10 Winter Dates That Won’t Break the Budget – Edmonton

As the holidays have come to a close, it’s easy to let days like “Blue Monday” and the credit card bills get their cold hard grip on your heart. But there are still lots of fun activities to do in Edmonton that won’t hurt the wallet too much. Check out my article “10 Winter Dates that Won’t Break the Budget” published in Where Edmonton Magazine (Jan/Feb 2014).

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History of the Christmas Market in Europe

I did a guest post over at the lovely Marcia Richard’s blog on the History of Christmas in Europe. Here’s just a taste of what I write about: In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent (coming of Christmas) is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christmas market or “Weihnachtsmarkt”. In southern Germany and Austria it is sometimes called a “Christkindelsmarkt” (in German means “Christ child market”). The markets…

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