Montana Grizzly Encounter Review: an honest look 

The Montana Grizzly Encounter is a popular stop for many people on their way into Yellowstone National Park, or for those driving through Montana on I-90.   The Montana Grizzly Encounter is a bear rescue facility where you can see grizzly bears up close. If you’ve never seen a grizzly bear, this is a great […]

Bozeman to Yellowstone: the best routes and things to see in Southern Montana

Many people who visit Yellowstone start their adventure by flying into Bozeman, Montana. In this article, I’ll help you know what you can do in Bozeman, as well as your options for driving to Yellowstone from Bozeman. Is Bozeman a good base to visit Yellowstone? Bozeman is NOT a good home base to visit Yellowstone […]

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 […]

Where are the best places to eat in Yellowstone? We’ve got you covered

By Cheryl, Updated by Matt June 2022 You’ve got your lodging, and 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 its cuisine, this guide has got you […]

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 […]