A COSY STAY AT THE DOG-FRIENDLY HUNGRY HIPPIE HOSTEL NORTHERN MINNESOTA

Finding a dog-friendly accommodation in winter can be tricky - even for the most well behaved of doggies. Last week my blue heeler MetsΓ€ and I flew to Lake Superior for a winter adventure setting up basecamp at the dog-friendly Hungry Hippie Hostel, outside the village of Grand Marais in Minnesota!

HIKE: Lava Lake – Big Sky Montana

Montana is famous for its stunning lakes, with over two hundred and thirty in the Big Sky Area alone. Nestled among the Spanish Peaks of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness is one of our favourites - Lava Lake. Its stunning waters make for a fantastic destination to kick back and cool off on a hot Montana day!

Hike: Storm Castle Peak | Big Sky Montana

Storm Castle Mountain rises up from the edge of Montana's Gallatin River. The trail to its peak is a favourite among locals and after hiking it ourselves this summer, we agree! If you hit this trail on a hot summer day be sure to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool river as your reward!

Hike: Beehive Basin | Big Sky Montana

There are hundreds of colourful reasons why this hike was voted The Best Day Hike in Montana by the folks at Backpacker.com! In this photo-filled post we are sharing what made this trail one of our favourites and some insider tips to making Upper Beehive Basin your best day hike in Montana too! Enjoy!

Hike: Folding Mountain + Allstones Lake

We headed north on a weekend from Lake Louise along the Icefields Parkway to hit the trail to two gems: Folding Mountain + Allstones Lake to revel in a sunset view of the prairies turning into mountains and a lake with campsites from a dream.