The Icefields Parkway

What? The Icefields Parkway (also known as Highway 93 North) connects the towns of Jasper and Banff. This 232 km drive is one of the most scenic routes in the world. You’ll find a downloadable map behind this link. During your drive you pass waterfalls, glaciers, Rocky Mountain peaks, the Columbia Icefield,… We started our […]

Yoho National Park

The name of the park is derived from the Cree words for “awe” and “wonder. It is indeed a wonderful place. The park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, which consists of four national and three provincial parks. Location Yoho National Park is situated in British Columbia, near the […]

Visiting Canterbury

One of the cities we absolutely wanted to visit during our road trip through Kent was Canterbury. When we arrived there we got some typical English weather: heavy rain. This meant we had to make some changes to our program. In the afternoon, it stopped raining and we did manage to visit a couple of […]

Scotney Castle

Location Scotney Castle is situated southeast of Lamberhurst, along the A21. The nearest “big” town is Tunbridge Wells, where we stayed.   History The construction of the castle began in 1378. The builder was Roger Ashburnham. The building was never finished. As off 1580 consecutive owners renovated the castle, each in the predominant style of […]

Bodiam Castle

Location Bodiam Castle is situated located 7 km east of Robertsbridge, east Sussex. Visitors who like to arrive in style can take the stream train operated by the Kent & East Sussex railway in Tenderden. It is a 55 minute ride though very beautiful landscapes. The first train leaves Tenterden station at 10.40 a.m and […]

Ightham Mote

Location Ightham Moat is located in Ivy Hatch, Kent, United Kingdom. About 9,5 kilometers  north of Tonbridge. History The manor house was built 700 years ago. By whom nobody knows. It is the largest Medieval moated house in Britain. Over the centuries squires, MP’s, sheriffs and courtiers have resided here. The last private owner was […]