Take some time to be a guest

Let me begin this post by saying wow! I cannot believe July is around the corner. June has gone by in the blink of an eye. If you are wondering where I have been, the answer would be, it feels like everywhere!

This past month has been the craziest, most busy month I think I have ever experienced. This is due to multiple factors of course such as family commitments (with kids sports eating up 4/5 weekdays for the past two months); traveling up, down and sideways across this beautiful province; two travel media conferences; multiple deadlines for print contract work and, oh yes, not to be forgotten my full-time day job. Phew.

Now although I have been busy please don’t mistake the above for blogging apathy or excuses. Let me explain why I haven’t posted here in awhile and why it has been a healthy thing.
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I kissed a fish and I liked it

Is that wrong? Well, my lips didn’t actually make contact but it nearly did happen. This little dogfish was cute, at least in my eyes. So cute in fact that I promptly returned him back to his icy cool water. Just thought you might enjoy some insight into my crazy animal loving nature.

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The photo above was taken during my time discovering a beloved Saskatchewan pastime.

Remebering Waskesiu

The trek up to Prince Albert Park to explore Waskesiu was a memorable one. As you will recall I blogged a while back about wolf trekking and dog sledding.This month’s article I wrote for Pink goes into more detail on how I went about finding winter in Waskesiu. And I sure did find it. It was -20 to -30 all weekend long! Read the full article here.

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The intention behind the travel spread I write for Pink (and for my blog in general) is to inspire exploration, whether that be in your own backyard or beyond. You won’t regret it.

Personally speaking, travel truly nurtures my soul and provides me with constant inspiration. I have also learned that travel with children proves not only to be fun, but such an amazing opportunity for little ones to learn.

Beyond sharing and writing about these experiences capturing them is a great way to look back and remember how much fun was had. If you are interested, I have  just posted more photos from the beautiful Waskesiu region on my Facebook page. Here is a sneak peek at one of the very lovable sled dogs from SunDogs.

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Moose Jaw: More than expected. Surprisingly.

Moose Jaw is a city that has a lot going for it in terms of tourism. In this month’s travel spread for Pink magazine, I go beyond the obvious hot spots and unearth some other gems found in this great southern Saskatchewan destination.

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Read this month’s magazine here.

10 reasons to visit family friendly Yorkton

If you have ever thought about a day or overnight visit to Yorkton, I encourage you to see it through. With relatives in Yorkton, I like to bring my family there not only for a visit but to experience what makes this city a great place for families to enjoy. Here are ten reasons you and your family will appreciate this welcoming city.

Click the image below to read the December issue of Pink magazine today. December Pink Yorkton

Historically rich Indian Head

Looking to discover more about your own province? Me too. Join me on my adventure as each month I chronicle my visit to lesser known Saskatchewan gems. Perfect excuse to do some exploring in this beautiful province.

Here is the latest piece featured in PINK magazine. Hope you enjoy it.

Explorin’ my own digs – Saskatchewan

I am off on a new adventure, monthly. A great one at that. I am stoked to writing a monthly travel piece (and providing photography) for a great Saskatchewan publication, PINK (http://www.getcompass.ca/home/pink-magazine/latest-issue/.)

The articles will cover towns/cities and areas in Saskatchewan that have something unique to offer. I aim with these pieces not only to draw in newcomers to our great province, but to get people who already live here to explore it.

Hope you enjoy my journey, I am looking forward to it. And, if you have any suggestions on a destination I must visit,  I would love to hear from you!

Here is the first spread on a little town that I have a major crush on – Lumsden.