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Writer Rank: 22
Readers: 17160
Subscribers: 6
Articles: 125
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My WeekendNotes - 125
Created in honour of a strange, reclusive uncle, the Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage is an extraordinary folly, its inte... [more]
One of the largest second-hand bookshops in Britain and probably one of the quirkiest, Barter Books boasts more than 350... [more]
Looking for a brunch venue with a difference? Well, how about Darcie & May Green floating restaurant and bar on the Gran... [more]
You'll be pleasantly surprised by the modern, bistro environment hidden within the traditional harbourside exterior of O... [more]
Smokey Dragon tea, home-cooked food and local, organic vegetables are all on the menu at Riverbank Café and Farm Shop, a... [more]
Looking for a vintage keepsake from Wales, or a beautiful throw for your stylish new sofa, or maybe a present for someon... [more]
Wind chiming sailboat masts and a view of Milford Haven's waterway create the sensory backdrop to Foam, a delightful res... [more]
Looking for something other than the usual sports bar for a few drinks on a Friday? Then head to Betty Lou's Library, a ... [more]
Many of Chicago's iconic buildings are viewed best aboard one of Chicago Architecture Foundation's (CAF) First Lady vess... [more]
Planning a day's sightseeing in the city? Then fuel up with a Sunset Grill all-day breakfast. The menu includes every... [more]
Fancy trying your hand at playing an electric guitar or the drums? Or maybe you'd prefer to try and hold a tune with you... [more]
Fossilised trilobites and millions of years old worms are only some of the delights of a guided hike to the Burgess Shal... [more]
Jesmond Dene is one of Newcastle's hidden treasures - an oasis of peace minutes from the city centre where you can enjoy... [more]
British author Neil Gaiman once said that 'A book is a dream that you hold in your hand,' a sentiment reflected whole-he... [more]
Far from being the potentially stuffy, artifact-heavy museum its name implies, the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and Hi... [more]
Imagine entering a watery underworld of crystal clear water shaped into caverns and dark passageways by strange limeston... [more]
Fabulous lagoons, ancient Mayan ruins and tropical jungle are some of the delights to be found in the Sian Ka'an Biosphe... [more]
Winter sightseeing in the Rocky Mountains doesn't get much better than Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. Fantastic... [more]
Cross-country or Nordic skiing is to downhill skiing what cycling is to motorbike riding - it's not as fast or scary, fe... [more]
Dashing through the snow in a two-horsed open sleigh is a great way to enjoy the white stuff if you fancy a change from ... [more]
When the outside temperature plummets well below zero, there is nothing more appealing than a dip in the 40°C waters of ... [more]
If a lady travelling on the Potomac River in 1853 had not been struck by the sight of the home of America's first Presid... [more]
If seeing the original star-spangled banner of 1812 that inspired America's national anthem is not enough to make you vi... [more]
A live panda cam, the flying helmet of the first man to break the sound barrier and a giant, bird-eating tarantula are a... [more]
Exploring the connection between humans and animals, the Kaleidoscopic Animalia exhibition at the Glenbow Museum brings ... [more]
17/10/2015 - 22/05/2016
One of Calgary's few remaining historic houses, Lougheed House was built in 1891 as the home of Senator James Alexander ... [more]
Fascinated by Chinese lanterns? Then head out to Calgary Zoo for 'Illuminasia' where you will be thrilled by the display... [more]
17/09/2015 - 01/11/2015
Once you've tasted a home-made cake or pie from the aptly-named 'Crave' you won't be able to resist the temptation to go... [more]
Calgary's award-winning public art secured it a place in the New York Times top 20 places to visit in 2014 and it is eas... [more]
Both British and American 'royalty' have taken refuge in the picturesque town of Sainte-Agathe-des- Monte in the Laurent... [more]
Imagine being thrown into a giant top loading washing machine mid-cycle and you have some idea what it feels like to rid... [more]
Take a cupful of history, mix it with a tablespoon of culture, a teaspoon of politics and another of geology and what do... [more]
Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton and Madonna are all descended from the first 800 French women Louis XIV sent over to col... [more]
Who doesn't like the sight of shiny copper vessels rising up to the ceiling with the promise of a pure, distilled spirit... [more]
In Cree, one of Canada's most widely spoken aboriginal languages, 'Yoho' means awe and wonder, and it is easy to see why... [more]
There can be few better inducements to go on a 5.5km hike climbing 365m in inclement weather than the Plain of Six Glaci... [more]
Creamy cryogenic creations await you at Calgary's newest and most exciting ice-cream parlour. Watch as your order is ma... [more]
Once the Calgary Stampede has left town, if you're still hankering for some semblance of the wild west in this oil and g... [more]
If the name alone isn't enough to make you curious about Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump then perhaps the fact that it is a... [more]
Refreshingly different from the slick cityscape across the creek, Granville Island is Vancouver's bohemian, arty enclave... [more]
A densely forested, 1,000 acre green space only 1km from the heart of a city is a rare find, so it's easy to see why Sta... [more]
Showcasing beautiful carved, wooden sculptures made by north-west coast First Nations people and a vast collection of ar... [more]
If you enjoy the thrill of an adrenalin-pumping, high-speed boat ride exploring Vancouver's water front, then a SeaVanco... [more]
You don't have to be a wine buff to enjoy a visit to Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna, Okanagan. Tom Kundig's strange and ... [more]
Hugging the sides of Myra Canyon, 18km south east of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, the Kettle Valley Railway walking a... [more]
Walkers, cyclists, joggers, and roller-bladers in Calgary are blessed with a 48km pathway system running along both side... [more]
An urban oasis north of downtown Calgary, Prince's Island Park on the Bow River is one of the city's most popular green ... [more]
Fancy a change of scenery this weekend? Well instead of heading west to the Rocky Mountains, why not try going north eas... [more]
There can't be many more relaxing ways to spend a few hours on a summer's day than floating in a boat along the Bow Rive... [more]
One of Canada's largest art centres, Arts Commons occupies an entire block in the heart of Calgary's downtown core and i... [more]
Eclectic, bohemian, quirky – Kensington Village is all of these, with its cafes, independent shops, restaurants and pubs... [more]
Eating breakfast in a diner is one of life's little pleasures, especially when the food is beautifully cooked, the porti... [more]
Spanning almost 100 years from 1860 to 1950, Calgary's Heritage Park brings the story of western Canada to life with its... [more]
Canada's largest man-made storm water treatment wetland may not be the obvious place to spend a few hours on a sunny day... [more]
The beauty of Theatre Calgary's 'Shakespeare by the Bow' summer performances is that you can pop along on a whim, withou... [more]
23/06/2015 - 16/08/2015
Four generations of ice-cream making have honed Amato Gelato's 500 varieties of premium ice-cream, sorbets, yoghurts and... [more]
It's party time every July when the Calgary Stampede hits town, attracting more than one million visitors who come to ex... [more]
03/07/2015 - 12/07/2015
One of only two remaining examples of the high plains that once covered the Calgary area, Nose Hill Park is the second l... [more]
Walking along 10th Street NW in Calgary's trendy Kensington district you can't help but notice The Beehive with its dist... [more]
'Shadow Monsters', an art installation by the British artist Philip Worthington showing on the mezzanine level of the Ca... [more]
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