Ecuador in 9 days: Quito, Tena, Banos, Lasso

    South America has long been on my list. The culture, history and landscape fascinate me. Our search for an ideal South American destination brought us to Ecuador. The country seemed to be the perfect mix of culture, beautiful scenery, adventure and an overall safe place to visit. We decided to join the G…

Saskatoon, conferences, and tips for work travel.

I am lucky that I get to travel for work. It get the opportunity to learn from new organizations and expand my peer network. But my work travel usually looks a lot like this: get off the plane, head to the hotel, sit in a conference room, have dinner, and sleep. Repeat. Now I can’t…

Cliff jumping and adrenaline: McCrae Lake

If you have not figured it out by now, I am not one to back down from a challenge. Even when everyone else thinks it’s a crazy. One of my adventure checklist items is cliff jumping.  I’ve jumped from small cliffs, but never a “real” cliff. This summer I had been to a cottage on…

Underground adventure: Warsaw Caves

Spelunking.  Although I prefer being above ground or in the sky, I have always been intrigued by the idea of exploring caves.  I tried Scenic Caves and enjoyed it, but I wanted to try caving in a more natural setting.   Enter Warsaw Caves. Although this place is REALLY busy on weekends for camping and…

Reverse Bucket list: reflecting on 2015

I wrote a reverse bucket list a year ago, and it allowed me to be grateful and put life into perspective.  I was reflecting on the changes in my life this year and decided to do one for 2015. I think I will make one yearly to reflect on my accomplishments and things I should…

Belfountain Conservation area for a winter hike

  I think we can agree his winter has been a downer for winter activities. Here is hoping that the coming snowstorm also means more winter activities are on the horizon. I may not have been able to do any skiing or snowshoeing this Christmas holiday, but I did get in some hiking. My new…