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Driving the Icefields Parkway

Back to the Canadian hiking vacation recaps today – this one is the second to last one – stay tuned for the finale post next week! The Icefields Parkway (great name, right? sounds so hardcore) is a 230km road linking Banff and Jasper National Parks. We dedicated an entire day to making what could have been a quick 3 hour drive because there was so Continue Reading …

Hiking Kootenay National Park

Continuing with the Canadian hiking vacation recaps! Kootenay National Park is another lesser known national park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains that is worth a visit if you’re ever in the area. It’s a short and very beautiful 30-ish minute drive from Banff National Park, so after our morning of hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots, we decided to Continue Reading …

Hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots in Banff

I’m back with another Canadian hiking vacation recap! This one is all about hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots in Banff National Park. Want to see our full itinerary? Check it out: Western Canada Hiking Trip Itinerary. Previous recaps: a weekend in Vancouver + hiking Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Johnson Canyon is one of the most Continue Reading …

A Weekend in Vancouver

I’m switching gears today to share another Canadian vacation recap with you guys! Want to see everything we did? Check out our western Canada hiking trip itinerary. The last few days of our trip were spent in Vancouver! We arrived on a Friday in the early evening and my brother drove up from Seattle to meet us. We lucked out with phenomenal Continue Reading …

Hiking Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Hello my friends! What a wonderful time we had exploring the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver over the past week and a half! As I mentioned, I have so many pictures from the trip that I’m going to break them up into a bunch of smaller posts (rather than doing just a few enormous recaps) featuring some of the main hikes or series of smaller nearby Continue Reading …

Western Canada Hiking Trip Itinerary

By popular demand, here is our western Canada hiking trip itinerary! We’re in no way experts on the area but here’s what we did, where we stayed, and the best places we ate, since many of you asked. I hope this is helpful for those of you planning similar trips! We packed a TON into every day but we didn’t want to miss out and there was so much to Continue Reading …

Middlebury, Vermont Adventures with Cabot

Hi friends! I’m back with part 2 of my weekend adventures in Middlebury, Vermont with the Cabot Fit Team! If you missed my Middlebury Maple Run Half Marathon race recap, check that out first. :) As you guys know, I was a last minute addition to this year’s team to replace Brianne who unfortunately broke her foot. I’ve been honored to be part of Continue Reading …

Middlebury Maple Run Half Marathon Race Recap

Yesterday, I ran my 18th (whoa) half marathon: the Middlebury Maple Run in Vermont! It’s totally insane to me that I’ve done so many half marathons – I still remember running 6 miles for the first time ever back in 2009 when I was training for my first Army Ten Miler. It’s amazing what your body (and mind) can get used to – and how much I’ve Continue Reading …