Horseback Riding at Broadleaf Guest Ranch, New Brunswick

Broadleaf Guest Ranch

Last year, I took Athena to Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang, California and she had one of the best days of her life riding a small horse around the corral. She talked about it for months. When I heard that Broadleaf Guest Ranch in Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick offers trail rides for children Athena’s age as long as they are accompanied by an adult, it was the first thing I added to my list for this visit. Broadleaf Guest Ranch is an 1100 acre, family owned and operated adventure business located in Albert County, New Brunswick, in the heart of the Bay of Fundy. They have been in business for more than 50 years and 3 generations. Their experience made me feel comfortable about booking with Athena at such a young age. She was even happier with the experience than I anticipated. The smile on her face during the entire ride was magical.  Continue reading

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New Brunswick’s Parlee Beach Is Perfect for Kids

Parlee Beach, New Brunswick

We spent the day at Parlee Beach in Shediac, New Brunswick and it was Athena’s idea of a dream beach. It offers a playground, soft sand, warm, shallow waters, life guards and bathrooms. Athena and I will be spending most of our three-week New Brunswick vacation at Parlee Beach because it doesn’t get any better than this.  Continue reading

Testing A Ford Fusion with Ford Canada

2015 Ford Fusion Test Drive

I’m in eastern Canada visiting family and I was lucky enough to score a Ford Fusion to test drive while I’m here. In cooperation with Ford Canada and Taylor Ford of Moncton, I’m driving a 2015 Ford Fusion and it’s one sweet ride. The best features for us include duel zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and active park assist. The four hour drive from Darren’s home in Moncton, New Brunswick to my home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia was easier and more fun because of the unique features of the Ford Fusion. I love my mini van, but it’s definitely missing a few drive-changing features. Continue reading

Hiking Mount Indefatigable in Kananaskis, Alberta

Alberta Hikes

When Rick Chin sent me his post about hiking Mount Indefatigable in Kananaskis, Alberta, it was an obvious feature choice. Thanks for the inspiring article and photos, Rick. Keep “doing something” and we’ll keep being “inspired”.

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The Best Views of Banff and Lake Louise

When I asked for posts on Alberta, I had no idea that I would get this! These photos are travel magazine worthy. Thank you, Justin Mier (The Roaming Lama)! I’m blown away and honored to share your work. Only 6 more days until I can experience it for myself.

Featured writer/photographer: Justin Mier (The Roaming Lama)

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Call for Guest Posts on Alberta, Canada

Jasper, Alberta

Have you visited Alberta? Did you write a post about your experiences? Do you have great photography of the province? Since I’ll be visiting Alberta from December 14-20th, I’d like to feature the province on Bucket List Publications website and blog. If you have a post you’d like shared, please send it to [email protected] for consideration. I will select 5 great submissions and feature them on Bucket List Publications as well as share them on all of my social media sites including:

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I’m looking for the best activities, views, adventures, spas, family travel, luxury travel, or bucket list experiences from Alberta. Your submission must have a minimum of 4 photos and be at least 200 words in length. (Amazing photo posts, without text, will be considered as well.) I will the best matches on December 11th and post them before leaving on the 14th.

I can’t wait to read about your travels to Alberta and share them on Bucket List Publications!

Let There Be Snow – Exploring Alberta

Alberta Canada

Athena has yet to build a snowman, ride on a sled, skate on the ice, or experience a winter wonderland. With the help of Travel Alberta, we are going to change that. From December 14th – December 20th, we will experience unique activities in one of the most beautiful winter destinations. Vast and varied in landscape, I’ll take you from Calgary to Lake Louise on a bucket list adventure worth braving the cold.

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