Things to Do

Explore Edmonton: Plaza Bowling Co. (Where to Bowl in YEG)

Linda Hoang - February 22, 2017
Plaza Bowling Co - Explore Edmonton

In my never-ending quest to find things to do in Edmonton, I found myself checking out the Plaza Bowling Co. at 10418 118 Avenue this weekend with friends Fred and Catherine.  I’d heard of the Plaza Bowling Co. before – when I used to go to school at NAIT and then work at NAIT – I saw it among other shops along 118 Avenue. To be …

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Explore Alberta: Visiting the Bubble Lake (Abraham Lake)

Linda Hoang - February 18, 2017
Abraham Lake Bubble Lake Explore Alberta Edmonton

Last weekend Mike and I took Olive, Artie, and our niece from Vietnam to the famed Bubble Lake three hours south west of Edmonton. The Bubble Lake (also known as Abraham Lake) became especially popular the last few years as photographers shared photos of the lake’s frozen bubbles online. Social media did its thing – and before you knew it, Abraham Lake had received international …

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Explore Edmonton: Things To Do For Valentine’s Day 2017

Linda Hoang - January 31, 2017
Valentines Day Explore Edmonton Events

I love love! And I love celebrating love. I try to do this year-round, but like having an excuse to do it each year on Valentine’s Day.  Here’s a list of date ideas I’ve put together to help you plan your Valentine’s Day in Edmonton! It largely builds off previous lists I’ve created so if there are new events happening, please let me know and I’d …

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Review + Giveaway: SideQuests Adventure Inc. Edmonton Escape Rooms

Linda Hoang - January 10, 2017
SideQuests Adventure Inc Edmonton Escape Rooms

Happy New Year everyone! I was hoping my first post of 2017 would be some type of thoughtful recap of the past year and just as thoughtful look-ahead to the coming year, but I haven’t really had a chance to put together those thoughtful thoughts, so instead I’m going to blab on about some more Edmonton escape games. :)  I always love when an escape room introduces new …

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Review: Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK: The First Flight

Linda Hoang - December 23, 2016
Cirque du Soleil TORUK

On Thursday, Mike and I kicked off the holiday season by visiting Rogers Place for the first time to see Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK: The First Flight! I had given away a pair of tickets earlier this month (congrats to Debbie!) and we were fortunate enough to have been invited by Bottom Line Productions to check out the show ourselves.  TORUK: The First Flight is inspired by …

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Review + Giveaway: The Rec Room (Edmonton)

Linda Hoang - December 6, 2016
The Rec Room Edmonton Cineplex South Common

When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time in the mall arcades with my brothers. I have really fond memories of playing different games and watching my brothers play theirs. We would spend hours at the arcade.  Those kinds of arcades and entertainment centres have become harder to come by over the years, which is why I was pretty excited for The Rec Room to …

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What To Do For New Year’s Eve: Edmonton Events (Dec 31, 2016)

Linda Hoang - December 3, 2016
Edmonton Events New Years Eve

NYE list last updated: Saturday, December 3, 2016  * Photos courtesy of Anthony P. Jones via City of Edmonton Photo Gallery Happy December! How many of you have put up your holiday decorations? Started listening to Christmas music? Planning how to ring in the New Year? It’s going to be a pretty big one to ring in – 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday! The whole …

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Giveaway: Opening Night Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK The First Flight (Edmonton)

Linda Hoang - November 26, 2016
Cirque du Soleil TORUK

Mike and I have been to a few Cirque du Soleil shows over the years and we always come away from them feeling just in awe.  The artistry, the incredible stunts, the beautiful and elaborate sets, costumes, make up, music, storytelling – there hasn’t been a Cirque show we’ve gone to that didn’t amaze us.  That’s why I’m so excited to see the upcoming Cirque du …

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Explore Edmonton: Virtual Reality Arcade Breakout VR (+ Giveaway!)

Linda Hoang - November 14, 2016
Breakout VR Virtual Reality Arcade Edmonton

On our never-ending quest to ‘Explore Edmonton,’ Mike and I found ourselves trying the city’s newest virtual reality arcade – Breakout VR located at 10107 81 Avenue (off Whyte). Breakout VR is brought to us by some of the same owners as Breakout Entertainment, Edmonton’s very first escape game company. As readers know, I’m a huge escape game fan and Breakout’s late 2014 launch was just the first …

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Explore British Columbia: Anniversary Trip to Kelowna & Vernon, B.C. (Things to Do)

Linda Hoang - November 12, 2016
Kelowna Vernon British Columbia Travel

In October, for our third wedding anniversary, Mike and I took a trip to Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia! This was our very first visit to the Okanagan – which is shocking because it’s so close to Edmonton – but I think it will be the first of many! British Columbia is just so beautiful – a day didn’t go by where we didn’t think, ‘yeah, definitely makes …

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