January 2012

For the June 2011 issue of Alberta Venture, I wrote a small piece on the historic Vilna Pool Hall & Barbershop. It’s the oldest such combo still operating in the province (apparently, these were once common). Along with Vilna’s giant roadside mushrooms, it’s one of the small northeastern Alberta town’s

I wouldn’t call myself an indie traveller, even if I fit the mould by some standards. To me, making the distinction between traveller and tourist is enough. As G.K. Chesterton said, “The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” The term

  I’m slightly over a week late, but I’ve decided to participate in travel website BootsnAll’s Indie Travel Challenge 2012. One of my vague resolutions for this year was to be more consistent with my blogging, no matter how busy I get with other things, so this

This is how I spent the final hours of 2011, and the first few hours of 2012. Seeing bands and laughing with friends is a good way to end things, and a good way to start anew. Normally I’m not into the New Year’s thing but I have