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National Parks

Hiking The Calico Tanks Trail, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (Las Vegas, NV)

In a previous post, I wrote about visiting the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. In this post, I’ll talk about hiking one of the most popular trails in Red Rock Canyon, the Calico Tanks trail. Hiking The Calico Tanks Trail, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: The Hike The hike will take about 2 […]

Visiting The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (Las Vegas, NV)

Thus far, my “Non-Vegas Vegas Roadtrip” has turned up some surprisingly awesome places to visit – places I never considered previously, including the Spring Mountains NRA, the Calico Ghost Town, the Seven Magic Mountains, and the Neon Museum. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) would be no exception to this; in fact, Red […]

Is This The Best Place To See Wildlife In Montana?

My road trip through the Northern Rocky Mountains had been absolutely epic so far in almost every way except one: the lack of big-game wildlife. This was very surprising to me given I had just traveled to some wild and extremely remote places renowned for their wildlife (Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, and Glacier National Parks). […]

Visiting Two Medicine and East Glacier in Glacier National Park

Two Medicine is one of the oldest developed parts of Glacier National Park. Before the “Going to the Sun” road was completed, Two Medicine was the most visited part of Glacier National Park. The Blackfeet Nation: Notably, the eastern part of the park, including Many Glacier and Two Medicine, is considered a sacred place to […]

Driving To Many Glacier in Glacier National Park

As the wildfires raged on in Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, I was forced – along with all the other tourists – to evacuate the park. The fires had gone from bad to worse in a very short period of time. I had to alter my road-trip plans to drive back to the United […]

Driving Yoho National Park (British Columbia, Canada)

Welcome To Yoho National Park! After a great couple days maximing my free Parks Canada Discovery Pass by driving through Jasper National Park and hiking in Banff National Park, the next Canadian National Park on my list was the somewhat lesser-known Yoho National Park. Named from a Cree word meaning “awe and wonder”, Yoho National […]

Hiking the Lake Agnes Teahouse Trail From Lake Louise, Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

The day in Banff National Park thus far had been amazing. The weather was great for hiking Johnston Canyon and Moraine Lake. I was hoping the weather would hold for another hike in Lake Louise as well. My goal for the afternoon was hiking the Lake Agnes Teahouse trail, another extremely popular hike in Banff […]

Hiking Moraine Lake in Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

The Johnston Canyon hike was beautiful and invigorating and, after a brief lunch in the town of Lake Louise, it was now time to drive to Moraine Lake for an early afternoon mini-hike. I met several hikers (both tourists and locals) that each told me the same thing: “Lake Louise is great, but Moraine Lake […]

Reminder: Get Your Free Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Have you gotten your free Parks Canada Discovery Pass yet? I was lucky enough to get one earlier this year and I’ve had the opportunity to see five amazing Canadian National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, and Waterton Lakes. Canada 150: The Free Parks Canada Discovery Pass To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Canada has been […]

Hiking The Athabasca Falls Trail, Jasper National Park (Alberta, Canada)

The Athabasca Falls Trail: Located about 32km south of the town of Jasper (in Jasper National Park), the Athabasca Falls Trail is an easy 1km out and back trail. The entrance lies just off the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93), on the 93A exit. The Athabasca Falls Trail is extremely popular, as such, it has a decent […]

Travel Experience: Hiking The Arenal Volcano 1968 Trails (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Earlier in the day, we did the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and then hiked the La Fortuna Waterfall trail. After a brief stop back in La Fortuna Town for an excellent lunch of tacos, ceviche and cerveza at La Parada (on the south side of Fortuna Park), it was once again time to consult the […]

Travel Experience: Hiking Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

After checking in to the amazing Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, it was time to start exploring Costa Rica! One of this closest National Parks to explore was Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park – an active volcano (it last erupted in 1998) said to have some great little hikes. We were interested in the popular […]

Hurry, It’s The Final Chance to get the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass for only $10

It’s been said that America’s best idea was National Parks. As a lover of nature and advocate for wildlife, I couldn’t agree more. One of the very best deals in all of travel – in any country – is sadly about to disappear forever; the $10 National Park Lifetime Senior Pass. America the Beautiful – […]