Fjord Norway news Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Fjords, the soul of Norway, are certainly a magnificent attraction any time of the year, but some might argue that the most special time is winter. As days grow shorter, the unique shades of blue light seem to caress the snow-covered landscape. With mountains covered in […]
Tuesday morning’s fog finally dissipated, but it stayed chilly all day! We won’t get quite as cold tonight, but it’s still cold enough: lows 24ºF in the coldest rural spots to around 31ºF in Huntsville. The sky may not stay crystal clear tonight, but this is your best bet for viewing the Geminid Meteor Shower […]
You can practically glean the history of America in the names of all 50 states. The story of the United States begins in the East and the South and is reflected in the origin of the names of the states. In the East and South, many states owe their monikers to our forebears from England, […]
This past weekend we headed to Banff for a one-night getaway. We love doing this around Christmas time because to me Banff Ave is like walking through the North Pole. All of the buildings and hotels have lights and the street lamps are decorated. There is nothing better than a frosty hike followed by a nice dinner (hello wine and steak!).
A day trip to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain is fast becoming one of the most popular side trips for visitors to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Is it worth the 3-hour drive from Cusco? Trail to Peak Contributor, Rhett, seems to think so.
12 December Skiing in English The three main types of skiing are Alpine, Nordic and Freestyle. Alpine skiing events take place on steep terrain. Many people call this “downhill” skiing. The boots are attached to the skis with bindings. The toe and heel of each boot are firmly fixed to the skis. Top downhill skiers can go 100 kilometres […]
DREAMS OF PERFECT REFLECTIONS The life of a tribute band is a strange one. Most popular musicians start out imitating their idols and heroes. The difference is usually musicians want to be the next iteration of what their heroes represent. They move on, though the love doesn’t. It’s an evolution of a sound or idea or movement. […]
Sunday morning we left Edmonton and headed for Jasper. I was looking forward, especially, to seeing the Maligne Canyon again. It was a beautiful sunny day. Our hearts were light, we were excited about soon being in the mountains. Jasper was only 360 km away. We came to the top of a hill and Susan […]
As more and more Aussies flock to Canada each year, in search of those perfect powder days, epic tree runs and delicious post-ski poutines, we get more and more interested in the resorts to be found off the beaten track. The ones where you’re more likely to find locals on the chairlifts and in the […]