I’m not going to lie: I HATE driving my car. Whether it’s around the corner to the store or hours of driving to a fun destination, I just really, really don’t like driving. So, for me, the perfect road trip involves me not having to drive.
Winter seems to have the ability to completely change the face of any landscape it touches. Rolling prairies teeming with wildlife become vast frozen tundras, trees become bare, and lakes become blocks of solid ice. When you come from a place that’s primarily warm this transformation can make you feel like you’re on a completely different planet. That’s exactly what it felt like when I visited Jasper National Park in Canada and took a Maligne Canyon icewalk. The views were completely out of this world.
Jasper is a small town in the Canadian Rockies. It’s part of the Jasper National Park so the town’s population can never exceed 5000 humans residents at any given time. This being said, the town and it’s surrounding areas are teaming with wildlife, sometimes you can even catch a critter just wandering through town. If you are an animal lover, Jasper is the perfect spot for a wildlife tour.
From the moment I drove down into the canyon that Sedona, AZ calls home I immediately fell in love. Why? Because it’s GORGEOUS that’s why. Even though it’s a great little city filled with happy people and more hippies per capita than California, Sedona’s biggest attraction are the giant red rocks that surround it. Built like a natural fortress with walls that come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and colors you can never get tired of just walking around and looking up.
Each butte and stone spire you set your eyes on begs you to come closer for a better look. On our second day in town we succumbed to their calls and decided there would be no better way to explore the desert than getting into a 4×4 and off roading it. That left us with only one choice: booking an off road adventure with Pink Jeep Tours Sedona.
Touring the nation’s capital can be quite stressful. Washington DC has to much to see and the traffic can be horrendous. Trying to get from landmark to landmark can be difficult for even the most seasoned of travelers. On our last visit to Washington DC we opted to take the stress out of our city tour. We signed up for an Urban Adventures eCruiser tour of DC to take in all the sites in the National Mall.
No trip to the Baltimore Inner Harbor would be complete without a stop in at the National Aquarium. With over 17,000 different animals there’s a lot more than just fish to see. They feature mammals, birds, and reptiles in a series of innovative and interactive displays.
Hello! My name is Brett and I am a good friend of both Kenin and Lauren on The Constant Rambler. I live in Orlando and have been married to my wonderful wife for 7 years now. I was asked to write a story about my favorite road trip for the blog and became immediately torn as to what to write about. I am fortunate enough to have traveled quite a bit (most of it as a child) but couldn’t decide which trip to write about; that and most of our trips were no shorter than 21 days. It’s impossible to write about an entire 3 weeklong road trip. Instead, I’ve decided to write about one of my favorite destinations that I went to on a road trip: Jackson, Wyoming.
Seeing the Grand Canyon was something that was on my travel bucket list for the majority of my life until I finally had the chance to see it back in 2012. Unlike a lot of other landmarks and destinations though I find the Grand Canyon is one of those sites that you can return to and always have a different experience. When we were given the chance to take a Grand Canyon Railway Tour the last time we were in Sedona, AZ , Lauren and I hopped at the chance. I mean come on how often do you get to see the Grand Canyon and ride a train in the same day??
Tucked away in the small town of Drumheller, AB is a gem of a restaurant called Bernie and the Boys. If you are craving a satisfying meal and an amazing milkshake to wash it down with then this is the place to go. The restaurant has even been featured on Food Network as a “You Gotta Eat Here” spot.
The rotors start turning and my heart starts thumping. I can feel the vibrations from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Adrenaline starts to pump as I don my headset. I squeeze my husband’s balmy hand and I’m ready for takeoff.