Archive for the category "travel"

An American History Walking Tour in Concord, Massachusetts

January 13th, 2016 @ 3:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Not a day goes by that I don’t see an Emerson or Thoreau quote on Instagram. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”; “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”; and one of my favourites: Concord, Massachusetts is home […]

Explore Edmonton: Beyond the Mall

December 17th, 2015 @ 11:19am by Rebecca Bollwitt

At 5.3 million square feet, and with approximately 30.8 million visitors each year, West Edmonton Mall has been Alberta’s top tourist attraction for the past three decades. However, as John and I discovered on our recent tour of wild rose country, there’s much more to Alberta’s capital city than its epic shopping mecca. Where to […]

Finding Dark Sky for Stargazing in Alberta

December 3rd, 2015 @ 11:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We stood out on a dock at Lac Beauvert in Jasper, on an October night so clear that the only clouds around were the ones we made with our breath. Across the lake, the bass from a wedding party thumped at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and above us hung a moon so full we […]

Our Morning Helicopter Tour in Canmore

November 23rd, 2015 @ 3:26pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photographs from our morning helicopter tour in Canmore, Alberta with Alpine Helicopter. […] This has been my summer of helicopters and each time the door is shut, headsets are adorned, and the rotor blade spins, my heart races and prepares for not only the amazing scenery I am about to witness, but for the thrill of the ride.

Warm Up to Calgary This Winter

November 18th, 2015 @ 12:07pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Stepping off the plane at YYC airport you’ll find that the terminal is full of friendly White Hat volunteers, wearing the signature cowboy hats you may associate with the Calgary Stampede, and the city of Calgary itself. Stetsons, steaks, sprawl, and steeds, that’s what one might purely think of this Albertan metropolis, unless they’ve visited […]