It’s Never Too Late To Become a Sporty Outdoors Gal!

Marguerite Friesen of Elk Point, Alberta confessed to never having been a sporty gal or a lover of being active outdoors.  Indeed, she agrees the label “couch potato” suited her well.  Until Valentine’s Day, 2017 when everything changed. On that fateful day, Marguerite sat on her comfy couch and opened the Edmonton […]

Winter in Canmore Photography Walk

I am not a professional photographer.  I do not even consider myself a good amateur photographer.  I think I am fairly good at the creative side of photography.  But technically, knowing how to use my camera on its various settings, I am but a beginner.   But I do love photography […]

Walking Into the New Decade

WOW! It is 2020: A new year and a new decade are upon us. It is a time when many of us will be doing some serious reflection on goal setting. Let me help you with 10 suggestions for walking-related goals: 1. Resolve to walk more Health professionals the world […]

Exploring Portugal – September 2019

My husband Colin and I have recently returned from a week in the Algarve region of Portugal, to preview the area we plan to tour in October of 2020, with Comfortable Hiking Holidays and a group of enthusiastic Nordic walkers. Portugal was amazing! We enjoyed time spent on several stunning […]

Hiking Centennial Trail in Kananaskis Country

The Centennial Trail is the highest maintained trail in the Canadian Rockies and an absolutely breathtaking hike.  It is definitely the most challenging day hike my husband Colin and I have completed as we racked up 26 kilometres with 1900 metres of elevation gain as we traversed from the Ribbon […]

Experts in Unforgettable: The Adventure Hub

Canmore and the surrounding area is an outdoor adventure paradise! While the Rocky Mountains, the foothills and the Bow River provide the setting, it is a group of passionate, independent small adventure tourism operators that are providing the magic – the unforgettable Alberta experiences. This group has formed a unique […]

Hiking Mt. Lipsett Trail, Kananaskis Country

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of Urban Poling/Nordic walking adventure stories. I love being active in nature by self-propelled means, whether that be hiking (always with my Urban Poles), biking, kayaking, skiing or snowshoeing.  I am also a geocacher and I usually try to […]

Amazing Amalfi Coast Adventure!

SO SORRY…. IT IS TOO LATE…. THIS TOUR IS FULL…. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS OF A 2019 TOUR   I love to travel and as you can probably guess, my Urban Poling Adventure Poles travel with me everywhere I go!  From the city streets of New York & Loretto, Mexico […]

Unlucky Canucky Ducky

                                                             One of the things I really appreciate about social media is the opportunity to connect with Nordic walkers around the […]