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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 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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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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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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Recap: Weekend getaway to Jasper in January + Enter to Win Lift Passes to Marmot Basin!

Linda Hoang - January 28, 2016
MyJasper - Jasper Tourism - Travel Jasper

Do you ever have just the most wonderful weekend getaway and wish it wouldn’t end? That’s how I’m feeling after coming home from Jasper in January – the national park town’s winter festival that features both free and ticketed events themed around adventure, food, and arts. Mike and I had a whirlwind trip just last weekend for the “Appetites” (food-themed, of course!) weekend of Jasper in January. …

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10 Tips to Get The Most Out of Jasper in January

Linda Hoang - January 28, 2016
MyJasper - Jasper Tourism - Travel Jasper

Every year, Jasper throws a three-week party in January. It’s the national park town’s premiere festival with both free and ticketed events themed around adventure, food, and arts. And it’s awesome. This year, I had the pleasure of doing a whirlwind weekend getaway to Jasper for the Appetites (food-themed, of course!) week of the 27th Annual Jasper in January. I had so much fun – ate …

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Explore Edmonton: Ice Castle at Hawrelak Park

Linda Hoang - January 3, 2016
Edmonton Ice Castle Explore Edmonton

This weekend, Mike surprised me with tickets to the new Ice Castle at Hawrelak Park – Canada’s first and largest ice castle and one of just four of its kind in the world. We’d been seeing the ice castle in the news quite a bit the last few months – and especially the last few weeks as it officially opened on Dec. 30. We’d actually been …

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