The Great Wall of China – a hike through time

The Great Wall of China – a hike through time

Ever since I was a young child, I have learned about the Great Wall of China through Chinese History class and Chinese songs. When I finally stepped foot on it, the thoughts of the people who were there hundreds of years ago flooded through my mind. How did they do it without the modern day [...]

A Sunny Winter Morning in Discovery Park

A Sunny Winter Morning in Discovery Park

All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient and confident. ~ David Suzuki After a couple of weeks of rainy and gloomy days, we finally saw the sun this weekend.  It was a little warmer than usual, at least for me a two to three layers of clothing day is a warm [...]

Bringing You the Holiday Season: Pacific Northwest Style

Bringing You the Holiday Season: Pacific Northwest Style

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. ~Neil Gaiman Unlike the past holiday seasons, [...]

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 [...]