Join us on our multimedia family mountain biking adventure

I can’t wait for Abigail to see her picture in Canada’s national newspaper years from now!

The thrill never goes away.

I’ve been freelance writing for national newspapers and magazines since 1998 and I occasionally write for the Report on Business section of Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail. Getting published in the business section of my favourite national newspaper still gives me a thrill, but it’s nothing compared to how I feel today.

Today, a multimedia collaboration with my better half Julie Davidson Smith was published on page 4 of the Globe’s Life/Travel section and I am bursting to share it with you. You can also read it online here, where there is a link to an accompanying video.

Julie and I are avid mountain bikers and for years we’ve been adventuring to Kingdom Trails, our favourite mountain biking mecca in northern Vermont. We usually camp rough and eat hotdogs over a bonfire every night, but since the arrival of our baby Abigail, we sometimes do things a little differently.

The Globe story is an account of our first family adventure to Kingdom Trails and we sure did it in style (thanks also to some babysitting support from my mother-in-law Elaine and her boyfriend Tony).

The author Frank Armstrong and adventure baby Abigail Elaine Armstrong at nine months

Read about our family adventure, and check out our pics and a video that Julie and I created together. The music is by talented Kingston musician, songwriter, and singer Shaun Weima of the band Ianspotting, who actually took the photo of us on the Life section cover during a trip to Vermont last year. Thanks, Shaun, for letting us use Summer Song and for contributing to our story.

We hope you all enjoy the story, photos and video.

And please let us know what you think!

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Business communications instructor, journalist, corporate communications writer and media trainer ... and Masters Candidate M.Ad.Ed.
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