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California tour from March 22nd - April 6th. / Still need some tips !!

Hello Quilmes,

We have already done the tour twice, once in July and once in March / April. This period brings some weather restrictions with it.

We also ended up in JFK and then toured for 3 weeks. We are only 2 days in S.F. stayed and then down over the 17-miles-Crive to bebble beach - amazing scenery on the Pacific. From there, Highway 1 starts in the direction of Big Shur, then continues via San Simeon, where we had a stopover and then continued all the way south to S. Diego with 2 overnight stays.

I also found San Diego particularly beautiful and with the temperature in March already very pleasant - the trip to Sea-World was a must for us both times. The drive over the Coronado Baybridge to the Lighthouse in Point Loma with a stop at the huge cemetery of the naval base is very nice (I feel cold now). It is also very nice in S.Diego Seaport Village right by the harbor.

We also only scratched LA briefly via the Walk of Fame, with the car down part of the Sunset Strip by car, on foot over Rodeo Drive and a view of Hollywood Boulevard and then through the Mojave Desert to Sequoia National Park & Kings Canyon. The drive and part of the hike through the Giant Forest with the Mammout trees and the Shermann Tree with an age of 2300-2700 years ! and a weight of 1385 t - absolutely impressive. The Sequoias are up to 80 m high and reach a circumference of up to 30 m! We felt so tiny.

Then we were in Vegas and were there in Treasure Island - right next to the Mirage. A great hotel with great rooms, we had a direct view of the strip, I think 25 floors or so ? And could see the pirate show from the room again. It is very good value for money because it is no longer the newest hotel - if money is not an issue ....... then I would take the Bellagio. If you walk to and from the hotels in the evening (there is a big shopping mail under the Ceasars) then you can definitely take the bus back in one direction, it costs 1 $, your feet hurt enough anyway Most of them don't know that. The water features in front of the Bellagio are amazing. Also worth seeing is the Venetian - you really have the feeling that you are in Venice. They spin the Americans the Grand Canal just built on the 1st floor. From there you can walk to Paris in 10 minutes - you will find yourself in front of the Art de Triumph and the Eiffel Tower!

We were with the car at the Hoover Dam, was also worth seeing. We approached the G. Canyon on our 1st trip to the USA, we were there in March and through all the snow we had to drive 800 km further because the North Point was still closed - to the South Rim. So better to go straight to the south ......... On the first trip we were also in Bryce and Zion Canyon but also Bryce Canyon was only partially accessible in March.

In the direction of S.F. then we drove through Death Valley

We actually wanted to continue - but passed Mammoth Lake, which we thought was great and stayed there for one night. Since we had booked everything through Motel 6, we could move overnight stays without any problems. This is the advantage if you stay in a chain or with the vouchers from central providers. Even if you arrive later, your room is safe for you. At Mammoth Lake we felt transported to Canada - warning of free-roaming bears, etc. Then we made a short detour on Highway 395 to the old gold rush town of Bodie. Was OK. but the trip there and back took longer than expected.

Then we came back to S.F. and did a lot of things that we didn't manage in the first few days.

In S.F. there is the well-known mandatory program: Pier 39 at fishermanns wharf (there are great fish restaurants here), then of course the cable car, preferably to Market Street. By the way, you can park quite easily near Pier 39 - there are enough parking garages and you can find your car again. Then on foot to China Town. Incidentally, there is a very good Chinese on the first floor right at the large entrance gate - you can't miss it. I believe directly at the Hotel Astoria.

If you want to go to Alcatraz - here again the advice to reserve the tickets from here, unfortunately we didn't do it and didn't get the chance on site because the waiting time was 4 days and we were already gone. We then only took a boat tour under the Golden Gate through and around Alcatraz.

Take the car down Lombard Street (this super curved street) - just go down to Steiner Stree at Alamo Square with the famous little houses. Then over the Golden Gate to the other side of the Bay - with the view of the city par excellence.

