Author: Patricia R.

How to Pick a Travel Partner You Won’t End Up Hating

You can plan an amazing solo road trip, or you can opt to bring a travel partner or two (see our blog on road trip types). For better or worse, the time you spend with your road trip companions will be enough to ensure lasting memories. If you want to make sure your trip will be the right kind of unforgettable, making sure all travel partners can play nice in the sandbox together. Check out our suggestions while planning your next adventure, and see how many duties you’ve accounted for.

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Comfortable Cars for Long Trips: Our Top Road Trip Picks

Your road trip vehicle choice will depend on what kind of trip you want to take. Planning a cross-country grand tour of the national parks? A roomy car or truck with 4-wheel drive suited for any terrain will do well. Taking a shorter, regional vacation, or one with only a few companions? A smaller vehicle might work best. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, don’t worry. We’re here to help, with a list of our favorite comfortable cars for long trips!

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Snowmobiling through Yellowstone: A 2-day stay in Jackson, Wyoming

Starting from Jackson, Wyoming, we embarked on a snowmobiling tour through Yellowstone. It was one of the most amazing experiences we could have imagined, but let’s begin from the start.

We’re originally from Germany and were looking for a special adventure for our two day stay in Jackson, Wyoming. So, little did we know that we would be met by positive surprises building up to our first Yellowstone National Park visit.

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5 Must-See Places in Wind River Country

Wyoming’s Wind River Country is a region that contains one of the most diverse landscapes I’ve ever seen. From lush forests with waterfalls to desert badlands, this part of Wyoming has it all. I was fortunate enough to explore this area for a weekend. The amount of things to do here blew me away. With literally hundreds of great spots in Wind River County, I’ve narrowed it down to five top destinations for you.

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Grand Kanab, in Southern Utah

Kanab is a small town at the base of the Escalante Grand Staircase, in Southern Utah. It’s surrounded by several world-class landscape attractions, including Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and the intriguingly named Toadstool Hoodoos.

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Kemmerer and its little secrets: The Oyster Ridge Music Festival and Fossil Butte

When you’re about to hit the roads of the West, you might google something like “top travel destinations in Wyoming”. Well, Kemmerer, in Wyoming’s Lincoln County, is home to one especially intriguing top destination – Fossil Butte National Monument. It’s one of the richest paleontological sites (a place in which remains of ancient living organisms are preserved) in the world. The quality of fossils found here, and their rich diversity, is world-renowned.

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What about Sterling? Roam freely

When visiting Colorado, one might lean more towards visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde, or the Great Sand Dunes. This over an expedition to Sterling. True enough, those locations offer incredible vistas, hiking, and history – but they won’t offer you authenticity like Sterling. Sterling’s motto is, roam freely, and that’s exactly what you do, when you visit.

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Thoughts on the road: Gardiner, Montana

In the past five weeks, I’ve been to Rocky Mountain National Park, Wyoming’s Lander – for the 2017 Eclipse – Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and have meandered the wild and wondrous Beartooth Highway, in southern Montana. So far, I’m very happy with how it’s gone. There have been some minor setbacks, but moreover, the itineraries I’ve planned have worked out well.

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Backbone Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia


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