• Black Bear, in northwest Montana, May 2015, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Beautiful Black Bear Photos, Northwest Montana, May 2015

    Bears come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. A black bear is not necessarily the color black. ...

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  • The Going-to-the-Sun Road as seen from the west side, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Postcards from the Going-to-the-Sun Road 2015

    I never tire of photographs of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. This year, ...

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  • Camping at the Many Glacier Campground with Grinnell Point in the background, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Camping at the Many Glacier Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

    I have always said Many Glacier is a special place. The campground here is one of the wonderful ...

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  • Alex Neill and Montana Vacation Blog touring Flathead Lake with Explore Flathead Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Touring Flathead Lake and Wildhorse Island with Explore Flathead Lake

    The owner of Explore Flathead Lake, Dalon, was nice enough to take me on a tour of Flathead ...

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  • Alex Neill hiking to Piegan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Hiking Piegan Pass to Grinnell Lake to Many Glacier, September 2015

    Piegan Pass is an enjoyable, fairly easy hike from the Going-to-the-Sun road on the east side ...

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Hiking Piegan Pass to Grinnell Lake to Many Glacier, September 2015

Alex Neill hiking to Piegan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Piegan Pass is an enjoyable, fairly easy hike from the Going-to-the-Sun road on the east side of Logan Pass beginning at Siyeh Bend. You have the choice of hiking up to the pass and dropping over all the way to Many Glacier, or just hiking up to the pass and back down to your vehicle.... Read More

Your Guide to Child Backpack Carriers for Hiking

Alex Neill standing in front of Two Medicine Lake while hiking the North Shore to Twin Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I have used several kinds of baby carriers for carrying my kids around the mountains. From 11 days old until now (currently have a 3-year-old and 1-year-old), we have used several kinds of carriers and have so many reasons for why I love and why I dislike each carrier in different ways. Here I ...

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Mary Bay: A Gorgeous Spot with Cell Service at Yellowstone Lake

Alex Neill at Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Mary Bay is a stunning, isolated beach facing west along Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. This gorgeous place is so easily missed.  If you don’t drive to the East Entrance of the park, you wouldn’t even know this bay existed.  Mary Bay is only a few miles down the road ...

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Tips for Visiting Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

Neill Family at the Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, August 2013

Old Faithful has to be on your list of places to visit during your trip to Yellowstone National Park.  This iconic geyser is something to check off your list of places to see during your lifetime.  Here are a few tips I have compiled to ensure you know what to expect, and that you will... Read More

C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, is the home of one of the most complete collections of Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) art and memorabilia in the world. It maintains approximately 2,000 artworks by Russell, as well as personal belongings and archival materials. The permanent ...

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A Walk Through History in Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana

Beautiful view of the levee in Fort Benton, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Fort Benton, Montana, is known as the “Birthplace of Montana,” and is one of the oldest settlements in the West.  Fort Benton was established in 1847 as the last fur trading post on the Upper Missouri River, making it a key economic center for 30 years.  Throughout those years, the ...

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Glacier Raft Company: Your Rafting Guides in West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Raft Company rafting in Glacier National Park, Montana

In 1976, Onno Wieringa and Darwon Stoneman had a wild idea:  take their two rafts and one van and start a whitewater rafting company. People thought they were all wet – but the business grew rapidly. Today, Darwon and Terri Stoneman along with their daughter and son-in-law Cassie and Jeff ...

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“Best of Montana” from National Geographic

Best of Montana from National Geographic

National Geographic has come out with a “Best of Montana” guide, complete with stunning photos and insider information to help you plan your trip to Montana, no matter the season. They have guides ranging from “Where the Locals Go,” to “Best of Montana ...

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My Review of the Deuter Kid Comfort 3: The Kid Carrier Backpack You Need!

Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

If you are bringing a small child on your trip to Montana, (or anywhere you plan on doing a lot of walking/hiking), I highly recommend buying the Deuter Kid Comfort III Kid Carrier backpack. Living in Montana, we have not found much of a need for a stroller.  At least, not since my first ...

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Your Quick Guide to Enjoying a Day in Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana

Are you looking for what to do during your visit to Glacier National Park in Montana?  Looking to get the most out of one day?  Here is a quick day guide for what to do while driving between the west entrance to east entrance of Glacier National Park. I usually drive by starting on the... Read More