5 Awesome Trails to Hike in B.C.

It’s March in Alberta and you know what that means – we are still knee deep in snow. I do enjoy the winter season, however, now that spring is right around the corner, so is summer! And that means heading out to British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake region for some excellent hiking.

There are so many trails to choose from whether it be a short stroll along the shoreline in Salmon Arm or a challenging climb to the top of McArthur Heights. There is a hike for everyone, with varying distances and difficulty levels. With any hike, you will find yourself immersed in nature, with bird calls for music and serenity for your soul. Continue reading

Mid-Life Crisis Anyone?

Bad Hair Day!

I had my mid-life crisis early at the tender age of 29. Was it that I was dreading the big 3-0? Not really. I had been doing a lot of traveling and a recent trip to Club Med, Cancun got me thinking that maybe I should do something fun instead of working my way up the corporate ladder. Yes, I had a great job, had received several promotions and was involved in special projects from time to time, but it just wasn’t enough. I decided to apply to Club Med to work in one of their resorts. While I was waiting for my response (it was all snail mail in those days), I booked a trip to New York to catch up with some new friends I had recently met in Cancun. Just before I left for New York, I received my “Dear John” letter advising that I did not have the right qualifications. Apparently one needs a college degree to work at Club Med, even in the gift shop! Continue reading