What we now call Lake Louise, the Stoney Nakota First Nations People called the Lake of Little Fishes. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the later. This body of water is rich in color (and for a really cool reason). As glaciers move, they grind up the bedrock below (creating rock flour). As the ice melts, it carries these tiny silt sized bits downstream, creating striking, milky masses of water. You can hike around this beauty in no […]
Where do you even begin when talking about the Johnston Canyon trail in Banff? This place is a must see. Not only is the path itself remarkable, but the views are stunning, and the hike is simple. Somehow some amazing welders and engineers came up with a way to fix a sidewalk along the side of this giant canyon. There are sections when you are walking directly above the surging waters below. As you hike, you pass waterfall after waterfall. […]
Nags Head, North Carolina. Honestly, I’d never heard of it until a few years ago, and now I make an annual visit their with friends. I’ll tell you what I had heard of though–Roanoke Island. Remember? As kids, we all learned about the first English colony (that would eventually fail, not once, but twice) in what the British considered to be the “new world.” These two popular vacation spots are basically neighbors. Take a look at Nags Head on a map. Interesting, […]
I got a new pair of sneakers in the mail yesterday–just in time to whip them out for the 3 day weekend. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Premium (a name that rolls right off the tongue). The metallic leather surface is covered in little slits that give the pair a great texture. I love them. What do you think? Share your thoughts on these little babes. I’d love to hear!
Haleakalā (which means house of the sun) is a volcano that makes up 75% of Maui. After browsing through the photos below, you’ll see it was aptly named. At it’s tallest point, it reaches 10,023 feet in the air! Once you’ve summited, you’re above cloud level, making it the perfect location to watch the sunrise like you’ve never seen it before. To get to the top of Haleakalā, you first must drive through the national park surrounding it. The drive is a […]
Oh man, Maui! When I imagined Hawaii, this is exactly what I pictured: clear water, unreal sunsets, tropical foliage surrounded by volcanic rock, hilarious Hawaiian pay phones, wildlife, rainbow trees, and for-real rainbows. The first few nights we stayed at the the Marriott Ko Olina. The beaches on that side of the island have their own lagoons off the ocean. You would think that would keep ocean life away, but not in the least. We got to watch a pregnant monk […]
Happy Cinco de Mayo, my friends! It seems fitting after my most recent posts about my first trip to the beautiful country. Nothing like 100% cotton peasant tops (from my middle school favorite, American Eagle), a great set of wedges, and a new pair of polka dots Nikes. I went a little crazy with my online shopping. Here are some of the items I picked up: (Arie Off the Shoulder Crocket Trim Tee, AEO Lace-Up Bell Sleeve Top, AEO Button […]
Here are my last few photos to share from our Puerto Vallarta honeymoon. This little collection really shows the personality and vibrance of this beautiful Mexican city. Can’t wait to see ya around ¡Hasta luego, Puerto Vallarta! What about you? Which snaps are some of your favorites?