Be Back Soon... I'm on Vacation!!!
Let me introduce myself
My name is Jane and I love to travel. I am also an Internet and VT addict. I haven't done as much travel in the past few years as I would've liked. Soon I hope to travel more, and further afield.
1962 - Northwestern Ontario
1965 - BC and Alberta visiting family
1969 - Train from Ont to BC, a cruise to Alaska, and visiting family
1971 - Florida with family; and Cape Cod with grandparents
1972 - School choir trip to Kentucky, USA; and Austria with my cousin
1973 - UK with parents, visiting relatives
1974 - BC - visiting family, my first long trip travelling on my own
1975-76 - At a Canadian school in Neuchatel Switzerland - this provided a base in Europe, living with a Swiss family, and travel - Switzerland, France, Morocco, Italy, with school, then Luxembourg and the UK on my own, after school to visit friends and relatives.
1976 - BC to visit with family
1979 - Switzerland, visiting mySwiss family, and UK both on my own and then for 1 week with parents and grandparents, before staying in Scotland for a few weeks with cousins.
1983 - 1989 - about 4 more trips to the UK, and a couple of trips to BC and 2 trips to New York City, and one horrible driving trip through Eastern New York (because of driving companion, not the locations)
With husband : 2 trips to the UK, 1 to BC, 2 trips to Florida, 1 trip to Chicago, several trips down to Buffalo NY, and some trips within Ontario. We were on 2 cruises in the Caribbean, on a couple of the older smaller ships.
On my own - San Francisco for a very short visit for a family wedding, took a girls trip into NY state, and went to Ireland for 10 days with my mother.
While I was working in travel, I managed to get to Australia 2x, to Washington DC, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Upper New York State, Nova Scotia, Arizona, Bermuda and Texas
I've also made a couple of trips to the US (NY state, Michigan, and Texas) for country music concerts.
Aug/04 -a fairly quick trip to Vancouver, BC for a cousin's wedding, also seeing Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast, White Rocks, and Steveston.
June/07 - Had a fabulous time in Nova Scotia! Thanks Betty!
In the past little while, it seems that my traveling has been limited to the Internet... chatting online and meeting people that way. Much cheaper way to see the world! Having said that, I've been meeting VT members here in Toronto and in London Ontario, and it has awoken my eyes to what there is here in my own hometown/province. I've learned how much I like playing tour guide to visitors.
Another site that I belong to, which seems to compliment VT is Boockcrossing.com. This, free site, is about releasing books after you've finished enjoying them, and hopefully tracing where they have travelled. This is not a cult and all sorts of genre of books are being released. I know many members of VT are also BCers and release books on their travels. I have released books in Canada and Bermuda. It's a fun, great way to combine the Net, travel and books. If you check out the site, please use my name CdnJane as your referring member. Enjoy!
My cousin's wife Anne passed away Sunday April 19, 2009. Her weakened body wasn't able to handle this latest transplant, and the complications. It is a sad time, especially for my cousin and his two young children. This began with lung cancer that was environmental - not because of smoking, and was the tale of how a double lung transplant gave a family 3 more years together. Thank you for your comments and prayers and positive wishes... they have been cherished and appreciated greatly.
Please, if your beliefs allow it, sign an organ donation form and help others. Lung cancer doesn't just affect smokers - it kills more than breast and prostate cancers combined !