Category: Ross On the Road

“Out of my element and out of my clothes in the Dominican Republic!”

THE MELIA CARIBE TROPICAL, PUNTA CANA - The slippers didn’t fit. They were more like toe warmers on my size 12 flippers. My feet hung over the ends, heels dragging along the cool marble tiles as I... read more


When we left our taxi and walked through the front archway to our beachfront condo at the Costa Dorado in Bucerias, I felt like I had stumbled into some kind of Mexican Marigold Hotel.  We were greet... read more

My Boat Show Phobia

The last time I attended the boat show, I ended up buying a boat.  So I have been reticent to return ever since.  I know what you’re thinking – isn’t that a reasonable thing to be doing at a b... read more

Shaken Not Stirred

I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m doing something active and exciting, I hear the James Bond theme song playing in my head.  You know, like when I’m downhill skiing, the familiar John Ba... read more

Mapping Out My Journey

This may not come as a complete surprise to my regular readers – but my wife is mad at me again.  So infuriated is she, in fact, that she has accused me of being a “fossil.”  Imagine that!  I... read more


“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.”- Ralp... read more


The art of storytelling is taking a hit.  I don’t mean the kind of story that you sit down at your desk and write.  I mean the type of story that you make up as you are driving along the road to t... read more

Leave it to Beaver

A friend of mine was attacked by a beaver.  Now, don’t laugh, it’s true.  He told us so himself.  We were at the cottage and there were a few of us, outdoor types, sitting around the campfire e... read more

Killer Rabbit

I got attacked by a killer rabbit the other day.  No, no – don’t laugh, I’m being serious here.  It was a dangerous affair.  To make matters worse, it wasn’t even a three foot hare that put... read more

Family Winter Fun in the Outaouais

Winter in the Outaouais is not simply a season, but rather a time when the extensive outdoor region is transformed into a snowy playground, a place enticing and thrilling for the whole family, a perfe... read more