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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, the oldest, one of the largest, and probably the best-known national park in the United States. It is situated principally in northwestern Wyoming and partly in southern Montana and eastern Idaho and includes the greatest concentration of hydrothermal features in the world.

People have spent time in the Yellowstone region for more than 11,000 years. Many tribes and bands used the park as their home, hunting grounds, and transportation routes prior to and after European American arrival. Yellowstone was established as the world's first national park in 1872.

As I have said before, I am very interested in going to Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore. Gate 1 Travel has a great tour that I am interested in, but it's a little pricey.

8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Rapid City, Salt Lake City-Los Angeles Other departure cities available.

  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges

  • 7 nights accommodations

  • 2 nights Rapid City

  • 1 night Cody

  • 2 nights Yellowstone National Park

  • 1 night Jackson

  • 1 night Salt Lake City

  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges

  • Hotel porterage

  • 10 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach

  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout

  • Services of local guides

  • Entrance fees per itinerary

  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Crazy Horse Memorial, started over 50 years ago and still incomplete

  • Mount Rushmore, the iconic massive carved sculpture of the faces of four U.S. presidents

  • Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States

  • Discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests

  • Salt Lake City Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square

Would anyone else be interested in this?


Quirky towns in the US-Ashville, NC

Is it the thinner mountain air or that the locals are standing too close to a vortex? Either way, these North Carolinians are tops for eccentricity thanks to both old and new charms: the vortex-laden terrain, which purports to send off good energy; the Friday night drum circle in downtown’s Pritchard Park; and the seemingly bottomless love of local beer. To tap into their vibes, try the beer-and-moonshine “hoptails” at Grove Park Inn’s Great, the BRÖÖ shampoo at the Earth Fare shop, or the port cake at Short Street Cakes. Asheville also ranked in the top 10 for great bakeries; Vortex Doughnuts offers a local beer-of-the-day donut.

Pittsburgh, PA-Andy Warhol’s hometown still turns out its artistic rebels—like Randy Gibson, whose Randyland home, in the city’s Mexican War Streets district, is an art lovers’ magnet with its colorful murals and courtyard. For provocative dining, check out Conflict Kitchen, which serves only cuisine from countries with which the United States is at odds (like North Korean kimchi or rumaniyya, a Palestinian eggplant, lentil, and pomegranate stew). Readers, meanwhile, were perhaps dazzled by the bravado of Steelers fans in this sport-loving town; you can commune with them at Sunny Jim’s Tavern in the Kilbuck area, which boasts of having the world’s largest outdoor TV (25 feet) and does occasional recliner giveaways.

Kansas City, MO-These midwesterners may have struck readers as thrifty and no-nonsense, but that doesn’t make them dull. The city ranked highly for both its museums and its sense of history—though some of that history is distinctly outside the box. Take The 1950s All-Electric House, which was originally built to be a glimpse of the future (when everyone, for instance, would have electric curtain openers). Or you can explore the Arabia Steamboat Museum, where you can see a fascinating array of pre–Civil War artifacts, recovered 132 years after the boat sank in the Missouri River. The city also ranked in the top 10 for its coffee, exemplified nicely at Oddly Correct, where cream and sugar are verboten.


More quirky cities to come in a future blog.

So hopefully, I am inspiring you to travel when this pandemic is all over. Gate 1 Travel has not paid me to talk about their trip in the Pacific Northwest-just something I'm interested in.

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Thanks. Valerie Brown


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