Tuesday, June 6, 2017

TOP 5 TUESDAYS: Top 5 Vacation Destinations

Kate is on vacation this week, so I thought I'd make up my own topic about vacations. Feel free to join in if you like and let me know your favourite vacation places. 


1. Alberta/Rocky Mountains

My older brother lives in Alberta and I've been out a couple times, but not for over 10 years. DH and DD have never seen the Rockies, so I'd like to take them out some time soon. Probably this will wait a couple years until DD is older and might travel more easily on a plane. :) Pictured above is Moraine Lake. 

2. Walt Disney World/Epcot

This might happen next year. I would really like to take DD here while she's young and hopefully enjoys it immensely. I have never been to WDW and by the time I was old enough to go on my own the crowds kind of put me off. I have been to the Animal Kingdom, but am looking forward to trying out some of WDW with DD and DH. DH has been to WDW twice, but not in over 20 years. 

3. UK/Normandy/Europe?

Almost 25 years ago I was in Normandy for the 50th anniversary of D-Day and the celebrations. My younger brother would like us all to try and get there for the 75th anniversary (2019) and his 40th birthday which happen to be around the same time. I think DH and DD would get a lot out of the trip, and it will be easier to get around with them because DH is bilingual in French and English and by that time DD will have far surpassed my small amount of French. 

I'm not sure what the scope of the trip will be, but it would be nice if I can get a month off work at that point and see a lot of the UK and some of Europe. I've never been to the UK or Ireland, although oddly my parents are vacationing in Ireland this year. That would be about 2 years away, so there's a good chance I'll at least be able to get a couple weeks. Maybe DH and DD can stay longer? We'll see how it plays out when we start planning next year. 

4. Quebec City

I've never been to Quebec City and we live somewhat close to it (4+ hours drive) so it would be nice to go up for a few days or long weekend at some point. DH has been, but not in years and wasn't favourably impressed. However, I think he was a teenager and it's hard to impress teenage boys with beautiful scenery, etc. The challenge will be deciding when to go, for the Ice Festival in winter? Or for the cooler weather in summer?

5. Parc Safari

This is a neat little zoo type area where you can drive around and feed the animals. There are various types of antelopes, deer, cows, bison, etc to feed and there are also other animals to see, elephants, a rhino, tigers, lions, wolves, bears, in separate enclosures to walk around. They also have a water park, so that would be fun for DD. I hope we make it there this year, because we didn't last year. 

I hope you enjoyed my list and Happy Stitching!



  1. Great list Tiffany. My list would be 1 - 4 Disneyland and 5 would be WDW.


  2. Great destinations. I don't have a list, my single destination would be your #1. I'm totally fascinated by the Rocky Mountains and that's where I would travel immediately.

  3. Great list. I LOVE WDW. Yes the crowds are bad but it's so worth it.

  4. Great list and I love most of your choices! Of course Disney would always make my #1, but England and Scotland, Alberta (thanks to binge-watching Heartland for months on end), and the westward National Parks would definitely make my list. I am sooo far behind with our Tuesdays...I've got to get back in the swing of things.

  5. I would love to go to the Northern Rocky Mountains too, namely that huge beautiful castle-like hotel outside of Calgary or Edmonton? Not too sure of the location. Also would love to go to London and Scotland. Toronto sounds intriguing too.

    1. If I'm thinking of the correct one, it's in Banff, which is a bit of a drive from either Calgary or Edmonton. My Mom and older brother were walking around the hotel and saw Clint Eastwood there once. :) Great list!

  6. Sounds like you have big plans! All those destinations sound wonderful, and I hope you'll keep us up to date when you do go there.

    1. Hopefully most of them will be possible in the next 10 years or so, and yes, I'll post about them and inundate you all with photos too most likely. :)

  7. Come to England! I'm not really a traveller but when I retire and win the lottery I'm buying a round the world ticket and I'm going to stay with all my blogging friends. In exchange for bed and board each one will get an expenses paid trip to their LNS.

  8. Hey there! Another awesome list :) Top 5 places I went on my hols...Venice (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Olympia (Greece), and another place...Hvar (Croatia).

  9. I say yes to ALL of them, but the closest one we may venture to is Quebec!

  10. Love your list, Tiff. We just got back from Alaska and it was fabulous. We would definitely go back, even on the same cruise. It was just wonderful. I asked my family where they'd like to cruise next and got some great destinations. Japan, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Scotland and from myself, Hawaii. I'd like any of their choices, though!

  11. Great progress! I bet this makes a great travel project, with no colour changes to worry about.



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