ROCKY MOUNTAIN LEGACY TRAIL -PERFECT FOR BICYCLES BUILT FOR TWO SIBLINGS

It’s written on the faces of everyone along the trail. The joy of cycling in the mountains sounds daunting but by peddling the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail linking Canmore to the town of Banff and beyond is the perfect introduction. It’s paved, it’s easy and it’s surrounded by beautiful scenery. The smiles and the waves say it all. But if you are siblings on a … Continue reading ROCKY MOUNTAIN LEGACY TRAIL -PERFECT FOR BICYCLES BUILT FOR TWO SIBLINGS

The old and new of the Calgary Hyatt Regency Hotel is the perfect place for a Staycation

I don’t even like swimming. But, the looks of pool on the 18th floor had me riffling through my bag looking for that stretchy unforgiving piece of lost vanity. I was going to go back up there and enjoy the pool, the hot tub and the view of Calgary. The freshly renovated Hyatt Regency was my staycation pick for the weekend and I was going … Continue reading The old and new of the Calgary Hyatt Regency Hotel is the perfect place for a Staycation

Going to the Sun Road – a tribute to early road builders

First published in the Globe and Mail Drive Section. Fifty miles of cliff hugging roads takes you to the sun and back You don’t “have to” take The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana. There are plenty of roads around the park. But, during the summer months when it is open for travel, it’s the route millions of enthusiastic travellers go out of the … Continue reading Going to the Sun Road – a tribute to early road builders

Elephants never forget – neither will you

Aristotle once said the elephant was “the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind. After watching Chishuru, a 2-metre tall African Elephant find my shoe in a heap of smelly sneakers and pass it to me, I have to agree with Aristotle. Those big floppy ears aren’t dumbo at all. Adventures with Elephants is a combination rescue, rehabilitation, research and educational facility an … Continue reading Elephants never forget – neither will you

Teepee Town chairlift is the comfy couch of the Canadian Rockies

  Let’s see. I’ve got my boot warmers my mitt warmers, my neck warmer and now Sunshine Village in Banff National Park has my butt warmed. At 36 years old, Teepee Town was one of the older lifts at Sunshine Village and has always been plagued by chilly crosswinds on a slow ride to the top. Over the last year the lift was removed and … Continue reading Teepee Town chairlift is the comfy couch of the Canadian Rockies