Dec 29, 2018

St. Pete Beach, Florida

Located on Florida's west coast along the Gulf, St. Pete Beach is a popular tourist destination just a short drive from St. Petersburg (and just across the bay from Tampa). The surrounding visuals are straight out of a Spring Break movie, and peppered with upscale retreats like the very pink Don CeSar Hotel on the south end of the beach.

St Pete Beach Florida


St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida




St Pete Beach Florida

St Pete Beach Florida
Crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

St Pete Beach Florida

Dec 27, 2018

VIA Rail Adventure: Ottawa to Toronto

As a Western Canadian who really has to go out of his way to find passenger rail service, I find there's still a lot of novelty in traveling by train. Sure, it's slower than flying and more limited than driving, but there's just something relaxing about watching the world roll by and then pulling into a big train station right in the centre of town.

VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario
On a recent visit to Ontario, my friend Tyler and I thought it would be fun to catch the train in Ottawa for a quick excursion to Toronto. For efficiency sake this also worked out well because we were staying at the Royal York, one of Canada's grand railway hotels, which is just across the street from Union Station in downtown Toronto. Here are a few visuals from riding the rails. 

VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario



VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario

VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario
Sunset over Lake Ontario seen from the train.
VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario



VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario
VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario



VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario
VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario

VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario

VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario
VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario
VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario


VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario

VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario
Union Station in Toronto, Ontario.

VIA Rail Ottawa Toronto Ontario