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Top 10 Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

Top 10 Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

  A ‘ top 10 Hikes in the Canadian Rockies ’  list is not a new idea, I read hundreds of them before visiting the…

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What it Takes to Herd the Bison

What it Takes to Herd the Bison

  “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of the buffalo in the wintertime. It…

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A Complete Guide to Grasslands National Park

A Complete Guide to Grasslands National Park

We stumbled across Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan last september on our 100 day ultimate Canadian road trip. Our plan was to stop for…

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The Sounds in the Silence, Grasslands National Park

The Sounds in the Silence, Grasslands National Park

The Sounds in the Silence, Grasslands National Park   A sound brings me to my senses, a guttural noise that scars the peaceful whisper of…

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Meet Valdez, Alaska’s True Adventure Playground

Meet Valdez, Alaska’s True Adventure Playground

  Psssst. I found a place you just have to visit. Meet Valdez, Alaska’s true adventure playground.   Alaska is a place known by everyone,…

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Reaching Climax, the Bible Belt and Canada’s Prairies

Reaching Climax, the Bible Belt and Canada’s Prairies

On our final push back east across the country to return to Winnipeg, we skirted the southern border to complete a 20,000km loop of central…

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39 Animals that Made our Alaskan/ Canadian Road Trip Better!

39 Animals that Made our Alaskan/ Canadian Road Trip Better!

“Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” — Terry Tempest Williams…

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9 Reasons Why Toronto is Canada’s Prettiest City

9 Reasons Why Toronto is Canada’s Prettiest City

  When I landed beside the obtuse cityscape of Toronto I expected to like the city as much as any other. I would experience a…

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Why Canada Was More Than Just A Road Trip

Why Canada Was More Than Just A Road Trip

  How much can you write about one country? I’ve been cataloguing, blogging, Instagram-ing, Facebook-ing and Tweeting all things Canada for nearly 5 months now…

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Kayaking With Icebergs : An Alaskan Adventure

Kayaking With Icebergs : An Alaskan Adventure

We never dreamed that our Ultimate Canadian Road Trip would lead us to Alaska and to one incredible adventure after another, this is what it…

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