Arkansas Fall Foliage

With cooling temperatures and ample rain, spectacular colors are expected in The Natural State in the coming weeks.  According to, Colors are starting to show in Northwest Arkansas with sightings of bright red leaves at Mount Magazine State Park. Further south, color changes on trees are still minimal but should improve by next week. … More Arkansas Fall Foliage

Tunnel Mountain Summit

Walking distance from downtown Banff, a spectacular view awaits those who ascend the 2.25 km Tunnel Mountain Trail.  Located on Tunnel Mountain Drive in Banff, the path, wide and well marked, consists of a series of switchbacks, which, although it does continually slope upward, should be manageable for all levels of fitness. Sore muscles and … More Tunnel Mountain Summit

Downtown Banff

Nestled in a storybook setting, visitors will soon discover that Downtown Banff is laden with wonderful shops, restaurants, gardens, trails and historic attractions.  We spent half a day combing the streets, barely scratching the surface of all there is to see. Locals were extremely friendly and helpful, understanding the value of each and every tourist.  … More Downtown Banff

Grassi Lakes Falls

There are two routes on the Grassi Lakes Trail, a 2.5 mile round trip hike that is rated easy to moderate.  On the Upper Grassi Lakes Trail, hikers will find a spacious trail with a gentle uphill slope most of the way.  The more difficult trek, the Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail, consists of more narrow … More Grassi Lakes Falls

Grassi Lakes Take 2

This area is so entitled for a reason; it consists of not one but TWO lakes.  Several dark, wooden benches have been constructed and placed along the shoreline.  Ample time should be allotted when hiking to Grassi Lakes.  It’s a destination that should be savored!