This stunning work of art is a statue of Francois De Laval in Quebec City. Francois De Laval was the first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec and is considered to be the Father of the Canadian Church. A quick perusal […]
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It’s been exactly one week since we traveled to Calgary and brought our new family member home. He bravely left behind his brothers and sisters and his “gramma” (Thank you, Carol!) and got into a car with two strangers who […]
About half across Alberta we caught up with the massive storm, and we were stuck in the middle of it until almost all the way across Saskatchewan. The first few times a semi-truck passes you in a downpour on a […]
Apparently some people really like graffiti. Put me on the camp of people who still think it’s an asshole thing to do. That said, it can make for some interesting photos when wandering around a new city, in this case, […]
I spotted this church as we were driving around Prince Edward Island and I had to turn around to get a picture. By Prince Edward Island standards, this is a big church. Even with my superwide I was only barely […]
If you go to Peggy’s Cove, it kind of goes without saying that you want a picture of its famous lighthouse. But luck just wasn’t on my side that day. The sky was a bit boring, the sunset was dull, […]
If you want to feel like you’ve stepped back in time to a Canada that doesn’t really exists anymore, go to the Maritimes and discover that it’s still there. Nowhere in Canada will you feel more welcome, or encounter friendlier […]
A while back my wife and I went on an overnight trip to Tacoma to see the worst concert in the history of mankind (seriously, #$%#! you, Roger Waters, you complete and utter tool), so the highlight of the trip […]
Vancouver is extremely saturated with craft breweries, which is good because if you can’t afford a house, at least you can spend your money on good beer an drink it with your eight roommates. Now I know that may come […]
If you had hipster coffee in the afternoon, it’s only appropriate that you have hipster beer in the evening, right? Luckily there are no shortage of craft breweries in Vancouver, so you can pretty much take your pick.
I love good coffee. What I don’t particularly love is pretentious coffee (or pretentious anything else, really). But the other day we were out and about in East Van looking for the nearest coffee shop that wasn’t Starbucks. We had […]
One of the things that was impossible to ignore while driving through Northern Ontario is how many of the small towns are in a serious state of decay as a result of the province’s many years of incompetent socialist government. […]
Months later, I am still trying to catch up on posting all the photos from my Japan trip (and I’m not even accounting for the ones I haven’t edited yet), and I’ve realized something: Without photos, I forget what a […]
During our cross-Canada trip, Rachelle was adamant that we had to stay at least one night at a Scully and Mulder motel (or, as I prefer, a Sculler and Mouldy motel). If you aren’t sure how that’s defined, you obviously […]
Just my little monkey cat posing in the sun.
Arashiayama is famous for a few things. One of them is Iwatayama Monkey Park, and another is this beautiful bamboo forest. But it’s not the only forest in town. There’s also the kimono “forest”, which is a collection of cylindrical […]
I happened across this scene while exploring the many breweries in East Vancouver. Apparently it’s a “pop-up arcade” operated by a local skateboard company. I just thought it looked cool.
Just a big pile of tires around a dumpster that I came across one day while wandering through Vancouver. Yep, it’s not all glass towers full of snobs with credit card debt.
Gion is a historic Geisha district in Kyoto. Its narrow streets and traditional buildings make it a uniquely charming area of an already charming city. Tourists and locals alike can be seen roaming the neighborhood in elaborate kimonos which are […]
Nijo Castle was probably one of the more awe-inspiring places we visited while in Japan. It just happens to have been the home of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the last Shogun of Japan. I know him better as his fictionalized version, Toranaga, […]