For years, I’ve wanted to visit Lamar Valley in the winter, especially to see wolves. Located in the remote northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, the Lamar Valley is America’s version of the Serengeti. Or so I’ve read. And Highway 212, the only road that’s open to vehicular traffic during Yellowstone’s winter season, just happens […]
Are you a fan of fall roadtripping? Alan and I like nothing better than exploring when the leaves are turning and the air has that crispy feel of fall. But what if it rains or snows? I guess you know where this boomer road trip story is going. Driving the Beartooth Highway in Wyoming and Montana […]
I often advise our boomer readers to be flexible about travel. Recently, Alan and I have had to apply that advice to our own travel plans. We originally planned a spring road trip from Montana all the way across the U.S. to explore the Outer Banks, Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountain National Park […]
Do you enjoy a hike with choices—taking the long way when there’s time or choosing a shorter version that better fits your schedule? The hike to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming, does just that. Active boomers can walk the long way, reduce the miles with a one-way boat shuttle across Jenny […]
A fall leaf peeping trip usually means a drive somewhere along the U.S. East Coast to see a brilliant landscape colored red, purple and gold. But don’t forget the mountains of the West when making your boomer road trip plans. On a fall visit to Grand Teton National Park, Alan and I discovered a vibrant […]
Updated: 04.01.2017 Are you planning a national park adventure in Yellowstone this summer? Don’t forget to visit the geysers. Did you know that Old Faithful, the world’s most famous geyser, is just one of 10,000 thermal features in the Wyoming park? When Alan and I made a fall trip to see the geysers of Yellowstone, we […]
On an early October visit to Grand Teton National Park, Alan and I joined a crowd of photographers to capture the fall colors reflecting in the water at Oxbow Bend.
At Yellowstone National Park, Alan and I discovered that Old Faithful wasn’t the only geyser blowing off steam. We don’t remember the name of this one but it’s on the boardwalk tour in the Old Faithful area.
Updated 08.31.2016 Hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, floating down the Snake River—boomers will find plenty of active travel ideas at Grand Teton National Park in Moose, Wyoming. And don’t get me started on the photographic opportunities that wait around every turn as you travel along Teton Park Road or Jenny Lake Scenic Drive. Since the park is […]