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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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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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How Pokemon Go got my husband to go out and explore his city

Linda Hoang - July 11, 2016
Pokemon Go - Edmonton - Murals and Art

“I can’t wait until we go downtown again.” Mike (my husband) has never said this to me – until now. He comes from a tiny town northwest of Edmonton and for as long as I’ve known him (7+ years) he’s never initiated a trip downtown. Or really anywhere. In our relationship, I’m definitely the one responsible for getting us out and about – doing and …

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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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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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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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