Now that we know that our first country to visit will be Canada, it’s time to start researching what we can do as a family in Canada for a month. Having brought the Rough Guide (interesting – last time we travelled RTW we used Lonely Planet almost everywhere, but this time when comparing the two, it seemed that the Rough Guide had the edge on information which would be useful for family travel, whereas the LP seemed aimed at singlies) we’re surprised about the accommodation costs in some of the parts of Canada – which may mean that our budget gets stretched in our first few ports of call. Our aim is to fly to Vancouver, then head inland for the inevitable visit to Banff national park, then back to the coast, before heading south for a trip to Seattle. Then head back up to the islands off Victoria, before flying out to San Fransisco. How realistic? Well we won’t know until we plan a bit more detail, and then until we get there!