For quiet and solitude in the fall and winter months, wind your way to Carbon County, Wyoming. There is so much to keep you busy if you’d like, as well as plenty of options for relaxation and rejuvenation.
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Throw the skis on the car and bundle up for a weekend—or a whole week—of nonstop fun. There’s plenty of room in South Lake Tahoe for the whole family this season.
There are two major qualities of Cowboy Country that stick out to us most. First, no matter the size of the town or what you think you see from the highway, there’s always a myriad of dirt roads that will take you into country you didn’t think could be there. Second, many of the locals you’ll meet have families who have been in the area for over a hundred years.
Our love for the American West–and particularly places like Cody, Wyoming–runs deep all year long. That’s why we’ve rounded up seven of the best ways to experience a Cody’s wide-open spaces this winter. Located just east of Yellowstone National Park and founded by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, it’s no wonder this western town is a treasure-trove of outdoor activity, making ‘natural distance’ easy. We think you’ll find there’s something fun for the whole family, no matter what the forecast says!
For some of us, spending time in places that are like real life winter wonderlands brings an almost indescribable joy. No doubt the Scandinavians have a word for it (think hygge or koselig) since they truly embrace winter. Being surrounded by snow-covered trees with snow gently falling makes the heart beat a little faster and you feel a little bit like a child that’s giddy with excitement.
Check out this list of places in the United States that experience near perfect winter weather. These are great destinations for those who love winter!
“Powder Alert!” In the days leading up to our trip, I am obsessively watching the Visit Cedar City Instagram account, and grinning every time I see this post. Snow has graced southwest Utah beautifully this year and in just a few days we’ll be shredding the pow (please, excuse this overused phrase). Finally it’s Friday, and we’re boarding our flight to St. George for a long weekend of Utah winter adventures.
I was seeking a different winter vacation; a mix of adventure and culture. With a ski resort towering over the desert, I drove to Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. The best part of this trip was that I could ski one day, and explore other winter activities on the next! When I needed to rest my legs, I soaked up the rich New Mexican culture that surrounds Taos.
Alaska! The very name brings up the image of the last of America’s last wild frontier. And rightly so, with a land mass of 663,268 square miles and a population of around 740,000, that means there is a nearly equal amount of 1 person per square mile. Translation? Lots of elbow room in the Kodiak state. And with all that elbow room there is bound to be some wilderness, meaning you will have plenty of opportunities to let out that barbaric yawp as you visit towering mountains and vast snow-dusted forests. There are also eight national parks in Alaska – here’s a guide to some of the best things to see and do in each park.
While America’s national parks get most of the attention, raking in 4-6 million visitors per year at big name destinations like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, busy parks may not be what you’re seeking. State parks see far fewer visitors individually, meaning more ‘me time’ for you and less jockeying for the best selfie-position. Go for a hike, take your fishing pole or sketchbook, and enjoy some real peace and quiet in some of America’s best state parks.
I’m not going to lie, I was stoked to return to Bishop, California. As in, I threw my arms around and did a little victory dance at my desk. Some places – like Bishop – just grab a hold of you, and though you’re traveling, they make you feel at home. I was thrilled to explore deeper in this underrated part of California! Visiting Bishop once again during their fall/winter season meant fewer crowds, cooler temperatures, the same friendly folks, all the same restaurants, and still much of the same great outdoor recreation. Here are some suggestions for things to do in Bishop, CA during the fall/winter season.