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Couples Adventure Getaway to British Columbia, Canada

By Renee Hahnel | August 15, 2018 | 15 Comments

My husband and I recently went on an adventurous short getaway to beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Being based in Seattle, it’s an absolute no-brainer to explore British Columbia at least a couple of times a year… it’s only a 2 hour drive! As many of you know, my husband and…

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5 Epic Alaska Hiking & Backpacking Adventures (+ Packing Tips!)

By Renee Hahnel | August 8, 2018 | 17 Comments
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Alaska is jam packed with incredible hiking trails and opportunities for backpacking. I know it’s kind of cliche, but Alaska really does have an untamed wildness about it… and the state has some of the most rugged landscapes in the world. In saying that, you don’t have to be Bear…

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How to Spend 24 Hours in San Francisco

By Renee Hahnel | June 29, 2018 | 20 Comments
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San Francisco is one of those cities that instantly pulls you in with its charm and history. I find myself visiting again and again, each time with new experiences to be had. This trip was a short one and my husband and I had to pack in as much as…

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The 15 Most Underrated National Parks in America

By Renee Hahnel | June 21, 2018 | 13 Comments
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In 2017 my husband and I took a road trip to all the US national parks. We set off thinking we 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…

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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 | 64 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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