USA Canada 2018

In 2018 we took a trip to USA Canada on the back of a cruise that Angela earned via Stampin’ Up!. The Alaskan cruise was a 7-night journey through the inside passage to Juneau and Skagway.

We added an extra three weeks to see some of North America and Canada and made it an adventure to remember.

Leaving Brisbane

We flew out of Brisbane at 2145 Saturday 30 June and arrived in Las Vegas at around midnight Saturday 30 June after a 6 hour flight, 4 hour stopover and 9 hour flight...

Saturday 30th June, 2018
Las Vegas

We arrived here late at night (still June 30) and couldn’t wait to get to bed. The lights of Vegas from the plane were incredible...

Sunday 1st July, 2018
Hoover Dam | Williams

We hit the road and headed for the Grand Canyon via Hoover Dam and Williams, which is about an hour south of the Grand Canyon...

Monday 2nd July, 2018
Grand Canyon

Today we drove an hour up the road to see the Grand Canyon. It was as immense as it looks and its size truly humbling...

Tuesday 3rd July, 2018
Williams

Williams was one of those great American towns that could be classed as 'Anytown' USA..

Las Vegas, old school cool

We drove back to Las Vegas first thing this morning and dropped off the hire car around lunchtime...

Wednesday 4th July, 2018
New York

We arrived in NY tired and bedraggled after an overnight flight. We had booked an apartment in Brooklyn through AirBnB nearly 12 months earlier so, after collecting our luggage, we caught a taxi there and piled into bed for a few hours...

Thursday 5th July, 2018
Niagara Falls

When we checked in we realised that our room didn't even face the falls so we paid for a room upgrade so we could see them from our room ($20 USD per night - we were here for two nights)...

Tuesday 10th July, 2018
Toronto

We left Niagara Falls this morning and boarded our transfer for the 1:40 hour ride to our accommodation in Toronto...

Thursday 12th July, 2018
Banff

We had an early start this morning as we had a four hour flight to Calgary. We arrived at the airport at around 7:15am and boarded our 8:20am flight soon after...

Saturday 14th July, 2018
Rocky Mountaineer

We arrived at the station at 0600 for our 0630 departure and enjoyed a cup of coffee and some harp...

Sunday 15th July, 2018
Vancouver

What a day! We started at the waterfront and headed to Grouse Mountain on the free shuttle...

Tuesday 17th July, 2018
Seattle

After such a busy two days in Vancouver, today was spent taking off shoes, getting x-rayed, sitting around airports, and traveling to Seattle...

Thursday 19th July, 2018
Alaskan Cruise

We packed up all our belongings again this morning and waited in the lobby for our call to get on the provided bus that would take us to the cruise terminal...

Friday 20th July, 2018
Seattle...again!

We disembarked the ship quite early at 8:30am and caught an Uber back to the Sheraton, where we stayed before embarking on the cruise, where they were kind enough to check our bags until we left Seattle.

Friday 27th July, 2018
Waikiki Beah

Our penultimate day was spent at Waikiki Beach. The weather was kind to us once again as we wandered up and down the beach front with every other tourist on earth. We pulled the pin on these shenanigans at around 4.00pm and had a swim.

Saturday 28th July, 2018
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