Serendipity has always been kind to me, and I believe that cultivating the ability to trust serendipity – to follow its compass — is one of the essential travel arts. A journey I took a few years ago to Easter Island provided the perfect example of the gifts that serendipity can sometimes bestow. That journey […]
On this active, unbridled trip, you will stay at a historic guest ranch, walk through fabulous limestone caves, make s’mores by a campfire, ride a zip-line, raft a river, learn about cowboys and Indians, and discover the incredible wildlife and geology of the country’s first national park. A visit to Cody’s Buffalo Bill Historical Center helps unlock Western history—after which your family makes its own history at the Cody Rodeo, with events like calf-chasing for little cowpokes. Your family-friendly guides know how to engage kids for both fun and learning, and can bring out the “tracker scout” in everybody.
The fun begins en route to Big Sky, with a stop at Lewis and Clark Caverns to explore the underground limestone chambers and marvel at stalagmites and stalactites. Next, put on your harness and sail off on a zipline adventure. This big day ends at a guest ranch on the edge of wilderness.
And…. we’re off to Yellowstone for two nights and full days of wildlife viewing, wandering around geyser basins to see bubbling mud pots, steaming geysers, and crystalline pools, and sea kayaking along the shores of Yellowstone Lake.
Our last stop is the wildly western town of Cody, Wyoming, home to the renowned Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Our last day spent rafting on a Class II and III stretch of the Shoshone River, followed by an evening at the Cody Nite Rodeo, means only one thing – no one will want to go home!