The first time we visited Bend, in Summer, 2018, smoke from nearby wildfires blanketed the region through most of our visit. This time, wildfire smoke drove us to Bend when we canceled our Fall travel plans and found ourselves with nowhere to go. Fortunately, the smoke finally cleared, and our friends who live in Bend told us about Crown Villa RV Resort.
There's this couple I follow on Instagram who travel fulltime and their entire Instagram feed is just happy pictures of them. They are, according to social media, the happiest people in all the land.
An oft heard complaint these days is it's hard to get away from crowds in the National Parks. Thanks to Facebookers and Instagrammers and bloggers and vloggers and Instagramming-blogger-vloggers all of whom won't stuff a sock in it, just about every big national park is absolutely overrun by hordes of tourons* trying to ride a bison to TikTok glory.
We're nothing if not honest here at C3T HQ. But even a pile of "runner up" pictures from Glacier National Park is still pretty good stuff.
The key to having a great time at Glacier National Park is doing the exact opposite of what everyone tells you to do.
When we made the decision to head out of Austin, it was with two main goals in mind: 1) to escape the Texas heat; and 2) to go somewhere with great hiking trails.