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It Pays To Stop Looking At Your Feet

The Superb 8 Day Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

Have you ever heard of the Choquequirao trek? I had not until I spent some time looking through active vacations on the G Adventures website. I don't know how this superb 8 day trek slipped by me. I'm familiar with the other three treks that deposit you at Machu Picchu; the Inca Trail, the Salkantay trek and the Lares trek. But the Choquequirao trek is the only one I'd recommend, now that I've done it.…

Massive Trees In Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia

Giveaway: One Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Anyone who follows my blog knows how much I enjoy visiting Canada's national parks. So far I've been to 31 of the 47 parks. I've yet to visit Rouge - just outside of Toronto but I have been to two of them in the far north - Ivvavik and Auyuittuq. And in less than a month I'll be visiting the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve for the first time. It's located in the Gulf of…

Me With The Book I Co-authored - 125 Nature Hot Spots In Alberta

Happy 10th Birthday to HikeBikeTravel + 10 Giveaways

This month I am celebrating the 10th anniversary of my blog - HikeBikeTravel. I'm in awe at how quickly the years have slipped by and the fact my blog is still very much around. I'd like to say a big thank you to all who have stood with me (and put up with me!!) since the beginning.  When I started I knew nothing about writing, photography, marketing, SEO, social media, pitching - in fact anything…

The Mount Lady MacDonald Hike near Canmore

The Mount Lady MacDonald hike out of Canmore is one of a handful of early season hikes that delivers a great workout along with spectacular views. It's a popular trail as we discovered, with most hikers turning around at the heli-pad. If you don't mind a little scree - or snow if it's spring time, then continue climbing up the mountain until you reach the knife-edge ridge. You'll have to decide if you've got the…

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