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Olympic National Park is one of the most amazing places to explore in the United States. Encompassing a large portion of the Olympic Peninsula, there are opportunities to visit three different ecosystems within the park: sub alpine forest where the Olympic mountains were sculpted by glaciers and streams into their current profile, temperate rain forest, and the rugged Pacific coastline. The main access point is Highway 101, which surrounds three sides of… Read More

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Regardless of the time of year, there is always a plethora of activities to do (or at least try!) in the Rockies. There is a gateway to adventure from any quadrant, if Calgary is your base location. Whether accessing the vast network of bike trails in nearby Bragg Creek, venturing out to iconic locations like Lake Louise, or exploring beautiful back country in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, I always return home grinning… Read More

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A winter blizzard is the perfect time for a bit of chemistry and a tasty treat. It only takes a few minutes to whip up some homemade ice cream out of freshly fallen snow. Collect approximately 8 cups of clean and fresh snow (remember you are going to eat it!). In another bowl, whip together 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, a dash of salt, and 1/2 cup of either… Read More