Yellowstone National Park

It’s no wonder Yellowstone was declared the very first National Park. Initially protected for its thermal features, Yellowstone remains one of the most highly visited parks by locals and international tourists alike—its abundant wildlife, thermal features, and sweeping landscapes are truly stunning and leave you wondering if you’ve accidentally traveled to another planet.

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One Year Ago...

One year ago, we were petting our dog and two cats goodbye as we packed the car for our big Campfire Stories trip. Armed with a research...

25 days ago
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A Storied Wonderland

Yellowstone, we were told, chooses her own. The people that we interviewed live and work here because they feel a calling, a compulsion to be...

9 months ago

So many friends said if we’re in Yellowstone, why not also visit the neighboring Grand Tetons? So we did! Those mountains....

9 months ago

Although now retired, Bob Richard still gives the occasional tour with the guiding company he founded, Grubsteak Expeditions....

9 months ago

Wildlife biologist. Political consultant. Author. Folklorist. Storyteller. Jim Garry is a fascinating man, and ever gracious, as...

9 months ago

“Yellowstone chooses her own. And when Yellowstone chooses you, you don’t get away...” In our interview with Paul Shea, Director...

10 months ago

After two full days in the library, we thought we had a good handle on the vast literature of Yellowstone. After an hour’s...

10 months ago

Over a campfire, Ranger Maggie led a program, “The Importance of Words in Early Yellowstone.” While we have social media to...

10 months ago

Graciously, Yellowstone Park Ranger Amy Rether agreed to meet with us after her shift, and just before she went chasing...

10 months ago

On Friday evening, we hurried over to the Lamar Buffalo Ranch to attend a campfire hosted by Linda and Luke Black Elk on a night...

10 months ago

To kick off our time in Yellowstone National Park, we sat down with Yellowstone Association’s Ken Voorhis, Director of...

10 months ago
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The journey begins!

Today we depart for the Great Smoky Mountains, as Ilyssa and I begin our travel across the country, looking for great campfire stories from five...

a year ago