river in canyon surrounded by mountain ridges

Explore Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area on a Wyoming Travel Adventure

Updated 6.13.2020:  Would you like to explore Bighorn Canyon? Summer is prime time for National Park travel, but getting away from the tourist pack isn’t always easy. But an off-the-beaten-path trip to Bighorn Canyon is every bit as breathtakingly beautiful as the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. Guest contributor, Teresa Otto from The Nomad’s Daughter, is […]

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Visit Lamar Valley in the winter

Visiting Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley in the Winter

Updated 12.17.2019:  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 Montana Highway 212, the only road that’s open to vehicular traffic during Yellowstone’s winter […]

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Fall roadtripping to Grey Cliffs Ranch, Montana

Fall Roadtripping in Montana and Wyoming

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 […]

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Barn Anew in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

Traveling on a Western-Midwestern Bed and Breakfast Road Trip

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 […]

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Hiking to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Updated 09.21.2019:  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? Hiking Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming, does just that. Alan and I have hiked this popular Grand Teton trail twice—the longer Jenny Lake trail and […]

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Saturday’s scene: A Golden Road Trip

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 […]

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A geyser boils over in Yellowstone National Park

Spouting Off in Yellowstone

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 […]

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Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

A fall visit to Grand Teton National Park

Updated 09.01.2017 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 […]

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