After driving up the Icefields Parkway, we settled into our hotel in Jasper, the Best Western Inn & Suites, which had a sizeable indoor pool and hot tub, along with a very good restaurant that was exceptional at catering to my gluten free needs. The Inn Restaurant at the hotel was able to provide a … Continue reading Jasper
The Icefields Parkway has long been hailed as one of the most epic road trips on this planet, and those of you who read this know that I love an epic road trip. I was eager to see pristine lakes, gorgeous falls and hopefully many wild animals along the way between Lake Louise and Jasper. … Continue reading Icefields Parkway
Riding to a tea house at Lake Louise and exploring Moraine Lake.
The ultimate four day trip to Banff *mostly* on the cheap.
This quaint town in North Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations - both in the summer and in the winter. I’m lucky enough to have a friend with a cabin at Tahoe Donner, so it’s one of my most reasonable getaways year-round! Lisette and Alison at Sugarbowl. Lisette and family at Squaw Valley … Continue reading Truckee
After an amazing (but strenuous) four days on the Kalalau trail, I spent the second half of my vacation at the wonderful Grand Hyatt resort in Poipu. I’m a points junkie and saved up to spend four nights in this luxurious beachfront hotel. We were lucky enough to score an upgraded room with a partial … Continue reading Kauai Part II
After a few Kauai visits, this year I finally managed to pack the entire Kalalau Trail. Though I’ve often heard that getting permits for Kalalau can be difficult, I booked my January trip the previous August without much difficulty at all, I purchased my permits for $20/person per day without knowing if I would have … Continue reading Trekking Kalalau
On our way back into the city we decided to do all the main tourist attractions of the “Golden Circle” before spending one last day in Reykjavik. We visited Geysir, this impressive geyser erupted regularly much to the delight of a large crowd of tourists. We also went to visit Þingvellir National Park to see … Continue reading Golden Circle, Dill & Tips (Part VII)
After ogling puffins, we then headed to our next destination in the middle of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Another long day of driving, exploring hot pots with wonderful views and gasping every time we turned a corner. Views along the road. Photo credit: Lisette We discovered one natural hot springs that was REALLY too hot, and … Continue reading Snaefellsnes & Stong (Part VI)
Our next epic driving day meant going from Akeyuri out to one of the farthest points in the Westfjords, Dynjandi. We got an early start and headed out to spend the day driving through the fjords before spending the night at an extremely remote horse farm. Iceland’s best hot pot. Photo credit: Casey On the … Continue reading Westfjords (Part V) and Puffins!