National Park & Lakeshore

  • St Louis

    St Louis

    We planned a trip to St Louis to coincide with the area’s peak fall colors by comparing past fall foliage reports and hoped mother nature wouldn’t trick us this year. Unfortunately, just three days after booking the accommodation in July, St Louis broke the 100-year wettest day record where the historic flood water rose to […] Read more…

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    We escaped to the Great Plains to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). In the past, this national park never made it high enough on our list because we worried there was nothing to see, not to mention the long boring drive to a place that is practically surrounded by flat and uninteresting landscapes. However, […] Read more…

  • Fall Colors in Upper Peninsula

    Fall Colors in Upper Peninsula

    The Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or simply known as “UP”, has been in our fall season travel bucket list for a long time, but we never made it there because it is located too far away. This year, we decided to do some social distancing in the UP to catch some fall colors. Due to the […] Read more…

  • Bayfield

    Bayfield

    This year, we canceled 2 trips that we booked a year ago due to the travel uncertainties in this COVID-19 era. We made a last minute road trip to Bayfield — Wisconsin’s smallest city with a population of just 487 — during my furlough period. The idea was to recharge ourselves from months of hectic […] Read more…

  • Taroko National Park & Hehuanshan

    Taroko National Park & Hehuanshan

    Although the weather was crummy on the previous day, the beautiful sunrise greeted us in the morning as we embarked on our journey to the most anticipated attraction of our Taiwan trip: Taroko National Park. Originally known as Tsugitaka-Taroko National Park during Japanese Colonial Period, it is the home of the world’s deepest and largest […] Read more…

  • Yilan & Hualien

    Yilan & Hualien

    After spending 6 nights in Taipei, we headed east to explore Yilan and Hualien. Dominated by the rugged mountains covered with tropical and subtropical vegetation, the east coast is the last unspoiled land in Taiwan. Throughout the day, we experienced the lingering effects of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong moving north from the east side of the […] Read more…

  • Yangmingshan National Park

    Yangmingshan National Park

    We made a day-trip to explore Yangmingshan National Park and its vicinity. Yangmingshan National Park was technically the first national park in Taiwan. Back in 1937, it was known as Daiton National Park under Japanese rule. However after Japan withdrew from Taiwan after World War II, there were no national parks until the new national […] Read more…

  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

    Named after a French navigator who discovered Canada, Jacques-Cartier, Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is located about 45 minutes drive from Québec City. This national park is located in the Laurentian Mountains that contains several glacial landforms. It is home to one of Québec’s most spectacular glacial valleys, the Jacques-Cartier valley. Just like our visit […] Read more…

  • Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

    Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

    When we first planned this trip, we contemplated the possibility of spending a few nights in Parc national de la Mauricie, which is located halfway between Montréal and Québec City. However, since half of that park was closed for construction, we decided to do a day trip in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant instead, and perhaps, […] Read more…