Nestless & Restless

Canada & The US

Season 1

Season 1 - Prequel

Season 1 - Prequel

How Nestless and Restless came to be.
In early 2017, with our two daughters both living outside of Nova Scotia, and no jobs to keep us in Halifax, My Lucky Half (MLH)*…
Season 1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

We’re Off! The oldest rocks, the freshest lobster, the sweetest capital city: Halifax to Gaspé, Quebec City, Ottawa
We left Halifax on May 29th, 2017, with MLH’s stuff taking up two thirds of the real estate in the car….. Close to 1,000 km…
Season 1 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Steam and stretch in Ottawa, Pharaohs in Toronto
Another rainy day in Ottawa was a perfect excuse to go to Le Nordik Spa, where we wandered from sauna to pool to steam room…
Season 1 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Lakes, rocks and trees: Western Ontario and The Prairies
It was hot and humid as we left Toronto for Oakville, 45 minutes to the West on Lake Ontario, which is lovely to look at…
Season 1 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Firsts and wonders: Calgary, Banff and The Rockies
In Calgary, we stayed in a modern Airbnb apartment in a ‘gentrified’ part of town which has a high number of Cantonese speakers, Ukrainians and…
Season 1 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Nature full force: The British Columbian side of The Rockies, Canada Day in Alberta, Pondering the Canadian identity
Most of our stay in The Rockies was in Golden, British Columbia. It is an unpretentious mill and railway town, and I would recommend it to…
Season 1 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

The Wild West: Southern Alberta, The Calgary Stampede
One and a half hours South of Calgary is the UNESCO World Heritage site, Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. As we drove South the topography changed…
Season 1 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

Smoking hot (literally) and MLH becomes Polish: British Columbia, The Okanagan Valley
Wildfires were burning in the BC interior the day we left, so we kept the radio on for road closures, but our journey through the…
Season 1 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

Bohemian delights and a Canaversary: Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island
In Vancouver we had a couple of days staying with another cousin and then set off for the ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria. On…
Season 1 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9

Huffing and puffing around Vancouver
We visited Vancouver a few years ago and know it is a clean, pleasant, walking and bike-friendly city blessed with ocean on one side and…
Season 1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10

Over the border to the United States: Washington State, Seattle, Oregon
At the US border, the only thing which interested the border guard was whether we had any fruits and vegetables with us. A few kilometres…
Season 1 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11

Giants human and natural, superlative washrooms: Northern California
California is big. We noticed scale in The Avenue of the Giants, the giant redwood forest, in the North of the state. The trees are…
Season 1 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12

Four things we didn’t know we didn’t know in San Francisco
“Sin City Gets its Just Reward” was one of the newspaper headlines in 1906, after an earthquake and fire destroyed much of the city. A…
Season 1 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13

Out of the fog and into the sun: Los Angeles, California
Coming out of the flat agricultural land of the Central Valley, through the hills and down into Los Angeles, you might feel you were in…
Season 1 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14

Gifts of the sun and Paul Getty, weird stuff: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, more LA
Nature supplied MLH’s birthday gift. An eclipse of the sun (partial, but still) in the morning and a glorious afternoon on sandy Santa Monica beach,…
Season 1 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15

Heat and the importance of pee colour: San Diego and Palm Springs
We were driving into an expanded and improved San Diego. We remembered a blah city with little character and with a lot of violence. In…
Season 1 - Episode 16

Season 1 - Episode 16

From blue to red and even hotter: Phoenix, Arizona
On the way to Arizona, MLH was thrilled to stop at the Date Farm Oasis in Thermal, California, and see where all those dates he…
Season 1 - Episode 17

Season 1 - Episode 17

Baptists, borders, broncos and Billy Bob’s: Texas
Here are my impressions of Texas, a state larger than Spain. El Paso is tucked into the Westernmost tip of Texas, just under the state…
Season 1 - Episode 18

Season 1 - Episode 18

Laissez les bons temps rouler through your senses: Louisiana
Yo Bro, where y’at? If Texas is your large, brash uncle with loud opinions who gets away with smoking a cigar in the living room…
Season 1 - Episode 19

Season 1 - Episode 19

Politics follows us up the Mississippi River Valley to the East Coast
As we headed over the vibrant green flatlands of the American South to Memphis, Tennessee, some of the United States’ undercurrent of social and political…
Season 1 - Episode 20

Season 1 - Episode 20

Wild horses and museums: North Carolina to Washington, DC
We made our way through Raleigh, North Carolina, to the coast of Virginia and Maryland. You can’t see much from the highway because they line…
Season 1 - Episode 21

Season 1 - Episode 21

Sketches of a city, and over the Falls to home: New York to Toronto
New York was the final Nestless and Restless stop, and a struggle to get there, two hours to get from the main highway over the…

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