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Looking For Fossils At The Walcott Quarry

The Burgess Shale Hike in Yoho National Park

The Burgess Shale hike in Yoho National Park has been on my radar for years. Most of the appeal - before I actually did it, was the fact that the Walcott Quarry where the Burgess Shale fossils are located, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I love checking out UNESCO sites. However, despite the fact that I have a degree in geology, I confess that I am not overly interested in fossils, mildly interested…

Le Boat: A Cruising Vacation on the Rideau Canal

I'm looking at our sleek, brand new, 37 foot long $300,000 + Le Boat and thinking to myself - can John and I really drive this thing and dock it without a mishap? John of course says "no problem" but he's a guy. I on the other hand am far more cautious around anything with a motor and can't help thinking of the time our daughter actually sunk a motor boat, albeit a smaller one, in…

Telc Czech Republic

Why it’s Worth a Stop in Telc Czech Republic

The pretty town of Telc in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic was the first stop on a walking tour with Country Walkers. It was a treat to stop in Telc Czech Republic for a few days as it sees a fraction of the tourists that you'll find in more popular cities like Prague and Ceský Krumlov. And the town square in Telc is one of the most beautiful I have ever seem.…

Easy Hiking On The Badlands Trail

Hiking in Dinosaur Provincial Park – A UNESCO Site

A visit to Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park kills two birds with one stone - as its actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. I confess that I am not a great fan of dinosaurs. I don't know my Leptoceratops from my Stegoceras, though I think I could pick out a Triceratops if pushed. But that's about it. Hiking in Dinosaur Provincial Park is a walk back in time. It's just plain beautiful with so much…

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