Grand Canyon Mule Rides: Our review & what you need to know

by Matt. Updated Oct 2021 You’re planning your big trip to the Grand Canyon and you’ve heard about those mule rides to the bottom of the canyon. Maybe you’re wondering: What are your options for mule rides, and how much do they cost? Mule ride options include 1-3 hour rides along the rim of the […]

Hiking in the Grand Canyon: What you need to know (hikes, tips, gear)

by Matt. Updated Oct 2021 If you’re visiting the Grand Canyon, and you’re anything like us, you probably aren’t planning on hiking 22 miles across the Grand Canyon. But you might be wondering, “are there any hikes I CAN do while I’m there?” There are 5 “day hikes” at the South Rim of the Grand […]

Zion National Park – Where to Camp, Glamp, or Boondock

What type of camping experience are you looking for?  Do you want something close to the park or something away from the crowds? Do you want conveniences and amenities or a back-to-nature experience?  Whatever you are looking for, you can find it in the beautiful surroundings of Zion National Park. How Much Does it Cost […]

Flying to Yellowstone and Grand Teton? Here’s What you Need to Know

Knowing which airport is best for arrival and which entrance you will be using for your Yellowstone and Grand Teton vacation will help reduce the stress of planning your trip. Here is some information that will help you with airport locations, distance to entrances, ticket prices, and route options for your Yellowstone and Grand Teton […]

How to use the Zion Shuttle System

by Matt, updated Jan 2021 If you’re planning a trip to Zion National Park, you MUST know how to use the shuttle system before you go! In this post, we’re going to tell you what you need to know before you go so you can make the most of your trip. Things are always changing […]

Driving in Yellowstone: 10 Things You Need to Know

By April. Updated by Matt, July 2022 It’s one of the most common questions I receive: how long does it take to get around in Yellowstone? Because Yellowstone is so big, planning a trip can be difficult. It’s hard to know how to plan out your days when you don’t know how long it will […]

How to plan the perfect trip to Grand Teton: everything you need to know

by Matt, Updated May 2022 WELCOME TO THE WEST! Grand Teton, and nearby Jackson, WY, give people an AMAZING feel for the American West. Many people add Grand Teton to their Yellowstone vacation because the two are next-door neighbors. But Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) should not be an afterthought! It is a remarkable place […]

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 […]

When is the best time to visit Yellowstone?

So you’ve decided to visit Yellowstone, and you’re excited to see all the famous things you’ve heard about, like Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and the wildlife. One of the first things you need to decide is WHEN you should plan your trip? The best time to visit Yellowstone is early to […]