One day we went to Sausalito - where the flower children of that time lived / lived on their houseboats ....... We continued on the upper Highway 1 to Point Reyes, where there are 600 steps to a lighthouse, Here the panorama and the coast are more reminiscent of Scotland or Ireland (I haven't been - but I imagine that way ...) Incidentally, it is the windiest point on the Pacific, the trees grow almost horizontally in some cases, as there are wind speeds of up to 230 km / h there. Back to S.F. we saw seal colonies and many comoranos. Then a detour to the Redwood N.P. here the trees are up to 120 years old and 2000 years old. On the way back you have this amazing view of S.F. We / I had to go here again on the last day to say goodbye to a great city - with the promise: WE WILL COME AGAIN. We are now planning that for 2009

You can also drive over the double Oakland Bridge, but I found the above-mentioned panorama more impressive.

Are you in the ADAC? If not I would think about it for a year. You get amazing material, with car cards, etc. still have some discounts through the local AAA Club and the car is also cheaper. We also requested all the National Park tickets - it was really worth it.

I hope I was able to bring some ideas into your planning and I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

LG Sabine

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Round trip through the western USA SFO - Las Vegas - LA

Hello Andre,

I can only join blogstone, of course it can be done the way you plan it - even if you don't have that much time for one or the other parks and cities. But if you like it as much as we do, you'll be flying there anyway.

I think the idea with the rental car and the hotels / motels is very good, so we have already done the tour twice. However, always with a stay of almost 3 weeks. I can only recommend Muirwood Park, it is from S.F. not so time-consuming and very easy to manage as a day or half-day excursion.

You will find a lot of tips for the tour here. If you have any questions, let's go. Andre I'm going to put our tour here again - unfortunately I couldn't send you a PM. You might be able to get some tips from there.

We landed in JFK and then toured for 3 weeks (1x18 days and 1x21).

In Vegas we were at Treasure Island - right next to the Mirage. A great hotel with great rooms, we had a direct view of the strip, I think 25 floors or so ? And could see the pirate show from the room again. It is very good value for money because it is no longer the newest hotel - if money is not an issue ....... then I would take the Bellagio. If you walk to and from the hotels in the evening (there is a big shopping mail under the Ceasars) then you can definitely take the bus back in one direction, it costs 1 $, your feet hurt enough anyway We found the water features in front of the Bellagio very impressive. Also worth seeing is the Venetian - you really have the feeling that you are in Venice. They spin the Americans the Grand Canal just built on the 1st floor. From there you can walk to Paris in 10 minutes - you will find the Art de Triumph and the Eiffel Tower!

We were with the car at the Hoover Dam, was also worth seeing. We approached the G. Canyon on our 1st trip to the USA, we were there in March and through all the snow we had to drive 800 km further because the North Point was still closed - to the South Rim. So go straight to the south ... or alternatively a flight, that of course saves you a lot of time.

In the direction of S.F. we then drove through Death Valley - our last visit there in July we had 58 DEGREES at Zabrisky Point !!! No joke !

We actually wanted to continue - but passed Mammoth Lake, which we thought was great and stayed there for one night. Since we had booked everything through Motel 6, we could move overnight stays without any problems. This is the advantage if you stay in a chain or with the vouchers from central providers. Even if you arrive later, your room is safe for you. At Mammoth Lake we felt like we were transported to Canada - warning of free-roaming bears, etc. After a coffee to go and a croissant on hand, we went to Mono Lake (I had imagined more spectacular) the pillars of salt have shrunk quite a bit. Then we made a short detour on Highway 395 to the old gold rush town of Bodie. Was OK. but the trip there and back took longer than expected. By the way, gold was demanded here until 1975, a total of $ 100 million - we didn't find any more

Then we came to S.F. We started from here, i.e. we already knew where our Motel 6 was and again 6 in Belmont, is a bit out of the way but in a great central location and had a good price.

