Archive | October, 2008

The Banff Chronicles: Lake Louise

October 25, 2008

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We decided to make Lake Louise our first destination while in Banff. Although not in the town of Banff, it is in Banff national park. From our hotel, Lake Louise is between 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. The drive is absolutely amazing, but sometimes the road narrows to just two lanes and […]

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The Banff Chronicles: Customs and tight connections

October 17, 2008

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Two days before we left for Banff, I was very concerned about our connection times. We were flying from Calgary to Austin with a connection in Houston. Unfortunately we only had 40 minutes to connect in Houston. Since flying from Canada was technically an international flight, I figured that there was absolutely no way we […]

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The Banff Chronicles: The Delta Royal Canadian

October 16, 2008

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I’ll be honest, when visiting Banff there are two hotels that really stand out from the rest. The Fairmont Banff Springs and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, both of which I’ll mention in this series and show some pictures. When booking this trip by redeeming reward points, we considered staying at both of these hotels. […]

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The Banff Chronicles: National Park entry fee

October 15, 2008

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This was one of those things we didn’t budget. In all of our planning, we neglected to see if there was a park entry fee. Being there for five nights, we had to fork over about $80. For not too much more, we could have gotten a season pass! Fortunately, this pass was good for […]

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The Banff Chronicles: Grocery shopping

October 14, 2008

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Being budget travelers, we picked a hotel that had a refrigerator. This way we could buy breakfast, lunch and snacks to have in our room and save money for eating out for dinner. It was a good plan. We figured that we’d find a grocery store on our way out of Calgary. Who knows, maybe […]

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Sorry, I got distracted

October 13, 2008

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I know, it’s been almost a week and the last thing you’ve heard about is the rental car. I got distracted with life. So, I have some more posts coming out this week with descriptions of where we went and what we saw. I even included some pictures. 🙂 At this rate, I’ve got a […]

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