• Chinese Wall, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    Sun Canyon Lodge and Outfitting, Trip to the Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana

    A few weeks ago, I spent six days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness with Sun Canyon Lodge and ...

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  • Lake Five as seen from Lake Five Resort, northwest Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    Lake Five Resort, Near Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana

    Lake Five is tucked away just off of US Highway 2 as you approach Glacier National Park driving ...

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  • Alex Neill at Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Mary Bay: A Gorgeous Spot with Cell Service at Yellowstone Lake

    Mary Bay is a stunning, isolated beach facing west along Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone ...

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  • Pray Lake, Two Medicine, Two Medicine Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Camping at the Two Medicine Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

    Two Medicine is a spot in Glacier National Park that I think can get overlooked. I think that ...

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  • Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Postcards {Photos} from Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

    It is no secret that I love Bowman Lake, tucked away in the northwest corner of Glacier ...

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Mother’s Day Weekend Camping at St. Mary Campground, Glacier National Park

The Neill family and their Chevy truck driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road at dusk, May 2016, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2016

St. Mary Campground in Glacier National Park has been off our radar for quite some time. It is easy to overlook this campground, but it opens earliest in the spring and it accepts reservations for the summer months, making it a great place to visit early in the season. The St. Mary Campground ...

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#optoutsideglacier Instameet, Lake McDonald, Black Friday 2015

Alex Neill sitting on a log at Lake McDonald near Apgar, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Each year, Black Friday rolls around and we may spend time buying more things that we probably don’t need because they are on sale. This year, we decided to save money on Black Friday by not spending money on Black Friday and choosing instead to #optoutside with @rei. REI has challenged ...

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Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Bull Lake, and Kootenai Falls, Libby, Montana

Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Libby, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The Ross Creek Cedars are a gem of western red cedars found not far from the small town of Libby in northwest Montana. The best way to see them is if you are driving between Spokane, WA, or Sandpoint, ID, on your way to Montana. Some of the trees are said to be more than... Read More

Touring Flathead Lake and Wildhorse Island with Explore Flathead Lake

Alex Neill and Montana Vacation Blog touring Flathead Lake with Explore Flathead Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The owner of Explore Flathead Lake, Dalon, was nice enough to take me on a tour of Flathead Lake and Wildhorse Island with my friend Jeni. It took us a bit of time to line it up, but we were able to go on a tour one evening in late September. Dalon is probably one... Read More

An Evening at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse to watch Annie

Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Bigfork, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The Bigfork Summer Playhouse is a local’s favorite night out in the summertime in Bigfork, Montana. Everyone gets dressed up and goes out for a night on the town. The plays are new each year, and offer anything from children’s plays to comedies to musicals. We are lucky to have such ...

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Things to do in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Neill family in the Many Glacier Valley, Glacier National Park, Montana, Overlooking Mount Grinnell behind the Many Glacier Hotel, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Glacier National Park has so many amazing things to offer! Each area offers unique things, and Many Glacier is no exception. Here is a list of some ideas for planning your trip to the Many Glacier Valley!   1. Go for a hike. If you came to Glacier National Park to hike, Many Glacier is... ...

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Getting Started with Geocaching: Guest Post by Harley and Abby McAllister

What a typical chache looks like while geocaching, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I can honestly say that our family loves being outdoors together, but you wouldn’t necessarily guess it from the reactions we get from the kids when we suggest a hiking trip.  If your kids are like ours, and our bet is that most of them are, they never seem to want to give up whatever... Read More

Things To Do With Kids in Missoula: Caras Park, Missoula’s Carousel, and the Missoula Children’s Museum

The Clark Fork River as seen from Caras Park, Missoula, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

There are many fun things to do in Missoula for families, and Caras Park and its surrounding activities will surely be one of your kids favorites! Caras Park is located in downtown Missoula, right alongside the Clark Fork River. This park has Missoula’s Carousel, as well as the Dragon ...

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A Chocolat Affair, Kalispell, Montana

Norm's News mural, Kalispell, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

“A Chocolat Affair” is a sugar-filled event in Kalispell, Montana, that happens at the beginning of February each year. Many of the downtown businesses in Kalispell offer free chocolate and wine from 5-7 pm on this wonderful Friday February evening each year.  Yes, I said FREE ...

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Montana Dragon Boat Festival, Flathead Lake, Montana

Montana Dragon Boat Festival Team Photos 2013, Flathead Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The Montana Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Flathead Lake at the beginning of September each year.  Dragon Boat racing began over 2,300 years ago, and is a growing sport that is fun for the entire family!  This popular event has become one of the most watched spectator sports in Montana.  ...

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