Vancouver- Gas Town

Gas Town Gas Town is the original settlement that would eventually become Vancouver. Today it is a national historic site. Gas Town was Vancouver's first downtown and was named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire man, steamboat captain and barkeeper who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon. "Gassy Jack" acquired his nickname, … Continue reading Vancouver- Gas Town

How to Book the Perfect Holiday

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list  -Susan Sontag   Travelers either love or hate planning trips. Spending hours honing your research skills in front of a computer, popping into the Travel Agents to pass the planning and booking onto someone else or going away with friends who you know will take care … Continue reading How to Book the Perfect Holiday

The Independent Traveller

“Once the travel bug has bitten there is no antidote, and I know I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” Michael Palin   Back in 2011, Rich famously (in our family) told a Thomas cook holiday rep "we don’t go on package holidays were independent travellers."   What is an independent … Continue reading The Independent Traveller