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Drumheller Badlands Things to Do – Day Trip from Calgary

Drumheller Badlands Things to Do – Day Trip from Calgary

Looking for the perfect day trip from Calgary, tourists most often think of the Canadian Rockies with panoramic mountain views, gorgeous waterfalls, tons of hiking trails, and beautiful glacier lakes. But one of the best day trips from Calgary is actually in the other direction. Only 130 km (80 miles) from Calgary, the Drumheller Badlands offer plenty […]

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Parker Ridge Trail Day Hike on Icefields Parkway Banff to Jasper

Parker Ridge Trail Day Hike on Icefields Parkway Banff to Jasper

While I’m spending time with family this summer my sister and I decided to take a road trip mini vacay to Jasper. Hoping to avoid the biggest crowds we left Calgary on Tuesday and returned Friday. While planning our 4 day Jasper getaway we looked for a great day hike on the way to Jasper […]

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Fullerton Loop Kananaskis Hike near Bragg Creek Alberta

Fullerton Loop Kananaskis Hike near Bragg Creek Alberta

Fullerton Loop trail near Bragg Creek in Kananaskis Country is an easy day hike if you are driving from Calgary. What I love about this trail: Beautiful Elbow River views The elevation gain gives me a decent workout There’s plenty of parking at the trailhead     About Fullerton Loop trail Kananaskis Looking for good […]

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Ptarmigan Cirque Trail Easy Kananaskis Hikes Alberta

Ptarmigan Cirque Trail Easy Kananaskis Hikes Alberta

  Ptarmigan Cirque is one of the most scenic of the Kananaskis hiking trails. It’s an easy drive from Calgary, Canmore, or Banff. There are beautiful mountain views along Hwy 40 (aka Kananaskis Trail or Bighorn Hwy) to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is home to some of the best hikes in Alberta.   […]

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Johnston Canyon Hike Banff Waterfalls Secret Cave Ink Pots

Johnston Canyon Hike Banff Waterfalls Secret Cave Ink Pots

Johnston Canyon is an easy hike in Banff with two beautiful waterfalls and a bonus hidden cave if you know where to find the secret hiking trail. Located 25 km (16 miles) from the town of Banff, Johnston Canyon hike follows along the Johnston Creek. This is one of the most popular of Banff hiking […]

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Planning a Trip to Yellowstone National Park – Practical Guide Essential Info

Planning a Trip to Yellowstone National Park – Practical Guide Essential Info

Planning my road trip to Yellowstone National Park, the very first national park in the USA and one of the most visited national parks in the USA, for Memorial Day long weekend in May was daunting. Yellowstone is HUGE and there are several entrances, and it’s expensive to visit in the summer. High season is […]

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Mountain Modern Motel Review – Jackson Hole WY

Mountain Modern Motel Review – Jackson Hole WY

Since I read so many reviews before I book a hotel room I figured I should help others out and write my own Mountain Modern Motel review. Looking for places to stay during my road trip from Lafayette Louisiana to Calgary Alberta, I choose to stay in Jackson Hole Wyoming. I booked 4 nights at […]

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2018 Palm Springs Travel Guide

2018 Palm Springs Travel Guide

I loved Palm Springs! This surprised me a bit because I always thought of Palm Springs as a place for golfing and shopping and not much else. Wrong! Whether you need a weekend getaway or want to escape a colder climate for the entire winter, it’s a great choice. Traveling solo to Palm Springs could […]

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Canada Road Trip – 5 Awesome Glacial Lakes to Visit in Alberta and BC

Canada Road Trip – 5 Awesome Glacial Lakes to Visit in Alberta and BC

People often ask me what I miss most about Canada while I’m driving around Canada and the USA on my long-term road trip. Besides family, I miss the mountains the most. Mountains and the turquoise glacial fed lakes that you will find in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia. The colors of these lakes […]

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Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to do in Tucson AZ

Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to do in Tucson AZ

Exploring Tucson Arizona is where I spent the early days of my nomad life and long-term solo road trip around the USA and Canada. Having spent seven weeks in Tucson I can highly recommend this Southern Arizona city for a vacation or nomad home for any roadtripping location independent travelers. There are so many things to […]

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Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

The end of March marks 6 months on my solo road trip adventure, taking me from Austin Texas to Portland Oregon. Here are the places I stayed, so I could wander and explore, while enjoying my new nomad life adventure: Alpine TX – October Big Bend National Park TX – October Las Cruces NM – October Tucson AZ – […]

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Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

While transitioning from nomad life in Oakland to nomad life in Portland I planned my road trip via the North Oregon coast. Since weather patterns caused me to reconsider my plan, I opted to take the faster inland route from Oakland to Portland. Along with an overnight stop in Ashland Oregon near the California border. […]

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