Looking for a day trip from Winnipeg, or perhaps an afternoon out of Brandon?
If you venture down Highway 2, at this time of year, you will marvel at the lush greens of the crops in the rolling hills and valleys. It’s gorgeous! Just 60 kilometres from Brandon, or approximately 160 kilometres from the province’s capital (Winnipeg) and you’ll come across the town of Glenboro.
If you’re looking to stop with your packed lunch, there is a picnic site at Glenboro and right alongside the highway. Can’t miss it! It’s in the shade of their giant statue of a camel, Sara. Be sure to pose for a Sara-selfie! If you didn’t pack a lunch, that’s no worries, there’a Drive-In serving burgers and shakes a mere half block away.
This stretch of highway 2 also has designated picnic sites, and highway diners along the way. You may want to stop at Treherne or St. Claude to the east. Just keep your eyes peeled for signs.
Early June you’ll see thousands of pink wild roses growing along the highway ditches. Late June and early July, you can stop at a Strawberry Farm and pick a pail of the season’s best. There’s one in Glenboro called Good Earth Gardens & Berries.
Looking for a lake side retreat? You won’t want to miss Pelican Lake in the Pleasant Valley area. Great golfing, sailing and you can even park your RV and stay a few nights. See Pelicanshores.ca for current rates and availability.
Visit Tourism Westman for more area information and to start planning your road trip adventure.
When you see a fabulous deal, you have to jump on it, if you possibly can. The under $200 flights to Kelowna were too good to pass up. And while I absolutely couldn’t get the time off work at spring break, my son could. (He has a fabulous boss!)
So, he went snowboarding in the mountains of British Columbia.
In an effort to include me (and the readers of SheTalksTravel.com), he’s shared some fun helmet-cam GoPro video that he shot.
He followed his friend down the mountain at Silver Star Ski Resort in Vernon. Not bad for a couple of novice snowboarders, and a helmet cam.
This clip is a little longer and shows more of the scenery at Silver Star Mountain Resort. It was taken by my older son, on a snowboard, as my youngest skis and blazes the trail.
Absolutely a fabulous hill. Great for the novice skier and beyond. Really great conditions for end of March. Top marks to Silver Star Mountain Resort, from my correspondent!
Ps. I will follow up soon with recommendations for hotels in the area and a few more of the fun photos he took.
What if I told you that you could catch a flight, from Winnipeg, to Boston and see a couple Blue Jays games when they are hosted by the Red Sox at Fenway Park?
What if I told you that if you stayed a short commute from downtown, in a really well rated hotel, that you could have 3 nights and flights for under $800?
Would you be interested?
There is a little price war going on among the airlines right now on this route. You can fly from Winnipeg to Boston (YWG to BOS) as low as $326 taxes in and return. However, the flights that I like best seem to sit around $375 (which is still amazing! You can’t get to Vancouver for that!) Prices are lowest between April and late June.
Baseball teams often have a “home stand” which means that they are playing several games at home. If you choose the right dates, you could see the Red Sox play two or three different opponents.
Tickets are in addition to the above noted prices and can vary widely depending on where you like to sit in the park and where you purchase your tickets.
And, by the way, All Star tickets go on sale today. The big game is being played in San Diego this year at Petco Park, second week in July.
Under $4000 for a family of 4, will get you a week in a five star Riu Resort in Jamaica! Simply a fabulous deal!
Honestly, I’m happy if I can get Jamaica under $1600 per person. So, for under $1000 per person, I’m hitting the exclamation mark a whole bunch of times!!!!
I was in Jamaica less than a year ago. We stayed in the Montego Bay area. We drove past the Riu to get to our 4 star resort. It sure looked nice. But, I don’t really know. (As always, I urge you to go to Trip Advisor and check out the recent reviews whether you are staying in Regina, Anchorage, Negril or anywhere.)
For this bargain, found through Selloffvacations.com, you have a choice of 3 Riu locations. Montego Bay is the closest to the airport, but Ocho Rios and Negril have more exquisite beaches.
Here’s the screenshot of the total package price, as of March 15th 10pm. I’m not sure how long this price will last. It might be just until it sells out, or it could be one of their 48 hour deals. In any case, it’s a last minute deal, once you book it… grab those passports and start packing!