Celebrating our National Parks

It’s National Parks Week this week, and we are celebrating. Of course, you can always enjoy nature simply by walking out your front door and looking for ants and dandelions. But there’s something special about being in a National Park. America’s … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Do in Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks with Kids

This is a guest post by Lisa Hansen, mastermind behind Get Outside Pass offering discounts for Yellowstone, Grand Teton and more. More info at the bottom of this post. The best part is 100% of profits go back to helping kids get … [Read more...]

Helena for Outdoor Families

This post is sponsored by the Southwest Montana Tourism, which we are so thankful for. However, our experiences and what we tell you here are exactly what we have told (and will tell) our family and friends!  This past weekend we traveled to Helena … [Read more...]

Great Places to Eat from Glacier to Yellowstone

The one thing about traveling with families is someone ALWAYS has to eat. While bringing your own food and saving some money is great, sometimes it is so necessary for the sanity of everyone to get out of the car, stretch your legs and get some fresh … [Read more...]

Visiting Virginia and Nevada Cities on Your Way to Yellowstone

This post is sponsored by the Southwest Montana Tourism, which we are so thankful for. However, our experiences and what we tell you here are exactly what we have told (and will tell) our family and friends!  So many families road trip to Yellowstone … [Read more...]

It’s Baby Season! Tips to Respect Wildlife.

Spring and early summer in our National Parks means the babies are out, as are the predators. But, it’s one of my favorite times to view wildlife and just be in the Parks in general. There’s a good chance you may still run into snow, but … [Read more...]

It’s National Park Week!

It’s National Park Week! | Amelia They’re saying around here that “April is the new June” (as far as tourist influx). Which, no offense at all to any tourists, but is rather overwhelming. I am hoping it is just because it is … [Read more...]

Planning a Community Sledding Party

Planning a Community Sledding Party | Amelia While we are getting some glimpses of “fake spring” around here, winter is far from being over (I think??) and there’s still time for some serious snow to hit us across the country. While … [Read more...]

Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review

Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review | Amelia One of the things I love most about my husband is that he isn’t afraid to get the kids out – in fact, he thrives on it. Right now I am getting out as much as I can, but it really … [Read more...]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Yellowstone

My Love/Hate Relationship with Yellowstone | Amelia Maybe this title is too strong. Maybe I’m setting myself up for immediate misunderstandings by you, the readers. To even suggest that living in Yellowstone isn’t fairy-tale perfect. But, … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Centennial Year of the National Park Service – Get Kids to our Parks!

Celebrating the Centennial Year of the National Park Service – Get Kids to our Parks! | Amelia Today marks the NPS’s 99th birthday and the beginning of a year of celebrations leading up to the centennial birthday. And oh how far we have … [Read more...]

Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone

Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone | Amelia This post was written for the Sierra Trading Post HUB as my part of the #teamSierra group. When people start planning a trip to Yellowstone, they’re often focused on the big attractions that … [Read more...]

Leaving the Tetons for Sturgis

After almost two weeks in or near Yellowstone and Teton National Parks the time had finally come for me to move on down the highway towards Sturgis (yes... I was about to brave the biker rally), but I have to admit I had a very hard time leaving this … [Read more...]

Full Circle Through Eden

I'm going for a record breaking 3 posts in 3 days in an attempt to get caught up here! Although I'm feeling frustrated that the storms I've encountered in Wisconsin have detained me from getting out on the kayak adventure I had planned for this … [Read more...]

The Road to Yellowstone

Wow! Once again, I'm behind on my blogging. In a recent interview I commented that I might have to route myself through an ugly part of the country in order to get caught up. I still haven't figured out where that might be, but I do know that the … [Read more...]