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Coyote Bluff Estate in Somers, Montana

Coyote Bluff Estate: Romantic Lodging at Flathead Lake

Coyote Bluff Estate in Somers, Montana

Updated 02.01.2017 When Alan and I look for romantic getaways, three criteria top the list: relaxing, luxurious and spectacular setting. Coyote Bluff Estate in Somers, Montana, more than meets these guidelines for romantic lodging at Flathead Lake. It’s not always easy for luxury travelers to find the right lodge or bed and breakfast in Montana. Let’s […]

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Metate Arch in Devil's Garden

Walking Around in the Devil’s Garden

Metate Arch in Devil's Garden

Tucked away down a bumpy dirt road in Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Devil’s Garden should be renamed something like “hoodoo playground” or “fun among the rocks.” Except for summer’s searing heat, there’s nothing evil about this wonderland of Navajo and Entrada sandstone refashioned by erosion into arches and hoodoos. On a Grand […]

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Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

Driving the Burr Trail

Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

Alan and I are huge fans of driving the country lanes and dirt roads of America. On a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, we had our pick of dirt roads and four-wheel-drive trails to explore. But many of those roads are really long. For an easy half-day drive that leaves time to enjoy […]

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Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Going Off-the-Beaten-Path in Montana on the Big Sheep Back Country Byway

Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Updated 09.01.2016 Are you looking for a scenic drive to experience Montana’s empty spaces and big skies? Alan and I recommend adding the Big Sheep Back Country Byway to your Montana road trip itinerary. Located in the far southwestern corner of Montana near the Idaho border, this 50-mile scenic dirt road, administered by the Bureau of […]

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Coloring Glacier National Park, A Grayscale Coloring Book for Travelers

Coloring Glacier National Park

Coloring Glacier National Park, A Grayscale Coloring Book for Travelers

When it comes to unforgettable scenery, Glacier National Park ranks at the top of our list. Alan and I are lucky to live about three hours away from this gorgeous park, which means plenty of opportunities to photograph and explore Glacier’s beauty. What’s the next best thing to being there? Creating your own scenery in Coloring […]

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Hiking advice for the baby boomer

Seven Off-the-Beaten-Path National Parks to Avoid the Crowds

Hiking advice for the baby boomer

You already know our advice for avoiding crowded national park travel: don’t go during tourist season, which usually means summer. But sometimes you can’t avoid prime time. Maybe you’re traveling with the grandkids on a multigenerational summer vacation or, for whatever reason, it’s your time to travel. If you have no other choice except traveling […]

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Many Glacier Hotel

Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

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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Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Wine Valley Inn & Cottages: a Charming Stay in Solvang

Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Updated 02.01.2017 On a coastal California road trip that doubled as a multi-generational birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, Alan headed the car inland to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang. Our accommodations at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages proved to be the perfect setting for this road trip to Solvang. Situated on […]

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