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Unleash Your Inner Cowboy in Banff National Park

Do you want to unleash your inner cowboy or cowgirl in Banff National Park? That’s exactly what I’m going to be doing in July. Considering the fact that I am deathly scared of going faster than a walk when sitting on the back of a horse that I know can smell my fear – it […]

Cross country Skiing (Ski du Fond) at Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec

I have always associated Mont Sainte-Anne in Quebec with the downhill ski resort. It wasn’t until last year that my eyes were opened while researching an article on the best places to cross country ski in Canada. Mont Sainte-Anne also boasts a phenomenal cross country ski area (Ski du fond in French) and it’s just seven […]

Hiking Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale, Arizona

Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale, Arizona is the focal point in Pinnacle Peak Park. From afar the summit of the peak looks far more challenging than it does up close but you do need to be a rock climber to get to the top of it. Hikers must be content with a 3.5 mile round trip […]

The Top 5 Backpacking Trips in the Canadian Rockies

I’ve been getting emails asking for my thoughts on what the top backpacking trips are in the Canadian Rockies. After sending detailed replies, I figured it was time to pull together a blog with my answers. And summer will be upon us before long so it doesn’t hurt to start planning – and in fact […]

Food Recipes and Restaurants

A Visit to Baumwollspinnerei AKA the Leipzig Cotton Mill

Dinner at Spinnerei is what I see listed on my itinerary for the second night of a conference I’m attending in Leipzig, Germany. Beforehand, life is a little out of control, so I don’t even spend one minute checking it out on Google. That’s just as well so I have no preconceived expectations. Spinnerei isn’t a restaurant […]

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