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Thrilled to be in Jasper, Canada!

We caught the VIA Rail train from Edmonton to Jasper, driving through some of the most pristine wilderness in Canada. It was our family's first real rail trip (no, the NYC subway doesn't count). We're three days into our latest family travel adventure, and Erysse (above) is starting to feel right at home.
By |February 14th, 2013|Postcard|Comments Off|

Indoor Edmonton (please check your light saber with your jacket)

This is the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America and Alberta's number-one tourist attraction. It's unbelievably enormous. That's Aren standing near the rail. Note the life-size replica of the Santa Maria just below him.
By |February 11th, 2013|Postcard|Comments Off|

Hey, that’s the wrong London!

Jaime Deane books a hotel room in London, Canada through Priceline. But Priceline books a room in London, England, instead. It won't refund the hotel. Now what?

Did I forget to mention I was born in Canada?

Harry Kopy has a secret.

Road trip update: Coming back to Québec City

This is Montmorency Falls, near Québec City, Canada. I missed it the last time I was in town in 2002, because it was January, and people don't visit the falls during the winter unless they want to go ice climbing.

Government fines airline for … cabotage violations?

True story: The Transportation Department today fined President Air Charter, a Canadian air taxi operator, $20,000. Why? It had apparently violated cabotage laws.

The first run of 2009 (ouch!)

Getting your ski legs isn't always easy. Here's what happened to Christopher Elliott when he took his first run of 2009 at Whistler-Blackcomb.