Banff and Jasper are the two most visited national parks in Canada, with good reason, but don’t be remiss if you think they are the only two in the Canadian Rockies. It’s quite incredible the amount of protective wilderness there is in the surrounding area. From Lake Louise, you can head west on Highway 1, … Continue reading Oh Canada: Yoho & Kootenay
Leaving Jasper southbound on the 93 opens to expansive mountain ranges and the start of the Icefield Parkway. We, on the other hand, chose an alternate route to continue our journey. If you want to avoid some traffic for a bit and check out another region of the park, I suggest 93A. The road weaves … Continue reading Oh Canada: Jasper to Lake Louise
We had spent a long day reaching Jasper National Park coming from Dawson Creek, British Columbia on the Alaska Highway. We drove nearly 300 miles into Hinton, Alberta, right on the northern outskirts of the park. It was fairly late so we got a bite to eat and found a … Continue reading Oh Canada: Three Regions of Jasper National Park
Introduction: Along the border of British Columbia and Alberta lies the Canadian Rocky Mountain Heritage Parks. Stunning views of snowy peaks and glaciers, icy blue flowing rivers and streams and expansive landscapes of forests and lakes makes up Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. The magnificent terrain is an incredible display of conservation … Continue reading Oh Canada: The Icefield Parkway and Beyond
This is the year where you’re going to take that trip you’ve been dreaming about, sleep outside under the stars more and visit parts of the U.S. you didn’t even know existed. It’s the year you take a break from that stressful job for a bit, so instead of hearing … Continue reading WELCOME TO 2018!
When I plan for a road trip there are three things I like to keep in mind: how I’m going to get there, how I’m going to sleep and of course how I’m going to eat. Whether it is a weekend excursion or a month-long adventure, these are the three most critical things to consider … Continue reading Things to Consider for Your Next Road Trip
The Alaska Highway is a special place. It’s 1,390 miles long, stretching from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska. It was built back in the 1940s by the military to defend the Pacific coast from Japan, who already had control over three of the Aleutian Islands. Today, it’s the primary route for … Continue reading The Alaska Highway
After spending a full year living in Alaska, I went into my third summer at the Kenai Riverside Lodge not knowing what to expect for the months to come. I met Kellie that summer, working her first season at the lodge. Her sweetness blossomed as she spoke of her life back in Virginia. As … Continue reading Leaving Alaska