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 […]

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 […]

How to do the Grinnell Glacier hike and Many Glacier boat tour (by a former guide)

If you have spent some time researching things to do on your trip to Glacier National Park, chances are you’ve heard of the spectacular Grinnell Glacier trail in Many Glacier. If a 12-mile round-trip with 1,600 feet of elevation gain seems daunting to you, don’t worry! This hike can be shortened by riding Glacier Park […]

Glacier Park Boat Tours: An expert’s advice and helpful tips

By Linnea, Nov. 2021 You’re planning your big trip to Glacier National Park and you’ve heard about the historic boat tours available in the park. They all offer a uniquely beautiful perspective, which means it can be overwhelming to select a boat tour (or tours) to add to your itinerary. Luckily, as a seasonal park […]

Is Old Faithful Still Faithful?

Sitting on the benches surrounding Old Faithful, we joined the crowd in anticipation of the eruption.  However, the projected time came and went and we began to wonder if this would be the time Old Faithful breaks the cycle. It wasn’t until about 10 minutes past the projected time that Old Faithful delivered once again […]

The best dining guide to Yellowstone (with map)

You’ve got your lodging, travel arrangements, and know the sights you want to see in Yellowstone National Park. All that is left is figuring out where to eat. Whether you are on a budget or seeking to experience Yellowstone through it’s cuisine, this guide has got you covered. Yellowstone National Park has 20 restaurants spread […]

Bear Spray Savvy- Everything You Need to Know

Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton are just a few of the national parks that have bears. If you are planning on doing any back country hiking, carrying bear spray is strongly recommended. Bear spray shoots an average of 30 feet for the duration of 5-9 seconds in fog form. The active ingredient, capsaicin, is derived […]

11 Things to do Outside Yellowstone National Park

The beauty of Yellowstone National Park is breathtaking. The geyser basins are unique sights that you can’t see anywhere else in the world and opportunities to view wildlife add a sense of adventure. This is why I take my family there EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. Even with all there is to do inside Yellowstone National Park, […]

Beginner’s Guide to Glacier National Park

“Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God’s wild blessings will search you and soak you as if your were a sponge…Nevermore will time seem short or long, and cares will never again fall heavily on you, but gently and kindly as gifts from heaven.” John Muir With Glacier NP, you can […]