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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Wildlife at Lake Minnewanka

One of the highlights of our time exploring Banff National Park with my parents was all of our wildlife sightings! From elk and deer to mountain goats and sheep to coyotes and porcupines and black and grizzly bears (not to mention the countless birds and rodents along the way), this was probably the greatest variety of …

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Hikes, Waterfalls and Bears—Oh, My! in Many Glacier

During our recent long weekend in Glacier National Park, we spent time driving to the various areas within the park, covering to some degree the north, east and southeast sections of the park. Unfortunately the western side of the park was fairly inaccessible due to active wildfires, but we were thrilled they had opened Going …

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