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Visiting Yosemite in Autumn

Before the winter weather would leave us housebound for three months here in the Midwest, my family and I decided to take one last trip out west, to visit Yosemite National Park, right before Thanksgiving. We were in northern California to visit family and wanted to take the short trip to the Sierras to see one of our favorite National Parks. It was the first time any of us had ever visited Yosemite in the off season. It was so different in fact, that I wanted to share my photos as well as my overall impression of Yosemite in autumn…

Top 5 Experiences in Whistler

Before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler was a much quieter place. Since the event, Whistler has become THE place to go for locals, tourists, skiers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Its picturesque setting, eco-friendly and sustainable culture, as well as its walkable, ski town ambiance make it an attractive destination for almost everyone. My family and I visited in the summer of 2019 and LOVED it.  Since there are so many fantastic things to do here, I’m going to cover the highlights of this amazing city and dish out my list of top 5 things…

Top Tips for the British Virgin Islands

    After the devastating impact from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, most of the Virgin Islands were left in disarray. Years later, both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands are still recovering from the strongest Atlantic forming hurricane ever (Irma) and another two weeks later (Maria). I visited the U.S. Virgin Islands 7 months after the hurricanes and then visited the British Virgin Islands 15 months after the impact. While there are some places that are still rebuilding, most of the large tourist destinations and accommodations have recovered. That being said, I pulled together a few…

Visiting Yachats and the Oregon Coast

  This past November, I escaped the gloomy midwest for the Oregon coast. My family and I spent the week in Yachats (pronounced yah-hots), a small town that’s a little over three-hour drive from Portland…