In S.F. there is the well-known mandatory program: Pier 39 at fishermanns wharf (there are great fish restaurants here), then of course the cable car, preferably to Market Street. By the way, you can park quite easily near Pier 39 - there are enough parking garages and you can find your car again. Then on foot to China Town. Incidentally, there is a good Chinese right at the large entrance gate - you can't miss it on the 1st floor. I believe directly at the Hotel Astoria.

Downtown we go to Union Square - there is Macy's. Back with the cable car to the harbor with a fantastic view of Alkatraz - if you want to go there, pre-order tickets on the first day ! Are always fully booked. Unfortunately we didn't know that at first and afterwards we could have had tickets, but we were gone for two days.

Then we fetched the car and took the car down Lombard Street (this super curved street) - just go down to Steiner Stree on Alamo Square with the famous little houses. Then over the Golden Gate to the other side of the Bay - with the view of the city par excellence.

We are then to Sausalito - where the flower children of that time live / live on their houseboats ....... We continued on the upper Highway 1 to Point Reyes, where there are 600 steps to a lighthouse, this is a reminder Panorama and the coast closer to Scotland or Ireland (I haven't been there yet - but that's how I imagine ...) By the way, it is the windiest point on the Pacific, the trees grow almost horizontally in part, as there are wind speeds of up to 230 km / h gives. Back to S.F. we saw seal colonies and many comoranos. Then a detour to the Redwood N.P. here the trees are up to 120 years old and 2000 years old. On the way back you have this amazing view of S.F. We / I had to go here again on the last day to say goodbye to a great city - with the promise: WE WILL COME AGAIN. We are now planning that for 2009

You can also drive over the double Oakland Bridge, but the above-mentioned panorama is unique.

The short trip over the 17 miles crive to bebble beach is worthwhile - an amazing backdrop on the Pacific. Highway 1 in the direction of Big Shur also starts from there.

I also found San Diego particularly beautiful - the trip to Sea-World was a must for us both times. The drive over the Coronado Baybridge to the Lighthouse in Point Loma with a stop at the huge cemetery of the naval base is very nice (I feel cold now). It is also very nice in S.Diego Seaport Village right by the harbor.

We also only scratched LA briefly via the Walk of Fame, with the car down part of the Sunset Strip by car, on foot over Rodeo Drive and a view of Hollywood Boulevard and then through the Mojave Desert to Sequoia National Park & Kings Canyon. The drive and part of the hike through the Giant Forest with the Mammout trees and the Shermann Tree with an age of 2300-2700 years ! and a weight of 1385 t - absolutely impressive. The Sequoias are up to 80 m high and reach a circumference of up to 30 m! We felt so tiny.

Oh, it occurs to me, are you in the ADAC? If not I would think about it for a year. You get a lot of material, with car cards etc. still have some discounts through the local AAA Club and the car is also cheaper. We also requested all of the National Park maps - it was really worth it.

Greetings and until then nice wanderlust

Bine

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AirCanada

Yes, the contribution is better off here. Thanks for the hint! Here is our story again:

During our summer vacation August 16, 2011, we flew Air Canada from Zurich via Toronto to Los Angeles. What we didn't know: In Toronto we had to go through the entry procedure into the USA. According to travel documents, a two-hour stay in Toronto was planned. My friend was happy that she could finally smoke a cigarette again. My daughter and I wanted to eat something. We couldn't do any of this, however: We first had to pick up our luggage, then from there we looked at the seemingly long line of people in the direction of the US immigration area. Our questions to airport employees where you can smoke at least one cigarette were answered as follows: You first have to enter Canada and then leave the airport building. There is no smoking area in the airport. It was all too risky and complicated for us in terms of time (rightly!) And so we stood in line with our legs in the stomach. In the end, after this agonizing procedure, we arrived at our plane 10 minutes late and were lucky that we even managed to get there !!! They were just about to close the doors. That was real nerve stress number 1 !!

