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About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.

Try a foreign destination: take a U.S. Road Trip

Our “places-we’d-most-like-to-visit” list starts and ends with foreign destinations, but somehow a few National Parks in the U.S. managed to sneak in there. Our version of a road trip was just a little different. The plan did not call for … Continue reading

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Facing your fear in grizzly country

We saw a group of people gathered in Grand Teton National Park. That usually means one thing: a sighting of a large animal. As we approached, we saw the bear casually snacking in the clearing ahead. A few weeks later, … Continue reading

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Life is a bed of flowers

How could we be so lucky? We didn’t know before we arrived that Waterton is the wildflower capital of Canada. To double our luck, the Waterton Wildflower Festival would start while we were there. Beth signed up for “Extraordinary Flowers … Continue reading

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The high point of the trip was rough around the edges

A dream about a longed-for travel destination can take on a life of its own. We visited Glacier National Park in northern Montana many years ago and hadn’t realized in our planning that the park extended north across the border … Continue reading

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First, things fall apart

We had a great plan to camp in Glacier National Park. So what happened? We looked at the weather report a week or so before our arrival date, and it didn’t look good: lots of rain and cold weather.   Don’t … Continue reading

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Livingston, Montana

Why not stop for a week in a quaint small town? Find a sweet little place to stay in a faraway place, and just enjoy what the town has to offer. And so we did. We found Livingston, Montana. Months … Continue reading

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The unknown world

We have hiked in many countries over numerous years, through deserts and up mountains, and rarely have we stopped to look at plants around us. Since our trip to Borrego Springs, California in March to see the “super bloom,” a … Continue reading

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