One Border, Two Very Different Experiences

The experience crossing the US / Canadian border is shockingly different. One of the things that makes travel to the US unpleasant (at least before Nexus) was the experience with the folks at the border – particularly the land crossings. Going in to the US, even as a citizen the feeling is distinctly one of being asked to prove one’s innocence. You’re crossing the border – show me you’re not up to no good.  I’ve been chastised for my reasons for renting a car (“What do you mean you don’t own a car?!”), criticized for my description of my (rather complicated) … Continue reading One Border, Two Very Different Experiences