On the 5 hour flight to Los Angeles we got nothing to eat, just really disgusting, stale tap water! So we had to buy sandwiches for a lot of money. In addition, we got different places. In Germany, I sat for hours on the PC to reserve seats before departure, which, according to Air Canada, would be possible 24 hours before departure. Nothing went of course! (Only on the return trip it worked for a $ 12 PC rental in the hotel)

The vacation in USA was otherwise very, very nice. But only until the return flight !!

When we arrived in Toronto there was a storm, (regular departure at 9:05 p.m.) OK, nobody can do anything about it until then. The bad weather: Accepted.

After an endlessly long wait without sufficient information, we were finally allowed on the plane half an hour after midnight. We then sat on the plane again for about half an hour when the pilot made an announcement that a hole had been discovered in the cargo area and that he would therefore have to cancel the flight. He asked us to get off the plane. We then stood in this gangway for a quarter of an hour because the doors to the Check Inn were not opened! The Air Canada employees saw us, but only reacted when passengers at some point got angry and violently knocked the window. So began the nightmare. They finally opened and of course everyone rushed to the counter. In a really unfriendly way, the AC people urged us in a tone of strict parents talking to their children to leave the counter and sit down somewhere.

Then some time later they called through that they wanted to get a new crew who would then take the flight. Hello? With a hole in the plane? We were then told the story that there was no technical problem, but that the pilot wg. the delay would exceed his flight time and only therefore canceled the flight. That only occurred to me at 0.30am? Nobody believed that. There was a long back and forth. Nobody trusted the AC employees anymore, which was very understandable.

Ultimately, it was said that a new flight was scheduled for 12 noon the next day. We should all go to the underground level, there we would get hotel vouchers and something to eat.

Many were already on the way. It wasn't that easy to find either. Nobody was there to help. Later it was announced by word of mouth that the flight should leave at 4 p.m. the next day. No announcement, nothing came. In the underground level, there was a line of people.Some fellow passengers told us that there were no more hotel vouchers. Everything in Toronto is booked out. That was then confirmed. At least that there were no hotel vouchers. Unfortunately there was also nothing left to eat / drink. So we stood there, freezing with our luggage, which we also had to pick up. We should then be in the 3rd floor level. We will be taken care of there. I thought of camp beds, blankets or the like. But on the 3rd floor it was: Nobody! Not even in the 2nd or anywhere else. Nobody took care of us!

When someone in uniform appeared, a cluster of grapes immediately stood around them. I can remember an AC lady who started crying, completely overwhelmed, while people were talking to her. We then preferred to leave them alone and continued to seek help. Other AC employees immediately turned us off. You are not responsible. They also didn't know where there could be blankets. In the end I just wanted blankets for us because we were so cold in this cold building, but we got nothing. At 4 in the morning I went back to the underground level. The airport employee there couldn't help me with blankets either, but gave me a $ 30 voucher for the three of us. That was all and that didn't come from Air Canada either! My daughter and girlfriend slept freezing on chairs that we pushed together. I had to take care of the luggage. I photographed dozens of passengers lying on chairs and on the floor. It was a real horror night. The next day, which went slowly and slowly, we had to check in again slowly with hundreds of others. Other passengers whom we spoke to had received hotel vouchers, and still others went to the hotel at their own expense (which we didn't think was possible because we were told there was nothing available) most of them slept, if at all, in the airport building. One family was lying in a mosque where believers started praying at 5 a.m.

