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Grotto Canyon Unique Canmore Hike in Kananaskis Country

Grotto Canyon Unique Canmore Hike in Kananaskis Country

Grotto Canyon trail in Kananaskis Country, near Canmore Alberta, is unique in several ways including the pictographs on the canyon wall. I might have missed the rock paintings but another hiker pointed out the general location earlier along the hike. The trailhead to Grotto Canyon hike is on the left side of the parking lot. […]

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The Legend of the Evangeline Oak in St Martinville Louisiana

The Legend of the Evangeline Oak in St Martinville Louisiana

Driving around South Louisiana I photographed a big oak tree thinking it must be the Evangeline Oak. Without knowing the full story of the famous oak tree it’s easy to get confused, but once you know the details, you’ll remember the story of Evangeline and Gabriel. And you’ll know where to find the Evangeline Oak […]

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Valley of the Five Lakes Trail Best Easy Hike Jasper National Park

Valley of the Five Lakes Trail Best Easy Hike Jasper National Park

Valley of the Five Lakes trail offers five stunningly beautiful glacier lakes in one easy hike at Jasper National Park. Imagine five pristine lakes in shades of glistening emerald green to brilliant turquoise blue. A peaceful setting in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by forest. Feast your eyes on some of nature’s most magnificent work in […]

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Burntcoat Head Park Highest Fastest Tides in the World

Burntcoat Head Park Highest Fastest Tides in the World

Lucky visitors to Burntcoat Head Park at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia get to experience something truly remarkable, the highest tides in the world. In the space of around six hours you go from walking on the ocean floor at low tide to seeing 160 BILLION tons of water at high tide. The […]

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St Augustine Florida Beaches Within 20 Miles

St Augustine Florida Beaches Within 20 Miles

How did I choose St Augustine, with all these beautiful beaches nearby, to be my home for a whole month? When I searched for a warm climate in the United States for my November road trip from Maine I found the extraordinarily beautiful St Augustine on the northeast Atlantic coast. This town is overflowing with […]

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Bow Summit Peyto Lake Hike Icefields Parkway Banff

Bow Summit Peyto Lake Hike Icefields Parkway Banff

Peyto Lake hike to the upper lookout trail at Bow Summit along the Icefields Parkway is the best place to view Peyto Lake. Skip past the tourists at the viewing platforms and hike Bow Summit instead. I’ve seen Peyto in sunshine, gusting winds, drizzling rain, and through snowflakes or sleet. Peyto is unmistakable for both […]

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Hirtle’s Beach Gaff Point Trail Nova Scotia Best Coastal Hike

Hirtle’s Beach Gaff Point Trail Nova Scotia Best Coastal Hike

Hirtle’s Beach Gaff Point hike is my favorite hike in Nova Scotia. So far. A return trip to Nova Scotia is necessary to hike more of this glorious Maritimes province. During a month staying in Bridgewater Nova Scotia I visited many of the South Shore beaches, along with trips to Annapolis Royal, Bay of Fundy, Blue […]

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Icefields Parkway Itinerary Best Photo Stops for Lakes Waterfalls Hikes

Icefields Parkway Itinerary Best Photo Stops for Lakes Waterfalls Hikes

Looking for a scenic drive in the Alberta Rocky Mountains? This Icefields Parkway itinerary will get you the best photo ops at the most stunning spots between Lake Louise and Jasper. This road trip is rated as one of the Top 10 most scenic drives in the world and it takes you through the top […]

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Visit Yellowstone National Park – 5 Big Reasons You Must Go!

Visit Yellowstone National Park – 5 Big Reasons You Must Go!

One of the most memorable road trips this year took me to Yellowstone National Park in spring which is a perfect time to visit to avoid the biggest crowds and enjoy decent weather. While in Yellowstone I talked with a couple that also visited in winter  and said they loved it. Really you can visit […]

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Ovens Natural Park Sea Cave Trail and Campgrounds Nova Scotia

Ovens Natural Park Sea Cave Trail and Campgrounds Nova Scotia

My first outing after the long road trip to Bridgewater Nova Scotia turned into a day trip touring a bit of the South Shore area with a stop at Ovens Natural Park. I enjoyed the views from atop the cliffs and the interpretive sea cave trail. In addition there is a café as well as […]

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Drumheller Attractions at Canadian Badlands – Day Trip from Calgary

Drumheller Attractions at Canadian Badlands – 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 vacation 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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