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9 Best Winter Adventures near Banff, Canada

By Renee Hahnel | March 12, 2018 | 10 Comments

You could spend an entire season (or life!) in Banff and never get bored! We had only a few days to explore Banff National Park and the surrounding areas this past February, and boy was it amazing! (check out our 7 day itinerary here) In this post I am sharing…

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Ultimate Winter Travel Guide to Alberta Canada – 7 Day Itinerary

By Renee Hahnel | February 26, 2018 | 10 Comments

Alberta is like a real life Narnia during the winter months. Located in the Canadian Rockies, Alberta is home to 5 national parks, countless picturesque towns and endless opportunities for winter adventure! In this post I share the ultimate 7 day itinerary for exploring Alberta in winter, including how to…

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Winter California Road Trip – Redwoods & Yosemite

By Renee Hahnel | January 23, 2018 | 17 Comments

I recently took an epic winter road trip to two of California’s most beautiful parks – Redwoods and Yosemite. I hiked some of my favorite trails, took way to many photos and also put together a video of my adventures (see below!) I teamed up with Nature Valley on this trip, because…

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A Guide to Gates of the Arctic National Park

By Renee Hahnel | October 9, 2017 | 16 Comments

Today I am sharing a guide to Gates of the Arctic National Park, including hiking tips, photography ideas and fun facts. As part of our 59 National Parks Road Trip, we have been sharing mini guides to each of the parks on the Evolve website. Click here to check out the rest of…

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The Best National Park in America? A Guide to Lake Clark National Park

By Renee Hahnel | September 18, 2017 | 14 Comments

Lake Clark has definitely been a favorite on the Evolve National Parks Road Trip! My husband and I are currently on an adventure to all 59 National Parks in the United States and have been sharing more of our park guides over on the Evolve blog! Below I share with you our guide…

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Guide to Olympic National Park: 59 National Parks Road Trip

By Renee Hahnel | September 13, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Olympic National Park has it all – beautiful coastline, lust rain forests, and soaring mountains. Located in the northwestern corner of Washington State, the Olympic Peninsula is only a 3 drive from Seattle and can also be accessed via ferry from various points (including Canada!) Olympic is full of natural…

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Exploring Bear Country – Katmai National Park

By Renee Hahnel | September 10, 2017 | 25 Comments

~ Story time – Katmai National Park ~ We soar above the wild and rugged Alaskan terrain of Katmai National Park and Preserve. It’s my first time in a float plane and I am surprised at how smooth the ride is considering its tiny size. We land on vibrant aquamarine…

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My Road Trip Essentials + GIVEAWAY

By Renee Hahnel | July 24, 2017 | 191 Comments

There are items you absolutely need for a road trip (think bedding, food etc.) and then there are things that simply make your journey that little bit more special. This blog post is about the latter – items that I absolutely love having with me on road trips and that I…

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Guide

By Renee Hahnel | June 8, 2017 | 21 Comments

As part of our 59 National Parks Road Trip, we have been sharing mini guides to each of the parks on the Drink Evolve website. Click here to check out the rest of the guides! Below I share with you our guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including hiking tips,…

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Our Route To All The US National Parks In 7 Months

By Renee Hahnel | May 24, 2017 | 42 Comments

In 2017, my husband and I road tripped to all 59 US National Parks with Evolve and GoWesty. It took us 7 months, 25,000+ miles of driving, 26 flights, and countless trails hiked. Along the way we passed through 39 U.S. States, 2 U.S. Territories, and drove some of the most beautiful roads in the country.…

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