer

Dawson City’s Midnight Dome

Sheep Camp to the Summit (the best day of the most incredible adventure of my life, hiking the Chilkoot Trail)

Fall Colours (the Tombstone Valley)

The First Drive South

Somewhere on the Stewart-Cassiar

Making Lemonade (exploring Whistler after a bad accident)

My Vancouver Island Winter Begins

Crossing Over

The Museum at Campbell River

2010

The Second Part of My Vancouver Island Winter

Campbell River to Nanaimo (Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo)

Hot Springs Cove (one of several posts about my trip to Tofino)

Chemainus: Town of Murals

First Impressions of Victoria (one of several posts about my trip to Victoria)

The Second Journey North

Fort St John to, Uh, Let Me Check the Milepost and Get Back to You About That

My Second Klondike Summer

Some Images of Dawson

Mammoths, Atlatls, and Plane Crashes (Whitehorse)

Driving the Dempster: Eagle Plains to Inuvik (one of a series of posts about driving the Dempster Highway)

Driving the Dempster: Inuvik

Driving the Dempster: Tuktoyaktuk

The Second Drive South

Jasper and Environs

The Icefields Parkway

A Second Fall in the Okanagan and the Easterly Detour

Pointe-à-Callière (Montreal, from a brief trip back east by plane)

2011

A Late Winter and Spring in the Pacific Northwest

Riding the Duck and Pike Place Market (a second visit to Seattle)

Salem, Oregon

South of Florence on the Oregon Coast (one of several posts about my adventures on the Oregon Coast)

Back Across the Mountains

Wandering Around Idaho (and Montana, Sort Of)

The First Half of My Lethbridge Interlude

All Hell For a Basement (Medicine Hat)

A Tale of a Giant Gorilla, a Snowed-in Town, a Mountain Pass, a Vanished Community, a Giant Truck, a Waterfall, and a Dam (it was a full day) (Cardston and Waterton Lakes National Park)

Dif Tor Heh Smusma (Vulcan)

The Potato Chip Experiment (across the Salmo-Creston Pass)

Fed Up (Drumheller and the Alberta Badlands)

Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

A Saskatchewan Education, Or Not So Humble Humboldt

Weekend in the Kootenays

2012

The Great Journey East

In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark (through the Dakotas into Iowa)

The St Louis Gateway Arch (one of several posts about my trip to St Louis)

Into Kentucky

Pamplin Historical Park (one of several posts about excursions in the Hampton Roads/Petersburg area in the spring of 2012)

The Unexpected Journey West By Plane and Back East By New Toad

Through The U.P. Along the Shores of Gitchee Gumee (the post with the most pictures of my trip from Calgary to Edmonton to Stettler to my property in southern Saskatchewan to North Dakota to Minnesota to Wisconsin to Michigan to Sault Ste Marie to Ottawa to Chambly!)

A Summer With My Family

On the Shores of Lake Champlain

A Sunday in the Eastern Townships

Catching Up With Friends in the NCR (Gatineau and my old village of Wakefield)

Fort Chambly (and a Bonus Side Trip to Montreal)

Riding the Montreal Métro

The Canadian War Museum (Very Briefly)

Hampton Road Holidays With My Best Friend

Colonial Williamsburg, Part Five (one of several posts about my visit to Colonial Williamsburg)

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (and Virginia’s Eastern Shore)

2013

The Great Journey South: A Winter in the Southern US at Long Last!

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Santa Rosa Island, Florida (in which I see the Gulf of Mexico for the first time!)

Mobile Detour and the Oakleigh House

City Tour of New Orleans

Exploring New Orleans’ French Quarter

Honey Island Swamp Tour

This page was last updated on January 18th, 2013, while I was wrapping up my stay in the New Orleans area. Next stop, the Texas Gulf Coast!

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