Yellowstone’s East Entrance (Cody, WY): Everything you need to know

by Matt, Apr 2022 Visiting Yellowstone and don’t know what entrance to use? If you’re wondering about the East Entrance, you’re in luck, because I’ll cover the pros, cons, and many more things you need to know about the East Entrance to Yellowstone. The East Entrance to Yellowstone is one of the least-used entrances because […]

Capitol Reef’s 4 Incredibly Scenic Drives

by Matt, April 2022 If you’re like me, you love a scenic drive! I like hiking and horseback riding, but if I can get incredible scenery from a car, I’ll take that too! Luckily, the West is full of scenic drives. Capitol Reef National Park is no exception!! Here are the four drives you need […]

9 mistakes to avoid when visiting Capitol Reef National Park

Have a great visit to Capitol Reef by avoiding these mistakes! 1. Only spending a few hours in the park We know you’re in a hurry, but Capitol Reef is best experienced slowly. It’s not like Bryce Canyon, where you can see most of it from one viewpoint. To get the most out of Capitol […]

Where to watch a sunset or sunrise in Capitol Reef National Park

by Matt, April 2022 Perhaps you’ve seen one of those famous sunrises at Bryce Canyon or Canyonlands National Parks.  Now you’re visiting Capitol Reef National Park and you’re wondering if it has some must-visit spots for a sunrise or sunset?  Capitol Reef is known for its sunsets because its red rock canyon wall faces west […]

12 of the BEST Things to do in Montana

by Matt, March 2022 Montana is known as the Big Sky State, although its official nickname is actually The Treasure State. We absolutely love visiting Montana, and can’t wait to return. Here are our favorite treasures from the Treasure State! These aren’t in a particular order, but I’ve divided the list between National Park sites […]

Yellowstone’s South Entrance (Grand Teton): Everything you need to know

By Matt, Feb 2022 Visiting Yellowstone and don’t know what entrance to use? If you’re wondering about the South Entrance, you’re in luck, because I’ll cover the pros, cons, and many more things you need to know about the South Entrance to Yellowstone. How many entrances to Yellowstone are there? There are five entrances to […]

[Video] 20 Great Things to do near Bear Lake (Utah and Idaho)

Video Script Introdocution Hi, my name is Matt, and today I’m going to share more of the Best of the West with you.  Today we’re going to visit Bear Lake, a beautiful turquoise lake in the mountains on the border of Utah and Idaho. Along the way, we’ll visit some small towns and uncover some […]

The Top 10 Things to Do in West Yellowstone, Montana

by Matt & Cheryl, Feb 2022 Are you on the road trip of your dreams driving through the west to Yellowstone National Park? If so, take it from a local (heck, my grandmother grew up here) that West Yellowstone is not a place you want to miss. West Yellowstone, Montana is the closest city to […]

15 delicious places to eat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming [Grand Teton & Jackson]

by Matt, Jan 2022 If there’s one thing we’ve learned helping people plan their trips is that people LOVE eating out!  Eating is a major part of many people’s vacations.  We’ve eaten at quite a few different places in Grand Teton, but we opened this question up to our Instagram followers and YouTube subscribers to […]