5 Awesome Things to do in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada is the premier skiing destination in Eastern Canada. It is a gorgeous place full of natural beauty, wildlife and seclusion. A little known secret is that Mont-Tremblant is a full year resort destination as well. I am not a big skier so I was happy to go up in late May and […]

SnowDays in Alberta

Most of you probably know that Alberta, Canada is one of my favorite places in North America. Banff National Park is first and foremost along with the stunning beauty of Lake Louise. Obviously I cannot leave out Jasper, Edmonton or Calgary either as it’s an Alberta love affair! Meanwhile, Banff and Lake Louise are geared […]

Edmonton: A City on the Rise

When you hear the name Edmonton, if you know anything about it, you probably think of hockey; the Edmonton Oilers; or Wayne Gretzky. If you really know Canadian sports; then maybe Warren Moon or the Edmonton Eskimos. But if you’re not into sports and you’re not Canadian or more specifically from Alberta, then you probably […]

Why I Love the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

I love nice hotels and I love good service. Hotels and service to me are kind of like scotch and Brussels sprouts; it took me a while to like them (or really care) but now that I do, I want and expect them to be top notch. With hotels, you don’t always get what you […]

The 10 Mile Hike to Sundance Lodge in Banff National Park

I love Alberta, Canada. I really do. I’ve had a lot of adventures there in recent years including going to Calgary for Stampede, Heli-Snowshoeing, Playing Pond Hockey on Lake Louise and Dogsledding in Banff. Aside from it being one of the most beautiful places in North America, it has a lot of secret adventures that […]

Dogsledding in Alberta, Canada

Dogsledding in Alberta is one of the quintessential experiences that you really have to do in Western Canada. Much like playing pond hockey at Lake Louise, it’s one of those fun Canadian winter outdoor experiences that just has to happen! Before dogsledding in Alberta, I had only been once before and that was during a […]

Pond Hockey at Lake Louise, Alberta

I love ice hockey. I love watching the National Hockey League (NHL) and follow the Stanley Cup Playoffs religiously. I would put my hockey knowledge up against any Canadian. However, never in my life have I actually played hockey myself. Growing up in Trumbull, Connecticut I played every sport there was and played very well […]

Canadian Rockies Heli Snowshoeing

I did a Canadian Rockies Heli Snowshoeing Tour in Alberta and it was tremendous! I had no idea what that meant either before I did it but you’ll see from my photos and explanation why it’s so cool! First, you’ve got to get yourself from Calgary or Banff to Morley and use a company called […]

5 Awesome Things to do in and Around Whistler

I first went to Vancouver and Whistler in October 2002 during my first British Columbia trip right after I quit my job for the first time. I basically fell in love with the lifestyle in Whistler and I don’t even ski. I basically just hung around, hiked, mountain biked and wasted a few weeks chilling […]

5 Things to do in Western Newfoundland

Western Newfoundland is a place that few people know much about. If you know Newfoundland at all you probably know it as that big island off Canada that you fly over on the air map on your plane en route to Europe and back. You may also know that several planes were grounded there just […]