Alberta Hike: Horseshoe Canyon in Drumheller, Canada’s Best Badlands

Alberta Hike: Horseshoe Canyon in Drumheller, Canada’s Best Badlands

Canada’s Baddest Badland: Horseshoe Canyon in Alberta The Horseshoe Canyon in Drumheller, Alberta, is one of Canada’s baddest Badlands. In 1743, French Canadian explorers François and Louis Joseph de la Verendrye coined the term ‘Badlands’ (‘les mauvaises terres‘ in french), when they first encountered it on their travels through the Prairies in Central Alberta, Canada. Today, this Badland area, Horsethief Canyon and the Horseshoe Canyon in Drumheller, offers curious visitors stunning vistas and numerous scenic hiking trails. Although it is only a small patch in comparison to the rest of Canada’s lush landscape, the Canadian Badlands has its own selling point —it …

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Khmer Food Recipe: Cambodian Stuffed Chicken Wings (Slab Moan Baok)

Khmer Food Recipe: Cambodian Stuffed Chicken Wings (Slab Moan Baok)

Cambodian Street Food: Khmer Stuffed Chicken Wings Everywhere I go in Asia, I always find myself surrounded by food stalls. We push and pull like magnets. I’m on a strict diet of NSMY (not stuffing my face), so I’m always trying to pull away, but always, it pulls me in; like Winnie to his honey pot. I just can’t win. Especially against Cambodian street food; specifically, stuffed chicken wings or stuffed frogs (kang keb baok). Not far from Siem Reap, a locally loved, and popular funfair surrounded by dozens of authentic street food stalls, pulled me in with its alluring scent, and exotic …

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Valley of the Ten Peaks: Larch Valley Hike and Sentinel Pass

Valley of the Ten Peaks: Larch Valley Hike and Sentinel Pass

Larch Valley and Valley of the Ten Peaks: The Most Beautiful Hiking Trail in Autumn The Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park, Alberta, is a picturesque landscape that has inspired many painters and artists.  So spectacular, that it graced the backside of the 1969, and 1979 twenty dollar bill. All ten peaks are over 10,000 ft high, aligned together creating a massive mountain presence, surrounding an enormous valley. At the Lake Moraine shoreline, you can see the iconic view of Lake Moraine, along with these ten peaks behind it. On clear sunny days, in the early morning, …

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Crypt Lake Hike: The best thing to do while in Waterton Lakes National Park

Crypt Lake Hike: The best thing to do while in Waterton Lakes National Park

Crypt Lake Hike: A Triple Crown Hike in Waterton Alberta Crypt Lake Hike is classic and challenging Waterton Triple Crown hike in Waterton Lakes National Park, and is one of the most unique and physically demanding hikes you’ll ever encounter.  In 1981, it was rated as Canada’s “Best Hike”. Never failing to live up to its reputation, National Geographic rated this hike as one of the World’s 20 Most Thrilling Trails in 2014. This strenuous hike has something for everyone; boat rides, forest trails, mountain trails, cave, ravines, waterfalls, and many thrilling vertical cliffs. Snuggled between Vimy Ridge and Mount Boswell, Crypt Lake is …

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