Exploring Cody Wyoming’s Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Plan at least the majority of a day to take in Cody, Wyoming's Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Dubbed the 'Smithsonian of the West', this sprawling center in the heart of Cody is really five museums in one, plus outdoor exhibits and interactive … [Read more...]

Exploring the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone: navigating Upper and Lower Falls

Located a full 50 miles away from the central hub (and congestion) of Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful, the Canyon Village area of the park offers arguably the most dramatic scenery with fewer tourists to contend with. In this "Grand Canyon … [Read more...]

Yellowstone lodging alternative: Harriman State Park

I almost hate to let readers in on this golden secret, which we learned through on-the-road experience, but if you're looking for a peaceful, non-crowded lodging experience near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, you'll want to book a … [Read more...]

Cave spelunking at Craters of the Moon National Monument

For families driving through Southern Idaho en route on I-84 or toward Yellowstone National Park, a stop at Craters of the Moon National Monument is well worth the time. This park of lava tubes and geological displays is visually stunning with its … [Read more...]