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Alberta Banff National Park

How to Enjoy Banff National Park in the Spring

June 25, 2022
Lake Louise in the spring

Thinking about visiting Banff National Park in the spring? It’s a great time to visit, but do realize that you won’t be able to see many of the beautiful turquoise lakes; that’s because the lakes are still mostly frozen! However, that should not deter you from visiting Banff in the spring, especially since you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery beautiful without the packed summer crowds. Read on for my recommendations on how to enjoy Banff’s great outdoors in the spring.

Glacier National Park Montana

How to Enjoy Glacier National Park in the Spring (2-Day Itinerary)

June 10, 2022
Scenic Viewpoint of the Flathead River, Glacier National Park

My husband and I recently visited Glacier National Park in the spring, as part of our honeymoon in mid-May. For those of you who are aware, May is still pretty much the last of winter in this part of Montana. It’s cold, some lakes are still frozen, and the famous, scenic part of Going-to-the-Sun Road is still closed. What’s one supposed to see at Glacier National Park in the spring? Well, read on for my suggestions!

Congress Trail, Sequoia National Park
California National Parks North America

Weekend Itinerary: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (COVID-19 edition)

August 3, 2020

First off, it’s been an extremely long time since I’ve posted anything! And if you follow me, I apologize. Honestly, since the last time I posted (oh, you know, like last year), I spent a lot of time planning my wedding for May 2020. Needless to say, no one could have imagined that we would spend most of 2020 trying to survive a pandemic. I feel like I’ve barely made progress with this blog, and now who knows when I will have the courage to fly again. But it doesn’t mean I won’t travel — it’ll just look different. No international travel for a while (tear), but domestic destinations (especially national parks) will be my new focus — while maintaining safety measures, of course!

My now husband Eric and I recently visited Sequoia and Kings Canyons National Parks in June. Sequoia National Park is known for its groves of giant sequoia trees, many of which have been alive for at least 3,000 years! Kings Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in North America, and has its own fair share of sequoia trees. We were really excited to finally check out these national parks, but since everybody was probably itching to get outdoors after quarantine, we were nervous about potential crowds.

tl;dr We enjoyed both parks, but Sequoia was pretty busy and social distancing wasn’t observed nor enforced in certain areas. Kings Canyon was far less busy, and we actually liked this park more. Read on to find out why.