NC Literary Hall of Fame



Cruising from Boston to Montreal by Al and Sunny Lockwood

Kindle Direct Publishing
$3.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-942016-60-1
March, 2021
Nonfiction: Travel / Memoir
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"The first-person descriptions read with the drama of fiction and the excitement of journal writing.... This travelogue is highly recommended reading for two audiences: those who would undertake a cruise to Canada's eastern seaboard themselves, and others who look for lively moment-by-moment 'you are there' descriptions of the adventure."
Midwest Book Review

"Their accounts of stops made in Canada were marvelous, and they did an excellent job of sharing what they learned about our neighbors to the north....I was enchanted by the kindness the Lockwoods encountered while in Canada. Most highly recommenced."
Reader's Favorite Book Review (5-star review)

"The Lockwoods write with fun, interesting detail. We feel like we're traveling with them and aren't merely receiving facts....The Lockwoods provide stunning original photographs. Travel enthusiasts will enjoy this detailed and authentic travelogue."
The Book Review Directory (5-star review)

Discover historic wonders and modern delights guaranteed to enlarge your heart and expand your understanding of Canada and its people.

This travel memoir will introduce you to the fascinating heroes, stunning beauty and staggering tragedies that have helped shape Canada's Maritimes, Quebec City, and Montreal.

Midwest Book Review says, "The first-person descriptions read with the drama of fiction and the excitement of journal writing...."

Veteran travelers Al and Sunny Lockwood share their adventures and misadventures on this scintillating cruise of exploration. Join them for an unforgettable journey through part of the largest country in the Western Hemisphere.

In Cruising from Boston to Montreal readers will:

  • Attend a rousing baseball game at Boston's Fenway Park
  • Learn about Alexander Graham Bell's involvement with Canada's first airplane flight.
  • Visit the Prince Edward Island farm that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables books.
  • Discover how lobster graduated from barnyard feed to gourmet fare.
  • Sail Canada's greatest waterway, the mighty Saint Lawrence River.
  • View breath-taking cathedrals and romantic lighthouses.
  • Discover Halifax's heart-breaking connection with the Titanic tragedy.
  • and much more.

Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled by foot, car, rail, air and cruise ship. They've camped in national parks, hiked mountain trails, photographed springtime flowers in Death Valley and wintry surf along the rugged beaches of Northern California.

They've watched July 4th fireworks over Lake Tahoe, explored the Taos Pueblo and ridden the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad through forests ablaze with autumn colors.

They've ridden the amazing Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, the Flam Railway in Norway and Ushuaia's train at the end of the world.

They've photographed Gibraltar's Barbary apes and Gentoo Penguins frolicking in the surf on Falkland Island beaches.

From North Carolina's Outer Banks to New Orleans' Bourbon Street and Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, Al and Sunny love to wander and wonder and enjoy.

Everywhere they go, they capture unforgettable moments with their cameras and notebooks, moments to share with their readers. Their work has been published in magazines and newspapers. It has been recognized with awards from the National Federation of Press Women, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Seven Sisters Book Awards, and The Independent Author Network Book Awards.

"We write to encourage others to travel, to take a break from their ordinary routine and discover the many rewards of traveling with your eyes wide open," Sunny said. "Go somewhere new, even if it's only in the next county. And have fun exploring the sites, the sounds and flavors of the place. You'll be amazed at how much fun you'll have."

Al added, "We also write to share the wonder of our own travels. To help you feel what it's like to be on a cruise ship, or wandering the back alleys of Venice, Italy. We hope our books give readers a real sense of our travel adventures."

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