Natural Wonders of Arizona: Day Five

This was our last day in Arizona and I had a flight to catch in Phoenix at 8:45 PM. The idea was to start driving south and stop in Sedona for lunch before continuing on to Phoenix and visiting some places in Phoenix before heading to the airport. We took the US-89 heading south and …

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Natural Wonders of Arizona: Day Four

Day four was sort of planned but not really. We had activities we hoped to do but were not sure if we would be able to. The main activity was visiting Antelope Canyon. There are two main areas of Antelope Canyon which is on Navajo land and you can only enter with a Navajo guide. …

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Natural Wonders of Arizona: Day Three

On the third day of our trip we woke up to a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. It had snowed overnight but had luckily stopped already. We grabbed a much needed breakfast since we had just snacked for dinner the night before and once again packed everything up, checked out and loaded up …

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Natural Wonders of Arizona: Day Two

Thanks to my parents still living on eastern standard time, I woke up way too early in the morning to find them pretty much up and about. I think on average I woke up around 6 AM MST through the trip even while going to sleep around midnight or later. Not ideally when I like …

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Natural Wonders of Arizona: Introduction

My parents recently have been all about national parks when it comes to vacations especially since they now have the lifetime national park pass. Since my dad teaches and has spring break early March, they wanted to go somewhere with national parks. Most places in early March are probably still pretty cold and a lot …

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Banff National Park, Alberta and Yoho National Park, British Columbia: Day Two

Our second day in the Canadian Rockies was a sunnier day.  We got up earlier in an attempt to make it Morraine Lake before their parking lot filled up but it was not meant to be as access had already been blocked off.  Although we were earlier than the day before, the weather was nicer …

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Banff National Park, Alberta and Yoho National Park, British Columbia: Day One

We actually started our first day discovering Banff National Park and Yoho National Park by driving from our hotel in Calgary to Lake Louise which was about a 2 hour drive.  We would be staying in the town of Canmore for two nights but figured the hotel may not have rooms already available so early …

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Glacier National Park, Montana & Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada: Day Three

Since we were not able to enter the Many Glaciers portion of Glacier National Park the previous day, we wanted head straight there from the hotel.  The ranger had told us that the earlier the better and to try to at least get there before 10 am although he could not promise the entrance would …

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Glacier National Park, Montana & Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada: Day Two

As I mentioned in my previous post, it's a good idea to try to get an early start to your day in the national park.  We were in Montana about mid-July and at the time, sunrise was a around 6 am and sunset a little past 9 pm.  This gives you a lot of daylight …

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