Ancient City and Spiritual Mountain – a trip through time continues

Ancient City and Spiritual Mountain – a trip through time continues

It's been a couple of weeks since we came back from our first visit to China. We started in Beijing and did the usual tourist attractions. Luckily it was still the low tourist season so it was not as crowded as it would be later in the summer. Even with the rich history in all those [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Leisure Weekend in Vancouver, B.C.

A Leisure Weekend in Vancouver, B.C.

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~Benjamin Franklin Since we are living in Seattle, a weekend or day trip to Canada is typically painless unless you encounter the endless lines of cars waiting to cross the border.  Recently my mother and [...]