An Albertan Ice Skating Experience at Rich Valley Arena

Seven years ago had someone said to me, “Aaron, one day you will learn to ice skate and enjoy it“, I would have wholeheartedly laughed back at your comment. The reason why, I would be laughing is back in my twenties a girlfriend tried getting me into rollerblading. The only thing I experienced then was…

Today’s Lesson Learned is About Adventure Hiking in Mexico

There are rules every hiker knows and should obey when they set out to wander through a bush, forest or land which they are both unfamiliar with and/or familiar with, these rules are; Tell someone who is not on the hike where you are going. This includes approximate time getting onto the trail, how long…

Wandering through Edmonton’s Ice District

Sitting down on the passenger seat of the wife’s Hyundai just after 6:00pm, as a light snow is being dispensed from the sky outside. Up and out of the parkade we go drifting into the white fluffy atmosphere. Pulling onto 53rd Avenue she comments about the slippery surface below us as we embark on our…

This Guys Perspective: Laptop or Tablet or Hybrid

Here it is, this guys’ perspective on buying a laptop or tablet. Let’s do a quick run down of computers that I have owned in my lifetime, which will totally give me a bias towards laptops. I had my first desktop back in my first year of college. I bought it off a graphic design…

What to do when Temperatures Dip Below Zero Degrees?

From mid-April to mid-November, all across Alberta there are hundreds of blue ponds which residents and visitors attend to for recreational purposes. These ponds and lakes are used by outdoor enthusiasts who will canoe, kayak, boat, fish, swim, hydroplane, scuba dive and more throughout the year. And when the temperatures dip below zero degrees and…

Winter Activities in Central Alberta

In Central Alberta, winter can arrive in early October sometimes as late as December. Around this part of the country, you can nearly predict, the week the weather is going to change as the temperatures drastically dip and the first Arctic blast crystallizes the beauty of Autumns’ leaves. When I traveled overseas there was always this gradual change…