Great Places to Eat from Glacier to Yellowstone






    The one thing about traveling with families is someone ALWAYS has to eat. While bringing your own food and saving some money is great, sometimes it is so necessary for the sanity of everyone to get out of the car, stretch your legs and get some fresh food. This post will be updated throughout the […]

    Visiting Virginia and Nevada Cities on Your Way to Yellowstone






      This post is sponsored by the Southwest Montana Tourism, which we are so thankful for. However, our experiences and what we tell you here are exactly what we have told (and will tell) our family and friends!  So many families road trip to Yellowstone (and Glacier too!) very destination-focused and end up missing some real gems […]

      It’s Baby Season! Tips to Respect Wildlife.






        Spring and early summer in our National Parks means the babies are out, as are the predators. But, it’s one of my favorite times to view wildlife and just be in the Parks in general. There’s a good chance you may still run into snow, but also a great chance you won’t run into quite […]

        It’s National Park Week!






          They’re saying around here that “April is the new June” (as far as tourist influx). Which, no offense at all to any tourists, but is rather overwhelming. I am hoping it is just because it is National Parks week and people are taking full advantage. And it’s not too late to help celebrate either! April 16-24 […]

          Planning a Community Sledding Party






            While we are getting some glimpses of “fake spring” around here, winter is far from being over (I think??) and there’s still time for some serious snow to hit us across the country. While we are no big “party planners”, we do love to have a good time with people from our community. And we […]

            Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review






              One of the things I love most about my husband is that he isn’t afraid to get the kids out – in fact, he thrives on it. Right now I am getting out as much as I can, but it really isn’t much. I am counting down the weeks until I get back after it, […]

              My Love/Hate Relationship with Yellowstone






                Maybe this title is too strong. Maybe I’m setting myself up for immediate misunderstandings by you, the readers. To even suggest that living in Yellowstone isn’t fairy-tale perfect. But, it’s the truth – I really do have a love/hate relationship with this place where we are so lucky to live.  Yes, it’s a privilege. But, […]

                Celebrating the Centennial Year of the National Park Service – Get Kids to our Parks!






                  Today marks the NPS’s 99th birthday and the beginning of a year of celebrations leading up to the centennial birthday. And oh how far we have come over the last 99 years! Honestly, we are literally almost drowning in a sea of visitors here in Yellowstone this year. We’re breaking records all over – if you […]

                  Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone






                    This post was written for the Sierra Trading Post HUB as my part of the #teamSierra group. When people start planning a trip to Yellowstone, they’re often focused on the big attractions that get the most publicity and attention. However, there’s so much more to the Park than Old Faithful. As we head into spring break, […]

                    Farewell, Sweet Summer *Guest Post*






                      Today I welcome my local friend, Jenny, to the blog. She adventures with me often, and I love that we also share a passion for writing. I’m honored to have her on the blog today! As always, please leave her some love in the comments!   Summer in Yellowstone is short. Winter sleeps late in the […]