Wise Woman Travel

Exploring the world from a female perspective

Over the last four months, I’ve spent a lot of time walking. I’ve always been a fan of getting places on foot and since the world changed, it’s one of the few activities that allows relatively safe social contact, gives me some physical activity, and provides a change of scene and mental outlook. Edmonton has …

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Morning, J. I just looked at Environment Canada hourly forecast. Chance of showers is “medium” (whatever that means!) during the time we’ll be at the Gardens. What do you think? Tix are nonrefundable, right? Yup. I’d still go. I have an umbrella. Me too. If I have to stay in the house one more day, …

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In more ways than one, it’s been the summer that never was. In Edmonton, we’ve had very few days when we could enjoy eating on outdoor patios, lounging outside with a good book, or heading out to a favorite lake for a weekend camping trip. When it wasn’t wet, cold, and windy, brooding clouds hid …

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I realized with a shock this week that the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has been part of my life for almost 45 years. I was 17 when I first came here to a United Church Young People’s conference, although my boyfriend and I spent more time exploring each other than we did learning …

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In all the years I’ve been visiting Banff, how could I have missed touring one of Canada’s most important historic sites, the Banff Cave and Basin? But I had, so on an afternoon break from a conference at the Banff Centre, I headed off to go exploring. From downtown Banff, the Cave and Basin site …

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