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Google Map’s new feature lets you go back to the future!

April 24, 2014

First things first, an apology.  What I’m about to show you will make you waste the rest of your day, week and maybe life. I noticed this morning that Google Maps has a new feature that lets you go back …

Travel: Best free apps for Eastern European travel!

April 22, 2014

When it comes to travel, Western Europe often gets all the attention. But those looking for a deeper and perhaps richer history, should consider going a little east to countries like Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.  And while those countries …

Travel: Roaming isn’t what it used to be!

April 14, 2014

You may have noticed that I went to Europe a few weeks ago, more on that later, but just before I left, Telus reached out to me, saying that if I was going anywhere for spring break, they lend me …

Travel: Looking for love in all the right places!

March 27, 2014

This post is presented by Travel Alberta Let’s just put everything down on the table. I was an early supporter of The Bachelor. I remember it in its first few seasons, me and some friends would get together every Wednesday …

Travel: Checking out the stars’ cars with my dad!

March 6, 2014

When you think of me, you likely don’t think of cars.  That’s fine, no offence taken. I’m not what you’d call a “Car guy.”  I mean, my first car was a Saturn Ion and whenever Tim Taylor was talking about …

Travel: Olympic-sized cross-country adventures await you at Emerald Lake Lodge.

February 24, 2014

Do you feel that? Do you feel like something is missing in your life?  Do you find yourself suddenly watching CBC’s Steven and Chris?  Are you the only one wearing red right now? Well, I have news for you: You’re …

Travel: Alberta’s history chugs along on Stettler’s Steam Train!

February 17, 2014

This post is presented by Travel Alberta. Canada’s history with trains is that of legends, or at least it used to be.  While never the mode of transportation it is in Europe, people would be foolish to ignore the fact …

Travel: The long lost art of relaxation on BC’s Sunshine Coast!

February 4, 2014

It might sound crazy, but I have the hardest time relaxing. And I don’t mean that to make anyone feel bad, or “woe is me.” I just mean, even if I’m on a vacation and it’s supposed to be relaxing, …

World’s biggest snowball fight comes to Jasper!

November 26, 2013

Here’s an important question to ask yourself:  “Why don’t we take snowball fights more seriously?” This past weekend, I visited the small mountain town of Jasper, Alberta to be a referee in their third annual Snow Battle, also known in …

How to travel like a blogger!

October 28, 2013

This post is presented by Best Buy You may have noticed that I like to travel. Whether it’s to far off places or destinations a little closer to home, my love of meeting new people, taking photos and going on …

In pictures: A weekend road trip to remember!

October 15, 2013

For the past couple of days, I’ve been driving all around Alberta for a couple of different stories that you’ll be seeing in upcoming blog posts. (The first being the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.) During this particular trip, I loaded up …

In my backyard: The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary!

October 10, 2013

One of the best things about living in Alberta is the fact that some of the world’s most amazing animals can usually be found right in your back yard…or at least very close to it.  After living in Calgary for …

Photos: Exploring the streets and skies of Toronto!

September 30, 2013

When it comes to big sky, people probably think the prairie provinces offer up the best vantage points for photographers. And while that might be true, that doesn’t mean other Canadian locales don’t offer up beautiful skies, you just might …

Need to relax? Have you tried staycationing?

September 14, 2013

We recently got a chance to stay at the newly revamped Delta Calgary South. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Mike, the name of the hotel implies that it is located in Calgary. Aren’t you also located in Calgary? Why …

Photo essay: A summer to remember in the Maritimes.

August 26, 2013

For the past week or so, I’ve been enjoying the humidity and everything that comes with it (mosquitos) in the maritimes. It’s been a whirlwind adventure that allowed me to catch up with so many great friends and family in …