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North America Travel Notes and Things to Do

Things to do in the United States, Canada and Mexico! Notes from Slow Travelers and Postcards.

Canada

Montreal

Guide to Montreal, Quebec: Some of the less touristed parts of the city - things to do and see, shops, restaurants, bossykena from Quebec.

Toronto

Toronto Hotels and Restaurants: Recommended places to stay and eat in Toronto, Canada.

Toronto Historic Distillery District: Travel guide for this historic part of Toronto.

Toronto St Lawrence Market: Travel guide for this great food market in Toronto.

British Columbia

Scratching the Surface of Vancouver: Travel notes for this west coast city.

Ten Things I Love About Whistler: Skiing at Whistler, north of Vancouver, in British Columbia.

The Burgess Shale - Hiking, Fossils and the Canadian Rockies: Taking a guided hike in this part of British Columbia.

Canada Dude Ranch: Flying U Ranch, 70 Mile House, BC.

Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico: Details from an Easter trip.

United States: Alphabetically by State

State Index

America by Train: See the US by train! What to expect and descriptions of some of the routes.

Arizona - Tucson: Hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, hiking, guidebooks, things to do!

California - Marin County: Hotels, restaurants in Mill Valley and the rest of Marin.

California - A drive around San Francisco: A drive that hits all the San Fran highlights.

California - The Best of Santa Cruz: Sightseeing, things to do, restaurants, etc.

California - Disneyland for Grownups: When to go, hotels, tickets, restaurants, the rides.

California - Our Magical Day at Disneyland: A travel postcard of a perfect day at Disneyland.

California - Wine Tasting on the Central Coast: Description of wineries, resources.

California - Music for Driving: Playlist of songs for a California coast drive.

Colorado - Where to Ski?: Description of the major ski resorts in Colorado.

District of Columbia - What to See in Washington, D.C.: The main sites and some overlooked sites.

Florida - Miami Beach: Where to stay, where to eat, beaches, what to do.

Florida - Springtime: A Few of the Hundreds of Things to Do in Spring.

Florida - Historical & Culture: Where to Go and What to Do During Your Vacation in Florida.

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: The Waving Girl statue

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Established in 1733

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: America's First Planned City

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Hey Ya'll; Savannah's Paula Deen

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Haunted Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah's Songwriter, Johnny Mercer

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: The Book and the Movie (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Mansion on Forsyth Park

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Shopping in Savannah (Part 1)

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Low Country Cooking

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah's Squares

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Places of Worship

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Salzburg Connection

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: The Bird Girl

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: The Scoop on SCAD

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Shopping in Savannah (Part 2)

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: A Musical Gumbo

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: A Walker's Paradise

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah's First War

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah on the Big Screen

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Tybee Island

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Telfair Museum

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: The Nitty Gritty (Lowdown on Grits)

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Golf in Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Eating Out in Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Clary's Cafe and Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: City Market

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Literary Connections (Flannery O'Connor)

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Off the Beaten Track in Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: The Gingerbread House and the Victorian District

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Got Your Guidebooks?

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah's Economy

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Sweet Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: The Grand Synagogue of Savannah, Mickve Israel

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: African Americans and Savannah - A Troubled Past, A Hopeful Future

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: An American Heroine from Savannah - Juliette Gordon Low

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Two Historic Homes, Juliette Gordon Low birthplace and Andrew Low House

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Low Country Boil (Frogmore Stew)

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Washington Square

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Old Fort Jackson

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Any Time is Party Time in Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Forsyth Park

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: A Day Away in Beaufort, SC

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Speakin Southern

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah's Waterfront (River Street)

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah's Oldest Squares

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Jingle Bells

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: John Wesley and Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Savannah and the Civil War

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Springtime Flowers and Festivals

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Conrad Aiken

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Fun for Kids in Savannah

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Wormsloe State Park

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Spanish Moss

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Monuments, Statues and Fountains

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Southern Barbecue

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: St. Patrick's Day

Georgia - Countdown to Savannah: Historic Preservation in Savannah

Kauai, Hawaii

Shipwreck Beach on Kauai, Hawaii

Hawaii - Embracing the Hawaiian Culture: Tips for things to do on the islands beyond lounging on the beach.

Hawaii - Kauai: All about the island of Kauai.

Hawaii - Kauai, The Perfect Bonding Experience for Today's Harried Family: Things to do with children on Kauai.

Hawaii - Vacation Rentals on Kauai: Notes about several vacation rentals in the Poipu area.

Michigan - North Michigan Summer: visiting the lakes and beaches around Rapid City.

New Mexico - Indian Country, New Mexico's Native Places: Touring the Native American Pueblos near Albuquerque, Santa Fe and western New Mexico.

New Mexico - Santa Fe: About Santa Fe, where to stay, where to eat.

New Mexico - Adventures in Color: The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

New York - French Macaron Baking: you don't need to go to Paris to learn how to make these delectible treats; read about one of the many recreational baking/cooking classes offered in NYC.

New York - Chinatown-Little Italy Scavenger Hunt: a fun and interesting way to tour these historic neighborhoods.

New York - Touring Yankee Stadium: Sure you could go for a game, but a tour gets you into the museum, monument park, the dugout and more!

New York - Walking and Eating in Lower Manhattan: A walking and eating tour through Financial District, Chinatown, Lower East Side, Little Italy.

New York - Areas of New York City: Descriptions of the different areas of Manhattan.

New York - New York City Through the Centuries: A walking tour through historical New York City.

New York - New York City, Things to Do: Things to do in NYC.

New York - New York City, Shops: Interesting shops for NYC.

Ohio - Cleveland!!: Things to do, restaurants.

Pennsylvania - Philadephia: Travel Guide for Philadelphia with descriptions of neighborhoods, things to do, transportation, accommodations, restaurants.

Pennsylvania - Google Map of Philadelphia: Showing tourist sites, accommodations, restaurants.

Pennsylvania - Dutch Country: Overview of what you will find in the Amish area.

Pennsylvania - Slow Travel in the Brandywine Valley: Things to do and explore in this corner of Pennsylvania.

Texas - 25 Things to do in Austin: Excellent travel guide for places to see, things to do, eat and drink in the Capitol of Texas.

Utah - St. George: Things to do in and around St. George.

Utah - Zion National Park: Travel guide for the Park.

Vermont - Mad River Valley: Wintertime in the area, especially Warren and Waitsfield where you will find Sugarbush and Mad River Glen Ski areas.

Washington - Seattle: Native's Notes on the Emerald City.

Washington - Seattle: Hotels, restaurants, etc. in Seattle.

"I'm ten years burning down the road, Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go
Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A."
- - Born in the U.S.A, Bruce Springsteen, 1984 - -

United States Postcards

Manhattan - The Ebb and Flow of its Energy, Flavor and Language: Absorbing New York City and its many characteristics.

Cruising to Hawaii on NCL: Experiences and advice for cruising Hawaii with Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America.

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