Entries Tagged as 'travel'

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Exploring Our Backyard: 29th Annual Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-Off and Fair

Back in October (apologies for the tardiness of this post!), Mack and I checked off another item off of our local bucket list – to take in the Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fair in Smoky Lake, Alberta. The 29th iteration took place the first weekend in October, meaning the event will celebrate its […]

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Culinary Highlights: 2017 Edition

At the very least, compiling a list of some of my favourite food moments over the past year reminds me of how grateful I am to live where we do! It’s also a good opportunity to reflect on our travels, and how fortunate we were to be able to explore a bit more of our […]

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Exploring our Backyard: Highway 2 Detours

Mack and I usually end up popping down to Calgary at least a few times a year for a mini-break. Back in August, we did so, but made sure to plan some more unique stops on the way down and back up to Edmonton. Southbound, we visited Eagle Creek Farms in Bowden, which claims only […]

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Road Trip: Exploring East of Edmonton

A few weeks ago, we picked up the twentieth edition of the Go East of Edmonton guide from one of those free magazine boxes. It was the push we needed to finally explore some of the communities just east of the city, with a visual map that aided us to plan a day trip away. […]

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Exploring Our Backyard: Lacombe and Pigeon Lake

I’ve wanted to be more intentional with exploring the areas just outside of Edmonton, so at the end of April, Mack and I planned an overnight excursion just south of our city. Last year on our way to Calgary, we stopped over in Lacombe. They had a charming Main Street lined with well preserved historic […]

Friday, March 10th, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Louise

After a visit to Jasper early last year, Mack and I were reminded of how invigorating a trip to the mountains can be. It’s an amenity of living in Alberta that we don’t take advantage of often enough, so we vowed to return next year. In February, we planned a long weekend for a mini-break, […]

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Culinary Highlights: 2016 Edition

I looked back on my year of blogging only to remember how an unexpected project at work derailed the first four months of 2016, severely limiting my free time to write. Although things calmed down in the spring, I’m not sure my work/life balance ever fully recovered. At any rate – I never managed to […]

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Explore BC: Osoyoos and Similkameen Valley

This is the fourth and final post about our trip to BC back in October. You can read about our Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver highlights as well. We ended our BC trip in Osoyoos, another town that neither Mack or I had visited before. Although there were some points of interest in Osoyoos, the attractions […]

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Explore BC: Oliver

This is the third post about our trip to BC back in October. You can read about our Kelowna and Penticton highlights as well. While we didn’t stay in Oliver (we chose to overnight in Osoyoos instead), we ended up spending some time there at some key attractions. Festival of the Grape Our Penticton bed […]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Explore BC: Penticton

This is the second post about our trip to BC back in October. You can read about our Kelowna highlights as well. I had never been south of Kelowna before, so Penticton and onward were new experiences for me. Mack had last travelled the area on road trips with his family as a child, so […]