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 [...]

Friday Favorites – Great Gatherings

Friday Favorites – Great Gatherings

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. ~ Alice Waters Of all the gatherings, I think we have the most fun with our family and friends. When the kids were younger, we did not travel too far from home. [...]

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 [...]

Friday Favorites – Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate

Friday Favorites – Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.  ~Judith Viorst How can you go wrong with chocolate? Other than the sumptuous taste, chocolate is also known to offer some health benefits especially the dark chocolate. So more reasons [...]

Friday Favorites – Beach Nostalgia

Friday Favorites – Beach Nostalgia

It's end of April and we are getting a little closer to beach season. Whenever we talk about a getaway or vacation, my mind would always wander to the beach. I like the sound of the wave, the breeze and just the sight of the beach relaxes me. Although we have been to many beautiful [...]

A Weekend in British Columbia, Canada

A Weekend in British Columbia, Canada

It was strange to think that one day I might have my own stack of yellowed photos to show skeptical grandchildren - and my own fantastic stories to share. ~ Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children As we are getting closer and closer towards having an empty nest, it is precious to spend [...]

Holiday Adventure Part 2: The Food

Holiday Adventure Part 2: The Food

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. -Paul Prudhomme Food is a big part of every culture. From the American cheese burger to the exotic deep-fried tarantula, and everything in between. When you travel in Asia, the trip is not complete without tasting all the street food (as long as your stomach can handle them). [...]