Wax on Wax Off

April 23, 2015 4 Comments »

things to do in canmore

Home of Olympic athletes, adventure sports, a world-class community center, and a gym – it was clear that Canmore was a mecca for adventure and sports lovers. However, there was another whole side of the town that I had yet to see. I met her for a brief moment at the ice-carving contest during Canmore’s […]

Experience the Top and Bottom of the Canadian Rockies

April 21, 2015 4 Comments »

Canadian Rocky Mountains helicopter

The sun was rising up over the mountains with wispy clouds around the Three Sisters peaks, making it look as if the clouds were strands of their hair blowing in the wind. I stopped in the middle of my run and took a look all around me and realized what my new home in Canmore, […]

The Story of Two Sisters Canmore and Banff

April 16, 2015 8 Comments »

Canmore three sisters

While going through the yoga teacher’s morning sun salutations, I slowly rolled up into a standing position one vertebra at a time as she instructed, and there they were, the three sisters beautifully framed in the giant window at Elevation Place in Canmore. I love yoga – but it was those peaks that brought a […]

Week In-stagram Review Alberta Adventures

February 20, 2015 8 Comments »

Spray Lakes Alberta

I’m in week 3 of my Blogger in Residence post, and here’s all I’m going to say – they may have to pry me out of this town after week 4.  I’m going to be stuck to Canmore like Flick was stuck to the flag pole in the movie A Christmas Story.  No ‘triple dog […]

Week In-stagram review Climbing in Canmore

February 6, 2015 5 Comments »

canmore climbing elevation place

As a new dusting of snow fell on Canmore, I strapped up my boots, put on my crampons, and started my week of conquering my fear of heights in the Canadian Rockies.  This week I found myself higher than I felt comfortable with most of the time.  Yet it seemed that when I was at […]

Week In-stagram Review Arriving in Canmore

January 30, 2015 4 Comments »

Canmore activities

This week started a new chapter in my life. The chapter will be called “Am I crazy?”  I escaped the premature snowmageddon predictions in NYC this week and flew out right after I finished my New York Time Travel Show talk on Solo Travel (were you there in the standing-room-only audience?!).  I landed in a […]

Winter Safari in Jasper National Park

February 13, 2014 13 Comments »

  Just when I was about to give up – I saw the coyote along the side of the snow-covered road. It turned and looked at us. Assessing our big vehicle determining friend or foe? Friend was the answer as it turned away and didn’t seem to care in the least that a big white […]

Learning How to Ski and Smile

February 11, 2014 6 Comments »

Marmot basin skiing

Dieter, the shuttle driver at the Edmonton airport picked up my suitcase with a big grin – “So you are going to Jasper to ski. You’ll love it – we’ve had lots of snow.” He said proudly. I hastily explained to Dieter that I’m not really a skier – but I was going to learn […]

Jasper in January

January 9, 2014 17 Comments »

Canadian Rockies

Ever heard of Jasper? No, it’s not a friendly ghost. It’s a location. Could you place it on a map? Jasper is located in the Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta. Ok – I must confess – like most Americans, I used to be horrible at Canadian geography. I had no idea what the […]