My Reasons to Travel….As Often As Possible – Number 5 – The Sights


You wake up in the morning, open the shutters and look out on this……

Mt Vesuvius Across The Bay Of Naples

or you roll over and think to yourself, what shall I do today, maybe this..

Eiffel Tower in Paris

or maybe this…

The Rockies in Montana, USA

These are pictures, which, if you never go, is as close as you will get.  You can only get so much out of a picture, but, you can’t smell the Mediterranean Sea from your window, you can’t see an 800 ft steel structure twinkle like a Christmas tree as the Eiffel Tower does at night and the picture of Montana above is absolutely nothing compared to actually standing there, impressed enough to take a picture that you know won’t be even close to the real thing.  Yes, you say, but who can afford it (I will speak to that in my next post).  To that statement I say, look out your back door.  I don’t care where you live, you are only a few hours away from a whole bunch of amazing things to see and do.

When we first moved to Saskatchewan, we had an involuntary shudder.  What on earth is there to do there.  Surprise, within hours of our front door, we golfed some amazing golf courses, house-boating on Lac La Ronge, boating and hiking to Grey Owl‘s cabin in Prince Albert National Park, super-sliding down sand hills near Sceptre, Saskatchewan and lots of other things to numerous to mention.  All in all, it was you make of what you have.  The biggest issue most of us have is to stop watching The Travel Network, getting up off the couch, and doing it.  Be a travel show instead of watching a travel show.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on September 21, 2011, in Canada, General, Saskatchewan, travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. First photo is taken from Sorrento!!! Tell me if I am wrong. I visited there few years ago and at same time Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Capri. I have also photo from Vesuvius in my About me page.

    Happy travel!

    • Yep. Sorrento. We stayed in a bed and breakfast on marina piccola at the foot of the cliff that gran vittorio hotel was on. Had a turret and a huge deck on the 2nd floor and the million dollar view. That was taken from the bedroom window.

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