A HOTEL WITH HISTORY: In July, 1915, the doors to a seven storey limestone and copper, chateau-inspired castle were opened. Luxury and charm spilled into the streets, enticing newcomers of Canada to settle in this Northern Alberta community. Guests dined beneath twinkling chandeliers hung from an ornate 24 foot ceiling, as notes of an invisible […]
“ Edmonton has a growing number of urban and nearby market gardeners, protein producers and food artisans making cheeses, sausages and specialty foods. Our chefs are bravely risking it all to start independent restaurants to showcase this bounty of local. We’ve reached a critical mass in awareness in local consumers ready to appreciate this and support […]
“Explore the world with an open mind, a sturdy carry on, and clothes that don’t wrinkle.” -Madeleine Albright- TIPS FOR PLANNING: 1. Don’t Overplan: When planning exploration of an exiting new destination, it is a knee-jerk reaction to jam in as may cities, attractions and excursions as humanly possible, but this type of travel […]
Discovering authentic connection at Mount Engadine Lodge, located in the back country of Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.
“People who love to eat are always the best people.” -Julia Child- If you ask me to list my favorite things in life, food ranks somewhere between my family, travel and a decently priced bottle of Moscato. For me, food is so much more than the smell of fresh basil, the taste of a rich rose sauce or the appeal of a […]
Only a true Canadian would don four layers, 5 lb boots, a parka and a smile in order to fully embrace temperatures of minus 20 in which to explore frozen water. For fun. And pay to do so. So what exactly is that monstrous, cascading wall of winter that looms behind us? That would be the incredible work of the creative minds behind Utah-based Ice Castles. This is the second year for […]
“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” -Brad Paisley- Another year come and gone. The last day of 2016 has arrived, and it is a day I cherish. Not because of a party, we never did commit to any of the invites. Not because of needing to […]
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” -Tommy Douglas- HELLO WORLD, MEET CALGARY… As a family from the Edmonton area, we enjoy the fun rivalry between our cities; Eskimos vs. Stampeders, Oilers vs. Flames, but when it comes down to it, we absolutely love […]
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.” -Hans Christian Anderson- Travel is all about opportunity. It’s the opportunity to learn not only about a destination but about ourselves. It’s about taking chances, and how we choose to […]
#Fiseworld is a jam packed adrenaline rush. Crowds cheering, beats pumping, and riders crushing some serious stunts, it’s a weekend you’ll never forget.