Genealogy
Travel Reflections
India
Cuba
Syria
Egypt
Jordan
Lebanon
Tunisia
South America
The Caribbean
Africa !
Climbing Kilimanjaro
China Travel
Eastern Europe  
Mediterranean & More  
Asian Experience  
Rocky Mountain Drive  
Pictou Island  
West Coast Trail
European Spring Fling
North American Drive

New Zealand & Rarotonga

 
 Travels with Ted  
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


















 
 
  





































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 










 
 


 
            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







  
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
  
  
  

























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 










  

 
 
 
 India

"UNFORGETTABLE INDIA engulfs your senses in a chaotic flurry of shape and colour, scents and sounds, tastes and talk; while you witness, close-up, its cultural riches, diverse landscapes and religious passions."

  
Travel from
Delhi to Rishikesh, Amritsar, Jaipur, the Thar Desert, Pushkar during the Camel Fair, Udaipur, Agra and the Taj Mahal, eastward to one of the world’s oldest cities, Varanasi, and north-east to Darjeeling and then Bodhgaya, home of the Bodhi tree.

 
  
India Photos by THORNE   www.traveltales.ca
 Cuba

"FASCINATING, ENERGETIC, SURPRISING, diversified, friendly and humbling. It is not possible to see Cuba without feeling it."


Travel from Vinales in the north-west through Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa on the south-east coast.
 
 
Syria

"So many sights to see ~ from ancient Damascus, through Aleppo and Hamah to the Roman ruins in Palmyra ~ but the most cherished memories
  are of the Syrian people ...
friendly, outgoing and so hospitable."


Travel from Damascus in the south-west, north to Aleppo, to Palmyra in central Syria and then to Hamah
 
 
Egypt
Not just ancient edifices; within Egypt throbs differing cultures ... and for the traveler
the glimpse is invigorating.
Travel from Cairo and Giza in the north to Aswan and Abu Simbel in the south., sail down the Nile on a felucca, visiting Edfu and Luxor then over to the Sinai Pennisula to relax on the Red Sea and climb Mount Sainai.
Jordan
Archeological footprints have crossed the sands of Jordan since antiquity.  For the traveler, placing their own steps upon these ancient lands is to recognize our generation is but a brief gust of wind in a world which will carry on in spite of us; a fact which is both humbling and reassuring.
Travel from Al Aqabah in the South on the Red Sea northward through Wadi Rum, Petra, Kerak, a dip in the Dead Sea and then on to Amman and Jerash.
Lebanon   
East meets West ... peaceful and optimistic ...
 for the present.
   
Travel Tales spent a full day walking in Beirut and share their experiences in this video.
  Tunisia
Tunisia offers tourists sandy beaches with jasmine scented breezes and offers travelers distinct cultures, geographical extremes and the ability to travel independently among the locals.
   
Travel from Tunis to Mahdia then on through El Djem and Gabes to Houmt Souk on Jerba

South America
 ... a start.
 
Terry, Stephen, Angela & Sherrie experience travel in South America for the first time.  They begin in Peru with Machu Picchu on their list of places to go, cross into Bolivia at Lake Titicaca and complete their month in Ecuador.
includes  The Inca Trail
 
  The Caribbean             
        
Seven weeks island hopping (backpacks & public transportation) through 23+ Caribbean islands including:
 Puerto Rico, St John, Tortola, Anguilla, St Martin, Saba, St Kitts, Antigua, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, Barbados, Bequia, Union Island, Carriacou, Grenada, Tobago, Trinidad, Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba.
   Africa !               
Any fears we had about travelling in Africa vanished in anticipation of what we were going to encounter around the next bend.
It is Southern Africa to be more precise.  Two months.  Terry, Sherrie and Michael begin their African adventures in Kenya and Tanzania where Terry and Michael climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  Continue with Terry & Sherrie as they travel to South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and back to Tanzania; completing their journey on Zanzibar.   
  Climbing Kilimanjaro
"The challenge of our adventure becomes increasingly apparent ... not everyone makes it to the summit."  
Join Terry and Michael for six days as they attempt to climb Africa's tallest mountain.   Between video, journal writings and great photos you can begin to imagine the challenges they faced and the beauty they saw.
China Travel       

Independent travel is possible ...
and rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.
 

