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The 15 Most Underrated National Parks in America

By Renee Hahnel | June 21, 2018 | 13 Comments
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I began our national parks road trip thinking I knew exactly which parks would be the best and which parks would be just so-so. Mother Nature has a funny way of tricking us… because boy did she prove me wrong for some of the parks! In this blog post I’ll…

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The Ultimate Adventure Getaway to Reno and Lake Tahoe

By Renee Hahnel | June 18, 2018 | 12 Comments
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I always thought Reno was purely just casinos and desert, and for a long time it honestly wasn’t on my adventure radar. Well, I was VERY wrong! It turns out Reno is Nevada’s best kept secret and it will continually surprise you with its vibrant and hip culture. Plus, who…

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Unforgettable Scenic Flight Over Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

By Renee Hahnel | May 21, 2018 | 7 Comments
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Imagine flying over one of your favorite mountain ranges in the world… I was recently lucky enough to get the chance to do just that, with a scenic flight over Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Fly Jackson Hole. It was an unforgettable experience, to say the least. Do…

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Hawaiian Adventures With A Surf Phenom – My Day With Caroline Marks

By Renee Hahnel | May 14, 2018 | 10 Comments
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It’s not every day that you are taught to surf by a pro… and by pro I mean the youngest person (male or female) ever to qualify for the World Surf League Championship Tour, and the 5th ranked female surfer in the world! Caroline Marks is a sixteen year old bad…

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America’s National Parks – Ranked Best to Worst

By Renee Hahnel | April 28, 2018 | 47 Comments
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Most articles ranking America’s National Parks are based on other people’s impressions and not necessarily from the experience of the author. That’s because it’s quite the feat traveling to all 59 National Parks, let alone in one consecutive trip, AND manage to document ones impressions along the way. That’s where…

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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 and 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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