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Everything you need to know about Alberta’s first nordic spa!

February 25, 2018

On March 2nd, Alberta will be getting its first nordic spa and it’s going to be amazing. A few days ago, I got a press preview (okay, I may have dipped my toes in a few of the pools too) …

Columbia Valley is a family-friendly winter getaway that’s closer than you think!

January 29, 2018

This post is sponsored by Travel Columbia Valley  “We’re here already?” Those were the first words I uttered as we passed through Radium’s famous Sinclair Canyon and the Redwall Fault. Even though our GPS told us the drive would be …

New business turns entire town of Canmore into an Escape Room!

January 7, 2018

I’ll be honest, when I first found out about Mystery Town Tours, it took me a second to figure it out.  By now, we’ve all heard about Escape Rooms, and when I heard about one opening in Canmore, I thought …

Video: Celebrating Winter Atop Sulphur Mountain

January 7, 2018

Disclosure: This was written after a press trip for Pursuit Collection.   Banff’s Gondola is one of the most iconic things you can do in Canada, and one of my favourite things about it is that it never looks like the …

TV segment: Giving the gift of great experiences this holiday!

December 21, 2017

It’s the same story every year. One minute you think you have lots of time to buy gifts, the next it seems like it’s Christmas eve and you’ve barely even started shopping.  That’s just one of the reasons I love …

Christmas is extra magical at Walt Disney World!

December 19, 2017

(Disclosure: I was given a park pass to explore Walt Disney World, but the day we explored the Magic Kingdom and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party was at our own cost.) It’s December and it’s hot. That’s not something I’m used …

Banff gondola staying open late to offer stargazers unforgettable winter experience!

December 14, 2017

Photos via Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection‏ You know what I love about winter? That you don’t have to stay up until the middle of the night just to see the stars. There’s something I love about the stars, and living …

Save 15% off your stay at Mount Engadine Lodge!

December 14, 2017

(Photos from Mount Engadine website.) With the holidays just around the corner, you maybe be struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on your list, but I have exactly the thing that will make them cheer on Christmas morning: …

Canmore’s newly renovated Coast Hotel is close, cozy and comfortable!

November 7, 2017

Disclosure: I was provided a room and meals at the Coast Canmore Hotel. But as always, views are my own.  Ahhh shoulder season.  It’s one of the best times of the year to explore Alberta, because for a few short …

Have you ever noticed how cheap Calgary hotels can be on weekends?

November 1, 2017

Having lived in Calgary nearly 12 years, there’s obviously lots to love about this city. But one thing I think visitors and stay-cationers don’t realize, is just how cheap our hotels are on weekends.  It’s something I noticed years ago …

The vikings are coming! The vikings are coming!

August 16, 2017

Here in Alberta, we’re very familiar with our western heritage, but we don’t really ever talk about our viking history. That’s right, our viking history. This weekend, the Danish Canadian Museum in Dickson is inviting families to visit them as …

Now’s the time to head south and explore Alberta’s Cypress Hills!

August 10, 2017

This post is sponsored by Travel Alberta Calgarians are spoiled. I mean that in the best possible way. Given the location of our fair city, quick trips to iconic destinations like Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise can seem like no big …

How to Leave Your Car at Home and Easily Explore Banff National Park!

July 25, 2017

This post is sponsored by Parks Canada One of the best part about living in Calgary is the proximity to the mountains.  But our location is also popular with thousands upon thousands of tourists from around the world.  I guess …

Road Trip: Some of the best places to visit in Southern Alberta!

June 28, 2017

This post is presented in partnership with Ford Canada One of my favourite things about the summer is taking to the open road and going on road trips. Especially here in Alberta, where no matter where you go in any …

New business makes floating down the Bow River easier than ever!

June 23, 2017

Floating down the Bow and Elbow Rivers is one of the most iconic summertime activities you can do in Calgary.  But for so many of us, it can be annoying.  Not the floating or rafting part, but the coordinating part. …