Forgetmenot Ridge – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis
Aug31

Forgetmenot Ridge – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis

If you’re in Calgary and you want to get to one of the most beautiful areas in the world, Kananaskis is just 45 minutes away. Bonus – There is no park pass required to visit Bragg Creek and the Elbow River Valley. You’ll find hundreds of kilometers of trails for hiking with your kids, horseback riding, cycling, cross country skiing, and off-roading. There is a lifetime of hikes in Kananaskis alone. Panoramic vistas of the Rocky...

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RunBet – The kick in the ass that you probably need.
Aug28

RunBet – The kick in the ass that you probably need.

I’m too weak, my breakfast was too big. It’s raining outside. I’m too fat, I’m too thin. It’s too hot. I have a headache. I would love to really, but I just can’t. My favorite show is on. I have a bad case of the Mondays, the Tuesdays, the Wednesdays. After new years I will start. I get too sweaty. I feel bloated. It’s too hard. I bruise easily. It’s too dark. It’s too cold....

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Fintry Falls – Hiking With Kids – Kelowna
Aug11

Fintry Falls – Hiking With Kids – Kelowna

Fintry Provincial Park, also known as Fintry Estate, is a provincial park located in the town of Fintry and just about smack in the middle between Vernon and Kelowna. The Fintry area has a very interesting history – People once called it the garden of Eden among other things. If you are a history buff click here to read more. With over 2 km of waterfront access to the beautiful Okanagan lake. There is plenty of...

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Rainy Creek Summit – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis
Jul05

Rainy Creek Summit – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis

Someone stole my car! Which is unlikely considering it has the ultimate anti-theft device installed – the stick shift. But no joke my car was stolen in beautiful Kananaskis country – at least that’s what I thought. Let me explain: The Rainy Creek summit trailhead is located just off Hwy 66, around two kilometers before the little elbow parking lot, the starting point for Nihahi Creek and Nihahi Ridge. Rainy Creek is...

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DIY Oil Change in 10 min without tools and banking $250K to do it
Jun27

DIY Oil Change in 10 min without tools and banking $250K to do it

A good buddy of mine Kyle commented the other day on how he would prefer to just pay someone to do his oil changes. He said something like “it’s just not worth it to change my oil and it’s easier to pay someone else to do it”. Despite doubting his manliness, I call BS on “not worth it” (sorry bud) and let me explain why. In a perfect world, everyone would be driving a tesla, walking, running, riding...

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Nihahi Ridge – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis
Jun20

Nihahi Ridge – Hiking With Kids – Kananaskis

Nihahi Ridge is a wonderful hike located just 45 minutes west of where I call home, in beautiful Kananaskis country. If you are looking for a hard hike that gives you a little bit of everything you’ve found it. You get a flat leisurely walk against the elbow river, mountain meadows, steep forest, a bit of scrambling, some heights and a little exposure. Nihahi Ridge has it all. If you are a determined person of reasonable fitness...

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Let’s have a Beer
May01

Let’s have a Beer

A couple of weeks back Mr. Socks stated that “low-income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes.” You can imagine that some people were kind of upset by this – but it’s true – most Canadian households with multiple spawn making less than $70K per year – Do NOT pay income tax. Of course, this doesn’t include all the other taxes a person might pay – HST, GST,...

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You are not your Choos’
Mar17

You are not your Choos’

Consumer culture has done a bang-up job programming us to believe that possessions make us happy. Well done consumerism – you’ve nailed it. On the other hand, we have failed miserably in our attempt to measure “success”. We have got the formula all wrong. We simply define “success” as the ability to publicly display wealth. There is little attention paid to – community involvement, family...

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