What to know about visiting SWMT during wildfire season

Even on a good year, wildfires are an inevitable part of summers in the west, just like blizzards are inevitable in the winter. And, just like blizzards, there are a number of ways to prepare to ensure that your trip to Southwest Montana is an excellent experience, whatever the weather. Your first port of call … Read more

Bike Helena

Mountain Biking in Helena, MT

About five years ago, Helena Montana was name one of the International Mountain Biking Association’s official Ride Centers. Since then, the mountain biking in Helena has only gotten better. Only 39 cities currently hold Ride Center status, which requires not just extensive, high quality trails for all levels, but also that the trails are “embraced … Read more

The Most Magical Time of the Year: Farmers Market Season

The trouble with farmers markets is that they feature stunningly beautiful, fresh, locally grown produce. And before you say “oh, he’s just being ironic, calling that a problem”, let me assure you that I am not. You see, the problem with local produce is that it is beautiful and fresh, and you are very likely … Read more

Ode to the Road (Trip)

The time has come to start planning one of the best Montana summer traditions: visiting both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. If you don’t feel like hopping onto your private jet and zooming from one park to the other, then you’re going to need to participate in another great Montana tradition: planning a road trip. … Read more