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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 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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Christmas in November Guide: Make the Most of Your Weekend!

Linda Hoang - November 7, 2016
Christmas in November

Have you heard of Christmas in November? Have you been?  Christmas in November at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a getaway like no other! It’s 4 days of Christmas – in November. Ha! Part holiday party, food conference, food festival and national park getaway – at Christmas in November you eat like royalty, are treated like royalty, learn holiday recipes from some of Canada’s best chefs and celebrate …

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Review: Unrooming Hotel Blackfoot with Hotels.com (#UnroomingCA)

Linda Hoang - September 11, 2016
Hotel Blackfoot, Calgary

You’ve probably heard of the concept of “unboxing” right? Unboxing videos are all over YouTube – it’s where people film themselves opening up the boxes of their purchases for the first time and doing first impression reviews of the products inside. I’ve viewed my fair share of unboxing videos in the past, so when Hotels.com reached out to see if I’d ever heard of “unrooming” and …

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Explore Alberta: Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk, Jasper SkyTram, Maligne Lake

Linda Hoang - September 2, 2016
Travel Jasper - Explore Alberta - Canadian Rockies - Jasper SkyTram Mount Whistler's

I have a new friend (co-worker) who has basically driven out to Jasper every weekend this summer. He’s big on hiking/mountain climbing and Jasper is close enough for frequent, nature-filled day trips. His beautiful photos made me especially excited about the trip to Jasper I took this August! Examples: A photo posted by James Eastham (@james.eastham) on Jun 5, 2016 at 10:39pm PDT A photo …

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Explore Alberta: How To Make The Most of Open Farm Days 2016 (Preview)

Linda Hoang - August 15, 2016
Grand Taste Tour 124 Grand Market Farms

(Photo above: getting an urban farm tour at Lactuca Farm Northlands during the Grand Taste Tour in July!)  I’m super excited for the weekend (August 20 + 21) – when farms and ranches across Alberta open up to the public for the fourth annual Alberta Open Farm Days 2016!  Alberta Open Farm Days is like a big open house for the province’s farms. It gives Albertans the easy (and for the …

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Explore Alberta: 10 Things To Do in Grande Prairie (#TheRoadIsCalling with the Alberta Motor Association)

Linda Hoang - August 10, 2016
Philip J Currie Museum - Grande Prairie - Explore Alberta - Highway 43 - Travel - Dinosaur

This summer, I hit the road with the Alberta Motor Association and my friend Diane, to explore Grande Prairie in northern Alberta as part of AMA’s ‘The Road is Calling’ summer campaign. The Road is Calling encourages Albertans to visit attractions across the province and share adventures using the hashtag #TheRoadisCalling. AMA is even running a #TheRoadIsCalling contest you can enter for a chance to win a prize valued at $9,000! …

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Recap: Exploring Alberta on the Alberta Prairie Railway!

Linda Hoang - July 10, 2016
Alberta Prairie Railway - Stettler - Big Valley - Train - Travel Alberta

As Mike and I continue to staycation the heck out of this province, we were both pretty excited to cross ‘train ride’ off our Alberta summer vacation list. I first heard of the Alberta Prairie Railway a few years ago. Someone I know had tried it and loved it – then recommended it to me, but I can’t remember who!! (So if it was you, please let me know!) I’d …

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Best Weekend Ever: 48 Hours in Calgary (Tourism Calgary)

Linda Hoang - June 17, 2016
Calgary - Kensington Riverside Inn - Best Weekend Ever 48 Hours Tourism

Summer 2016 is my Alberta Staycation Summer. Out-of-province trips are great – no doubt, but I think you can do and see so much right here in Alberta, and even better – do so much in just a single weekend! That’s what I sought out to do in Calgary this month. Working with Tourism Calgary, Mike and I asked – what would the #BestWeekendEver in our …

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Travel Alberta: 2016 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (Recap)

Linda Hoang - May 15, 2016
Doctor Who - Calgary Comic Entertainment Expo - Cosplay - Explore Alberta

For the first time, Mike and I went to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo! We joined our friends Jack and Nicole, who are avid Expo-goers, for a jam-packed day of geeky fun! And I say geeky in the best way. I think anyone who is passionate about something is a geek about it and that’s a great thing. Mike and I are geeky about a …

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