From the  Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, Hanging Monastery, Yungang Caves and the Terracotta Warriors; floating down the Yangtze River; the Miao villages of Shidong and Xijang and the Dong villages of Zhaoxing and Xia'ge to day trips from Yangshuo

West Coast Trail
 
Terry and Michael realize a long time dream when they hike and climb British Columbia's famed West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.
 
Between journal writings and great pictures you can begin to imagine the challenges they faced and the beauty they saw.
From Turkey to Denmark
Eastern Europe Experience... Plus

Find Terry, Sherrie & Ted on a three month swing through 13 countries - Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark before heading home to Canada.  

Eastern Europe Experience Home Page allows you to click and go directly to the location you prefer ... or you can follow their trip from Day 1 ... it's your choice.

Regrets:
  
For those awaiting the posting of Terry & Sherrie's "Mediterranean and More" we regretfully report the journal of their travels in London, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Sicily, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany was lost at the end of their two and a half months of travel.  
 

An Asian Experience

Terry and Sherrie had An Asian Experience when they toured Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Hong Kong.  It was their first visit to Southeast Asia and it left them with some outstanding memories.  Share in their journey through pictures and journal entries. 

Rocky Mountain High

Ride along with Terry & Sherrie on a  Rocky Mountain High  as they drive through Idaho and toured The Old Mission;  strolled through Helena, capital of Montana,  watched buffalo doing what comes naturally in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming; ride the rails of the Silverton Durango train in Colorado; marveled at hoodoos and natural arches in Utah; watched the All-American Nugget Sheep Show at a casino in Nevada; and lapped up the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge on the border of Oregon and Washington

 

Pictou Island, Nova Scotia    

Terry, Sherrie and Ted spent two wonderful weeks with Bryan, Tammie, Tavis and Tyler on Pictou Island.   Remembrances of family time together on this tiny (6 miles long, 2 miles wide) island off the coast of Nova Scotia are so vivid ... so cherished.    Recommend it to others?    Absolutely! 

Spring Fling 
 to France, Italy, Switzerland & England

Terry, Sherrie and Ted on a Spring Fling in France and Italy with a dip into Switzerland and a week in the Cotswold area of England

They had a great time in cities like Paris and Firenze and many smaller villages such as Civita, Varenna and Gimmelwald; and seemingly stepped back in time to 79AD with a visit to Pompeii.  So many wonderful people, so many beautiful places; it would be hard to pick favorites.


North American Drive

 

Many people dream of taking their car out on the road with no plan and driving to see where they go.  Terry, Sherrie and Ted did just that and call it their  North American Drive which took them across Canada (west to east) including an outstanding time in Newfoundland; then down the East Coast across, and through, the cotton fields of the southern states; up through Nevada (with a stop in Las Vegas) and Utah.

The trip took them three and a half months through eight provinces and thirty-four states and put 26,500 km on the car.

 
New Zealand & Rarotonga 
 
If you haven't been here before and enjoy reading travel journals, you may enjoy looking back to Terry, Sherrie and Ted's trip to New Zealand and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

It was a trip which reminded them of the many advantages of independent travel and to keep "stepping-out-of-the-comfort box". By doing so they were able to experience out of-the-way places, meet gracious people and witness a chief being invested.  No, not a tourist pageant ... the real thing.

 
Travel Reflections
 Some thoughts from Terry & Sherrie about their travels.

"We continue to be amazed by, and most grateful for, the lessons we learn through travel ... continue
 
  Travels with Ted  

Ted has been travelling since 2003.   You will find him among the pages of the travels above.  He also has his own page  Travels with Ted.

NOW also travelling is Ted's little brother !
Patches's Travel Tales

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