Is Banff Hot Springs Worth the Visit?

A trip to Banff isn’t complete without a visit to the Banff Upper Hot Springs. No matter when you go or how long you are in Banff, adding this slice of history to your itinerary is worth it.  For 200 years, this iconic geothermal wonder has been attracting visitors to its mineral waters. Over 300,000 […]

Banff 101 for First-Time Visitors

River and mountains in Banff

New to Banff National Park? This basic overview will get you started off on the right foot! Here is what we cover in this video: Resources

Riding Banff’s Glacier Monster Truck-Columbia Icefield Adventure & Skywalk

Glacier tour bus on the Columbia Icefields Adventure

If you find yourself visiting the stunning Canadian Rockies, consider participating in the Columbia Icefield Adventure. It is one of the essential experiences of any visit to Banff National Park. Enjoy the thrill of riding a Monster Truck onto a Glacier and walking on the ice. The Columbia Icefield Adventure is located on the famous […]

10 Great Things to Do in Estes Park, Colorado

Bridge over river

On the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, lies Estes Park, Colorado. It is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and has some fun things to do. We recently visited this cute town, and some of our favorites were exploring the city, eating food, and touring the Stanley Hotel. Here is what we […]

The Best Unique Hotels & Resorts in Cedar City

Cedar City, Utah is a beautiful city located in the heart of Southern Utah. It is known for its proximity to many national parks and monuments, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar City is also home to Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. We love […]

12 Things You Shouldn’t Miss When You Visit Glacier National Park

The Best of Glacier National Park’s West and East Sides Glacier National Park in northwest Montana is known for its stunning scenery, plentiful wildlife, and rewarding hikes. With so many beautiful and exciting things to do, it’s hard to know what to prioritize! Don’t miss out on the best that Glacier has to offer. I’m […]

How to Get to Red Canyon (Peek-A-Boo) in Kanab: On Your Own or With a Tour?

Red Canyon Slot (aka Peek-A-Boo Canyon) is a gorgeous place to see and can be reached in multiple ways. It is a picture-perfect slot canyon in the desert of Southern Utah with towering red walls, green moss, Moqui steps, and an immense amount of history. If you enjoy hiking or off-roading then you will have a great […]

The Best Unique Hotels & Resorts in St. George, Utah

View of the city of St. George

St. George, Utah, is a beautiful city located in the heart of the red rock country. It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with towering red rock canyons, proximity to national and state parks, and a variety of recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, and golf. But all these visitors need somewhere […]

How to Get into Rocky Mountain National Park Without a Reservation

cars waiting to get into Rocky Mountain National Park's east side

Are you visiting Rocky Mountain National Park but haven’t secured a timed-entry reservation? Can you still visit the park? Timed-entry reservations are not absolutely necessary to get into Rocky Mountain National Park, even during the peak visitation months of July through October. There are several workarounds that can give you a wonderful experience, even if […]

Banff: Tips for Saving Money!

Chairs in front of lake in Banff

Banff is both a town and a National Park, and it can be expensive! We traveled here recently and learned a few things. We discovered some tips that will save you money. Feel confident in your vacation planning and know you didn’t overspend. Here is what we cover: Resources