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Welcome to Travel by Numbers!

Travelling is all about the numbers: how much is a taxi, a beer, a meal or a ticket to an attraction? How far is the city from the airport? How do prices for things compare to back home? How long is the flight, a trail or a boat ride? Much of our planning revolves around the numbers so we try to relay these details to you via popular currencies.

Here on our website you’ll find links to all of our Travel by Numbers travel vlogs, additional blogs and musings from our trips – and more.

Travel plans for 2019

  • Cambridge, Maryland, USA
  • Washington DC, USA
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Elora Gorge, Ontario, Canada
  • Antigua and Barbuda

Well this year didn’t go exactly as planned! While we did make it to Maryland, USA for a half Ironman race, Shawn’s swimming portion was cancelled due to very bad weather. While he finished the race, the weather remained terrible so we drove back home to Canada in lieu of more adventures.

This year we also moved house as part of a retirement downsizing exercise. This was always part of the plan, but we didn’t know on January 1st that this would be the year. So – lots of work and settling in to the new house, but we’re back on track.

Our latest vlog:

During this episode in our multi-part Spain series, Shawn and Kevin of Travel by Numbers visit the stunning Basílica de la Sagrada Família and the architecturally significant Park Güell.

Coming up: More from Spain including Sitges, an LGBTQ+ friendly town about 30 minutes south of Barcelona, and Tarragona – a port city in northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region that contains a Roman coliseum. So stay tuned, and thanks for watching!

Next series: Antigua

We are excited to announce that our next travel series will be for the small West Indies island of Antigua.

Antigua is one of the 2 major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its many sandy beaches. Set along English Harbour, restored Nelson’s Dockyard, which Admiral Horatio Nelson made his base in the 1780s, includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum. Trails lead up to Shirley Heights, a former military lookout with panoramic views.

But first, as the last 2 parts of our Spain series:

Sitges is a coastal town in Spain’s Catalonia region, southwest of Barcelona, backed by the mountainous Parc Natural del Garraf. A gay mecca for Europe, it’s known for its Mediterranean beaches and seafront promenade lined with grand mansions. The compact old town and surrounding streets are filled with shops, restaurants, and many gay bars and nightclubs. The Maricel Museum and Cau Ferrat Museum showcase Catalan and other Spanish art.

Tarragona is a port city in northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region. Many ancient ruins remain from its time as the Roman colony of Tarraco. The Amfiteatre Romà is a 2nd-century arena facing the Mediterranean, the Necropolis contains Roman tombs, and traces of the Forum stand among the alleys of the walled, medieval Old Town. A walkway along the ramparts, the Passeig Arqueològic, has sweeping views of the city.

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