The best nature hashtags for all of your photos

By |2019-11-16T12:40:49-07:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , |

I often feel hopeless on social media. There's a fine line between knowing what and when to post, let alone how to get it seen by your tribe. Lately, I've fallen off the wagon on Instagram, but I'm slowly dipping my toe back in the water. Knowing the right hashtags for your images is key. Here's a look at the top hashtags to include the next time you're sharing nature, wildlife or travel shots.

Staying overnight? Here are the best Canmore hotels

By |2019-11-02T09:34:13-06:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , |

I've spent the past decade splitting my time between Calgary and Canmore. There's so many new hotels that have cropped up in Canmore, it can be hard to keep track. Here's a look at the best amenities each Canmore hotel, hostel, B&B and motel has to offer.

Exploring Okunikko, an easy day trip from Tokyo

By |2019-10-30T11:25:42-06:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , |

When my daughter and I visited Japan earlier this fall, we hightailed it to Nikko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nikko is great and all, but Okunikko, the mountain region of this town is what captured our heart. It's filled with amazing hot springs, lovely hikes and some of the best Japanese food I've ever eaten. Here's a look at our highlights.

The best medical app + travel apps you need to download now

By |2019-10-21T08:31:18-06:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Truth: I don't have a ton of travel or medical apps on my phone. The ones I do have are awesome - often doing double duty so my phone isn't slowed down by too many features. In this post, I share my legit favourite travel apps and the one medical app I think is indispensable for foreign travel.

How to find your perfect ice castle

By |2019-11-17T14:01:10-07:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever spent the night in an ice castle? I haven't, but I've visited two Canadian ice palaces and I'd like to explore more. In this post, we reveal the world's best ice castles and all they have going on should you wish to visit someday.

Why you need to get to the Nordik spa in Chelsea now

By |2019-09-22T11:16:45-06:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are spas and then there are Nordic spas! If you've ever wondered what being whipped with birch branches inside a piping hot sauna is like, I help you out. Here's a peek inside my experience at Nordik-Spa Nature, just outside of Ottawa in Chelsea, Quebec.

Fantastic Banff events you need to attend this year

By |2019-10-17T12:50:35-06:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With the kids back in school, this is when I start scheduling all the fun activities and events I want to do before year's end. And at this time of year, I love heading back to Banff. The crowds are gone and there's so many easily achievable bucket list things to tick off. Here's a look at my faves.

Best tips for baby and toddler travel

By |2019-08-20T14:53:32-06:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you're in the baby or toddler stage of life, you know how challenging travel with wee ones can be. If a road trip or air travel is on the horizon for your young family, check out my best tips on how to make your journey as smooth as possible.

This is why you need to do the Lake Louise Gondola

By |2019-08-14T14:18:36-06:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You don't need me to tell you Banff National Park is crazily crowded each summer. But most people don't realize how uncrowded its ski resorts are. You'll find free parking (and a shuttle into Lake Louise) from Lake Louise Ski Resort. AND... we spotted not 1, not 2, not 3,4,5, but 7 grizzly bears from the Lake Louise gondola! Here's a look at our experience, because you really ought to replicate it yourself.