First Taste of The Big Taste YYC

The saying “better late than never” evolved from a line in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, penned all the way back in 1386. The fact that I’m able to say “better late than never” when it comes to The Big Taste only dates back to December, when I had to pass on an annual pre-Christmas…


Gear Review: NANOspikes

After two long walks wearing NANOspikes on icy pathways, our first impressions are highly favourable. Fit is not quite forgiving as other Kahtoola producsts, so try before you buy, if possible. Given the one year warranty, it’ll be interesting to see how they hold up over the coming years.

31 Days of Geocaching Challenge – Successful Finish

Well, we made it to the end of August with at least one geocache find each day of the month. The folks at reported that more than 25,000 geocaching accounts achieved the same milestone. Congratulations to everyone who did it, especially to those who established a new “longest geocaching streak”. Some highlights from our…

Photo Blogging Challenge – Transportation (April 2013)

With a population of almost 1.1 million, Calgary is quickly becoming Sprawlgary. It seems like a personal set of wheels is pretty much essential to conveniently making it to all the commitments in our family schedule. Despite how compelling convenience can be, we’ve slowly developed the habits of stacking errands, carpooling, taking public transit and…