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Waterton Lakes National Park, Forest Fire Edition (Alberta, Canada)

I awoke early in Pincher Creek, inhaled my free breakfast, then drove 35 minutes south to the final Canadian National Park on my epic Parks Canada Discovery Pass tour, Waterton Lakes National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Welcome to Waterton Lakes National Park: “We’re Closed” By the time I arrived into the park, the entire park was […]

Hiking Marble Canyon, Kootenay National Park (British Columbia, Canada)

After Yoho National Park, the next park on my Parks Canada Discovery Pass quest was Kootenay National Park, also in British Columbia. Driving To Kootenay National Park: During my visit to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, I would hear of massive forest fires raging in the area. Sometimes I would see a […]

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 […]

Walking Tour of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

My first full day in Banff National Park started with a large breakfast and a lot of coffee at the Holiday Inn Canmore. It would be hard to top the previous day’s activities (walking on a glacier at the Columbia Icefield, the Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls) in Jasper National Park, but I was going […]

Travel Experience: Jaipur, India (The Pink City)

Welcome to Rajasthan When we originally set out from Agra, the scenery quickly changed into something totally unexpected – a vast desert. We had entered the westernmost State of Rajasthan. Our guide quickly explained that Rajasthan was in fact a part of the great Thar Desert and that we would be driving west toward the […]