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Hotel Arts – Calgary, AB

The Hotel Arts in Calgary is where the cool kids come to stay. I love places that have character. If they’re a little quirky even better. Hotel Arts fits that bill. Where else can you have breakfast next to a life-sized horse lamp?

Travel Guilt – It’s a Thing

I’d spent a day in Calgary and all I did was go to IKEA, check out a play and take a dip in the hotel pool. That would normally sound like a good day, right? So why the guilt? Part of my brain tells me that I should be go, go, go, always checking out some new sight or seeking out unique experiences. That just relaxing in your awesome hotel room is time wasted. Travel guilt. It’s totally a thing.

Sunday Snap: Canoes at Lake Louise

Canoes at Lake Louise |

Red canoes on the teal waters of Lake Louise, Alberta is one of those iconic Canadian scenes that makes me want to put on a Cowichan sweater and a toque. Maybe drink some Tim’s coffee while watching moose cross the road.

A Weekend of Affordable Luxury, Art and Design in Calgary, AB

Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, AB |

As soon as I stepped into the lobby of the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alberta I felt out of my element. The soaring ceilings, giant chandeliers, and marble floors let me know that I was in for a night of luxury. The Palliser isn’t trying to be hip and trendy, but instead has a timeless class and luxury about it. Normally this would be the type of hotel that I would aspire to stay at while I schlepped my stuff to a rental or budget inn, but Fairmont teamed up with PARK (Promoting Artists | Redefining Kulture) to offer some packages that made a weekend of luxury realistically affordable.

Lethbridge Corn Maze |

An Amazing Maze of Maize

I’m surrounded by 9 acres of corn that reaches well over my head and blocks my view. I've reached a dead end and can no longer see the tower that was acting as my land...

Bra bag from the Brag Company |

Friday Find: Hard-shell Bra Case

I apologize right now to my male readers. You're probably going to have little interest in what I've got to say. Unless you too have trouble with mangled bras and underwe...

Calgary Peace Bridge |

Sunday Snap: Peace Bridge in Calgary, AB

Peace Bridge is a pedestrian walkway over the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta that also has a dedicated center lane for cyclists. From afar it looks like a futuristic time ...


The Next Adventure: Alberta Bound

As you’re reading this I’m probably 30,000 feet in the air off on my next adventure. I’m staying domestic this time and am headed to the land of beef, mountains and...

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