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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…

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    Travel: Waterton Lakes National Park

    Camping in Waterton Lakes National Park – here’s the scoop! Beautiful? Commercialized? Private? Waterton Lakes National Park If you’re living on the west coast of Canada I’m sure you know about all the wild fires we’ve experienced over the last few years (and are currently experiencing, actually). Well, Waterton Lakes National Park got hit pretty bad last September – over 80% of the trails were destroyed and 38% of the park went up in flames. As such, about 50% of the vegetation was lost –…