Jody Robbins


Jody Robbins is a Calgary-based freelance travel and lifestyles writer. When not travelling with her precocious children (one daughter, one husband and one dog), she can usually be found hiking or snowboarding in the Alberta Rockies. Who are we kidding? She's most likely indulging in après-ski right now! Having a knack for learning things the hard way, she’s keen to share her experiences on her blog Travels with Baggage, so you can have better ones.

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This Website Connects Calgary Homeowners to Vetted Tradesmen to Get Your Odd Jobs Done

By Jody Robbins / April 3, 2019

Homeowners create a profile and then describe the work they want done. Jobs can be construction related, such as painting, or any smaller reno.

Fun Family Destination: Avenida Food Hall & Market

By Jody Robbins / January 21, 2019

Part farmers market, part eatery, the newly-opened Avenida attracts young families from the surrounding community to the space for more than 40 vendors, including 25 unique restaurants, as well as many local artisans, makers and growers.

The Holiday Tea at Fairmont Palliser for Grownups & Kids is Adorable & Amazing

By Jody Robbins / December 3, 2018

We’re big fans of getting into the holiday spirit in sumptuous surroundings and on this, Fairmont Palliser delivers.

Everything You Need to Know About Calgary’s New Central Library

By Jody Robbins / November 21, 2018

Yes, Calgary’s new Central Library is a $245-million architectural marvel. But what’s especially rad about this facility is how family-friendly it is.

I Didn’t Plan on Having an Only Child

By Jody Robbins / June 25, 2018

I never sought out to have an only child. I don’t know if anyone does. But at some point, it became my choice.

8 Great ‘Experience’ Gifts for Dads in Calgary

By Jody Robbins / June 12, 2018

Dads are pretty awesome. And yet, even though they do so much for our families all year round, they typically want nothing for Father’s Day. Here’s a game plan to help you spoil dad with a gift of quality time and a little adventure.

7 Day Trips From Calgary to Get Your Outdoor Fix this Summer

By Jody Robbins / June 1, 2018

Remember how nuts it was in the mountains last summer? The good news is you can still get your family an outdoor fix without all the crowds thanks to these easy day trips close to Calgary.

This Calgary Storage Company Will Pick Up & Deliver Your Stuff

By Jody Robbins / April 17, 2018

This Calgary company will drop off storage boxes, pick them up same-day, store them securely, and deliver them to your door again.

Distilled Is Not Just a Beauty Bar. It’s a Beauty Bar That’s Licensed

By Jody Robbins / February 21, 2018

Part coffee shop and part spa, Distilled Beauty Bar, is a licensed salon that allows you to get beauty, hair and wellness treatments all while enjoying a craft brew, glass of wine or locally roasted coffee.

Warm Up to Winter at the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

By Jody Robbins / January 31, 2018

This flavourful festival runs the entire month of February with several of the city’s best chocolatiers, coffee shops and restaurants participating.