Hiking the Savage River Trail in Denali National Park

After we spent the morning exploring Fairbanks, we headed south for Denali National Park. By late afternoon, we were checking into the Denali Park Hotel, which is about 15 minutes north of the park entrance, just as a thundercrack split the sky. Storm clouds were gathering in the east but to the west, the sky …

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Grand Teton National Park: Teton Park Road Loop

I'm not sure what part of experiencing Grand Teton National Park was my favorite. Seeing the mountain range with the most gorgeous blue sky backdrop, glimpsing a mama grizzly bear with four cubs running along behind her, spotting a cow moose lumbering into a marshy woods. This park was everything I hoped it would be …

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Yellowstone National Park: Grand Canyon and West Thumb

Our first afternoon exploring the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park was incredible and left me excited for our full days of exploring the rest of the park. The weather wasn't fully cooperating but it didn't stop us from getting up bright and early, cruising into the park via the west entrance, and driving the …

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Driving the Icefields Parkway

As I was researching things to do in Banff National Park, one of the experiences that always seemed to top the lists was exploring the Icefields Parkway. If you don’t mind spending a bit of time in your car, I highly recommend driving the parkway, which runs from Lake Louise to Jasper -- a distance …

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