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

Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks in winter splendor

Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks, where animals outnumber people in winter… After almost 10 months of sheltering at home, doing primarily short local and a few regional travel trips, we’re facing lack-of-travel anxiety. We also had a two week ski trip planned, and canceled, with 40+ National Ski Patrol alumni and family to Whitefish, Montana (just […]

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Time for a small travel trailer to sate your wanderlust?

How a small travel trailer can sate your wanderlust, save you money and take you to new horizons… Vaccines are slowly starting to roll out through California and in the west, and while it may be months before we can put the worst of the pandemic behind us, we can start to see the hopeful […]

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Holiday travel planning amidst an accelerated pandemic

Celebrate and plan travel with your family this holiday season… This week I’m departing from my earlier planned article, and gathering my thoughts in the face of an accelerating pandemic – with Christmas and New Year’s holidays still ahead of us. In the month of December, likely fueled by Thanksgiving gatherings and travel, Covid19 cases, […]

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Lessons learned traveling during the pandemic

Traveling locally and regionally offers lessons for pandemic travel… Our world changed almost nine months ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic reality settled on the United States and the world. Since, we’ve had months of mostly sheltering at home and plenty of time to address our latent wanderlust. With rising cases in 49 of 50 states […]

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Pandemic getaway to Breckenridge and central Colorado

Take a pandemic break to Breckenridge and central Colorado… As the coronavirus pandemic continued and the West Coastwas enveloped in a grey, smoky haze from wildfires threatening multiple states,our cabin fever mounted and Interval International’s hundreds of “last minutegetaways” for greatly discounted prices struck us a travel opportunity. We homed in on Colorado, thinking to […]

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Western US travel in pandemic times

Traveling safely the western US in COVID19 times… Months ago, as coronavirus pandemic unfolded and worldwide deaths mounted, we realized that our planned timeshare trips to Maui and Newport Beach, CA were not well-timed, so we joined and deposited our weeks in Interval international. As both our cabin fever mounted and California was enveloped by […]

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Utah’s iconic national parks, plus Grand Canyon’s North Rim, make for travel bucket list inclusion

Make a trip to Utah’s iconic national parks, plus the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, part of your travel bucket list… Many of us have been homebound, or mostly so, for more than two months – often dreaming of past and future travels. With states across the US beginning phased re-openings, as well as our national […]

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Travel in the age of pandemics; plan six months out!

Travel in the age of pandemics, why plan for six months out? After more than two weeks sheltering at home, I am going on the assumption that you and family members have spent time thinking about and discussing future travels. Whether it has been face to face with your spouse, or via Skype, Zoom, Facebook […]

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Travel in the age of pandemics, planning and research while sheltering at home

Planning and researching travel in the age of pandemics… We are part of a country not accustomed to taking a break from daily routine. Work, school, moving kids or grandkids around to appointments, striving to be better at what we do – the go-go-go society we’re a part of. The coronavirus pandemic has changed all […]

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Exploring the Great Northern Railroad and Glacier National Park

Great Northern Railroad and Glacier National Park; exciting winter exploration! I’ve long been a railroad buff, from the days in the 1950s when my late Uncle Bill used to take my cousin Bill Jr. and me down to the railroad tracks in Akron, Ohio to see the last of the steam engines come chugging into […]

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