Photos of Panama Canal

We went through the Panama Canal on Monday, November 19th, on Day 7 of this 16 day cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas. It took all day to cross the three locks along the Canal. The Gatun locks (pronounced Gatoon) consists of 3 gates, and with each one, the water rises 28... Continue Reading →

National Housing Day – Nov 22

I became aware of Canada's National Housing Day in 2006. At the time, I was working with CMHC - Canada's national housing agency, and local affordable housing advocates had decided to mark November 22 as a day to draw attention to the need for affordable housing in many cities across Canada. I was convinced from... Continue Reading →

Is cruising for you?

We took our first cruise vacation in 2012. It was an exciting trip for my entire family, to mark my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The trip aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas was memorable in so many ways, but we were the only ones in the family to catch the cruise bug. The appeal... Continue Reading →

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