Two sailboats on Flathead Lake with lots of clouds in the sky.

Flathead Lake Lodge Review: A Weekend Getaway for Adults

Are you looking for a guest ranch experience in the Big Sky Country of Montana? What if it’s located on a gorgeous mountain lake? And what if there were activities to satisfy the most active boomer traveler while still leaving plenty of time to soak in the beautiful mountain scenery? Guest contributor Jeanine Consoli and […]

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Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook

Hidden Lake Overlook Trail is a must for Glacier National Park visitors. In a dramatic, open setting that can be windy, hikers are surrounded by alpine wildflower gardens, fragile tundra and the sculpted peaks of Montana‘s Northern Rockies. No wonder it’s one of the most popular hiking trails in Glacier National Park. Prime location is […]

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Visit Little Bighorn on a Montana Road Trip

If you’re roadtripping in Montana, visit Little Bighorn on an exploration of Big Sky Country. It’s a somber lesson on what happens when two cultures collide. Teresa Otto shares her experience visiting Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. You’ll also appreciate her tips on how to get there. How to visit Little Bighorn on a road […]

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Soaking in Luxury at Two Hot Springs Resorts in Montana

We absolutely love the feeling of taking a long weekend to escape to a beautiful resort for some much-needed R&R&R (Rest, Recuperation and Romance). Thankfully these days, there are an infinite amount of unique places to stay that offer a bit of everything. But if you really want to relax surrounded by some stunningly breathtaking […]

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Hiking on the Kottenai Creek Trail in Montana

Hiking Kootenai Creek Trail in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana

If you’re visiting the Bitterroot Valley, a new resident, or an old timer, hiking Kootenai Creek Trail #53 is a must. This green oasis of a forested hike travels next to Kootenai Creek for a good part of the journey. As Bitterroot Valley residents, Alan and I hike this trail as often as we can. […]

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Discover off-the-beaten-path Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes: Off-the-beaten-path in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path fun in Montana, Twin Lakes in the Bitterroot National Forest certainly qualifies. Twin Lakes sits at 7,200 ft. with fishing, canoeing—no motorized boats allowed—and hiking available, making this a fun Bitterroot Valley day trip or overnight camping getaway. Since Alan and I aren’t backpackers, we appreciate the opportunity to experience […]

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Hiking on the Kottenai Creek Trail in Montana

Ten Montana summer road trips without the crowds

Visit Montana is sponsoring this look at Montana summer road trips that take you off-the-beaten-path. Are you thinking about a summer trip to Montana? It’s the perfect season to experience the vastness of Big Sky Country. From the western mountains to the eastern plains, summer fun stretches across Montana in an endless series of outdoor […]

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Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

In this Many Glacier Hotel review  I’ll show you why the historic national park lodge that sits on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake is the best place to stay in Glacier National Park. But I’ll give you a hint—location, location, location. I originally wrote the review in July 2015 but have updated it to include […]

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Western Montana Lakes for Boomer Travel Fun

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is sponsoring this look at Montana waterways and how you can protect them. When I say “Western Montana,” what comes to mind? Do you picture the rugged mountains of the Northern Rockies or the glaciated peaks of Glacier National Park? The sight of my beloved Bitterroot Mountains certainly causes my […]

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