Cave and Basin: The Birthplace of Canada’s National Parks

Cave and Basin: The Birthplace of Canada’s National Parks

On our last day in Banff National Park, we made a last minute decision to visit the Cave and Basin. The Cave and Basin and the entire Banff National Park is a part of the UNESCO Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.

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The Banff Gondola and Sky Bistro Experience at Banff National Park

The Banff Gondola and Sky Bistro Experience at Banff National Park

Crystal and I aren’t very fond of gondola rides since we are both terrified of heights, but we were determined to overcome our fears since we made dinner reservations at Sky Bistro.

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Lake Louise and the Summer Gondola at Banff National Park

Lake Louise and the Summer Gondola at Banff National Park

If you’ve heard of Moraine Lake, then most likely, you have heard of Lake Louise. Both of these lakes have the same turquoise blue color from the glacial waters and it is absolutely gorgeous surrounded by the Canadian Rockies.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Moraine Lake in September

A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Moraine Lake in September

Crystal has been wanting to visit Banff National Park for years and we finally made the trip happen this year during the Labor Day weekend in September. Crystal was initially drawn to Moraine Lake for it’s bright, blue waters that looked unreal. Every picture she saw were spectacular and she knew she had to go here.

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What to Wear for Banff National Park in Early September

What to Wear for Banff National Park in Early September

We visited Banff National Park during one of the transitional months in late August to early September, so it was a tricky time of year to pack for. Mountain weather is quite unpredictable so being prepared will make your experience at Banff a whole lot more comfortable.

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Our Unconventional 4-Day California Road Trip Including Manzanar National Park

Our Unconventional 4-Day California Road Trip Including Manzanar National Park

This summer we decided to take a 4 day road trip through California. We didn't take the typical road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway. Instead, we started our trip heading east from Los Angeles, then we made our way up north to the desert and the forest. 

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Manzanar National Historic Site: WWII Japanese-American War Relocation Center

Manzanar National Historic Site: WWII Japanese-American War Relocation Center

We wanted to visit Manzanar National Historic Site because it really hits home for us. It's not a site in the United States that is very well known. We actually found out about it recently through a friend. We knew the history behind it, but didn't know that the camp site was preserved. 

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Colorado | Estes Park & the Rocky Mountains

Colorado | Estes Park & the Rocky Mountains

We made a trip to Estes Park, Colorado for Labor Day weekend and had the most amazing time there. We were there for 4 days and made sure we saw every sunrise and sunset. We even stayed up a little later in the night for some stargazing and it was the most incredible view we’ve ever experienced!

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