Monthly Archives: May 2015

Domestic Days

I haven’t lost the plot and posted on the wrong blog.  This post is about our domestic travel later in the year.

A few weeks ago we took advantage of a Jetstar sale to book our travel to Adelaide in November.  We are making it a long weekend and will be visiting my elderly mother-in-law as well as catching up with friends.

Yesterday we finalised our Christmas plans and have booked our airfares and accommodation for 6 days in Melbourne.  Our younger daughter lives in Melbourne so we have booked an apartment not far from where she lives.  We found it through Air BnB and it looks perfect for our needs.  A perfect spot.  Our elder daughter will be coming to Melbourne too, so it will be a family Christmas and holiday rolled into one.  What more could I want?

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Singapore Sorted…………Next?

It is now 4 months until our Singapore trip and that is all sorted so I have moved on to our next project – Canada in 2016.  In my last post I referred to it as USA and Canada, so although we may spend a few nights in the USA it is predominately about visiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

We have had a few thoughts about how to do it but this is our latest idea.

Fly Brisbane/Los Angeles/Chicago

3 nights in Chicago

Fly Chicago/Boston

3 nights in Boston

Train to Portland, ME then ferry to Yarmouth, NS and pick up car.

2015-05-03 023 weeks touring South Shore, Halifax, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, Bay of Fundy and north to Quebec City and drop off car.

5 nights in Quebec City

2015-05-03 017 – 10 days travelling by train and possible stays in Montreal,Ottawa and Toronto.  Visit Niagara Falls and return to Chicago to fly home.

This is still very much in the planning stages but I need to come up with a rough itinerary so that we can decide on the best destination as we want to make sure that we can book return flights (in this case, Chicago) as it is much more cost-effective than one-way international flights.

At the moment we are thinking of leaving in the second week of August and returning towards the end of September.  We have spent a couple of nights in Boston on our previous trip to the USA in 2012 and are keen to see more of it.  On the same trip we stopped briefly in Portland, ME but other than that we will be covering entirely new territory.

I would love to hear your suggestions and experiences if you have been anywhere that I have mentioned.  Is there anything I have not covered that is on your ‘must see’ list?

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