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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. While choosing where to stay after […]

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Texas Road Trip From Austin to Alpine Marfa Big Bend and More

Texas Road Trip From Austin to Alpine Marfa Big Bend and More

I found some cool places to visit during my Texas road trip vacation so I’m going to share with you some of the best of the west TX travel spots. Living in Austin for over 15 years I took lots of short road trips, mostly day trips or weekend getaways. Since driving from Austin to […]

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Elbow Falls Hike Bragg Creek – Perfect Picnic by a Waterfall

Elbow Falls Hike Bragg Creek – Perfect Picnic by a Waterfall

Elbow Falls Trail is always a good road trip stop if you’re near Bragg Creek Alberta in Kananaskis Country. In the springtime and after heavy rains the water is flowing faster and creating bigger waterfalls on the Elbow River. While the picnic tables washed away in the flood of 2013 it’s still a pretty place […]

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Meat Cove Cape Breton Boardwalk Hike and Lunch at Chowder Hut

Meat Cove Cape Breton Boardwalk Hike and Lunch at Chowder Hut

Making my way up and down the winding Cape Breton roadway with coastal views of the Atlantic I had no idea what I would find at the end of the road. I knew my desired destination, Meat Cove, but I wasn’t quite sure if I would make it there in my little car. Meat Cove […]

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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 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 tidal […]

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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 do Bow Summit hike instead. I’ve seen Peyto in sunshine, gusting winds, drizzling rain, and through snowflakes or sleet. Peyto is unmistakable for […]

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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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