With another 1.5 hours delay, the flight to Zurich finally left in the evening. Air Canada has handed out letters with a hundred CAD voucher that can be redeemed at AC within a year. We were left alone for 24 hours, we froze our butts off and then do you want to turn it into a business? I will never set foot in an Air Canada plane again. You simply did not react to complaints afterwards. You get an email that you have received the complaint and that you would contact us within 14 days and then nothing comes! Only now a week ago, after I wrote down for the umpteenth time, you simply say “sorry” in writing, but we would not receive anything. You can only tell what an airline really is when it comes to problems. That's why I'm not giving any more to the positive feedback here. When a flight is normal, there isn't much bad to say. According to the posts here, the service is said to be so bad in all of North America, when it comes to food etc. Well, only the responsible passenger can change that, right? Everyone has to decide for themselves who to fly with, but there are two things I won't do anymore. 1. Book transfer flights and 2. fly with Air Canada

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What can you watch with a handicap? Which route would be feasible?

Hello Bine and Tom,

the route is fine, and starting with Vancouver Island, too. During the time that you spend there and with the further journey, the weather in the Rockies has an opportunity to be good.

It's preseason you're out and about (which is good), but in the Rockies, snow next to the roads and ice on the lakes is pretty stubborn.

So you have a good chance of coming to the Rockies in a friendly mix of spring and early summer. Can of course also go in your pants ... like everywhere and always. In any case, going to VI first is spot on.

You don't have to bunker fuel anywhere on the route, just make sure that you change something at this level at the latest when the tank is quarter full A motorhome drinks like a lawyer, especially on inclines!

As for stock shopping, you should do it in Port Alberni if ​​you are on your way to Tofino. On the way back from Tofino you should do bulk shopping in Nanaimo, because the ship arrives in the north of Vancouver, where there is nothing more to shop and you drive straight to the Sea-to-Sky-Highway. You will definitely stay there one night (more on that later when it comes to the campgrounds). Then again this and the refreshment in Squamish, because shopping in Whistler is not so great either.

Otherwise, grocery bunkers would only be the order of the day before you drive to Jasper. There is a supermarket there, but it doesn't have a great selection and prices like a delicatessen shop on any German boulevard. And until Banff there is nothing to do with shopping.

Prince George would be ideal for your current route.

Basically, your route can be easily done in 3 weeks. Are the 3 weeks now planned including the visit to your aunt in Vancouver or do you have 3 weeks for the tour and the time with your aunt is on top of that?

Because it might be worth considering not to drive from Barkerville via Prince George to Jasper, but to drive the piece from Quesnel to 100 Mile House twice and from there on the Little Fort Highway (No. 24) to the east and then over the 5 and Wells Gray Park to Jasper.

Yes, a few km more - but it is definitely the nicer route.

In that case, the bulk purchase would have to be done in front of Jasper in 100 Mile House, which should then also extend to Banff.

And then I would like to make the suggestion not to drive Revelstoke / Vernon / Kamploops from Banff.

A great route would be to drive from Banff in the direction of Canmore, behind Canmore on the 40 (you might have to enlarge your maps to see them) into Kananaskis Country - beautiful! Then you come to the 22 again, drive there through really beautiful prairie and farmland to the south and always have the backdrop of the Rockies on the right-hand side. A very, very nice route that is a bit off the mainstream and at the same time is very relaxed to drive.

The 22 meets the 3; there you can make a detour to Waterton or turn right over the 3, which is a very nice route to Vancouver. A small detour would also be possible here, namely from Osoyoos up to Okanagan Lake.

The Banff / Revelstoke / Vernon / Kamloops route would be really mean and insidious Recommend someone who has annoyed me a lot. It leads through the bank on main roads through unimportant places that you really don't have to see.

If the way down over 40/22/3 is too far for you, you should drive differently from Revelstoke, namely along Upper Arrow Lake to Naskup, further south and the 6/23 over to Vernon. But then also over the Okanagan Lake down to 3 and then to Vancouver.

This is definitely the nicer route choice!

Otherwise you have already tinkered a great route. Barkerville is great to see and an experience.

If you have the time and inclination in Victoria, you should definitely go to the Royal BC Museum; there is, inter alia. shown a bit of gold rush history and then you can look at it later in nature.

Of course, my suggestions mean a few kilometers more, I already know that. But maybe you don't come to Canada that often - and then it should be really great, right?

