Become the Explorer You Were Born to Be

Welcome to Tales from the Banana Trail the adventure blog built for modern explorers.  Whether you’re exploring your own backyard or planning your next big trip, the Tales were written to help you unleash your inner adventurer. 

Inspiration for your next adventure.

View along the Rockwall Trail towards Floe Lake.

Rockwall Trail | The Ultimate Guide to Hiking the Rockwall

The Rockwall Trail is one of the Canadian Rockies’ premier backpacking trips. For 55km you’ll be treated to a seemingly unending supply of sublime Rocky Mountain scenery. Here’s how to make it happen with must-read tips for getting a permit and beating the crowds.

Man stands on frozen canyon

Best Things to Do in Banff in Winter

One of Canada’s premier travel destinations, there is no shortage of incredible things to do in Banff in winter. Strap on your skis, snowshoes or skates – this is one winter adventure you don’t want to miss.

Incredible stories of modern Explorers stepping way off the beaten path.

Cycling to Asia

Cycling from Calgary to Beijing with Brandon

From a rogue bear ripping his tent apart in Russia, to getting into a real-life bumper jeeps experience at a border crossing, Brandon has weathered just about every high and low you could dream of facing on the road.

Educational insight, packing tips, and gear advice to improve your next adventure.

education in cambodia

Obstacles to Education in Cambodia

The impact of Cambodia’s difficult past is impossible to miss when you visit the country. But how is this difficult past impacting education today? In this post we examine the present and historical context of the issues effecting education in Cambodia.