Next stop: The beautiful Caribbean coastline

One of my goals for 2016 is to travel more for pleasure. My goal is to take two larger trips this year and I'm happy to report that I'm now half-way to completing my goal thanks to a recent trip to Mexico with my good friend Leanne from Manitoba! All-inclusive winter vacations are popular among... Continue Reading →

To the Sun and Back

This past weekend we drove the amazing and well-known Going-to-the-Sun Road. This is the only road that crosses Glacier National Park in Montana, going over the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, which is the highest point on the road at 6,646 feet. The narrow winding road, which hugs the mountainsides as you climb higher and higher,... Continue Reading →

Taking on a High Challenge

SkyTrek Adventure Park is nestled into the giant old-growth cedars near Revelstoke, British Columbia. Recently, we decided to take on the park's High Ropes Course challenge. This is an outdoor adventure activity that tests your physical and mental strength, stamina, agility, balance and flexibility. The course is built using arborist approved trees and constructed with environmentally sensitive... Continue Reading →

A High Flying Adventure

Taking in the breathtaking scenery while ziplining 150 feet above the ground - sounds like fun to me!Last week we went on a high wire zipline adventure in the beautiful Pembina Valley near my family farm in southern Manitoba. The views of the valley were amazing. There were five cables carrying us above the trees... Continue Reading →

A Chilly Ride

This past weekend we went whitewater rafting on the Kananaskis River in the Canadian Rockies with our friends. The mountain water was fresh as it's only early June. Fortunately they outfitted us with full body wet suits, booties, fleece sweaters, rain coats and helmets. This was a great introduction to rafting as the rapids were... Continue Reading →

My Olympic Bobsleigh Experience

As I squeezed into the tight bobsleigh my thoughts flashed to the 1990s movie Cool Runnings. I should have practiced in the bathtub, I thought. Too late now. I was about to whip down a narrow, twisting iced track, along with my Winnipeg friend Britta and her boyfriend Ben at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta.... Continue Reading →

Seize the Day

Kia Ora Mates! A year ago today I was on a plane headed around the world to the amazing countries of New Zealand and Australia. After 21 hours in the air, I arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on Dec. 3. I stayed for a month, first touring both islands of New Zealand with a tour company called... Continue Reading →

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