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
Recently, I was given the opportunity to explore Wyoming’s capitol city: Cheyenne. This gem is not only rich in history, but it offers multiple attractions that make it a perfect tourist destination for anyone wanting to experience Eastern Wyoming firsthand. One could easily spend weeks in Cheyenne, but for those of you who only have a couple days, I’ve already done the heavy lifting and planned a perfect weekend getaway.
When most of us think about a weekend getaway, we don’t usually think of going to a small town on the northeastern plains of Colorado. Or maybe that’s just me because I have an overwhelming love for places with a little higher altitude. However, after I was invited to join my family for a weekend in Logan County, Colorado I quickly realized that each destination (even those a little off the radar) have something to offer.
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. Once there, I was truly blown away by how much there is to do here. There are literally hundreds of great spots in Wind River County, but I’ve narrowed it down to five top destinations for you.Read More
Idaho Falls is a city at the eastern edge of Idaho. Its 60,000 residents enjoy an array of attractions, outdoor and cultural, year-round. You can enjoy the scenic River Walk, explore the alien landscape of Craters of the Moon, check out the latest exhibit at the Museum of Idaho, or stroll through Tauphaus Park Zoo – and so much more. Whether it’s Craters of the Moon or the River Walk trail that runs through the city, there’s always something to do.Read More
There is so much! This town appeals to independent adventurers. From the mermaids to the mountain biking, Great Falls is the perfect road trip destination and base-camp for exploration. The downtown is full of art and makes a name for itself with the unique shops and local restaurants. The outdoor recreation backs it all up. So much to do, where do I start?Read More
Let’s be honest: I have always been a bit hesitant about visiting Yellowstone National Park. It sounds crazy, I know. I was skeptical about these bumper to bumper cars and these crowds of people that everyone always spoke about. I thought to myself, “is this really what Yellowstone is all about, is there really not some place that is still in the wild?” Well I’m glad I didn’t fall into the talk of the crowds. Let me tell you about The Lodges of East Yellowstone.
Logan, regarded as Utah’s heart of the arts, is a city of 50,000 people in northeast Utah. An hour north of Salt Lake City, it’s the perfect place to escape urban living. Logan, in the heart of Cache Valley, is home to a range of great activities, from fishing, biking, and hiking, to horseback riding and a Foodie Trek – but that’s just the surface.
At the southern edge of Montana lies the town of Big Sky. It’s 90 minutes from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park and packed with activities. The people of Big Sky cherish the outdoors, and you can’t help but notice, wandering its streets and hiking its various, surrounding trails. It feels authentic, considered, and in-touch with your adventure needs.Read More
Vernal, a rural town located in northeastern Utah, may be one of the top places to visit in The West. There’s good reason to believe so. People travel from across the globe to its copacetic setting, that’s home to ancient history and outdoor activities. Fossils dating back more than 100 million years, Native American petroglyphs, rafting and biking, are just some of the attractive aspects of Vernal.Read More
It’s a real town with real people, 365 days a year. You won’t find a tourist season in Hot Springs because the town does cool stuff year round! The shops, restaurants, recreation, and events that take place around Hot Springs are intended for the people who live there, and subsequently the guests who visit. Don’t just pass through this town, spend a few days and embrace Hot Springs’ authenticity.Read More
Most people think about visiting the Flaming Gorge National Recreation area in the warmer months, but have you considered visiting in the spring, before the rest of the world gets there?Read More