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Saturday’s scene: 4th of July in the Bitterroot Valley

Does this photo from Hamilton, Montana’s Saturday market look familiar to our baby boomer readers? That’s right, I used it for last year’s 4th of July Saturday’s scene. Why am I posting it again? Because it’s my favorite photo depicting small town Independence Day celebrations — the kind that will be happening across the U.S. […]

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Photo Essay: Exploring Glacier National Park

Waterfalls, scenic views, lakes, glaciers and hikes. Discover our favorites in this Glacier National Park photo essay. Glacier is one of the last remaining wild places in the United States. Let us show you why: Waterfalls Alan took this waterfall photograph while on a photo workshop with Marc Adamus. He can’t remember the exact location, but says that […]

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Lodging at SweetSage Guest House

How do you find lodging in off-the-beaten-path destinations like Montana’s Bitterroot Valley? Alan and I rely on Vacation Rentals by Owner. Last spring, when we sat down to plan an active boomer adventure in the southwestern corner of the Big Sky State, we used our tried and true tips for choosing a vacation rental. On […]

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The hike to Elk Lake, Alpine, Montana

Hike to Elk Lake: another Montana scenic trail

Are you looking for an active travel adventure in Montana? Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the wildness of the Treasure State. And, with trails available for every level of hiker, there’s no reason to sit on the cabin porch, especially when you can hike to Elk Lake. During our trip to Fishtail, Montana, […]

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Hiking on Montana’s Stillwater Trail

Last week I wrote a post about why Alan and I traveled to the Stillwater River Valley in Montana. During our explorations, we discovered an excellent hiking trail system at the end of Forest Road 400 in Nye. With only a 500′ elevation gain in the first three miles to Sioux Charley Lake, it’s very […]

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Stillwater River near Nye, Montana

Searching for Paradise in Montana

Have you searched for paradise on your boomer travels? Did you find it? Alan and I went looking for paradise a couple of weeks ago on a boomer trip to Montana, because of a photo in a new car brochure. That’s right, a photo. It all started in 2005 with the purchase of a Jeep […]

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Hiking at Lake Como

A hike around Lake Como. If you’re a baby boomer traveler who’s in the know, you probably think I mean Lake Como in northern Italy. Are you laughing at my idea of hiking around one of Italy’s largest lakes? Fooled ya! I’m talking about hiking at Lake Como in Montana. When Alan and I traveled […]

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