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Holiday Scrapbook: A Trip to Canada

Travel Blogging Before The Internet Part 2:

While sorting through our loft, we came across a number of holiday souvenirs from our childhoods. Before the internet we had scrapbooks, postcards, brochures, felt-tipped pens and glue. After a magical trip to the USA, a lucky little girl visited western Canada the following year, visiting Calgary, the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver. Mitch wrote about her travels in her scrapbook: travel blogging before the internet.

In those days children were invited to visit the flight deck and meet the captain – a great memory of a friendly pilot, being amazed at the row upon row of switches in the cockpit and seeing the view from the front of the plane at 30,000 feet.

The trip started in Calgary and involved exploring the sublime region around Banff and Jasper before hopping into a train and spending a couple of days travelling through the Rocky Mountains to reach the Vancouver on the Pacific Coast. We then went on to visit Victoria. It was a a classic Western Canada itinerary and one that we – as a couple (who are much older!) would like to explore together.

(Names have been redacted to protect the innocent, namely my little brother, who got locked in the toilet on the plane and had to be rescued by the cabin crew!)

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