Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , May 11th, 2019

Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Park - Keep Calm and Wander

Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver is what I needed on a sunny day yesterday. The last time I checked my weather forecast app was Tuesday and it showed a rainy on Friday so I didn’t really bother to check it again. But when I woke up at almost noon, I was surprised at the azure sky outside my window. I hastily took a shower and off I went to the park which is around 45 minutes ride from where I am.

It’s my first time to be here and I’m not disappointed. It’s a huge park – so there’s always a space for everyone. You can sit and lay down wherever you want, except on flower beds.

The topmost part of the Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in Vancouver. That’s why the panoramic view of the city from here is something that would charm your naked eyes.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Great Springtime Road Trips

Author: , April 20th, 2013

Blue MountainsDarren Murph over at Sherman’s Travel gives us some of his favorite springtime road trips:

Oh, the difference a month makes. Even at the tail-end of March, most of the contiguous United States were still far too frosty for anyone to utter “spring” without sarcasm in their voice. But now, temperatures are rapidly rising, mountainous towns are finally thawing out, and roadways that have been closed for the winter are opening back up. Here are three of my favorite springtime road trips – they’re certainly worth a spin before summer swoops in, and if you’re looking to avoid the crowds.

Blue Ridge Parkway: Regardless of whether you hop on after a stroll through Shenandoah National Park, or if you fly into Asheville and grab a rental, this 469 mile motorway is not to be missed. Various sections of it are blocked off during the winter due to intense snowfall, but as of now, the full stretch is open for visitors. There’s really no bad spot here; vistas are around nearly every turn, and the quaint towns that line the road are chock full of friendly people, delicious home cooking, and unique stores. If you’re blessed enough with a few days on this route, driving the entire stretch is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Click the link above for his trips near Asheville, North Carolina; Lake Tahoe; and Montana.

Traveling Switzerland by Rail

Author: , November 8th, 2011

There is no better time to visit Switzerland than in the spring when rolling pastures are a vibrant green, flowers are in bloom and the snow-capped Alps cut a jagged path across clear blue skies. Chicago-based specialty travel company Vacations By Rail offers four escorted rail tours
through Switzerland, each incorporating breathtaking rail journeys to its renowned cities aboard some of the country’s most revered trains.

The 14-day Springtime in the Alps tour features five scenic rail excursions-the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Voralpen Express, GoldenPass Panoramic Express and Europe’s highest open-air cog railway, the Gornergrat Bahn, to the Gornergrat observation deck surrounded by high mountain peaks and stunning views of the imposing Matterhorn-and cruises on Lake Constance, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

This comprehensive tour through the Alps includes visits to Zurich, Appenzell to view its lovely architecture and grand Baroque church, St. Gallen for a walking tour that includes the unique Abbey Library, Mainau Gardens, Chur, the palm trees of Tirano, located on the Italian side of the Bernina Pass, Locarno on the shores of Lago Maggiore, Interlaken, the car-free town of Zermatt and the Matterhorn, the Swiss Riviera town of Montreaux, Chillon Castle, Switzerland’s capital city of Bern and the lakeside town of Lucerne with its famous covered walking bridge. This popular rail vacation departs only once a year. In 2012 that departure date is April 18.

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