Basking in Science and Nature in Bozeman

Bozeman, Montana has a profile similar to Missoula, since it is also anchored by a major state university and has a vibrant art and culture scene. As you might expect, there are quite a few breweries here! Surprisingly, though, instead of a boozy week of beer, our focus during our visit turned out to be … Read moreBasking in Science and Nature in Bozeman

Lewis & Clark Mania in Helena

We first selected the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail as our general guideline for our 2018 travels with nothing more than a vague recollection of these figures from our American history classes decades ago. A quick glance at the trail map showed a route through plenty of states that were completely new to us, like … Read moreLewis & Clark Mania in Helena

Here for the Beer in Missoula

While the population of over 100,000 is not staggeringly large, Missoula is the second largest city in Montana and home to the University of Montana. That means, of course, that it hosts all the big box stores that we know and love, and have missed during our journey across the more rural areas of the … Read moreHere for the Beer in Missoula

Seeking Authenticity in the Bluegrass Region

We finished up our time in Kentucky with a stay in northern-central Kentucky, which put us within easy reach of Louisville and Lexington, AKA horse and bourbon country. We visited a number of very different destinations, but the theme that emerged from our visit is: what’s the importance of authenticity? Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Our trip … Read moreSeeking Authenticity in the Bluegrass Region