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Alberta Travel tips: road trips on a budget

September 2, 2016

It’s the long weekend, which means for some, it’s a great time to pack the car and head out on an adventure. But with all of us tightening our belts lately, road trips can end up being quite expensive. I …
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Gone fishin’! Great fishing spots near Calgary.

August 29, 2016

Photo courtesy of Brookfield Residential I’ve always loved the great outdoors, but when you have a busy job in a city like Calgary, it’s easy to forget that there are so many opportunities for adventure just outside the city limits. …
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What’s it like to be a Google Street View trekker for a day?

August 29, 2016

Heavy. Okay, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. If you were along Calgary’s bike paths last week, you may have spotted me biking alone (on an adult tricycle no less) with a giant alien-looking thing on my back. Well, that …
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The 2016 guide to Stampede alternatives!

July 5, 2016

It’s the time of year where people bring out their cowboy hats and boots. Stampede is well-known as one of the biggest parties in Canada, but ten days of it? My liver just can’t handle it. So if you’re looking …
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Stop driving by Storm Mountain Lodge, it’s the Rockies best kept secret.

May 23, 2016

Presented by Travel Alberta Living in Calgary, one of the things that many Calgarians love to do is head off to the mountains. Sometimes it’s to go skiing, or hiking, or any number of adventurous things there are to do …
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Kelly Oxford joins the line up for my new social media and digital marketing conference!

May 10, 2016

As many of you know, there’s two things I love: Staying busy and helping people tackle social media and digital marketing. I feel like social media and digital marketing get a bad reputation. We’re taught that only 22-year-olds know how …
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TD Bank brings even more music to Calgary!

April 20, 2016

2016 is Calgary’s Year of Music, which means that almost every day is packed with once in a lifetime concerts, packed music halls, surprises show and historic openings like the National Music Centre.  The Year of Music celebration also included the …
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Six JUNO events that aren’t the JUNOs!

March 8, 2016

As you may have heard, The 45th annual JUNO awards are coming to Calgary at the end of March. It’s all apart of Calgary’s Year of Music celebration. I’ve actually been to a few JUNOs and I find that so …
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Things I wish I knew before I tried my first escape room!

February 28, 2016

This weekend, some friends and I decided to try one of those escape rooms. They’ve been springing up around Calgary and every weekend, my social media feeds are filled with people who are talking about how fun they.  I was …
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What’s next for Calgary By Bike?

January 4, 2016

For me, 2015 will always be the year that my boyfriend and I created Calgary By Bike. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically a Lonely Planet-esque map to Calgary’s new separate bike lanes that cover most of downtown. …
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Forget Black Friday, this Saturday is all about shopping in your ‘hood! #ShopTheHood

November 23, 2015

I’m not a fan of Black Friday and I’m not sure why in recent years Canadians have embraced it so much. What about sleeping outside of big box stores seems appealing? I’d much rather spend my time doing more effective and …
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Legendary show returns to Calgary just in time to wow Calgary families!

November 23, 2015

There is a really cool production coming up at Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) this holiday season, and it is connected to an organization I’m really passionate about. It’s called ‘Legend Has It’, and I can’t really tell you the plot. …
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Three fascinating films playing at Calgary’s Documentary Film Festival

November 16, 2015

With lots of films to choose from at this week’s Documentary Film Festival here in Calgary, I wanted to highlight some of the ones I’m looking forward to the most.

The best musical you’ve never heard of is playing in Calgary right now!

November 3, 2015

I talk a lot. I say a lot of things. But out of all the things I talk about, I don’t think I’ve ever said a sentence more than: “You should go see Once.” I said it back in 2006, …
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Video perfectly spoofs what it’s like to pay for parking in Calgary!

November 2, 2015

For the past few months, some really funny Calgarians have been producing a web series called Cowtown. (Does anyone know why Calgary is called Cowtown, I’ve lived here ten years and have never seen a cow.) Anyway, the series features …
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