My name is Anna, a member of the Tripsite team and an enthusiastic explorer. In July, I had an opportunity to bike the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Canmore, on the Jasper to Banff Bike Tour. The equipment was top-notch, the group was extremely friendly, and the food was amazing, but the highlight of this trip was the unforgettable/breathtaking/absolutely magnificent scenery. The photos speak for themselves...
Getting there: Edmonton is the starting point. Being strategically located directly east of Jasper and connected by a major highway, Edmonton is the stopover for all adventure junkies and cyclists heading to the park.
Don't get us wrong, we could bike through tulip fields and sample creamy Dutch cheese with no complaints (obviously), but sometimes we crave something a bit different.
Picture this: Exploring the Galapagos by bike & boat and getting to see the infamous Blue-Footed Booby or learning about World World II from the perspective of the Dutch pedalling by battlefields and bunkers. Maybe you don't have to say goodbye to tulips and cheese after all! We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel. Read More
After the bustle of Rome, Umbria was a romantic movie set. Lesley and I were charmed to see children playing in Spello’s piazza fountain, their mothers sitting nearby chatting, and old men soaking up the sun. We went through an impressive stone archway and began our 2 km walk uphill to our lodgings. Jasmine framed the doorways and covered the ancient stone walls, filling the air around us with its scent. Read More
On the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, rises a mountain of significant proportions. It is not like the pristine snow-packed mountains of the Himalayans, or the austere beauty of the jagged peaks of the Dolomites, or the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, this foul giant is a mountain of trash. The locals call it Koshe, which translated means ‘dirty’. It is a 36-acre landfill which has been the dumping ground of the city’s waste for 50 years. Read More