Getting on board again (pun intended) with this week’s blogging challenge which is about our favourite vacation spots.
Now that started the question in my head about a vacation. In fact I even looked up definitions for vacations, holidays and trips but this is how it works in my head. One takes holidays from their job but doesn’t necessarily go anywhere. One takes a trip and embraces the scads of things to see and do in their new location. One takes a vacation to relax. Not sure this meshes with the rest of the world but it works for me.
This is a quick photo synapse of many of our favourite trips and photos. A bike trip in Portugal; what a way to really see the country. A custom Canadian bus tour of First World War sites in France, England and Belgium was intense but so important. England; the land of our ancestors and where we still have family and friends. The starting or ending point of every Europe trip. Scotland which stole my heart both times we spent time exploring there. I didn’t have easy access so no photos of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland or my favourite Liechtenstein. While some of these trips were before I started blogging many of them are captured with words and images on the blog. I have a Scotland & England 2019 trip series as well as The Emerald Isle and many about The Steps from our Past which is about my English heritage. I feel like there should be some about both the Czech Republic and Portugal bike trips but could not seem to find them. I guess that’s what happens when you have been blogging for a long time and didn’t use tags at the start so you could find posts.
We’ve also enjoyed some fabulous trips in Canada but we have so much left to see in our own country. Covid cancelled our Yukon adventures but perhaps next year? I have in the pictures captured from the Atlantic to the Pacific and points in between. The wide open spaces of my beloved prairies, the pristine beauty of the mountains and lakes with icebergs, red chairs and goats scattered along the way. I have blogged a lot of these trips, especially the ones that occurred during the Canada 150 Series . This page is dedicated to that entire year with guest blogs and so many photos!
In Canada our favourite winter vacation is to go to the mountains and go skiing. I have done endless posts such as this one called Powder Day or Pick your adventure or Mountain Time. No blog post that talks about vacation, for me, would be complete without a ski picture!
But closer to home our most relaxing true vacation that we take, hands down, is our week camping at the lake. Wide open skies, a huge (but cold) lake, tired dogs, food cooked on an open fire (if there is no fire ban) and loads of time to read, relax, play cards and sleep in late. Ice cream at the store, bike rides and beach afternoons with family and friends. That’s a vacation even if it is always a rush to to the garden ready for a week’s away and to pack the camper. We always come home feeling refreshed which is not always the same after a trip across a big country or flying somewhere.
So that wraps up my take on vacations, holidays and trips. They are all pretty darn special no matter what you call them and worth the time and energy they take. So, someday, when it is safe again, we will be back on the road & planes outside of our own province and pick up where we left off. Till then this was a look back at a lot of great memories even if the photos didn’t always cooperate. Thanks again to Terri @ http://Sunday Stills: Favorite #Vacation Spot for hosting another great challenge.