Cruising on Lake Minnewanka

Our first afternoon in Banff, we headed to Lake Minnewanka for a boat cruise. We thought a guided tour would be a good way to get our bearings on the area & learn a little bit about the history & geography. After missing our scheduled boat cruise by just a few minutes, the folks at […]

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13 Years Later, We Remember

How has it been 13 years? It feels like just yesterday. Today, we remember the terrible events of September 11, 2001 & all those who were lost on that tragic day. You might also like… We Remember Pause to Remember Happy Birthday, America!

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Hiking to Taughannock Falls

Just 20 minutes north of the little college town of Ithaca, New York is a beautiful state park which is home to one of the state’s highest waterfalls. Taughannock State Park is on the west side of Cayuga Lake, in the small town of Ulysses. Taughannock Falls fall 215′ down the cliff side, making it the […]

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Creating New Travel Traditions

When B was growing up, every summer from when he was six months old through high school graduation, his parents loaded up the family in the RV to head to Sandusky to camp at Cedar Point. His childhood summers were full of traditions: riding the Junior Gemini with his brother until they puked, stuffing his […]

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Sipping Finger Lakes Wines

This week, we’re back in the Finger Lakes relaxing over Labor Day weekend. One of the reasons we couldn’t wait to return is to stock up on more wine. The region is known for their tasty white wines &, while we don’t normally consider ourselves white wine drinkers, we absolutely are Finger Lakes white wine […]

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Bow Valley Parkway

When we told people we were headed to Banff National Park in Alberta to explore, we heard the same suggestion from almost everyone: drive the Bow Valley Parkway. It’s one of the best places to see wildlife in the park & a great alternative to busy Highway 1. The Bow Valley Parkway is the original route that connected […]

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Richmond’s Historic Homes

Last month when we were in Richmond, we were surprised to learn that the area has several historic homes. These mansions were home to Richmond’s elite & many are now open to the public for touring. Here are two of our favorites: Maymont Mansion & Grounds Maymont, which is located on a large 100 acre estate on […]

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Walkable Kensington

One of my favorite things to discover when traveling are new, walkable neighborhoods. While staying in Calgary at the Kensington Riverside Inn, we discovered the very walkable neighborhood of Kensington. One of Calgary’s oldest neighborhoods, Kensington is going through a revitalization & is now full of cute boutique shops, cafes & restaurants. Kensington’s streets are […]

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