At this point in the journey I have shared with you lodging, restaurants, actives and the lakes, but now I am going to share the top 10 things you need to know before booking your trip. Research the time of year you want to go.
When I initially started planning this trip I wanted it to be the weekend of my birthday, end of October, as a celebration for turning 35. One of my friends started doing some research and found the blizzard season starts within the first few weeks
When I first planned the trip to Banff, I had the idea that I could wear cute fall outfits and not have to worry about being too cold. In the weeks leading up to the trip, the weather was showing me something different. We kept having chances of snow and the highs were hovering around 40 degrees. I quickly realized I needed to start packing more for warmth than cute fall outfits. I had been seeing these hometown sweatshirts from Aerie in the email and decided to head over to
I think this is one of the posts I’ve been so excited to share! I consider myself to be a foodie and typically post photos of restaurants and food on my social media pages. I researched restaurants for weeks leading up to the trip and found a great deal of information about the best places to eat. I made notes about each restaurant I read about and put together a document with pros, best dishes, what they are known for, etc. I sent this list to my travel group and told them t
I am a pretty basic girl when it comes to pajamas. I am typically in shorts and a tank top all year round because it is what I'm most comfortable in when I sleep. When I started looking at the weather for our trip, I quickly realized I needed some pajamas that would be more suited for the cold weather. I stumbled upon this set, from Nordstrom, and was immediately drawn to them. They are made by J. Crew and luckily were on sale. I had convinced myself I was going to swing by m
I would like to tell you finding a hotel in Banff is easy, but I can't tell you how many hours I spent looking at hotels all over Banff, Lake Louise and other locations. I had a few dream places I wanted to stay, but I knew the Fairmont (at over $900 CAD per night) was not a reasonable thought process. I read blog post after blog post to see what may be the best, but in the end I headed over to Trip Advisor to see what they recommended. On thing to remember when looking at lo
I cannot believe this was my last full day in Banff. This will be my last daily post from Banff, but when I tell you I saved the best for last, I'm not lying! We started the day by trying a new place for breakfast, Good Earth Coffee House. I had a pumpkin spice latte and a breakfast sandwich. We found a fire pit outside of the coffee shop and decided we needed to visit it for a few minutes. It wasn't long before our excitement kicked in and we knew it was time to get in the c
Good Morning from the Canadian Rockies! I have been thinking how I should do these posts from each day I am gone and I decided I will do brief posts each day and will do series of full on travel posts when I get back. Yesterday was soooo long! I was up at 2 am so we could pick up our fourth person and drive to the airport. We flew Alaska Airlines, which is always great. Our first leg was Atlanta to Seattle and it was smooth sailing. I didn't sleep a lot on the flight, I just