• Whitefish Mountain Resort reflecting into Whitefish Lake in December, 2014, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    How to Enjoy Whitefish Lake in the Winter, Whitefish, Montana

    Whitefish Lake in northwest Montana is a completely different sight in the winter than in the ...

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  • Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake as seen from the air, Montana Vacation Blog
    Wild Horse Island, Flathead Lake, Montana

    Wild Horse Island is the largest island on Flathead Lake in northwest Montana.  This 2,000 acre ...

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

    The Montana Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Flathead Lake at the beginning of September ...

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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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  • View of Whitefish Mountain Resort from the Whitefish Lake State Park beach, Whitefish, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Beaches and camping in Whitefish: Whitefish Lake State Park, Whitefish, Montana

    The Montana State Park on Whitefish Lake is tucked away in the southwest corner of the lake ...

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SUP and Jimmy Styks Inflatable Paddleboard Review

Paddleboarding on the Jimmy Styks Inflatable Paddleboard, in northwest Montana, May 2015, Montana Vacation Blog

After a few years now of seeing everyone with a paddleboard, we decided to buy an inflatable board to try it out. I absolutely love it!! This is also a great sport if you have pets, because your dogs can ride along with you! I have just now finally gotten the nerve to get on... Read More

Camping at Apgar Campground, Glacier National Park

Neill family camping at Apgar campground, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog May 2015

Apgar Campground in Glacier National Park is the largest campground in Glacier National Park. While the campground is on a first-come, first-serve basis, you can get a spot if you arrive early in the day as campers are leaving.  Apgar Campground is in the trees, so you will have shade at all of ...

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Why You Should Visit Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana view from above, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I don’t know if people hear about the Missoula news nationwide, but Missoula seems to be making headlines lately… and not for the best of reasons! Missoula is a gorgeous town, with plenty to do for the entire family! Even if you are just passing through, be sure to stop to get a ...

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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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Campgrounds in Glacier National Park

Alpenglow on the Peaks at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

There are 13 campgrounds in Glacier National Park, with over 1,000 campsites available.  There is so much to know about each campsite, I am working on writing about every single one of them individually.  Here is a breakdown of each campground, and the area of Glacier National Park it is in:  ...

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2015 Glacier Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort Winter Lodging Deals!

Lake McDonald February 2015, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Glacier Park in the winter without having to break the bank.  There are also great deals at and around Whitefish Mountain Resort, giving you the opportunity to ski and visit Glacier Park!! Here are a list of some of the current 2015 lodging deals to ...

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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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Things To Do Outdoors in Northwest Montana in the Winter

Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Whitefish, Montana, Cross Country Skiing, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

The winter may not seem like the ideal time to visit Montana, thanks to the large amount of snow and cold weather.  I start to go stir crazy if I am indoors in the winter, something that happens more frequently now that I have small children.  But there are plenty of things to do outdoors... ...

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How to Survive Skiing with Kids

The magic carpet at Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

So you want to take your kids skiing?  Just stay home. No, no.  I’m kidding. Last year we took our 18-month old daughter skiing, and she was pretty easy.  This year, I officially have a toddler, who happens to have an opinion.  Her latest opinion is that she needs to wear a tank top ...

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30% Off Amtrak Travel to Whitefish, Montana in 2015!

Whitefish Train at the Whitefish Train Station with Whitefish Mountain Resort in the Background, Montana, 2014

I have written about tips on taking the train to Whitefish, Montana, before, but now is a great time to book your trip!  Book by April 17, 2015, for travel by April 20, 2015, and receive 30% off your tickets.  This is one of the greatest discounts Amtrak offers, and is a great way to... Read More