Finally for today:

At Fraserway you will definitely find the "British Columbia Accommodation Guide" in the corner with maps, city maps, advertising brochures etc. - pack it! He lists a myriad of hotels, but also a great many private campgrounds. The state campgrounds are of course basically and rightly reputed to be almost without exception in a scenic location and close to nature - they may not always be the best choice for the rollator / transport chair, as very, very often only with very coarse gravel created.

That doesn't mean at all that you have to do without state campgrounds! On your route, however, I can think of various privately run campgrounds that are in no way inferior to the state ones, but are terrificly beautiful - and often have asphalt on the paths next to lawns, which would be very pleasant for you. You almost always have a bit of gravel around the campsite ... but you would be fine with that, right?

And last but not least:

Don't worry about the illness and the handicap. The Canadians are super-considerate and you can be sure that you will be taken care of as soon as you only see your motorhome, which will certainly have a sticker somewhere that it needs a little more space than the others. They are extremely friendly anyway, and no less helpful.

There is still a little time until May .....

that's why I'm leaving out campground suggestions until the route is ready. Of course, that shouldn't be the gospel !!

Then just in the event of any bad weather areas you would have a fairly wide range where you can go and know what to expect.

Personally, I think it's really, really great that you want to make this trip despite Bine's illness. And I can tell you now that you won't regret it - the Canadians will sort it out

For today many greetings

Harry

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Eastern Canada in July 2013

Hello Hello!

We are back!

The 3 weeks in Canada were really great. First of all, a short report about our experiences:

Arrival at Toronto without problems / delays. Drive to the hotel, briefly freshening up - and off we went into the city. Unfortunately there was the storm of the century in Toronto that afternoon - the worst since Hurricane Hazel (1952/1953?). The first raindrops fell shortly after leaving the hotel. And then it just tipped over! Since we didn't know exactly where we were going to get into the "underground" (pronounced: PATH) (and we were already soaking wet after crossing a street), we arrived back at the hotel soaked to the bone; even in the shoes there was water. The fire brigade / police were on a large scale. Entire streets were flooded, commuters had to be evacuated from their trains, half the city has no electricity, etc. At least we were lucky in the misfortune that we could land in Toronto at all - 2 hours later the airport was closed! The storm was also in Canada. TV the dominant theme. The next day, the view from the CN tower was accordingly not so good.

Takeover of RV in Bolton: The four of us squeezed into a taxi. Everyone should sit in the back first! Were at Cruise Canada around 12 noon. Was able to start taking over the Womo immediately. Instruction video in German. As already announced, no ax. But unfortunately no coffee pot either (just a kettle). Overall quite clean (except for the drain in the sink), knives were also ok.

1. Stop at Walmart: obviously many campers were here before us, there was neither an ax nor a camping toaster or grill grate - everything was sold out!

Next day Niagara Falls: quite impressive, despite the great weather hardly any waiting times for "Maid of the Mist".

Presquíle P.P .: very beautiful site almost directly on Lake Ontario, stay 2 nights! First acquaintance with mosquitoes ...

Kingston: Stroll through town + buy a new camera (my son unintentionally "took his old one" with him the day before ...). The population is very friendly and helpful.

Gananoque: Boat trip in glorious sunshine through the island world, first sunburn.

Quebec: Beautiful old town. Unfortunately, hardly any parking spaces for the RV (as in all major cities, by the way) - when you return there are tickets for over $ 37, because we were a few centimeters above the line ...

Tadoussac: Have to postpone our boat tour to noon due to rain. Start in bright sunshine, but there is fog on the St. Lawrence River, no whale in sight. Only towards the end of the 3-hour tour did the announcement suddenly: another boat had sighted whales! Our captain with full steam to the given coordinates, and then: 2 humpback whales appear several times in front of us and again under - the children are thrilled!

Lac St. Jean: nice CG right on the lake, go swimming.

