I recently had the opportunity to explore the vibrant landscape of Cache Valley in Northern Utah. This magnificent region was full of more than I had ever imagined, and there was a new adventure around every corner. I could have easily spent several weeks here and still not have seen everything, but allow me to tell you about a few of the highlights from just a couple days spent in Cache Valley. Read More
Ready for a change of pace and a change of scenery, my gal pals and I scanned maps in search of a road trip to an off-the-beaten-path destination. We landed on the idea to visit Flaming Gorge, a massive reservoir straddling the Utah and Wyoming border. The sapphire blue lake is surrounded by towering red cliffs, and we knew with the sheer size alone we’d find some quiet up there. We were right. Read More
Welcome to the mother of it all, Laramie, Wyoming! We loaded the mountain bikes on the truck, threw all of our gear in the back and cruised north. We came for the festivals in downtown Laramie, and stayed for the outdoor recreation. Laramie is an idyllic American town with rich history, fun local happenings, and so much outdoor recreation. Alright…saddle up, partner!Read More
Gillette, Wyoming calls itself the “Energy Capital of the Nation” and rightfully so. However, there is a lot more than meets the eye once you visit this northeastern part of Wyoming. Creativity is twisting and turning in this town, which is allowing other aspects to step up and prosper. Today this town is exploding with stuff to explore and to taste, giving travelers so many reasons to stop in!
There is a place in West Wendover, Nevada that on a clear day, you can see the curvature of the earth. Think about that. Called the Horizon Viewpoint, it is unlike any view you can find in the Rocky Mountain west. Looking out from the southeast, the magnitude of the view is as unique as the city of West Wendover itself. Which means one thing: If you are on the Great American Roadtrip, West Wendover is one of those uncommon stops that makes destination travel so rewarding. Read More
Kemmerer, Wyoming might not be the first place you think about when you think of vacation destinations in Wyoming. But it should be.
Far from the summer crowds of Jackson, far from the city lights of Cheyenne, Kemmerer sits nestled in the rolling hills and great blue skies on the western edge of the Cowboy state.
A verdant gem sitting on the tranquil banks of the Ham’s Fork River, it’s the quintessential Western town. Kemmerer has an easy way about it that can charm even the most hardened summer traveler.
Tucked in the northwest corner of New Mexico sits the charming town of Farmington. A basecamp for adventure and culture, Farmington is packed full of great amenities to suit all styles of traveler. The following itinerary is geared toward a summer traveler in the area, but Farmington still offers outdoor recreation and interesting attractions year-round. Each day has options for a more laid-back traveler and others for the adrenaline junkie. Feel free to mix up the activities to get a real taste of Farmington!Read More
Yellowstone National Park is a shining example of our nation’s best idea; the National Park System. With stunning Rocky Mountain Landscapes, thermal geysers and unparalleled opportunities to see wildlife roam free, YNP is a must for anyone wanting a part of the Great American Roadtrip. But with almost 4.4 million visitors passing through the park last year alone, that shining example of nature can feel a touch crowded.Read More
It’s fun to imagine the history of Cripple Creek, Colorado. This mountain town was once a bustling metropolis with over 55,000 people inhabiting the area, and more than 150 saloons! Although the town is much smaller, the history is still thriving with multiple museums to visit and buildings to gawk at. While Cripple Creek is known present-day for its casinos, there are many other ways to enjoy the Cripple Creek area.Read More
As we race through our hectic lives with things to do, places to be, and people to see it’s easy to overlook the importance of taking a moment to slow down. Unfortunately, in our society speed is a reward because going going going means you’re getting more done, which is more rewarding, right? Well, in my opinion sometimes slowing down is the true reward. For this exact reason, southern Carbon County, Wyoming is the perfect spot. Let me tell you about this hidden gem between the trees that offers you history, views and the reward of slowing down.
Grand Rapids, Michigan has a burgeoning outdoor scene. This city boasts an excellent urban atmosphere with incredible restaurants, attractions and live music, but underneath it all is a rapidly-growing outdoors scene. Here are a few ways to catch some fresh air and get the most out of this awesome city!Read More
Cheyenne Frontier Days is an action-packed 10 day festival, celebrating Wyoming’s western roots. From bucking broncos to country music stars, you’ll truly have a hard time deciding where to start. These 5 attractions provide you a great sampling of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the “Daddy of ’em All”. Most of the following events are accessible every day throughout the 10 day celebration, so check out the schedule for Cheyenne Frontier Days to make the best plan for yourself.Read More
There are plenty of noteworthy attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota: Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park name a few. Head south from Wind Cave, though, and you’ll be delighted with the heaps of attractions, great for the whole family. Read More
East Yellowstone is a destination all on its own. Family-owned and operated guest lodges spread along the North Fork of the Shoshone River flowing from Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge offers unique experiences, collectively offering a warm and welcoming vibe.Read More
Pay a visit to Heise Hot Springs. This place is every bit beautiful as it is historic. Built just before 1900, Richard Heise created a recreational compound, complete with a dance hall, pools, hotel, and post office. Heise beckoned travelers from all over to come and cure their aches and pains. Today, Heise still maintains a wonderful mixture of fun and relaxation for visitors near Idaho Falls.Read More
Wyoming is always full of surprises. Certainly, Bighorn National Forest near Washakie County is one of those delightful surprises, a cluster of mountains in north-central Wyoming. In the middle of that forest lies the pristine Cloud Peak Wilderness.Read More