Road Trip Montana: Heading Home, East Glacier to Billings

There was one last night on the road before flying home, and I felt the distance the minute we pulled away from Glacier National Park. The mountains beseeched me to stay but as the tires rolled along, and the landscape grew flatter, I had to leave them behind. Down that long stretch of road was … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Heading Home, East Glacier to Billings

Road Trip Montana: Glacier National Park (East Side)

My favorite thing is the mountain air first thing in the morning. It’s infinitely gentle – full inside my lungs in a way that’s almost too much. We prepared for another pre-6am entry into the park to drive the Eastern side of Going-to-the-Sun-Road from St Mary’s Village. Our car rolled slowly down the quiet road … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Glacier National Park (East Side)

Road Trip Montana: Glacier National Park (Two Medicine)

We hit the road early the next morning, bound for the Two Medicine area of Glacier on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, where you don’t need Going-To-The-Sun-Road tickets (but do need a mask! Businesses will provide one if you forget). Our destination hike was Scenic Point which was the ultimate favorite of our server Maria’s from … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Glacier National Park (Two Medicine)

Road Trip Montana: Glacier National Park (West Side)

I’m undeniably different in the mountains. It feels like I belong here in a deep and magnetic way. Today we set off for the west side of Glacier National Park, along a beautiful drive around Flathead Lake. The entire journey was scenic – dirt roads jutting off infinitely into the mountain bases and tiny lakes … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Glacier National Park (West Side)

Road Trip Montana: Garnet Ghost Town & Ringing Rocks

Choosing our one night in Bozeman to act like boozy delinquents was a mistake. The 6-pack nightcap from the gas station next to the motel was another mistake. We eventually pulled ourselves from bed and hit the road towards Missoula. What would have been a 2-hour breeze of a drive was about to be 6 … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Garnet Ghost Town & Ringing Rocks

Road Trip Montana: Yellowstone Bison & Bozeman Beers

I slept like a brick in Cooke City, and by the early morning hours, I had started to feel less altitude fatigued. We picked up another Gatorade (a life-saver), some coffees, and a few fresh pastries from the Bearclaw Bakery before hitting the road. We planned to continue driving US-212 until we hit US-89 to … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Yellowstone Bison & Bozeman Beers

Road Trip Montana: Beartooth Highway in a 4Runner

During the course of the pandemic, we were lucky to have stayed healthy and remained near our families. Katie is a nurse, so her experience is not easy for people to fully understand, even me sometimes. We traveled locally around our state but waited until we were both vaccinated to finally get on an airplane … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Beartooth Highway in a 4Runner

Finger Lakes Getaway: Wineries & Seneca Lake State Park

It’s sometimes hard to exhale when the trip is too short. It takes times to settle and release my body into it. Every morning we’ve woken up to the sounds of ducks and sat at the end of the dock with coffee while we planned out our days, looking across the water. Sound carries across … Continue reading Finger Lakes Getaway: Wineries & Seneca Lake State Park

Finger Lakes Getaway: Peace in Geneva

We have done a good job of touring our home state over the course of the pandemic. For a long time, it was the only place that truly felt safe and accessible. But I’ve gotten vaccinated (yay!) and as I await the slow re-opening of the rest of the world, I’ll always feel uniquely nostalgic … Continue reading Finger Lakes Getaway: Peace in Geneva

NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

Posting at nearly a 2-month delay – not to undermine the sheer joy and catharsis I felt following the results of the election, but based on a desire to round out my documentation of this beautiful trip properly 😊   It would have been inappropriate to travel this far and do little more than drink … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails