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Visit Old Faithful in Winter
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Visit Old Faithful in Winter

Built around the iconic Yellowstone geyser, the Old Faithful area is home to wintering wildlife, a thermally heated river, three geyser basins (Upper, Middle and Lower), several hotels (one of which is open in the winter) and great skiing. While it can be expensive to get to and stay at […]

Why You Should Hire a Guide in Yellowstone
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Why You Should Hire a Guide in Yellowstone

This is a guest post by Chris Hondorf. We often recommend a wildlife tour with his company, Yellowstone Guidelines, when we create your custom itinerary. Planning for a vacation in the Yellowstone area can be a daunting task. People are often unprepared for the vastness of the region. How do […]

Our guide, Kayla, knew how to handle the powdery snow.
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Top Things to Do in Yellowstone in Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Yellowstone National Park. Here are the top things to do in Yellowstone in winter. 

Best guidebooks for Yellowstone
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Best guidebooks for Yellowstone

After reading tons of books and spending many, many days in Yellowstone National Park, these are what I consider the best guidebooks for Yellowstone.

Get Your Kids Ready for Your Yellowstone Trip
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Get Your Kids Ready for Your Yellowstone Trip

Before you even board an airplane or load your car for a roadtrip, you can get to know Yellowstone National Park. A little pre-trip research goes a long way in getting kids exciting about an upcoming trip. When they get into the park, they’ll be able to teach you a […]

Grizzly tracks on the Bechler river trail in yellowstone
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What should you do when you see a grizzly bear?

Last week we went to a talk about bear safety by Dr. Tom Smith. Dr. Smith is the expert in human/bear conflicts—grizzly, black, and polar. He is also a friend and someone my husband and I work with in our roles at Polar Bears International (PBI). The talk was sponsored […]