We were tired and hungry and without accommodations when the three of us arrived in Tavira, a small coastal town in Portugal’s Algarve region. We had crossed the eight-mile-wide Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to southern Spain and journeyed over to continue our trip to Portugal; the winter sun had set and many were sitting […]
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks together hold an embarrassment of riches. The grandeur and natural features combined are truly unmatched. The Tetons rise right off the valley floor, soaring to jagged peaks that reach as high as 13,776 feet at the top of the Grand. Below are pristine alpine lakes, some of the most beautiful wildflower displays anywhere, and wildlife galore. Yellowstone is subtler in its beauty, with sweeping valleys, rambling rivers, fascinating geothermal features, and prolific wildlife inciting the park’s nickname, “The American Serengeti.”
Jackson Hole is the basecamp for the bulk of this trip, with time in the town of Jackson and time in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. There’s never a loss for things to do in this resort and national park destination. Natural beauty beckons you to hike trails, float the Snake River, picnic beside lakes, ride horses, mountain bike, take a tram to the top of the Tetons, rise early for a hot air balloon trip, attend a rodeo, eat at a chuckwagon, swim, and paddle—always on the lookout for wildlife!
Yellowstone National Park is fascinating for all ages, with its never-a-dull-moment bubbling mudpots, steaming geysers, smoking fumeroles, and wildlife galore. A naturalist guided outing always adds value, helping your interpret the mysteries behind the geothermal features and wildlife.
With well-located accommodations, an array of activities, and some of the most pristine beauty in the country, this journey through one of the most intact ecosystems in North America will leave you breathless!