Yellowstone in a Day

Yellowstone National Park has been on my road trip bucket list for many years. Passing through Wyoming in May, I detoured to the northwest corner of the state with a plan to see as much of the park in a…

Family Vacation in Helena, Montana

When we told people we were going to Montana on a family vacation, most everyone asked us if we were going to Glacier National Park or to Yellowstone National Park. Opting for the road less traveled, we chose Helena—the capital…

Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Nestled deep in the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park is one of America’s most spectacular sights. Its alpine scenery is bursting with superlatives: the highest waterfall in North America (Yosemite Falls), the most famous vertical rock face in the world (El Capitan), and the largest organisms of all time (giant sequoia trees). But no statistic can ever capture the park’s staggering beauty.