The Wandering Eye
Spectacular sights and adventures around Vancouver, British Columbia, and beyond.
Jaunty octogenarians and their Model T Ford driving school, Ken Jernstedt Airfield, Hood River, Oregon, USA (2017-12-02)
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Surrounded by lush vineyards and orchards, under the snow-capped peak of Oregon’s highest volcanic mountain, Hood River is a great little destination just 60 miles east of Portland. There’s not much that you can’t do here, in this green nook along the Columbia River: skiing, hiking, wind-surfing, wine-tasting and—best of all—learning to drive a 1916 Model T Ford. View Complete Post

Seven ways to survive dragon flight--Universal Studios, Florida (2017-11-29)
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On a recent whirlwind trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, my teen daughter insisted that I and my queasy stomach accompany her on every ride. She made it clear, as only teenage girls can, that I Would Be the World's Worst Parent if I didn't. So I did. Here are my Survival Tips.... View Complete Post

Manzanita/Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon, USA (2017-11-26)
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A west coast version of the Caribbean, spectacular Nehalem Bay State Park boasts miles of squeaky white sand, crashing surf, and rolling dunes, under idyllic blue skies (at least, there are blue skies in the summer, if coastal fog isn't rolling in....) View Complete Post

Soaring over the homes of the rich and famous--Off-the-beaten path near Heathrow Airport, England (2017-10-09)
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If you've got an adventurous spirit and some spare time prior to hurling yourself into Heathrow's labyrinth, visit nearby Wycombe Air Park, an active World-War II airfield, and fly a Cessna low over the astonishing manors of the past and current Prime Ministers of England. View Complete Post

How to get from Terminal 2 Heathrow to the Heathrow Express Train Station (2017-08-28)
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If there are any teens out there contemplating doing London without parents, the following photo instructions will get you from Terminal 2 to the Heathrow-Paddington Express with no problems–successfully tested by a 15yr old traveling alone for the first time! View Complete Post

How to do Israel in 4 days, 3 nights - Day 4 (2017-07-23)
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A perfectly preserved Crusader city, located directly underneath a city conquered in turn over the centuries by Canaanites, Romans, Turks, and the British, the Old City of Akko is a riveting, spell-binding journey into the past ... View Complete Post

How to do Israel in 4 days - Day 3 (2017-07-26)
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Situated on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert and towering some 450 meters above the azure beauty of the Dead Sea, the stunning fortress of Masada was the last stronghold of Jewish freedom fighters against the Romans ... View Complete Post

How to do Israel in 4 days, 3 nights - Day 2 (2017-07-14)
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Located in the heart of the Judean lowlands, the biblical city of Maresha, and the Byzantine/Roman city of ancient Bet Guvrin/Eleutheropolis, sprawl over tranquil low hills abuzz with thousands of cicadas ... View Complete Post

How to tour Israel in 4 days - Day 1 (2017-07-09)
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Mosques, ancient ports, a labyrinth of alleys lined by crumbling stonework buildings, and apricot-sand beaches graced with water several shades of robin-egg blue ... all of it pulsating in the hot July sunshine: welcome to Israel in the summer ... View Complete Post

Top 7 things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2 days (2017-06-22)
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Ljubljana Castle, a rowboat ride on Lake Bled, Bled Castle, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, and a bicycle ride well off the usual tourist path to Lake Podpec and through the Ljubljana Marshes - how to experience all this in three nights and two enjoyable days in Slovenia! ... View Complete Post