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Month: November 2017

Landscape Photography at Lake Minnewanka

Landscape Photography at Lake Minnewanka

Landscape Photography at Lake Minnewanka : In this landscape photography vlog, I’m visiting Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.  In particular, I was hoping to photograph a spot referred to locally as “Lonely Tree”.   This scraggly little tree just barely survives on a rocky ridge that sticks out into the lake. The nice part is that the tree can be photographed from the west facing east, which happens to be the direction facing the rising sun. So this is…

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6 Fun and Free things to do in Glasgow

6 Fun and Free things to do in Glasgow

6 Fun and Free things to do in Glasgow : Is Glasgow on your travel bucket list?  If it isn’t then it should be. Glasgow has a working class charm and beauty unrivalled by any city you will visit. Its grand Victorian buildings invariably marked by “To Let” signs sit above a vibrant and complicated city. Truly, the fantastic shopping, busy restaurants and happening music scene make Glasgow an exciting stop for any traveler. Glasgow definitely has an edgy, urban vibe…

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10 Amazing Photographs of Banff National Park!

10 Amazing Photographs of Banff National Park!

10 photos that will make you want to visit Banff National Park : I‘m spoiled. I live within an hour’s drive of Banff National Park. Whether its weekends in Banff or early morning sunrise photography road trips, Banff never disappoints. But I don’t want Banff all to myself. I want you to visit and enjoy the natural wonder of Banff as well. So I choose 10 of my most recent photographs to inspire you to visit Banff National Park. These…

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Skating at Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Skating at Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Skating at Lake Louise : The most beautiful ice skating rink on earth is at Lake Louise Alberta. Actually, it’s on Lake Louise. Every winter this iconic lake freezes over and the good people of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise transform it into an amazing winter wonderland.  Imagine yourself gliding across a freshly cleaned mountain lake surrounded by majestic peaks. Better yet, imagine yourself scoring a goal into a net during a game of hockey with the massive Victoria Glacier…

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Drive the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire

Drive the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire

Drive the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire : Apparently, there are more castles per square acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in the UK.  It seems a little odd to measure local castle density by the square acre, but hey who am I to judge.  And we are talking castles so however you introduce the subject, well we’re still talking castles and that’s a good thing. Indeed, visitors can now navigate this treasure trove of Scottish castles by traveling a marked…

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Alcatraz Island – Visitors’ Guide

Alcatraz Island – Visitors’ Guide

Visiting Alcatraz :  Alcatraz…. Alcatraz Island… Alcatraz prison…  Whatever you call it, whatever keyword search you use, Alcatraz is one of the most amazingly cool tourist attractions you may visit in your lifetime.  Let’s be honest, many of the historical places we visit are pretty fun while some are actually kind of boring.  Lots are totally forgettable.   But Alcatraz… Alcatraz is fantastic.  Everything about it is so cool.  The physical presence which is equal parts menacing and eerie, the pop…

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Glasgow Photography Guide – Part 2

Glasgow Photography Guide – Part 2

Glasgow Photography Guide – Part 2 : Glasgow may just be the best kept secret in Europe.  Glasgow oozes with grand Victorian architecture built during the glory years between 1870 and 1914 while Glasgow was one of the richest cities in all of Europe and second only to London within the British Empire.  With the decline of Glasgow’s role in the industrial revolution and the collapse of the ship building industry, Glasgow fell on hard times and the grand buildings…

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Banff or Canmore? Where to Stay

Banff or Canmore? Where to Stay

Banff or Canmore?  Where to Stay : The mountain towns of Banff and Canmore are only a few minutes’ drive away. Both provide a base to explore one of the most beautiful mountain ranges on earth – the Canadian Rockies.  So when researching and booking your holiday, you will likely need to decide whether to book your vacation rental in Banff or Canmore. And while these towns are close together there are some important factors that a visitor should understand…

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