BerndtCanada Travels

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This is the personal website of Erich and Carol Berndt, two avid travelers from Calgary, Canada. We have created this travel information site to offer our insights and ideas to fellow travelers who wish to travel frequently; exploring, learning, and appreciating the geography, culture and history of the places being visited.  We hope you will find this website useful in imagining and planning your travels.

 

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North America

Asia Pacific

Scotland & Ireland

Mexico

Austro-Hungary

Mediterranean

Hawaii

Spain & Portugal

Baltic Cruise

Caribbean Collection

Panama & Costa Rica

European Excursions

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Collection

 

 

 

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 NEW * travel tips updated for 2021 *added North America Collection * revised and updated Australia and New Zealand pages* revised and updated Asia Collection featuring China, Korea and Singapore * revised and updated Europe Collection *added Asia Pacific region featuring Hong Kong, Bali, Malaysia, Cook Islands and Perth  

Asia Pacific

Over the past two years we have explored very diverse places in southeast Asia and the Pacific.

 

North America Collection

During our Covid-induced travelling hiatus, we have compiled our memories of favourite destinations in Canada and United States.

 

Scotland and Ireland

We recently had the opportunity to explore the lovely countries of Scotland and Ireland, rich with natural beauty and cultural treasures.

 

Austro-Hungarian Regions

A recent trip took us through northern Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria. Each location has remarkable culture, art and human spirit.

 

Mediterranean Meandering

Over the past three years we have spent several months exploring seventeen unique port cities and islands around the Mediterranean Sea.   

 

Mexico

While serving as a wonderful respite from Canadian winter, a trip to Mexico also offers a chance to experience natural and cultural diversity.


 

Spain & Portugal

We have taken three lengthy trips to various regions of Spain and Portugal including their offshore archipelagos and islands.

     

Hawai'ian Islands

Hawai'i has always been one of our favourite places. We have visited four different islands a few times to experience their sublime essence.

       

 

 Baltic Cruise

We pursued a long-held dream of seeing countries around the Baltic Sea whose complicated history included Hanseatic, Scandinavian, and Russian influences.

   

Caribbean Collection

Over the past six years we have visited the Caribbean four times, including exploratory cruises. Each of the 12 locations we have visited has its own flavour.
 
 
       

 

                                       
                              
        Previous Collections

The following pages chronicle some of our travels taken in earlier years. These pages have been recently reorganized and updated with refreshed photos and revised commentary, highlighting the timeless nature of the natural, historical and cultural attractions.


Panama and Costa Rica

These are the highlights of a month of touring Panama and Costa Rica, enjoying their history, culture and natural beauty.


European Excursions

This is a compilation of trips to Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, England,  the Netherlands, Turkey, Czechia, and Ukraine.
 


Australia and New Zealand

These pages feature the attractions of the cities and natural regions of our trip "Downunder."
 


Asia Collection

This is a compilation of trips to Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

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