Category Archives: Mountain West (Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado)

Adventures in the New Year; save money, extend your travel plans

Save money, get creative and extend your travel plans in 2020 For most, the start of a New Year is a time to reflect, and to plan special travel destinations for the coming year. Have you set your travel goals and plotted when and where you hope to go? Have you yet begun your new […]

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Updating your Western States travel plans for 2020

Plot and calendar your Western States travel plans for new year… It’s the start of a new year, and time to consider where your western states travels might take you in 2020. Last week, we offered ideas for California; this week, let’s look at travel targets in the west from several vantage points. We’ll consider […]

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Winter majesty in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier National Parks

Winter splendor in our national parks; Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier – the time to plan is now! Dreamt of touring your favorite national park in the dead of winter? Here are suggestions; the time to plan is now. We’ll start with nearby Yosemite, as well as the iconic parks of Yellowstone and Glacier. Yosemite, only 2 […]

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Whitefish, MT, is winter hub for skiing, dog sledding and Glacier National Park

Whitefish Mountain towers over old Great Northern Raliway bus, beside the Stumptown Museum, downtown Whitefish. Group of Spokane, WA skiers prepares to hit slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort. Dog Sled Adventures (Olney, MT) heads out with two tourists for a 1.5 hour sled tour of Montana forests. Bison cross the Lamar River, Lamar Valley, just […]

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Glacier, Yellowstone National Parks in winter splendor!

Going to the Sun Highway, closed in winter but for snowshoers and cross-country skiers, at Lake McDonald Lodge inside Glacier Park; Logan Pass just 21 miles ahead! Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, looking northeast from Going to the Sun Highway. Bighorn sheep ram poses for photo in Gardiner, Montana, just north of the park entrance. […]

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Two people, 63 days, 12,000 miles, nine Canadian provinces, 23 states, just $4400!

RCMP officer Walsh was delighted to share insights as to Canada’s Ottawa Parliament, and best place for Premier Trudeau sightings! Peggy’s Cove on the Nova Scotia coast, simply stunning. However, a big tourist draw; be prepared to share the road to this pretty place! Cherrystone Clam Linguini, locally sourced, made by Susan at our Acadia […]

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Must-do trips in the western United States for 2019

Landscape Arch, with author and spouse Susan, spans over 300 feet in Arches National Park. It is one of 2,000 arches throughout the park! Cedar Breaks National Monument offers views of its eerie hoodoos without the crowds that jam nearby national parks. Grand Coulee Dam (with our Scotty trailer) was the world’s largest concrete project […]

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Our national parks in dead of winter; a once-in-a-lifetime must-do!

Trumpeter Swans in Yellowstone’s Firehole River near Old Faithful area. Buffalo and calf, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Park. Lake McDonald Lodge, closed in winter, marks end of the Going to Sun Highway. Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, taken from Going to the Sun Highway. Spend the night in a caboose at the Issac Walton […]

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Touring the “Mile-High City” of Denver and central Colorado

Author, under the Rocky Mountain High Dispensary sign (Colorado an early state to allow recreational marijuana sales) The Blue Bear, a true photo op, at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center (photo courtesy of Visit Denver). The archway to the lovely and historic downtown of Golden, in foothills of Rockies above Denver, a gold rush town and […]

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Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, as fall moves into winter…

Rockies to the northwest, looking from the Many Parks Curve area on Hwy. 36. Hikers set off on snowy trail into Hidden Valley in the park. Rockies to southwest of the park show snow descending at elevations above 9,000 feet. A splash of color remains at lower elevations of the park as winter approaches. Find […]

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