Contest winners Kim Gauley and Rod Giffen head out on March 15th to enjoy their California Central Coast road trip prize. The trip will take them from Ventura to Monterey. 

Rod and wifeRod Giffen

Self-proclaimed "Young-At-Heart adventurous 58-year-olds" from Kamloops, British Columbia. Our song is “18 Till I Die” by Bryan Adams and we intend to live life that way. Rod and I both love to travel. We have worked solid for over a year without having even a weekend off together so we could attempt to semi-retire and enjoy traveling while we were still young enough to do adventurous travel (like hiking the Grand Canyon, kayaking, cave tours, snorkeling etc.) 

This is the reason we read Canadian Traveller magazine.  It has a lot of interesting articles and information regarding areas we would love to visit or dream of visiting. I have always filled in the Canadian Traveller contests because you never know right? 

There are no limits to the type of travel we love....from backpacking in Central and South America and riding chicken buses to all-inclusive resorts and most recently to our first RV travel trip from British Columbia to Texas in our 26 foot trailer.

California Road Trip 3Rod Giffen

We had planned on visiting the central California coast during this RV trip but the weather was so bad at the time we were in the area with rainstorms and heavy wind and therefore we had to cancel this whole section of our trip.  

Central California

We had the Monterey aquarium on our itinerary and looked forward to taking in the beautiful beaches and scenery also.  This is why we are so excited about this trip!  We are going to get to do what we missed and so much more than what we had planned!  We get to enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Monterey special! 

California Road Trip 2Rod GiffenWe are excited about the Humvee tour in the sand dunes.  We have just starting making our own wine over the last year so we will thoroughly enjoy the wine tours as well and hopefully learn more about winemaking.  We love to kayak the lakes in British Columbia and are looking forward to sea kayaking in the Channel Islands. 

California Road TripRod Giffen

Rod has a passion and talent for photography and is thrilled about the opportunity to photograph the California coastal scenery.  This is going to be one exciting trip!! What an awesome blessing. Thank you, Canadian Traveller and CCTC.

-Kim Gauley & Rod Giffen