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    Travel: Banff National Park

    Banff National Park is beautiful. It’s not very far from our house at just under 4 hours which makes for a nice half day drive. Here we are, heading down the driveway – all packed up in Scobby Doo the Boler (yes, he needs some work!). Okay – here’s the best part – we got a campsite right on the water. Yes! At Two Jack Lake they have a handful of sites that are lake side. Site 44, our site, is the best one! Super…

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    Travel: Mountain UTVing Calgary

    Mountain UTVing in Calgary What? Yes! I know it’s a bit odd, or perhaps out of character for us, yet this is what we did on Tuesday, September 4. For Bryce’s birthday I put together a little scavenger hunt and the end prize was a day of UTVing in Ghost (a public land use area outside of Calgary). First – it took me about 6 hours of research to find a place to rent a decent UTV, find an area where we could legally ride,…

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    Travel: Elk Island National Park

    Camping! Yes – we went camping again. This is our fourth trip of the season and we’ve got two more left. I’m excited since fall camping is beautiful. Okay – check out our photos. Elk Island National Park The best part about this park is that it’s only 55 minutes from our driveway to the campsite. That’s it – less than an hour! Ah, the hazy ski is from all the recent wildfires in BC – makes for pretty photos. Meet Lexis – she’s a…

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    Travel: Cluck n Cleaver

    Are you a foodie? We are, no doubt about it. We’ve driven an extra 700 miles to eat Lotus of Siam, travel to cities inspired by food (hello, Chicago!), and well, I run this lifestyle blog which is full of recipes and good eats. So, what does all of this mean? It means when I’m in Calgary and I have a chance to eat at Canada’s Top Chef Allstar’s restaurant, I’m going to take it. But only once. Read below as I share our experience…

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    Travel: 5 Days in Chicago

    Chicago! Here you’ll find where to stay, how to get around the city, where to eat and what to do. First, we bought CityPasses – and I’m a celiac, so all placed we visited are gluten friendly. Total bonus, right? Let’s go. 5 Days in Chicago Where to Stay Freehand Hotel How to get Around L-Train What to Do Street Art Shedd Aquarium Art Institute Adler Planetarium Sights Where to Eat Breakfast Lunch Dinner Eats Okay – there you have it, a full packed 5…