March 26 2009 by Bryson Forbes
You may not understand the reference unless you too are a fellow Canuck and remember the now famous 2001 Molson Canadian Beer Commercial titled "the rant". Hilarious and award-winning; it reminded us all why we are proud to be Canadian.
I owe my parents a tremendous debt of gratitude. As kids, my sister and I truly saw and experienced Canada. While my friends headed to the Caribbean, my parents packed us up in a two-tone wood panel station wagon and we hit the road. Even when we flew to the coast, my father would miraculously find a place that rented a vehicle even worse than our own beat up old station wagon. I still wonder how that was possible. At the time, we felt ripped off. Are you kidding me? We are seriously going to dig for clams? Find me the fun in the Bay of Fundy.
I remember them uttering to us that one day we would thank them. They felt it was important for us to travel our country and know where we are from. Although it has been more than 20 years since our last family road trip, we still talk and reminisce about it (and jab my father about his car choices).
Countless hours in the back of the wagon armed me with the ability to relate to my fellow Canadians and understand the appeal of all the regions of Canada. It also armed me with the knowledge that it takes the police in Berwick, Nova Scotia about 22 minutes to get to your chalet when you trip the alarm.
I have my own family now and we travel both in Canada and abroad. I look forward to sharing our trials and tribulations along the way, along with my tips for how Canadians can get the most out of travel. My coverage will span from family travel to business travel, from travel regulations to travel deals.
I hope this blog becomes a two way street and you can add your own insights from your travel stories. What are some topics of Canadian travel that interest you most right now?