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Spontaneous Spring 2019 Road Trip Day #2 Following our annual indulgent spa pamper in Canmore the previous day, we settled in and enjoyed a comfortable enough sleep in our cozy and somewhat smaller-than-usual bed in our penthouse perch at Radium Chalet.  Read about our Day #1 experience here.  We managed to mobilize ourselves in time to

Spontaneous Spring 2019 Road Trip Day #1 We do love a good road trip.  It’s synonymous with who we are as a couple.  We got engaged during our first road trip from Calgary to Vancouver in 2011.  Thankfully, Christa said, “yes”.  Otherwise the 13-hour trip back to Calgary would have been interminable!  Ever since, we’ve made a point of road tripping

A public market.  An active learning park.  A petting zoo.  A working farm.  A top-notch restaurant.  An aquaponics facility.  Country-side bliss.  Live events.  Any one of these activities would be a family-fun destination in itself.  But combined in a single location?  That’s awesome!  That’s Granary Road! The sprawling grounds of Granary Road Public Market Located 5km off

Once a year go somewhere you’ve never been before. Dalai Lama It was the Family Day long weekend after Valentine’s Day.  We found ourselves with no formal plans.  It seemed the perfect setup … for a Staycation.  With Christa consumed by school demands right up to the hour of our departure, I took planning into my own hands.  That was

Calgary’s freezer-February is presenting the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to indulge in the annual YYC hot chocolate festival.  Presented by Meals-on-Wheels, the city’s sweetest (and arguably, richest!) festival gathers participating cafes, restaurants and chocolatiers to compete in crafting the best chocolate-based beverage creations that any hot chocolate lover might die for.  With more