"Oh, you have to visit Clifton Hill! So much to do there! It's lots of fun!" Our Uber driver, on learning that I had not visited Niagara Falls for many years, that Marvin had never visited Niagara Falls before, and that we were having a difficult time finding things to do on the American side of Niagara Falls, directs us to the Canadian side, exclaiming that Clifton Hill is the place to be.
Havana was one of our more interesting travel destinations. Cuba had long been at the top of Marvin's bucket list, and his excitement when he learned that it was now possible for Americans to travel to Cuba bred a deep desire in me to visit this island country as well. But due to a severe case of food poisoning half-way through our trip, I didn't get to experience as much of Havana as I wanted to. So this trip caused an even greater spark, making my desire to see more of this beautiful country even more intense. Cuba, we'll be back!
See our Havana travel guide!
When planning our trip to Toronto, we had no idea that we would love it as much as we did. Had we known ahead of time, we may have planned a couple extra nights here. But, as we say many times when we leave a city we have fallen in love with, we'll be back!
Toronto feels like a micro version of New York, a city I have loved since I first visited her a dozen years ago. A barista we mentioned this to called Toronto, "New York Lite," and we wholeheartedly agree.
Check out our Toronto travel guide!
“Bub, I was running out of steam a long time ago. Now I'm completely out of steam. 'Ain't got no gas in [her].'" I affect my best Billy Bob Thornton voice and use one of our favorite lines from Slingblade to try to lighten the mood, but the sentiment rings true. I'm done. I'm beat. And by my calculations, we still have nearly 6km (3.7 miles) of hiking over slick rocks, through thick mud, up steep hills, down slippery slopes, and across trails punctuated by numerous tree roots before we reach our campsite.
"The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." So says Bill Bryson, renowned travel writer, and the man who so often and so eloquently puts my feelings into words.
I LOVE subways! I'm not talking about the beloved sandwich chain. I'm talking about train systems, below and above ground. I like all public transportation, but I especially love subway systems.
Each year 30 million people flock to Niagara Falls to view the awesome power of 3160 tons of water per second (75,750 gallons per second over the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 681,750 gallons per second over the Horseshoe Falls) rushing down the Niagara River and plunging more than 165 feet from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. A popular destination for honeymooners, the romance of the Falls, particularly at night, cannot be denied. Visitors can view the Falls a number of ways, both from the American side and the Canadian side.
Read our Niagara Falls travel tips to find the best ways to view the Falls!
Carolyn and Marvin
Between the two of us, we have lived in six states and eleven cities. Collectively we have visited twelve countries and territories on three continents. Our bucket list of places to see before we die grows on a daily basis. We are self-proclaimed gypsies, wanderers, nomads moving from place to place,
In the words of Susan Sontag,
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."