• Alex Neill and baby girl hiking to Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Summer 2013: The Summer I Spent with my Girl in her Backpack

    This picture means more to me than I can ever put into words. The summer of 2013 looked just ...

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  • Paddleboarding on the Jimmy Styks Inflatable Paddleboard, in northwest Montana, May 2015, Montana Vacation Blog
    SUP and Jimmy Styks Inflatable Paddleboard Review

    After a few years now of seeing everyone with a paddleboard, we decided to buy an inflatable ...

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  • Montana, my love

    Montana is my true love.  Montana is the place I call home. Montana is a place where life is ...

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  • Montana Vacation Blog's Explorer Kit for Kids to keep them entertained while camping, 2015
    How To Keep Young Kids Entertained While Camping

    I get asked often how to keep kids entertained while camping. Well, older kids (perhaps over ...

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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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My Plans for Summer 2015

Neill family in hollow tree on hike to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” //  T.S. Eliot The summer of 2014 was an amazing time.  My “baby” turned two, I turned thirty, and my second daughter was ...

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Exploring Your Own Backyard

The Rocky Mountains in the Flathead Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

The greatest lesson I have learned from this blog is how important it is to explore your own backyard. I used to spend hours planning trips and dreaming of years spent abroad. (I did in fact spend many years abroad). I too often overlooked the beauty that I had in my own backyard.  I always... ...

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Fall in Love with Fall in Montana

Autumn at Whitefish Lake, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

I have written this same thing many times … Every time that autumn arrives in Montana, I fall in love with fall in Montana all over again. The colors are absolutely spectacular as the Western Larch changes color before it loses its needles in November, just in time for winter.  This ...

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Hiking to Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park

Alex Neill and baby at the Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Aster Park Overlook is a scenic overlook that can be reached by hiking from the Two Medicine parking lot in Glacier National Park. This is a 1.9 mile hike one way, with a 700 foot elevation gain. You will begin at the South Shore Trailhead which can be found behind the boat tour building.  ...

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Montana Bucket List

Someday I will write a post with my ultimate bucket list for Montana.  For now, a few Montana newspapers have provided a list of 50 Wild Places for you to add to your lists that you may not have thought of before. Click here to see the 50 Wild Places in Montana.  

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Not Taking Montana Life for Granted

The view from the West Side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

This past weekend we had friends visiting who live on the east coast.  Such a difference of life, and such a nice reminder not to take my life in Montana for granted! Before I moved home to Montana (for good), I was pretty certain I would live in a city.  Becoming a successful lawyer pretty... ...

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A great place to see Moose: Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Fishercap Lake in Glacier National Park is a serene lake located in the Many Glacier area in Montana. Most people probably visit Fishercap Lake on their way to Red Rock Falls. While it is not visible from the trail to Red Rock Falls, it is a gorgeous lake that you do not want to miss!... Read More

Hiking to Rockwell Falls, Two Medicine, Glacier Park, Montana

Rockwell Falls, Two Medicine, Glacier Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Rockwell Falls is a very pleasant, easy hike in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park in Montana.  The hike is 7 miles round trip, and has an elevation gain of 375 feet. The hike starts by the boat dock on Two Medicine Lake, at the South Shore Trailhead.  The trail begins by taking... ...

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How to Save Money on a Lift Ticket: Buy the “Sky Card” at Big Sky Resort, Montana

Big Sky Resort, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Big Sky Resort in southern Montana offers an affordable option for those not wanting to pay for a season ski pass, or wanting to save money on a few day passes.  This option is called the “Sky Card.” The Sky Card will only run you $69.00 if you buy before September 30, or $179 if... ...

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Alpine Horn at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana

Paul Watson playing the Alpenhorn (alpine horn) at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

We were lucky to catch Paul Watson playing his alpine horn on the beach at Apgar at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.  Taken by surprise, we went down to the beach to enjoy the alpenglow and he happened to be on the beach playing this beautiful instrument. Have you heard an alpine horn ...

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