Thursday had by far the nicest weather while we were in Vancouver, so we opted to devote the entire day to Stanley Park. Named for Lord Stanley, the sixth Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893 (also the namesake of Stanley Cup), this 1,001-acre public park borders downtown Vancouver and is surrounded Vancouver Harbor […]

Hey everybody, Walter John here to give you the scoop on days 3 and 4 here in Vancouver! Our third day in Vancouver started with a bus ride down to the University of British Columbia (UBC). From where the bus dropped us off, we got the chance to walk through a large portion of the […]

On Saturday, we landed at Vancouver International Airport around 6:30 pm (9:30 pm EST), passed through border control, picked up our Compass cards for Vancouver’s public transit system at the airport’s train station, and took a taxi to our hotel. We were quite tired after a full day of traveling, so we promptly checked in […]

We departed the Acadia Inn on Monday morning to continue our journey to Quebec City. Our route took us through central Maine and we stopped in Bangor for lunch. Feeling a bit tired of the deli sandwiches but also wanting something quick, we decided to eat at Umami Noodle Bar on Main Street. Our meals […]

We arrived in Bar Harbor around 5 pm on Wednesday evening and immediately checked into our hotel, the Acadia Inn. We made our way to our room, dropped off our luggage, and found a nice gift waiting for us on the dresser. WJ opened the box to discover a mug with the Acadia Centennial crest […]

On Monday, we started the day by packing up and checking out of our hotel. We needed to get a Lyft out of San Francisco and down to the rental car center in Millbrae. Our driver, Carlos, picked us up outside the hotel and drove us roughly 40 minutes out of the city. Our destination […]

Aunt Barbara picked us up at our hotel on Friday morning and our first stop was the Palace of Fine Arts. The Palace was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, a world’s fair held in San Francisco to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. It was originally built to exhibit works at the world’s fair, […]