Author: Jennie Flaming

British Columbia Itinerary – 7 days or 2 weeks

British Columbia is one of the most gorgeous places to visit in North America, with its towering mountains, flowing fjords, ancient forests, wine country and energetic cities. British Columbia is also massive, it can take several days to drive across it from north to south! Because of it’s size...

17 Fun Stops on the Vancouver to Whistler Drive

The Vancouver to Whistler drive, known to locals as the Sea to Sky Highway, takes drivers from the coast of the lower mainland of British Columbia up to the towering mountains of Whistler in just 120 km (75 miles). This spectacular stretch of road is only a couple hours...

How to hike the Colchuck Lake Trail

Colchuck Lake is one of the most stunning alpine lakes in Washington State. The lake itself is impossibly turquoise blue, with smoothed granite rocks, forest, high jagged peaks and glaciers surrounding it. At 8.5 miles round trip with 2300 feet of elevation gain, this hike is challenging but the...

Lime Kiln Trail hike in Granite Falls

The Lime Kiln Trail is a unique Washington treasure in the forest of the Cascade Mountain Foothills. A forest walk on an old railroad grade, this trail is mostly a mellow hike without a lot of climbing to an interesting historic structure. The Lime Kiln itself is a stone...

Wenatchee Crest Snowshoe and Blewett Pass

On the sunnier and drier side of the Cascade Mountains is Blewett Pass, with gorgeous views and more than 50 miles of marked trails to explore on snowshoes or skis! This area is popular with snowmobilers too, but there’s plenty of room for everyone and plenty of non motorized...

Vancouver to Banff Road Trip Itinerary

The drive from Vancouver to Banff is one of the most beautiful drives in North America, a continent full of epic road trips! Starting at the Pacific Ocean, you’ll cross multiple mountain ranges and arid wine country. You may see wildlife and there are lots of things to see...

Best Breweries in Alaska – Your Beer Tour of the Last Frontier

Alaska might be a massive state with many remote wilderness areas, but it’s also a place with lots of amazing breweries! Beer lovers shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the breweries in Alaska and pick your own favorite. You can even build your trip around visiting breweries with this...

Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula – Things to do and Itinerary

The Kenai Peninsula in Alaska is where Alaskans often go to get away and for all kinds of outdoor adventures, so you know it’s got to be pretty awesome right? It is! When I lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, it was always a highlight to get to go anywhere on...

Lake Valhalla Hike at Stevens Pass

Lake Valhalla is a gorgeous alpine lake along the Pacific Crest Trail just north of Steven Pass. A perfect, cold lake for swimming, stunning mountain views and a beautiful forest make this hike unforgettable and one of the best in Washington State. Lake Valhalla has a perfect beach for...

Perfect Mt St Helens day trip from Seattle or Portland

Are you a volcano lover? Nature lover? If so then you absolutely must do a Mt St Helens day trip if you are anywhere near Seattle or Portland. On May 18, 1980, Loowit (Mt St Helens) erupted with incredible force, enough to incinerate miles of forest, unleash an epic...