We love beer! We will never pass up the opportunity to try a new craft beer. During our Calgary visit we were pleasantly surprised at the craft beer movement in this fabulous town. Tucked away in the industrial neighborhood of Calgary is the Village Brewery. You know us, we had to take a tour and a taste (well, a few tastes ). In addition to a Brewery tour, we were invited to the Village Brewery Hump Day Social. The event changed not just my perception of craft beer, but of business in general! This one day solidified my love for the city of Calgary and the people who live here.
When you think of Maryland what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Crabs! Now it’s downright impossible to get Marylanders to agree on exactly who serves the best crabs and crab cakes. Since we couldn’t get a straight answer, we did the next best thing and let history be our guide. That lead us to Maryland’s own Phillips Seafood. Known as Maryland’s “Crab Ambassadors”. Did history lead us wrong? Read more to find out!
Growing up and living in Florida most of my life gave winter sports this tremendous air of thrill and mystery. Heck, Lauren and I didn’t even see snow for the first time ’til we were in our 20′s. Anytime I ever saw anyone on a snowboard swooping down hill, or hitting a half pipe I felt this incredible urge to jump on plane, find some fresh powder (I didn’t even know what that really meant), and shred! Now that we’re spending the winter in Canada taking in winter sports like snowshoeing and bobsledding, we decided it was time to learn how to snowboard. After all it’s item #22 on our bucket list. We took a trek out to the Nakiska Mountain Resort, which is Calgary’s closest mountain, and gave it our best.
When you’ve been a couple for a long time, date night can become a bit routine or, dare I say it, just a bit stale. I mean dinner and a movie are fun and all, but sometimes you’re looking for something more romantic and meaningful. And to the guys out there, I know we can all agree that planning a romantic date night can be pretty difficult at times. Why can’t date night just be easy and fun? With that in mind, I decided to go on a hunt for the best date night in Calgary. I’m happy to report that I found exactly what I was looking for at Heritage Ranch. They’ve managed to take date night to the next level by not only knocking it out of the park with romance, but by having it all tied up in one neat little package.
Whenever we travel, we always try to tap into local food specialties. This allows us to explore how different regions are influenced by their cultural make-up. While visiting Baltimore we decided to try a guided food tour though one of the city’s most historic districts, Fells Point. Here’s our wrap up of our experience with Charm City Food Tours.
As many of our readers know, there’s nothing us Ramblers love more than taking a good road trip. As it turns out, many other travelers agree that hopping in a car and just driving around is a fantastic way to see the sights and really get to know a place. With that in mind we thought it would be fun to put together a series of articles featuring road trip tales from some of our traveling friends. Here’ the first installment of our ” My Favorite Ramblin’ Road Trip” series featuring Gary Arndt.
Searching for a fun time in Calgary, want to take in a Flames game, or maybe just glut yourself into a food coma? Well, do I have the place for you! While spending a few months in Calgary, Kenin and I made a visit (well, a few visits) to The Canadian Brewhouse. Warning: Food Porn ahead!
This week’s #Frifotos is #Flames! I contacted the #Frifotos Gods and left #Flames as a suggestion for this week and what do ya know, they chose flames! I am not saying that they chose it because I suggested it or even that my voice was heard, but by golly I was ready.
There aren’t many places in the world where average humans like you and I have the opportunity to train side by side with Olympic Athletes. Here in Calgary though, they like to do things just a little differently. Enter the WinSport Training Facilities at the Canada Olympic Park. It’s the kind of place where an average Joe like me could learn to luge, play hockey, ski, snow board, and even figure skate. Located on the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the COP is dedicated to one thing: training high-performance winter athletes. Once you get a look at this place, you’ll see why!
Something that most people know about Kenin and myself is that “If it has a motor, we will drive, ride, or go”. While visiting the absolutely stunning city of Sedona, AZ, Kenin and I had the opportunity to do something unusual for us. We had the chance to take a Segway Tour. Now I have to admit, I am one of the many people that scoffed at the idea of strapping on a helmet and getting on a Segway. They seemed to me to be the perfect mode of transportation for retirees.