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Support the Cats of Edmonton Photo Book!

Linda Hoang - March 17, 2016
Cats of Edmonton

March through May is always a crazy time of year for me – at least for the last couple of years, since the Edmonton International Cat Festival was created! For those who don’t know, I started this festival in 2014 as a way to focus some of my energy and passion towards a good cause. The Edmonton International Cat Festival is a celebration of cats, …

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Travel Vancouver: Long Weekend Getaway (Things to do in Vancouver)

Linda Hoang - February 20, 2016

Mike and I have been jetting away the last few Valentine’s/long weekends. In 2015, we were in Disneyworld (I was also there for a conference). In 2014, we went dogsledding in the Canadian Rockies (near Jasper)! While there’s lots to do for Valentine’s in Edmonton, at that time of year we are just always itching for some kind of getaway. This year, with the Canadian/US …

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The #EIAGreatJetaway!

Linda Hoang - January 19, 2016
#EIAGreatJetaway

2015 was an amazing travel year for Mike and I! We went to Florida (Disney World/Universal Studios), Portland, Las Vegas, and Japan (plus mini trips to Banff, Jasper, and Calgary – whew). Circumstances this past year just had it so that we were able to do these great trips (we fit into that “dual income, no kids” bracket which is helpful), but I know not …

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Travel Japan: Top 15 Things To Do in Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo)

Linda Hoang - November 1, 2015
Travel Japan - Guide to Japan - Tokyo Tower

This October, Mike and I took our first big trip outside of North America to his top bucket list country: Japan! There was a ridiculous seat sale over the summer, for flights departing September through November 2015 to Osaka. We got our flights (arrive in Osaka, depart from Tokyo) for just $800 per person (STEAL of a deal especially considering East Coast Canada flights can …

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Recap: 2015 Edmonton Expo

Linda Hoang - October 2, 2015
Edmonton Expo - Comics and Entertainment -

I finally attended my first Edmonton Expo this year! Mike and I went on Sunday (it was Mike’s second Expo) and had such a great time. We had two main reasons to go: one) to meet Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman (Clara/The Impossible Girl/Souffle Girl) and two) to hang out with our niece and nephew who are also pretty big into superheroes/comics/etc., thanks to their geeky …

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#ExploreEdmonton: Staycation at the West Edmonton Mall World Water Park

Linda Hoang - September 10, 2015
West Edmonton Mall - World Water Park - Edmonton - Water Slides

Each year, Mike and I go on an annual water park adventure with our friends Rachel and Taylor. There really isn’t a lot of water park options in the Edmonton area – I mean, really there’s only one: at the indoor World Water Park in West Edmonton Mall! Over the years we’ve had some new friends join us but our core four remained the same. …

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Edmonton Tourism – You Think You Know Edmonton? (Food Trucks!)

Linda Hoang - July 31, 2015

This summer I had the pleasure of working with Edmonton Tourism on their “You Think You Know Edmonton?” video/commercial series. When I went to What the Truck (food truck festival) at Northlands Park in early July, I was filmed sharing some of the things I love about food trucks (and What the Truck) in the city. In love with Edmonton! 😍 Great weather, atmosphere, and …

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Recap: The Lion King Musical in Edmonton!

Linda Hoang - July 19, 2015

This week Mike and I went to see the world’s #1 musical!! The Lion King is in Edmonton July 14-August 9 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and if you don’t have tickets yet – please, go get some. No really. What an amazing show!! Watching The Lion King was a rollercoaster of nostalgic emotion. Growing up, my dad would buy VHSs for all Disney …

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Recap: Family Visit to Portland (Photo Diary)

Linda Hoang - July 14, 2015

Earlier this month Mike and I went to Portland, Oregon to visit my family! I’ve visited Portland a number of times growing up but I don’t think I was ever really old enough to appreciate it. This time around, I was! Mike and I got to do and see some fun things in Portland (and area) during our trip, including checking out downtown (food carts!), …

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#ComingJuly13 – The New Edmonton #IceDistrict

Linda Hoang - July 13, 2015

Last week, I had a lot of fun checking out a bunch of new public art that was popping up all over downtown Edmonton! There was an ice cube installation in front of the Westin Hotel, which was later moved to Beaver Hill Park. Edmonton-based Jennifer Poburan was the artist behind the ice cubes. There was a colourful mural painted on the north facing wall of the …

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