As much as I LOVE traveling abroad, we live in a BEAUTIFUL country that I’ve only seen a fraction of. For my birthday (and America’s – July 4th), we went on a big road trip to see the Mountain West.
We first flew into Salt Lake City, Utah and rented a huge Ford Transit complete with queen size bed and kitchenette – glamping here we come!
We drove North through Utah and into Idaho and Wyoming until we hit Jackson, Wyoming. In the Summer, it doesn’t get dark until 10pm, so we got to cram everything we possibly could into all that daylight.
We found a free camping spot overlooking the Grand Tetons – a mountain range with sharp peaks that still had snow on top!
After enjoying breakfast and of course coffee and adjustments, we headed off to Yellowstone National Park. This was our first time to Yellowstone, and if you haven’t seen it yet – go. Go now.
Yellowstone is HUGE and you have drive a lot to see all the sites. There is so much to see in Yellowstone that you should plan a few days to pack it in. Waterfalls, the ‘grand canyon’ on Yellowstone, geysers and hot springs galore, not to mention all the wildlife roaming free around the park.
After Yellowstone, we headed North to Montana – stopping in 7 hot springs along the way. We spent 2 nights in Montana then made our way back down to Salt Lake for one more night before flying home.
If you’re planning on going on a road trip but haven’t decided where or which states to visit, consider the Mountain West and make sure to see Yellowstone and Montana!!