John Steinbeck said, “I am in love with Montana. For other states, I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”


We couldn’t agree more. Montana is home and travel for us. We love nesting in our chosen town at the Original Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. And we love traversing the state–climbing mountains, floating rivers, wandering through small towns and large ones (by Montana standards), and getting to know the people that, combined with an astounding landscape, make this state great.


Montana is bigger than many of the countries we visit, so there is a lot to see here.

arty fish sculpture in livingston

Three-Day Itinerary for Gardiner, Paradise Valley, and Livingston, Montana

This post is sponsored by Montana’s Yellowstone Country Since the North Entrance to Yellowstone is currently closed to vehicle traffic due to flooding and road damage, I want to show you how to have a great time in Gardiner, Paradise Valley, and Livingston without ever going into Yellowstone National Park. We all love the world’s …

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Montana stars and milky way in top two thirds and hill silhouette at bottom

Montana Night Sky Star Trail

Best places to see the “Montana Night Sky Star Trail,” my fave stargazing tips, and how to find a star party in Montana.

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