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Travel Guide: Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru

By Erin L / April 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Travel Guide: Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru

Against the parched Andean earth, flecks of brilliant white. Drawing closer, there are hundreds–thousands– of what look from afar like smooth,white pebbles here. Woven among them, scraps of cotton bleached by decades of blinding sun, and piles of what appear to be broken sticks. But this sun-whitened debris is not at all what it seems;…

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Amazing Places: A Vanished Waterfall, and a Hidden Waterfall in Washington

By Erin L / April 14, 2016 / 2 Comments

It was once the largest waterfall, ever in the world, but today it’s a massive dry cliff. Dry Falls Washington is just one of the amazing sights we visited on a roadtrip through Washington state. The other very cool hidden place is Palouse Falls, a well-hidden gem in the middle of nowhere that stuns when…

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Smart padlocks mean lost keys, forgotten combos are a thing of the past

By Erin L / March 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Smart padlocks mean lost keys, forgotten combos are a thing of the past

I was late for a bike ride, and tearing apart my closet and a cabinet looking for the key to my bike lock. Since it was nowhere to be found, I was forced to buy a new lock, only to find the key in a pocket weeks later. Fussing with lost keys or forgotten combinations…

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Spyder Commuter is the ninja of extra power

By Erin L / February 28, 2016 / Comments Off on Spyder Commuter is the ninja of extra power

Since our smartphones work as everything from digital wallets, to phones, to tracking devices and even keys for our homes, it’s more important than ever that they don’t run out of power. That’s why it’s a good idea to carry extra juice with you whether it’s in your car, bag or pocket. The new Spyder…

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Always losing your keys, wallet, phone, remote, bag? You need a Pebblebee Honey tracking device

By Erin L / October 23, 2015 / Comments Off on Always losing your keys, wallet, phone, remote, bag? You need a Pebblebee Honey tracking device

If you’re the forgetful type, life just got easier.  A new tracking device from Pebblebee can help you find your lost stuff, not just inside your house, but anywhere in the world. Pebblebee Honey is a small, flat circular tracking device about the size of a large coin. It holds a CR2430 lithium battery which…

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Gadget Pick of the Day: Belkin’s MIXIT hides handy extra charging cables

By Erin L / September 24, 2015 / 13 Comments

 With the battery life of many phones in a sad state, it’s imperative to carry extra cables or a portable battery pack. But they can be heavy, or clunky, or get tangled up inside your bag. Belkin has come up with a WAY better option that I think is going to be a huge hit. …

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12 Things I Love About Calgary #YYC

By Erin L / July 13, 2015 / 2 Comments

Calgary can be  a tough town to adapt to–mainly because of the climate. But there ARE  many things here I’ve learned to LOVE. Here’s just a few. 1. The Ruins; Lindsay’s Folly— Calgary has 2 sets of cool ruins. The crumbled bricks of a man’s incomplete and ruined mansion-cum-money pit alongside the Elbow (Lindsay’s Folly),…

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Travel Gadgets & 5 Top Travel Tips

By Erin L / June 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

We all look forward to travel in the busy summer season.  With the number of travellers climbing, and delays inevitable, it’s a good idea to bring along some tech to keep you sane, entertained and connected while on vacation, whether it’s a plane trip or a road trip.  This week on CTV Morning Live I…

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This Epic Luggage Will Change the Way you Travel Forever (No, it really will!)

By Erin L / January 14, 2015 / 2 Comments

It’s not too often I get blown away by something that lands in my inbox, but the Trunkster Zipperless Luggage has done that.  Just about wrapped up on Kickstarter, the company has definitely made it’s goal and then some, and that’s probably because they’ve taken a basic product we all take for granted, and completely…

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Review: Roof Rack Tents are the COOLEST New Way to Camp in Comfort & Safety

By Erin L / June 21, 2014 / Comments Off on Review: Roof Rack Tents are the COOLEST New Way to Camp in Comfort & Safety

  It was the groaning and snorting that woke Chad Kendrick and his fiancée  in the middle of the night while camping.    The unmistakable sound of a hungry bear rustling through their campsite. Inside a flimsy tent, they quickly realized they were trapped, and the bear seemingly had no intention of going anywhere. Even as…

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