P.N. de la Mauricie: lots of mosquitoes! And unfortunately a lot of rain ...

Montreal: The CG in Laval has not existed for ages! Only the tourist information informs us about it. Parking and driving into the city are also very difficult here. We got the tip: the marina on the east side of M. also offers parking spaces for RVs! After a nerve-wracking drive across M. we arrive there, at the same time a storm breaks out and once again paralyzes the electricity. That's why we don't get to the square at first - first the barrier has to be unscrewed manually ... The next day a ferry brings us from the marina directly to the port of M. - the crossing takes 25 minutes with a great view of the skyline ! We also really like the city itself.

Ottawa: From the public. From CG it goes to the park-and-ride car park and from there by bus to the city (parking free; although it is Sunday, bus departure every 15 minutes, duration approx. 30 minutes, costs for the Family a total of $ 8, because it's weekend!)

Algonquin P.P.: a wonderful park! Above all, there are not that many mosquitoes in the pine forest! And the whole CG has such a special feeling ... We don't just stay 1 night ... And our morning tours along the highway (whether with RV or on foot) are crowned with success: we see moose, once even a cow moose Young animal!

Killbear P.P.: my absolute favourite! Great bathing lakes with a beach like in the Mediterranean! And trails with great views. Here, too, we stay longer.

Wasaga Beach: the absolute letdown! The most expensive CG is also the worst! And the beach has no flair at all - everything just made for tourism. Whereby it could of course also be due to the bad weather (again a lot of rain, later everything gray on the beach ..)

Earl Rowe P.P .: small but beautiful park with spacious parking spaces, unfortunately the lake could not be used due to bacterial infestation ...

Return RV: no problems, quickly, taxi to the airport quickly there.

Our experiences were very varied, mostly positive. It remains to be determined:

- If you don't have too high demands, you can go on vacation with CC.

- You hardly have any problems with credit cards anywhere. Only some private CG don't accept them.

- Contrary to what my travel guides say, traveler checks cannot always be exchanged without any problems. Many banks want a high fee ($ 5 per check!) And in the supermarkets the cashiers almost never know how to enter the check (the only exception: Loblaws in Ottawa), which usually causes a "cash jam". But the Canadians almost always have "the peace and quiet" ...

- Tim Hortons is a good choice if you want a coffee-to-go.

- At Harvey's you can choose how the freshly fried burger is topped.

- In the Walmart Supercenter (not to be confused with a normal Walmart without a fresh grocery and meat department!) You can shop quite cheaply.

- We liked the CGs in the Provincial Parks best in terms of price-performance ratio and location. Most of the time there are spacious parking spaces. Also with a power connection, the sanitary facilities were consistently good. The private CG are more expensive, but do not always offer more comfort. Every now and then a KOA (for washing clothes and for the kids with a pool) is sufficient.

We and especially the children were able to collect a lot of impressions and snap photos. And one thing is already certain for me: I'll be back! But then probably to the west of Canada!

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Destinations 2015 - Where should I go?

There are always different options for a dream vacation, depending on your needs.

Should it be this year City trip be? Spring and autumn in particular are ideal for short detours. For a relaxing stay nearby, Europe has a lot to offer. London, Rome, Barcelona, ​​Hamburg, Budapest, Berlin, Vienna or Paris and those who have already been through them can satisfy their cultural needs in the magical small towns.

But there are also great cities to discover in the distance. The classic New York is always worth a trip. And Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore and San Francisco should also be seen.

If it's in summer it's cold and wet here again, it's time for a nice one Beach vacation. You don't even have to go far away in summer, because the Mediterranean Sea (and the surrounding area) offers something for every taste. The flight time is (depending on the departure airport and destination) 3-5 hours manageable and you can get into the sun quickly.

