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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 16th 2011

Sitting at our gate. Boarding started 20 minutes ago and they're still doing priority boarding. It's no wonder they start boarding an hour before the flight. Everything has gone smoothly so far, but I forgot my earplugs for the flight =( Hopefully I will be able to sleep on the plane without them. Pictures will come soon as promised.... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 16th 2011

LH 0473 is moments away. We will fly to Dusseldorf and catch our connecting flight to Budapest. We have known about the Premium Plaza Lounge for a while and sent our son Andrew and his girlfriend Loveita here as a sending off gift when they flew to Fort Mcmurray for new careers. Andrew raved about the quality and the relaxed atmosphere. Private lounges at airports were once reserved for First Class only passengers. Now, for a fee, all passengers may come to the lounge for 2 or 3 hours prior to boarding and enjoy a hot buffet, wine, beer and mixed drinks while sitting in a lounge with leather upholstered chairs. Three of the 5 lounges at Pearson have showers and all have 22" wide screen computers for the use of guests. Newspapers and other reading ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 12th 2011

A big hello and welcome to everyone on the World Tour for 2011! For those of you travelling with us, be sure to share the link to this blog with your family, friends, relatives, neighbors.......heck, anyone who has never even heard about taking a trip around the world on a private plane! It's amazing. To those of you travelling with us 'virtually', (and returning - since you followed on previous trips/blogs) - welcome back! This year, things will be really exciting because now I really know what I'm doing with all this technology, LOL. We're delighted you're with us - and look forward to your comments along the way. Be sure to click on the video link in this segment (top left corner here) and have a listen to the video welcome. For more information about ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 11th 2011

We enjoyed a brief visit to Toronto, the largest city in Canada on the impressive Lake Ontario. Luckily for us, we stayed with our friends who have an awesome top floor condo in downtown Toronto. Downtown Toronto has heaps of great modern condo buildings and an impressive skyline with the CN Tower standing out amongst the buildings. We didn't come to Toronto to do the touristy things, but wandered around the harbour area and checked out a few of the notable buildings and the shops. I also went for a run which enabled me to check out some of the nice park areas around Downtown. Toronto actually reminds me of Australian cities in many ways. It isn't a really touristy place, but is easy to get around and has plenty to do. The highlight of the ... read more
Baseball at the Sky Dome

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 10th 2011

Beautiful day on our last day in Ontario. Great trip down the four-zero-one to the park-n-fly. It's only a max 8 minute wait for a shuttle to come pick you up at the lot. I'm thinking that before our driver started it was probably a ten minute wait but his Nascar style driving(skillfully just barely keeping all 4 wheels of our mini bus on the road during 3g cornering) probably shaved 2 minutes off the trip. Vicki's monster suitcase tipped the scales at 20 kg(allowed 25) Whew!! Had golden ceasars and swiss chalet at a diner/bar. Now we have a 1 1/2 hour wait to board. 8 hours till Glasgow!!... read more


North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 6th 2011

In conclusion… An Open Letter to My New Friends Around the Globe Hi there! It’s Traveling Greg, or maybe now you can call me Formerly Traveling Greg, or—most accurately—On Hiatus From Traveling Greg*. That’s right. My traveling years have ended. I’m in Toronto now. As of tomorrow, I will be a full-time student at the Rotman School of Business. Some of you met me in 2009, and if I haven’t spoken with you since then, you may be thinking that was quite a long time ago. Your life could be completely different now vs. then. But, periodically, every couple of months, you received another e-mail from me with another album of pictures. I was still on the road. Early on, I called it the Great Freedom. The name fit. img= I remember the excitemen... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 3rd 2011

Well, it has been awhile since my last entry. I have returned back to the "Sandbox" after a great summer break at home with friends and family. So nice to go back to home soil for 6+ weeks (wish it was longer). I'll be back home for 3 weeks over the Christmas Holidays! Enjoy the summer pictures and stay tuned for more of my adventure for this coming school year 2011-12. Be safe and luvs to all! xo... read more
Ashley's 22nd Birthday
Mark's 47th Birthday
Me cruisin' too!

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 2nd 2011

I've been looking all over the internet for blogs about other people's travels lately as I have been doing a little bit of traveling myself for the past couple of years. I found this website and it made me want to create my own page so I can share my own travel adventures to my fellow travellers out there. I haven't been to a lot of places yet but I am taking it one city at a time. For a long time I always wondered why I never had something that I love or am passionate about. You know how some people are so passionate about something like writing, crafts, dancing and so on. Now I think I found my passion and I intend to nurture and cultivate it as long as I have the resources ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 1st 2011

day3 Rescheduled our planned Niagara falls trip to tomorrow. So we had a more relaxed start to the day. I woke up at around 8.00 am and cobs around 9.30am - he had managed to stay up very late despite appearing tired yesterday.We went for breakfast around 9.30 am - cobs had even less than yesterday - just the cooked stuff - still wondering if they'll be baked beans in your next hotel. We went to the room after this and chilled a bit, whilst trying to get Skype working. We set off by tube to the Royal Ontario Museum. We saw lots of animal exhibits but later I realized I was dragging a dead corpse with me! In the best of times it would be hard keeping cobs interested in a Museum, but when you ... read more
Royal Ontario Museum
I feel safer here than with the bats

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 1st 2011

So today I eventually head off to NYC, 1 day later than planned but so far the flight isn't cancelled so all good news. I have a lazy morning just pottering around, checking emails, sorting money & planning what I'm going to cram into 3 days in NYC. I've done most of the tourist stuff before but still in typical Louise fashion there can't be a minute lost so try to come up with a 3 day plan! So below is my "top line 80/20" schedule. Wednesday 10am - meet up with Jason Thomas in hotel reception. (Jason & his girlfriend are also visiting so I'm hoping to catch up with them at some point. We are both staying in the same hotel (the same one as a few years back) so we are "on track" ... read more

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