I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, but it’s not out of neglect. Nope, I was lucky enough to go on an incredible road trip in the Rocky Mountains visiting some of the national parks in the area: Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Craters of the Moon, and Glacier. What an experience!
I’ll be honest: Yellowstone wasn’t really on my radar in terms of travel must-dos. I didn’t set the itinerary for this trip, but I was invited and I always say yes if I can. And I was blown away by the unique nature of the park, its natural beauty and weirdness, and its diversity of sights and wildlife. After traveling to 27 countries on 4 continents, I’ve never seen anything like it. To think it was here all along, sitting in my own backyard.
I am now of the opinion that you have not fully traveled the world if you haven’t been to Yellowstone. Larger than my home state of Rhode Island, Yellowstone contains the world’s largest collection of geysers (50% of all geysers on earth) and is the largest intact ecosystem in North America. The park also includes the stunning Grand Canyon and the Yellowstone Lake, all along the mountains of the Continental Divide. As the world’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, you can spot wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolves, and elk, and the hydrothermal and geological features provide us with clues as to Earth’s evolution. Seriously, go.
Below is my photo journey through Yellowstone, the first leg of the trip. Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3!