Turkey, especially the Turkish Riviera, is the classic for thrifty people. Here you can get a great hotel for little money and families in particular can have a good time in the child-friendly facilities. And if you want some culture besides the beach, the tour operators offer great excursions to the historical sites. The bay of Alcudia on Mallorca is also beautiful for families and beach lovers. The beach slopes completely flat into the sea and offers optimal bathing pleasure. In general, nature lovers and party-goers will always find a perfect corner for their own vacation in the Balearic Islands. In these destinations, hotels with all-inclusive catering are worthwhile, so you can make yourself comfortable in the hotel and are fully catered for.

Who it something more individual I like Malta or Sicily in a rental car. These islands are not that crowded yet and you can find a quiet corner or a lonely beach. In addition, both destinations offer great nature and beautiful towns to explore. If you don't like to drive yourself, Malta also has a well-established bus network to get from one place to another.

If you want a bit of everything, you are in good hands in Greece. The many islands that are open to us travelers offer something for every taste. Discover ancient cultures and marvel at ruins, hike in the great mountains and gorges, bathe on beautiful sandy or pebble beaches with a shimmering turquoise sea, cities to explore and, and, and. In Greece you can always find small taverns with delicious food, so that a hotel with breakfast is completely sufficient.

Anyone who needs exercise on vacation should get a nice one Hiking or cycling vacation make. The best times for this are autumn or winter, when it is not too hot in the holiday areas. Madeira is certainly unique in terms of landscape. The Portuguese island can be reached in just under 4.5 hours and offers an incredible variety of natural beauties that can be explored on the well-developed hiking trails. You can experience similarly beautiful tours on Mallorca or Tenerife, as these two also offer challenges for ambitious athletes. We recommend a hotel in the interior of the country, so that you can plunge into the fun immediately after breakfast. If you prefer the water, the Canary Island Fuerteventura is the place for you in autumn. The wind at Corralejo is perfect for kite surfers.

For the winter there are 2 options. Some rush enthusiastically into the snow and others flee into the warmth as quickly as possible.

For the former is a Ski vacation of course a must. There are numerous beautiful ski areas that can be reached by car from Germany. In Switzerland, Graubünden with the beautiful ski resorts of Laax and Arosa is recommended. Kitzbühl in Tyrol is a classic in Austria and the Italian Dolomites with the town of Selva are particularly beautiful. If you want something out of the ordinary, you should go to the Rocky Mountains in Canada. A good starting point here is the town of Banff. You will never forget the view of the mountains again.

Who prefers to Warmth should consider a long-distance trip in winter. Most destinations can be reached in 9-11 hours and you can forget about winter. The Caribbean or Thailand are recommended for swimming, there are wonderful beaches, palm trees and delicious food. Those who prefer to do something special can do great individual tours at this time of year to explore countries that not everyone has visited yet. Vietnam or Cambodia in Asia or Costa Rica in Central America are always beautiful.

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West Canada tour ok and lots of questions!

Hello dear Canada fans,

Since I've already seen that with others, I would like to get back to you after my trip and thank you again for the great tips, which were really VERY helpful, especially those from Harry. So once again a special thank you to you. The tour went so far that my husband and son often asked me: "Are we going to a CG again today with a forum recommendation?" or "Did Harry recommend that?" If I didn't answer "yes", they were VERY skeptical and in one case (more on that later) it turned out to be justified.

First about the starting point: We had chosen Calgary as the start (8 ½ hours with Lufthansa from Frankfurt in an A340 - very recommendable). From my point of view, Calgary has a few advantages over Vancouver:

- shorter flight

- initially only 8 hours time difference instead of 9

- very clear airport

- Baggage and entry was extremely fast (20 minutes)

- at least if you have the mobile home with Cruise Canada, there are the other advantages that the rental station is very close to the airport and also in a very nice area, you can actually walk from there (!) to a nice shopping center, if you have longer waiting times (like us). The rental station in Vancouver that we happened to pass by is in a rather ugly area.

Now to Cruise Canada: I CANNOT recommend it and it was definitely the last time that we booked the Womo there (although we have already had two experiences with Cruise America).