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Port Townsend Washington BEST Things to Do

Port Townsend Washington BEST Things to Do

Catching up with posts about the Pacific Northwest region of America I’m sharing one of my favorite places and what I think is one of the prettiest towns in the United States. Port Townsend Washington is located in the Puget Sound which is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. With a population of around 10,000 […]

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Emerald Lake BC Weekend Getaway in Yoho National Park Canada

Emerald Lake BC Weekend Getaway in Yoho National Park Canada

While visiting my hometown of Calgary Alberta I often take road trips to enjoy the outdoors and explore the Canadian Rockies. One of my weekend getaways to the mountains I stayed for 2 nights at the Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park. I especially enjoyed hiking around the emerald color lake while enjoying extraordinary […]

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Solo Trip to Portland Oregon – Itinerary for 3 Days

Solo Trip to Portland Oregon – Itinerary for 3 Days

I think of Portland Oregon as a sister city to Austin Texas (my adopted city) and although I still call Austin my official home, I could be tempted to move to Portland….for my summer home. Although I spent a whole month in P-town I know you probably won’t spend that much time there. So, I […]

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9 Cape Breton Hikes on the Famous Cabot Trail Nova Scotia

9 Cape Breton Hikes on the Famous Cabot Trail Nova Scotia

  Have you ever dreamed of driving the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Nova Scotia? For many years I thought about visiting Cape Breton and hiking in the Highlands National Park along rocky coastlines and through the forests. After driving across Canada last summer I finally realized my dream of visiting Cape Breton. Related: […]

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15+ Awesome FUN Things to Do in Seattle in One Day

15+ Awesome FUN Things to Do in Seattle in One Day

While on my solo road trip up in the Pacific Northwest I stayed in Port Townsend for a month, so I knew I wanted to spend at least one day in Seattle. I also had a free night available from my travel rewards credit card (use it or lose it) so I felt obligated to […]

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Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

  If you’re looking for the perfect beach town to hang out and enjoy the warm California sunshine then Carpinteria may be just the place for you! While looking for a place to stay in Santa Barbara I expanded my search and found the most amazing small town on the California coast. The Carpinteria beaches, […]

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Fall Foliage Maine Road Trip

Fall Foliage Maine Road Trip

When is the BEST time to see fall colors in Maine? A lot of people will tell you that fall is the best time to visit Maine so I’m lucky that I got to road trip around the coast of Maine in autumn for a whole month. The best month to see the fall foliage […]

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Lake Agnes TEA HOUSE HIKE at Beautiful LAKE LOUISE Alberta

Lake Agnes TEA HOUSE HIKE at Beautiful LAKE LOUISE Alberta

  Enjoy a visit to Lake Louise in Banff National Park and a wonderful hike with a tea house at the summit. Really! The Lake Agnes trailhead is accessed from Lake Louise and the tea house is your reward at the end of the hike. With amazing views of Lake Louise this is a perfect […]

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Awesome Things to Do in Lafayette Louisiana the BIG List of Stuff to Do!

Awesome Things to Do in Lafayette Louisiana the BIG List of Stuff to Do!

Louisiana is the first state in the whole United States of America that I visited. But I didn’t go to Lafayette, I went to New Orleans for Jazz Fest and that was my intro to all things Louisiana. I danced to Zydeco music and ate every type of Cajun food that found its way into […]

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Solo Traveler Guide to Visiting Glacier National Park Montana

Solo Traveler Guide to Visiting Glacier National Park Montana

A trip to Glacier National Park in Montana is on many bucket lists around the globe. In May 2018 I was one of the lucky people who got to experience GNP for a few days. Initially I only planned two days in Glacier, but I added two more because the weather was so nice. I […]

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5 Easy Hikes in Kananaskis – Best Hiking Near Calgary

5 Easy Hikes in Kananaskis – Best Hiking Near Calgary

Every year millions of people visit the Canadian Rockies. While Banff National Park is the most visited national park in Canada you do have other options for hiking in the Rockies. There are plenty of places with less crowded hiking trails, which are great picks when driving from Calgary for a day trip. Whether you’re […]

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Things to Do in Belfast Maine – Cool Midcoast Maine Attractions

Things to Do in Belfast Maine – Cool Midcoast Maine Attractions

Driving around Maine in autumn is the perfect time to see New England foliage at it’s best and enjoy delicious seafood. But there’s more to Maine than great food and amazing fall colors. In this article you’ll discover I found lots of cool things to do in Belfast Maine. You will find that Maine is […]

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