Travel Tips for the Canadian Rockies

Having just returned from the Canadian Rockies, here are some travel tips to make the most of your journey. How’s the drive from Calgary to Banff or Canmore? The answer: easy. Calgary does have traffic, but once you are on the highway out of town, it’s a super easy drive to Canmore (about an hour)….

Eating My Way Through the Canadian Rockies

Sorry for the long delay on posts, but this year has seemed to pass me by with little time for travel or much else. (Wedding planning and getting back into shape has seemed to occupy most of what free time I have.) But, I recently returned to the Canadian Rockies for a dual trip of…

I Wanted To Love It

Can’t see the video above? View it on YouTube. I recently traveled to Europe to tour three Christmas markets. Christmas markets have been a bucket list dream for me, and this year, I was fortunate enough to make it happen. See my previous posts on Wroclaw and Dresden. As I looked out the taxi window…

The Oldest German Christmas Market

Can’t see the video? Visit this link. This is the second post in a three-part series about my recent trip to Europe to see a few Christmas markets.  Today, I’m going to tell you about Dresden, Germany. I’ll be honest, I never really had a desire to go to Dresden. In college, I read some book…

Wroclaw – A Perfect Polish Christmas Market

Having trouble seeing the video? See my video here. I mentioned earlier this year my New Year’s Travel Resolutions, and one that came up was going to Christmas Markets. I had initially hoped to do Paris as well as visit Euro Disney, but the more that we got looking into the Christmas markets in Paris,…

A Weekend in Sun Valley/Ketchum

A few weeks ago I told you about our time in Boise. Now it’s time to tell you about Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho. I’ll be honest – when planning this trip, I didn’t have that high of expectations. I’ve traveled to so many beautiful places in the world I knew Idaho would be pretty,…

Boise Provides Unexpected Surprises

Earlier this year, Chris and I were looking for places to go in October to see fall foliage. We spent weeks looking. Vermont and the Northeast would have been awesome but flight times, prices, and hotel prices didn’t lend itself to a long, inexpensive weekend. We thought about going back to Tahoe, but we’d previously…

My Favorite European Castles Part 1

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on my travels, especially my travels to Europe as I look toward planning future trips. What is it I still want so see in Europe?  What do I enjoy seeing?  There is so much, but one thing that peaks my interest are castles and palaces.  Therefore, I’m going to…

Las Vegas – My favorite hotels

I love going to Vegas. Vegas is more than just gambling. There are many activities to keep one entertained. I love looking at all the hotels, and a hobby of mine is trying to stay at as many of them that I can. Confused on where to stay in Vegas? Here are my recommendations. Best…

The Happiest Place on Earth Celebrates the Holidays in Style

This is the third and final piece in my series about where to go to get a little holiday cheer.  I previously wrote about Leavenworth and Quebec City. Today, I’m taking you to the “Happiest Place on Earth.”  Yep, Disneyland. Why Disneyland?  Well, they do a great job with decorations and festivities.  I have always…