Sawtooth National Forest in Sun Valley

I couldn’t let it go unsaid how much I appreciated the area of Sun Valley.  The little towns of Ketchum, Sun Valley, Stanley, and Salmon make up a beautiful area.  I stumbled upon the well known Sawtooth Brewery and a symphony concert that evening at the colorful Sun Valley Inn and Lodge.  I could have…

Yoga in a Yurt and More…

This is my first morning and full day to be here in Big Sur, and I certainly started it out right!  I woke up before sunrise and walked the entire area in my robe and slippers with my big camera in tow.  This early bird got all the worms.  I saw the sunrise over the…

Lodge at The Stanley in Estes Park, CO

I recently took a short road trip from Denver to finally visit Rocky Mountain National Park and was able to relax and spend the afternoon in Estes Park.  Stanley Hotel also hosted the horror novelist Stephen King and inspired him to write The Shining.  Although the mini series was filmed here, the actual movie was filmed at another resort…

Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood

A great thriller by Stephen King used this lodge to shoot many of their aerial scenes over 30 years ago.  I didn’t even know until I saw these bits of hotel history on the wall.  After learning this, the place felt kind of creepy.  I loved that I stumbled upon it though! Mt. Hood up…

Banff proper and The Fairmont Banff Springs

Thanks Ed for the really nice dinner out in Banff this night!  I love this amazing castle hotel with the medieval motif. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel First Presbyterian Church of Canada

Many Glacier Lodge

Another beautiful mountain lodge, equals another day of pure bliss in Glacier National Park.