I like to have room to breathe when I travel. For me, sharing a viewing platform with 50 other people doesn’t feel special; I’m trying to escape the seething mass of humanity, not meld with it. In the past, I thought I’d only find this space in the most remote parts of the American Midwest – but I was wrong. You can find your room to breathe in Wind River Country, Fremont County, Wyoming.
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When it comes to vacation, I love a place that combines the outdoors with relaxation. I had driven the scenic byway between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming before and knew that spending a few nights somewhere in between was a must. Surrounded by the Medicine Bow National Forest, I knew that an escape to Saratoga would be the perfect weekend. Eliza and I headed out early, left the traffic and city behind for the mountains with our swimsuits and fly rods in tow.
Need some ideas on how to spend your Yellowstone vacation? If you stay at the lodges of East Yellowstone, you’ll have tons of awesome outdoor activities right outside your front door. From guided horseback riding to fly fishing tours, delicious dinners and crackling evening fires, a stay at the Lodges of East Yellowstone provides everything you need.
Recently I left my Wyoming home and headed south into Arizona’s desert landscape to explore the town of Wickenburg. Surrounded by unique natural landscapes, it is home to an interesting history, lively streets and friendly faces. If you are headed down to Southern Arizona, Wickenburg is a must for your list of places to visit. It would be easy to spend lots of time in this town, but let’s discuss some highlights from my short visit.
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.
The coffee is hot and breakfast is served—the perfect wake up call. You pull up your boots and meet your guide for the day. As you make your way outside, the air is crisp and cool. You slip a saddle on your horse, and head out onto the trail. Your guide points out mountain ranges in the distance and identifies bird species in nearby trees. As lunch approaches, you pull off at a spectacular viewpoint, then enjoy your packed lunch.