Experience Banff from New Heights – Mount Norquay Via Ferrata

Experience Banff from New Heights – Mount Norquay Via Ferrata

The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir I couldn't have agreed more with this famous John Muir quote. The mountains are magical. I love the feeling of being high up soaking in the sun, the air and just breathe in the surrounding. During our recent Banff trip, we decided to experience [...]

Sentinel Pass – a must do Moraine Lake Trail in Banff

Sentinel Pass – a must do Moraine Lake Trail in Banff

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life. ~ John Muir Other than Lake Louise, Moraine Lake is probably the other glacial-fed lake that is most photographed. What can be more beautiful than a lake that is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks surrounded by [...]

Road Trip Continued – Athabasca Glacier Columbia Icefield

Road Trip Continued – Athabasca Glacier Columbia Icefield

The Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise/Banff and Jasper National Park is one the most scenic routes in the world. For this trip we decided to only drive half way stopping at the Columbia Icefield Centre. We will leave Jasper National Park for another trip. There are plenty of viewpoints and hikes along the Parkway. Be [...]

Hit the Road – Banff National Park/Lake Louise

Hit the Road – Banff National Park/Lake Louise

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. ~ John Hope Franklin Our summer road trip has finally come to an end. We started from Seattle, drove to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada [...]

Welcoming the First Weekend of Summer in the Sun

Welcoming the First Weekend of Summer in the Sun

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~ John Lubbock We haven't seen a lot of sunny days in the Seattle area [...]

Friday Favorites – Family Fun Time

Friday Favorites – Family Fun Time

Last weekend was a three-day Memorial Day weekend in the US. Amazingly, the weather in Seattle was just perfect for those days. Our kids were busy with work and hanging out with friends on Saturday. So my husband and I spent the day pretty much doing nothing. On Sunday we spent a fun day at [...]

Friday Favorites – Exhilarating Experiences

Friday Favorites – Exhilarating Experiences

Happy Friday everyone. It's time for another Friday Favorites post and if you haven't noticed, I set myself a goal to do this series of posts every week (or at least close to) in alphabetical order. Today's post is inspired by a friend who is currently visiting Utah. Her pictures reminded me of the road [...]

Spring – the Season of Life

Spring – the Season of Life

The smell of cut grass, flowers blooming, the longer day light, the stuffy nose and sneezing are all telltale signs that spring is here. Although so far it has been rainy at times, there were still bouts of sunshine breaking through. It is time to go out and enjoy the fresh air and to feel [...]

Weekends

Weekends

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein Weekends - short and precious. I figure if I am busy working during the weekdays, I need to spend my weekends relaxing and recharging my mind. We need something more exciting than the routine house keeping tasks and grocery shopping. [...]

Almost Paradise!

Almost Paradise!

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. ~ Andy Rooney Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities and although I am by no means the fittest hiker,  I especially enjoy the uphill hikes. The journey of an uphill hike is never boring, always [...]