A Weekend In Bar Harbor, Maine

Maine is a really special beautiful place. It’s worth going further than Portland, exploring Bar Harbor, hiking in Acadia and checking out Bangor. The best part is that you can do it all in a long weekend. Plan ahead – Bar Harbor gets busy! Make your B&B reservations early and make sure to look atContinue reading “A Weekend In Bar Harbor, Maine”

Hiking Acadia National Park: Ocean Trail (Sand Beach, Thunder Hole)

Acadia National Park’s Ocean Trail is a really cool trail, despite being heavily trafficked. Whether you’re coming from Cadillac Mountain or you just drove in from Bar Harbor, you have to make a stop here. Along the way, you can stop off to enjoy Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs. Make sure to checkContinue reading “Hiking Acadia National Park: Ocean Trail (Sand Beach, Thunder Hole)”

Hiking Acadia National Park: Beech Mountain & Pretty Marsh

The west side of Acadia National Park doesn’t have the same cache as the east side, but it’s 100% worth exploring! You can drive around the tip of the Park with the ocean constantly by your side and pull off wherever you like for a quick bit of respite. Two great pulls offs we enjoyedContinue reading “Hiking Acadia National Park: Beech Mountain & Pretty Marsh”

Hiking Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain & Gorham Mountain

Whether you’re spending a day, a weekend or a week in Acadia National Park, I strongly recommend checking out Cadillac Mountain and Gorham Mountain. They’re easy hikes (and even drives!) to incredible views. Along the way, you’re immersed in Acadia’s characteristically rocky terrain and leafy deciduous trees. Here’s some of what you can expect ifContinue reading “Hiking Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain & Gorham Mountain”

Easy Hiking in the Adirondacks: Cathedral Rocks & Bear Run

There are so many hikes in the Adirondacks that it can be overwhelming to pick which one to do. A lot of them are tough, long hikes to the top of mountains with sprawling vistas. But not everyone has the stamina or time to do these 10+ miles hikes. So where do you go forContinue reading “Easy Hiking in the Adirondacks: Cathedral Rocks & Bear Run”

Hiking the Adirondacks: Scrambling up Cascade Mountain

Over July 4th weekend, we decided to go to the Adirondacks for some much needed outdoor time. We drove past Lake George to settle further north into the High Peaks region. For our first hike of the mini-vacation, we wanted an easy/introductory hike. We googled a bit and found several sites calling Cascade Mountain anContinue reading “Hiking the Adirondacks: Scrambling up Cascade Mountain”

Our Favorite Things To See, Do and Eat in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Picturesque does not even begin to describe the scene in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. We agonized over where to have our homebase for a week in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen turned out to be a gem of a location. With glorious mountain and waterfall views, easy access to trains, lots of restaurants, and aContinue reading “Our Favorite Things To See, Do and Eat in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland”

Our Favorite Utah Slot Canyons: Zebra Canyon and Kanarra Creek

When you visit Utah, the desert reminds you just how beautiful the US can be. Utah has natural arches. It has amazing hoodoos in Goblin Valley and Bryce Canyon. And it’s home to some gorgeous, secluded slot canyons with multi-colored, multi-layered sand walls. Exploring the slot canyons was one of our favorite things to doContinue reading “Our Favorite Utah Slot Canyons: Zebra Canyon and Kanarra Creek”

Hiking the Swiss Alps: Northface Trail Photo Guide

Neal and I hiked over 100km while we were in Switzerland! We did several hikes in Zermatt and the Lauterbrunnen area. I think, of all the hikes, our favorite was the Northface Trail. It had stunning backdrops, interesting varied trail and it took you from one village to another. This trail is an absolute MUSTContinue reading “Hiking the Swiss Alps: Northface Trail Photo Guide”