Banff National Park: A Great Summer Adventure Vacation! Part 1 — The Immediate Banff Vicinity

Lake Louise

For those into hiking and outdoor activities, the Banff area of Canada is the perfect vacation spot. Whether you seeking a romantic adventure vacation like Jeff and I wanted for our honeymoon, or you are bringing kids and teens along, Banff offers enough activity and beauty to meet everyone’s vacation expectations. Canada’s most visited national park is a spot that every outdoors lover must visit at least once in his or her lifetime. [Read more…]

Palm Canyon Trail in Anza Borrego State Park — So Good We’ve Done it Twice!

Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego

The lower part of Palm Canyon Trail is the most popular hike in Anza Borrego State Park, and features a path that goes from dry desert terrain to a lush, palm and fern oasis, with waterfalls and pools running right past it. Beyond the “tourist turnaround” at the 1.5 mile point, is a much more strenuous, but much more scenic and less crowded hike up the creek to more palms and falls. [Read more…]