Mini Vacay: Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’. Photo by Patricia Balsley.  When it comes to predictability, particularly with geothermal features, perhaps nothing beats Old Faithful. Every 91 minutes or so, she lets loose. Maybe the only thing that is more predictable is that thousands of tourists will gather around the circular benches, a comfortable distance from the steam and … More Mini Vacay: Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

Independence Day and The Charm of Small Town Celebrations

Big cities can offer the best fireworks displays, the biggest, most exciting performances by renowned artists, and the largest variety of deep-fried fair foods. Traveling to a large city to celebrate Independence Day can be an extraordinary way to mark the occasion. You could watch fireworks in St. Paul, Minnesota, parked on a postage stamp … More Independence Day and The Charm of Small Town Celebrations

Reforestation Efforts Begin Today in the Shoshone National Forest

On a relaxed Saturday, Jason Brey, silviculturist with the U.S. Forest Service, enjoys a walk overthe Sweetwater Bridge in Shoshone National Forest with his sons. Photo by Charish Badzinski. In our travels, many of us take trees for granted. Yet behind the seemingly effortless regrowth of trees is an army of dedicated workers who strive … More Reforestation Efforts Begin Today in the Shoshone National Forest

Mini Vacay: Shoshone River Canyon and Buffalo Bill Dam

 The North Fork, which splits off from the Shoshone River and flows to the east entranceof Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Charish Badzinski. You’ll want to turn down the volume for this video. Here we take a scenic three minute drive through Shoshone River Canyon, west of Cody, Wyoming. Our drive includes some stunning geography, … More Mini Vacay: Shoshone River Canyon and Buffalo Bill Dam

Random Travel Photo of the Week: Shiny Green Bugs

Cody, Wyoming. Photo by Charish Badzinski. These shiny bugs caught our attention as we were hiking on trails near Cody Wyoming. Can anyone identify these creatures? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Join our community of travelers and enjoy exclusive content by liking us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RollerbagGoddess Charish Badzinski is an explorer, foodie and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Shiny Green Bugs