Banff National Park

Turquoise Lakes and Snowcapped peaks   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 4 Days Must See: Icefields Parkway, Emerald Lake, Canoeing, Camping Time of the Year to Visit: Spring, Summer, Fall (we visited in August) Audience: Everyone (short trails, some drivable highlights)     About Banff Banff is known for […]

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Death Valley National Park

The big park of beautiful surprises   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 3 Days Must See: Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palatte Drive Time of the Year to Visit: Winter (we visited in late December) Audience: Everyone (short trails, mostly drivable to the highlights)     About Death Valley In this below-sea-level basin, steady […]

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