The Ultimate Banff Itinerary – Four Iconic Parks in Five Days (with Map!)

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Two provinces. Three girls. Four parks. Five days. If it sounds like a jigsaw puzzle figuring out this trip itinerary, I can assure you it was. Banff is on almost everyone’s bucket list and you could spend weeks combing through the…

7 Incredible Landscapes You Won’t Believe Are in Kansas

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When you picture Kansas, you may also think flatlands. It is in the Midwest, after all. While it is generally accurate that farmland lines the highways, byways and main thoroughfares, get a little off the beaten path and you’ll find landscapes you never dreamed possible.

Kansas is the All-American Road Trip

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Kansas typically isn’t the first place you think of when planning a vacation. But anywhere you visit, it’s the people that make a place special.

Your National Park Bucket List: The Best Photo Ops & Expert Tips for Maximizing Your Trip

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Dubbed "America's Best Idea," one of my favorite summer activities is camping and hiking at the national parks. Officially, there are 59 national parks (not counting the state parks and other protected nature areas) spread across every…

The Best Day Trips from Denver

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It's no secret I have itchy feet syndrome bad. In fact, if I'm in the same place for too long, I start to experience the same symptoms as withdrawal --irritability, restlessness, trouble sleeping. While I love culture and will always be a city…

Where the Locals Eat: Colorado Ski Town Edition

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Colorado ski resorts are notoriously expensive. With lift tickets running upwards of $100-150 a day, you’ll want to budget wherever you can. Be a savvy traveler and refuse to pay tourist prices at the see and be seen restaurants in town.…

The Best Weekend Getaways from Denver for Mountains, Hot Springs, and Supreme Southwest Adventure

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I've said plenty of times that people don't live in Colorado for Denver, they live there for easy access to the mountains and as a base for adventure. While I love playing in the city, there's nothing like getting outside, traversing nature…