Banff Village is a cheery mountain town in Banff National Park, where you can grab a meal, stay in an upscale hotel, or, like us, find adventure. We camped in Banff Village on our trip to Canada last fall and wandering around town was almost as good as exploring the rest of the park!
The one big thing we had our list for this year was to take a trip to Banff National Park, since the Canadian national parks were free this year and we had never been. For a while there, we didn’t think it was going to happen – we had to keep pushing our trip back because of family commitments, and then because of the wildfires in Montana and Canada – but we finally made it there in October and it was better than we could ever have imagined.
I received some complimentary services mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. I loved this place for real.
A couple weekends ago, I headed south to one of my favorite places on this earth: Zion National Park! And not only that, but I was invited to stay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch, one of the most fun, unique resorts I have ever been to.
I’ve been on some amazing hikes in my life so far, so it takes a lot for a new hike to make it on my favorites list – but Grinnell Glacier did it. This was one of the most incredible (and terrifying, if I’m being honest) adventures I’ve ever been on. Incredible because of the views, terrifying because of the bears I was convinced were around every corner. You know, just your average Friday.
When Colby and I booked our plane tickets to Iceland, the west side of the country wasn’t even on our radar. We were planning our entire trip around hiking Fimmvörðuháls, and we knew we wanted to hit the Golden Circle and the south coast, but when we realized we had a couple extra days, we weren’t sure what to do with them. Of course, then I found out that Kirkjufell was on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and our decision was made.