Looking Ahead: Mapping Out Our 2019 Trips

We’re only two weeks in to 2019 and already have some amazing trips planned! This year, we’re focusing on more DIY adventures, as opposed to the guided tours we’ve relied on for some of our recent trips.

That means we’re rolling up our sleeves, doing our research and planning out each leg of our trip in painstaking detail to make sure we don’t miss anything on our bucket list!

We’ve mapped out (literally) our trips and are getting excited to hit the road. Check out our itineraries below and let us know if you have any recommendations!

Anaheim, California – February 2019


Trip at a glance

Day 1: Beach Day 

  • Malibu
    • El Matador State Beach
  • Santa Monica
    • Santa Monica Pier
    • Ocean Avenue
    • Palisades Park
  • Huntington Beach
  • Laguna Beach
    • Heisler Park

Day 2: Joshua Tree National Park 

  • Cottonwood Spring
  • Ocotillo Patch
  • Cholla Cactus Garden
  • Jumbo Rocks
  • Skull Rock
  • Joshua Tree “Forest”
  • Keys View

Day 3: Los Angeles

  • Rodeo Drive
    • “Torso” statue
    • Beverly Hills sign
  • Hollywood sign
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Dining: In-N-Out Burger and Carney’s Hotdogs and Hamburgers

Day 4: Disneyland

  • All things Disney!

Day 5: Departure day


Hilton Anaheim

Alberta, Canada – July 2019


This trip was #1 on our Instagram-inspired bucket list, and we’re finally going to check it off!

Trip at a glance

Day 1: Banff National Park

  • Lake Minnewanka
  • Sulphur Mountain
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Johnston Canyon Lower Falls
  • Castle Mountain

Day 2: Banff (continued) 

  • Moraine Lake
  • Lake Louise
  • Emerald Lake
  • Takakkaw Falls
  • Hector Lake

Day 3: Driving the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper National Park

  • Crowfoot Glacier
  • Bow Lake
  • Bow Summit
  • Peyto Lake
  • Mistaya Canyon
  • Athabasca Glacier
  • Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
  • Tangle Creek Falls

Day 4: Jasper National Park

  • Athabasca Falls
  • Maligne Lake
  • Mount Edith Cavell
  • Medicine Lake
  • Valley of the Five Lakes

Day 5: Jasper and driving back to Calgary

  • Jasper Skytram
  • Beauvert Lake
  • Maligne Lookout

Day 6: Departure day


Studio apartment (Banff) from HomeAway, Moraine Lake Lodge (Lake Louise), Bear Hill Lodge (Jasper), Wingate by Wyndham (Calgary)

What do you think? Have any recommendations or suggestions? Drop us a comment below, and be sure to subscribe to our blog and follow us on Instagram to see how our trips went!

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