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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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Recap: Bonterra Trattoria Italian (Calgary)

Linda Hoang - August 7, 2016
Bonterra Trattoria - Italian Restaurant - Calgary

I love visiting Calgary because there are so many great options for a wonderful meal. It’s a bonus when the Calgarians I visit share the same love of food as me, and want to show off the city’s best! On my last trip there, my friend Jessie introduced me to Bonterra Trattoria, an incredible, contemporary Italian restaurant in downtown Calgary (at 1016 8 Street SW). That night, we dined …

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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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Explore Alberta: Where to Eat in Calgary (Part 1)

Linda Hoang - May 8, 2016
Explore Alberta - Where to eat in Calgary

For Mike and I, Summer 2016 vacations will centre on weekend trips around the province! With the current economy, hitting the road and exploring what’s right in your backyard is really the smartest thing to do. It also makes the most sense as I just started a new job and we’re planning a bigger trip in the fall. Lucky for us there is an endless supply of Explore …

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Clicks of the Day: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Edition!

Linda Hoang - June 26, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday, June 26 2012’s Clicks of the Day! Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is. Edmonton/Alberta/Canada Edmonton police tweet, too “@CstPower: “Drunk fight: ‘… she had a knife.’ ‘Ok, what did the knife look like?’ ‘It doesn’t matter.’ ‘…?’ They fight …

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Storify: #LetsTalkPMMA: Alberta Health Services talks Dangers of Ecstasy and PMMA on Twitter.

Linda Hoang - February 4, 2012

At least 12 deaths in Western Canada have been linked to the toxic chemical paramethoxymethamphetamine (PMMA). In recent months seven people have died in Calgary, five in B.C. The dangerous chemical is being added to ecstasy. Alberta Health Services took their warnings to Twitter on Feb 3, 2012.

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My Alberta Roadtrip – Calgary, Drumheller, Sylvan Lake

Linda Hoang - September 3, 2010

Mike and I were both smart and took one week off before school started this year! We decided to take our first vacation of the summer right here in Alberta. (Does that count as a staycation? Or would that still be a vacation since we aren’t THAT close to home but pretty close…) Calgary. On Monday we took off to Calgary. This was my first …

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