About me, Lists, Travels

Diana’s Best of 2016

2016 was a rough year. I think we can all pretty much agree on that. Nasty politics, violence, and the deaths of our favorite celebrities ruled the news. But rather than focus on the bad, I thought I'd finish off the year with a list of my favorite 2016 adventures. Here are this year's top… Continue reading Diana’s Best of 2016

Canada, Canadian Rockies, Travels

Rocky Mountain High – Banff National Park, Alberta (part I)

After departing Waterton Lakes, we stopped for the afternoon in Calgary to catch up on the real world. The final installment of the Harry Potter movies had just been released and a little vacation wasn't going to get in our way of seeing it. We had purchased tickets in advance for a theatre at a… Continue reading Rocky Mountain High – Banff National Park, Alberta (part I)

Canada, Canadian Rockies, Travels

An old man and a waterfall – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part II)

We had only one full day in Waterton, and our plan was to take the boat across Upper Waterton Lake to the Crypt Lake trailhead and attempt to survive the 11-mile strenuous hike to Crypt Lake. The hike is 5.5 miles in each direction with 2,300 feet of elevation gain, and involves a lot of… Continue reading An old man and a waterfall – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part II)

Canada, Canadian Rockies, Travels

Roadtrippin’ – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part I)

I don’t know about you, but half of the places on my Ultimate Travel List are there because I saw a picture online and said to myself “wow, that’s pretty, I wanna go there.” In fact, I’ve stumbled across a number of incredible on- and off-the-beaten-path destinations thanks to random travel blogs. It’s part of… Continue reading Roadtrippin’ – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part I)