It was never supposed to end like this. A grazed forearm, a bruised knee and suppressed sobs. Well, perhaps minus the sobs. I was the one who was cautious about renting e-scooters, never having ridden one before. I had the sense I’d be the one to walk away from the evening’s entertainment with bumps and bruises. Christa, my gung-ho
The COVID-19 global pandemic has, undeniably, altered the landscape of most people’s social norms and perspectives. There’s a growing list of taboos that once-upon-a-time-in-the-not-too-distant-past we didn’t give a second thought to: shaking a colleague’s hand, hugging a friend, blowing out birthday candles, enjoying food samples at a market. Everyday gestures that were part of the carefree
If a family-friendly winter festival were to have a name then I personally think this should be it. Glow Winter Festival As if Valentine’s Day and the city’s Hot Chocolate Festival weren’t enough, kickstarting on this Valentine’s Day and offering entertainment to young and old throughout the Family Day long weekend, you’ll want to find an excuse to
As the Christmas season fades into distant obscurity, the aftermath of the credit card bills may still remind many of some irresponsible decisions. As if that wasn’t enough, the surge towards the next cultural spending spree is upon us: Valentine’s Day. This year the Day of Love falls on a Friday. For many Canadians, it
The world may think that, like polar bears, Calgarians (or even all Canadians!) go into hibernation during the winter. Quite the contrary. A week is not nearly sufficient to experience all that I have on my wish list for you to see and explore in and around our city. The lists I’ve created here will
Many of you know I don't have great winter outdoor sporting skill and capability (you can read more about some of my misfortunes here). I don't plan to die trying to improve these skills, either. But I do hope to at least improve my capabilities slightly this season. Are you looking for a
It's that time of the year when it's less than enticing to take your favourite family pooch out for walks. Winter has a way of nudging us to find creative ways to enjoy being outdoors with our furry friends. Slick sidewalks and snowy parks aren't always the most inviting destinations to stroll with your four-legged
🎈 #LOVEYYC Day is back! 🎈 Gary, our I AM CALGARY Mascot, is geared up for #LOVEYYC Day 2019 As Tourism Calgary promotes our awesome city, loads of businesses are offering Calgarians great value in return. It’s time to hastily plan how you’re going to spend your day (and dollars) on November 2nd! Celebrate all things Calgary.
I recently revisited a hike with my brother that I had done in the same season in September 2012. Hiking at iconic Lake Louise in Banff National Park is really quite surreal. Experiencing it during the spectacle of the luminescent golden larches during the very brief window of opportunity as they don their fall colours
🇫🇷 Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France Upon seeing the island community of Mont Saint-Michel for the first time, one is both enchanted and captivated. Purported to be France's 3rd most popular tourist attraction, the walled fortress - dominated by the mountain-top abbey - is a UNESCO world heritage site and certainly a memorable sight to behold.