Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime?
If you're like me, you want to leave knowing you saw the very best of a destination in the most authentic and efficient way possible.
You want to leave with photos that capture all the best spots in the best light- literally and figuratively.
So, why Best Itineraries? It's the most customizable itinerary. It gives you the most efficient trip- the exact amount of time you need to see the must-sees. (You have five days in a place, this is what you have to do). You see everything in the best light and actually SPEND your time taking it all in and capturing the magnificence.
The customizable part is the add-ons- full days that you fit in at the recommended point in the trip- the most epic excursions, backpacking tips, and hikes. Pick whichever appeals to you.
Know Your Destination Like a Local.
The key to a great trip? A million tips from locals, other travellers, and RESEARCH.
I consider myself a local and a traveler in my own country (Canada)- hearing about places from friends, researching on Pinterest and Instagram, and reading all the guide books and blogs.
See EVERYTHING at a glance.
Have you ever looked at a list of the top 10 list things you HAVE to do in your destination and have NO IDEA how far away these places are to each other, how you're supposed to get from place to place, how long that would take, and what else is nearby if you are across the world and on-the-go?
This guide is made for on-the-go travel and the maps I've created allows you see what hikes, scenic photography spots, and areas of interest (FOOD especially) are available to you when you arrive to a destination from a big picture map. (Get an idea by checking out the 5-Day Itinerary).
Take a look inside:
Basic Itinerary and Add-ons
When someone spends a week in a destination and shares their itinerary, I am hesitant. I want a guide from someone who spent years somewhere and travelled there extensively. Having lived in Vancouver for 8 years and traveled to the Rockies as often as I am able, I created the basic itinerary with the MUSTS for a visit and the absolutely incredible and most worth-while additional activities that SHOULD be done if possible (the add-ons).
You've come all this way to see a place, right? With this guide, you'll know what's available to inform your decision.
Have any questions? Tricky situations?
Let me know! I am always running scenarios in my head, trying to improve how the guide fits in with all travel situations. Ask me your questions and I'd love to help you solve it. Again- I'm your online local. Reach out!
Capture like a photographer.
I provide photography opportunities for every worthwhile sunset and sunrise to take advantage of the best light and I'll give you a nudge when it's 100% required or if it is worth it to budget additional days when it doesn't turn out just right.
Hey, I'm Mikaela and I'm obsessed with curating epic travel itineraries.
I finally admit that I travel based on where I want to hike. I also admit that I live based on where I want to hike; Vancouver, BC is beautiful and the Canadian Rockies (where I will eventually live) is not too far away.
Whenever I would plan for a destination, I always wanted to do the most scenic, photogenic, and authentic hikes and trails, not the most popular. Unfortunately, I never found a guide that has the opinions, itineraries, and local insight the way I wanted.
So..here I am, hiking and exploring in order to share the most scenic, authentic, and most photogenic parts of a region. Deal? Deal.
My comprehensive travel itineraries share the best mode of transportation, route, and the most simplified itinerary (the bare minimum number of days you NEED) plus ALL the options as days to extend your trip so it is customized to you and your interests.
I want to encourage more people to see incredible places on their own and feel confident that they had the most fulfilling and adventurous trip possible. And yes, lots of hiking will be involved.
Breaking it down:
- A SHORT READ ON WHAT YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE PLANNING A TRIP
- 3-DAY VANCOUVER ITINERARY WITH RAINY-DAY ALTERNATIVES, FOOD AND LODGING RECOMMENDATIONS, AND GOOGLE MAPS
- JOURNEY TO THE ROCKIES (2 WAYS- THE SCENIC AND DIRECT ROUTE FROM VANCOUVER TO THE ROCKIES)
- 5-DAY CANADIAN ROCKIES ITINERARY
- 10+ TOP BACKPACKING AND DAY HIKING ADD-ONS
- 10+ MULTI-DAY AND DAY KAYAKING TRIPS AND OTHER EXCITING EXCURSIONS AND DETOURS
- PHOTOS OF EACH DAY
Whether you're traveling alone or not, a photographer or not, or been here before or not, you will find value in the most efficient, authentic, and photogenic trip; fully customizable to you.
You won't have to leave wondering if any time was wasted or if you missed anything. You will be fully aware of what is available and select add-ons as you go (or in advance), and quickly adjust based on weather, energy levels, etc since everything is at your fingertips.
Get a sense of what locals love most but take years to go out and see for themselves.