Canada, Canadian Rockies, Travels

Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

If you’ve ever hiked to Crypt Lake, you’ll understand why it’s on my All-Time Favorite Hikes list. If you haven’t, you should definitely add it to your to-do list. It’s also high on the list of the most challenging hikes I've ever done. It’s incredibly difficult but also incredibly – well – incredible. It’s the entire reason my… Continue reading Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Canada, Canadian Rockies, Travels

Over the Divide – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

After two weeks exploring Montana and Yellowstone with me, it was time for Pat to head back to Connecticut. Fortunately, I had a bit more vacation time and was able to stick around Montana for an extra week and squeeze in a little more adventuring. And so my mom and I loaded up the car and… Continue reading Over the Divide – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Canada, Travels

World Capitals: Ottawa, Canada

Today marks the beginning of what is – at this point – a very short series on world capitals. As of the writing of this post, I’ve only visited two: Ottawa and Washington, DC. But eventually that number will increase. (Edit: as of the posting of this post, that number has now increased to three;… Continue reading World Capitals: Ottawa, Canada

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A Meromictic Lake and a Marble Cave – Gatineau Park, Quebec

Unfortunately, our time in Bruce Peninsula was basically the last time we saw the sun for the rest of our trip. We packed up under cloudy skies and spent the next ten hours driving through torrential rain to Gatineau Park, Quebec. Gatineau (GA-ti-noh) is a National Capital Conservation Park, located across the river from the… Continue reading A Meromictic Lake and a Marble Cave – Gatineau Park, Quebec

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The unexpected beauty of the Georgian Bay – Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

If I were making a list – which we all know I like to do – Bruce Peninsula National Park would be #1 on the "Most Unexpectedly Amazing Destinations" list. I began planning this vacation just like any other – pulled up Google maps, located parks in the general vicinity of where we wanted to… Continue reading The unexpected beauty of the Georgian Bay – Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

Canada, Northeastern US, Travels

Cave of the Winds – Niagara Falls, New York

If you haven’t been to Niagara Falls, you’ve probably seen pictures of it and read the stats about how big it is and how much water flows over it every second. Hundreds of thousands of gallons – it has one of the highest waterfall flow rates in the world. That’s a big number, but I… Continue reading Cave of the Winds – Niagara Falls, New York

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Snails and seashells and kelp, oh my! – Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

After our wonderful adventures on Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island, it was time to head back to the Canadian mainland and explore another park. Fundy National Park is located in southern New Brunswick on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. In addition to being a neat area, the Bay of Fundy is… Continue reading Snails and seashells and kelp, oh my! – Fundy National Park, New Brunswick