• Alex Neill standing on the Pitamakan Overlook along the Dawson -Pitamakan Loop, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    A Day Hike on the 18-Mile Dawson-Pitamakan Pass in Glacier National Park

    I have been wanting to do the Dawson-Pitamakan Pass Loop for a few years now. I had it planned ...

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

    Glacier National Park has so many amazing things to offer! Each area offers unique things, and ...

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  • Hiking to Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

    If you make it as far as Many Glacier on the east side of Glacier National Park in Montana, and ...

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  • Hiking to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    2014 Photos from Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

    Avalanche Lake has always been my go-to hike in Glacier National Park.  An easy and quick day ...

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  • The Trail of the Cedars, Glacier National Park, Montana

    The Trail of the Cedars is a nice flat boardwalk that runs for 0.7 miles on the west side of ...

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Why you CAN and SHOULD hike with kids

Aster Park Lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Hiking with kids can be a challenge.  Anyone with kids knows that life with kids can be challenging.  I am a firm believer that getting your kids outdoors and participating in nature is beneficial from an early age.  I am here to tell you that despite the challenges, hiking with kids is ...

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When does the Going-to-the-Sun Highway open and close in 2014?

Sunset on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Parts of the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier National Park in Montana are open year-round to vehicles, but in my opinion the best time to visit is when you can drive the entire length (50 miles) over Logan Pass and experience all that Glacier Park has to offer. Unfortunately, due to the ...

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Enjoy Yoga with a View of Glacier National Park with Glacier Raft Company

Glacier Raft Company is offering YOGA this summer in their Glacier Park View Pavilion. Enjoy yoga with views of Glacier National Park every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Classes begin June 17, 2014, and end September 11, 2014. All levels are welcome and mats are ...

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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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Music on Main, Bozeman, Montana, June 26 – August 14, 2014

Head to Main Street in downtown Bozeman for a summer of Music on Main!!  On Thursday nights from June 26 to August 14 (in 2014) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, people gather for a night of fun. This FREE community event is made possible by the support of local businesses.  The event takes place on... Read More

2014 Summer Symphony Pops at Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, Montana

The talented Glacier Symphony will be playing their “Summer Symphony Pops” event on June 28, 2014.  The event will take place at the lovely Rebecca Farm outside of Kalispell, Montana. The event is Saturday evening, with the gates opening at 5:30 pm to enjoy a picnic or food from ...

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Whitefish Gallery Nights: A Free Night of Art in Northwest Montana!

Downtown Whitefish, Montana, with a view of Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana Vacation Blog

Whitefish, Montana, offers a fun event on Thursday nights called “Whitefish Gallery Nights.”  This is their tenth year, and you have six dates to try to make it over the summer. This is a fun and FREE event that is open to the public.  You are invited into 15 art shops and galleries ...

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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

The Lewis and Clark Festival, Great Falls, Montana

Lewis and Clark Festival, Great Falls, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The Lewis and Clark Festival
 is an annual event that will take place in Great Falls, Montana, June 20-22, 2014.   Turn back the pages of time to 1805 and experience life as it was for the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the 25th annual Lewis and Clark Festival, June 20-22.  Re-discover the ...

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Montana Whitewater: Your Adventure Company in Southwest Montana!

Montana Whitewater Rafting family, southwest Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

When planning a visit to the “Last Best Place,” there is certainly no shortage of activities or adventures to experience.  With over twenty years of operation, Montana Whitewater Rafting Company is excited to offer rafting, zip lining, fly-fishing, kayaking, tubing and horseback ...

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