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Introducing Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers

color the west-3

My Itchy Travel Feet is all about inspiring boomers to travel. Writing the words that you read here, and sharing Alan’s photos, allows me to relive those travel moments. But now I’ve discovered another way to inspire travel and provide health benefits at the same time: Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers. With […]

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Many Glacier Hotel

Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

Many Glacier Hotel

What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park? Alan and I are often asked this question. And, without hesitation, we answer, “Many Glacier Hotel.” Location, location, location. If you’re looking for world-class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park, Many Glacier Hotel wins hands down, in my boomer traveler opinion. […]

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Hotel Meade at Bannack Ghost Town in Montana.

Reliving Gold Rush History at Bannack Ghost Town

Hotel Meade at Bannack Ghost Town in Montana.

Autumn leaves crunch into bits of brown and gold under our feet as Alan and I walk the wooden sidewalks at Bannack Ghost Town near Dillon. It’s only mid-September but we’ve definitely missed the prime week for fall color in this isolated corner of Southwest Montana. Joining a smattering of weekday visitors, we explore the buildings, […]

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Donna Hull at Coolidge Ghost Town, Montana

Exploring Coolidge Ghost Town in Southwest Montana

Donna Hull at Coolidge Ghost Town, Montana

On a cold, September day, the one-mile walk to Coolidge Ghost Town is sort of spooky. Trees crowd each side of the level trail that parallels a creek. The trees give the trail a closed-in feeling, blocking out the weak sunlight so that shade accompanies most of our walk. Leftover equipment from Montana’s silver mining history is scattered here […]

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Meadow on Elk Meadows Road

Going Off-the-Beaten-Path on Elk Meadows Road

Meadow on Elk Meadows Road

Updated 09.01.2015 “Come explore me.” Does a dirt road ever call your name? Elk Meadows Road (Lolo National Forest Road #373) has been calling ours ever since Alan and I discovered it on an early spring drive to Lolo Pass. The road starts (or ends) at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Idaho side of Highway 12. […]

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Picnic at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park

Tips for Visiting Polebridge, Montana

Picnic at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 08.01.2015 Would you like to visit a corner of Glacier National Park that’s not quite so crowded with tourists? And wouldn’t it be fun if there was a bakery where locals and tourists compared Montana adventures over bear claws, huckleberry macaroons or gooey cinnamon rolls? You can do that in Polebridge, Montana. Alan and I […]

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Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake

Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 04.01.2015 Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park come to experience the Grinnell Glacier Trail or trek to Iceberg Lake. But the trail to Grinnell Lake offers a beautiful experience, too, if you’re looking for a less strenuous Glacier National Park hike. You’ll still catch a glimpse of a glacier, although it’s Salamander […]

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Horses pull the sleigh at The Resort at Paws Up

Luxurious Winter Fun at The Resort at Paws Up

Horses pull the sleigh at The Resort at Paws Up

Updated 02.01.2015 A river laced with ice and snow winds through rolling hills studded with a thick forest of evergreens. Mountain ranges provide the snowy backdrop. On a frosty hike along the banks of the Blackfoot River, Alan and I stop to inspect bobcat tracks before looking up to see a bald eagle sitting majestically […]

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