Chile’s Lake District and hiking around Osorno Volcano

Chile is a wild country; it’s extremely long and narrow, home to deserts and glaciers and prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Mother Nature sure had fun here and we were treated to a birds-eye view of the landscape as we took a flight from Santiago to the Los Lagos region (the Lake District of…

Walking to the hidden gem of Lake O’Hara | Yoho National Park

Lake O’hara has always been a bit of a mystical place to me. It’s basically just a very protected area of Yoho National Park that is only accessible with a shuttle bus, therefore it remains a tranquil paradise. The shuttle system is to limit the number of guests so within minutes of the tickets going…

Hiking in Kananaskis Country | Canada

Even though we’d visited the Rockies twice before we were still excited to return and hike some different trails. For our first few days we based ourselves in Canmore and did a few local hikes. The trails were within our beloved Kananaskis Country that I talked about in my previous post, but because they were…

Turquoise lakes, Icebergs and Lynx in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park receives way more visitors than it can cope with. It’s tucked away at the most northern section of Montana, bordering Canada and should really be a pain in the butt to visit, yet the dramatic peaks have people driving cross country to get there. We arrived in the late afternoon and popped…

Returning to the jaw dropping Sawtooths | Idaho

As much as we always want to explore new places, we also love returning to our favourite spots and Idaho is one of them. It was a hell of a long, lonely drive heading west from Wyoming, through Montana and then finally into the Famous Potato State. We passed ranches with cowboys corralling their cattle…

Grand Teton National Park | Wyoming

Mountain ranges surrounded us on all sides as we made our way north to Grand Teton National Park. It’s the perfect park for us as it has incredible hikes, plenty of wildlife and free camping in the adjacent national forest so we never feel the need to rush. We arrived in the late afternoon so…

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks | Utah

Arches National Park is one of the most popular parks in America and we were actually kind of dreading returning to it after our previous visit 9 years ago. We did all we could to beat the crowds though, waking up as the sun was rising and having breakfast in a car park before hiking….