• Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Things to do in Montana

    Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and ...

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  • The Grand Parade at the Whitefish Winter Carnival, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Events, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Popular Annual Events in Montana

    Wondering what events happen in Montana every year?  There are countless annual events and ...

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  • Fall in the Flathead Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Why You Should Visit Montana in the Fall

    It seems like Montana visitors either visit our beautiful state mostly in the summer, or in the ...

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  • Yellowstone Interactive Map taken from the National Park Service website at: http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/interactivemap/
    Map of the Pullouts in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park

    Anyone who has visited Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Wyoming has probably learned ...

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  • Riding horses in Montana. Photo Credit: Bar W Ranch
    Montana Ranch Vacation Packing Made Easy

    Planning a ranch vacation in the state of Montana?  Packing for a completely new type of ...

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“Yellowstone for Families – Lodging and Learning Programs”

For families looking for fun things to do with their children in Yellowstone National Park this summer, there are lots of fun options. A popular choice is the “Yellowstone for Families” which is a package that includes lodging, breakfasts and lunches, bus transportation, and ...

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Snowplow Progress in Yellowstone and Glacier National Park

Every spring, locals look forward to the “full opening” of Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.  What I mean is, when the snow has melted enough that the snowplows are able to get through the parks and clear the roads (such as the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier ...

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The animals on one beautiful summer drive in Montana

Pretty fox in Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

I can say over and over what a special place Montana is, but you just won’t know until you get here.  You have to breathe in the fresh air, feel the emptiness, jump in a crystal clear lake, and hike its mountains to know what I am talking about.  You visit once, and you will... Read More

Our Montana Wedding

Montana Wedding, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

I have recently discovered that a lot of people who live out-of-state choose Montana as their site for their destination wedding. Montana is truly a special place.  Whether you want a wedding on a farm, in the mountains, on a ski hill, next to a lake….there are so many options! And no ...

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When and where is the best time and place to see wildlife in Yellowstone National Park?

You want to see wildlife.  That’s one of the main reasons you are visiting Yellowstone National Park, right!? Yellowstone National Park has the most abundant wildlife that you will find anywhere.  It is one of my favorite national parks for that reason.  If you want to see buffalo, elk, ...

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Visiting Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2012

Mammoth Hot Springs is a beautiful set of hot springs that tower down a terraced hill made of travertine. Located just south of Gardiner, Montana, not far inside the Yellowstone National Park North Entrance, is the tiny town of Mammoth Hot Springs.  It is a wonderful place to visit during the ...

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Where to go in Yellowstone National Park

Alex Neill at the Old Faithful geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana Vacation Blog

Are you wondering what is the best route to take on your visit to Yellowstone National Park?  Where should you go? My goal with this blog is to give you the basic knowledge of where to go.  I went to Yellowstone National Park a lot as a kid, but a few years ago when I... Read More

Why you should check your camera settings before you visit Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Alex Neill at the Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

I highly recommend checking your camera settings (and making sure you have your camera battery!) before you visit any sites on your vacation in Montana. There have been multiple times that we have left our rechargeable battery sitting on its charger, or we have left the SD Card sitting in our ...

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The Beartooth Highway: Why you should go

Matt and Alex Neill at the top of the Beartooth Highway, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

The Beartooth Highway in Montana is a must-see.

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Tips for visiting Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana Vacation Blog

A trip to the Old Faithful geyser while you are visiting Yellowstone National Park is a must!  It is probably the most famous of the geysers.  I have listed several tips to help you make the most out of your trip to the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. My first trip to Old... ...

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