West USA is typically defined by the mountain states incorporating the ranges of the Cascade Mountains and the famous Rocky Mountains.

Our one regret is we ran out of time to explore this region more in-depth on our USA road trip. We have plans to return.

Scroll below to find some of our highlights and favorite experiences so far in the mountain states, including stunning national parks and road trip ideas.


Overlooking Jenny Lake. One of the best things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Visiting Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming in a day

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was the last experience on our one year USA road trip. I wish it wasn’t, because by this stage […]

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23 Incredible Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park (for first time visitors)

Are you planning to visit Yellowstone for the first time and are researching what are the best things to do in Yellowstone National Park? Get […]

Grinnell Lake on the Grinnell Glacier Trail

15 Unforgettable Things to Do in Glacier National Park, Montana

Oh my, Glacier National Park in Montanta is an unforgettable USA travel experience. Jagged snowcapped peaks and glacier blanketed ridges stand guard over green and […]

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20 Amazing Things to Do In Idaho For First Time Visitors!

We never knew that there were so many amazing things to do in Idaho until our recent visit. I was looking for a state to […]

We had amazing time in Idaho. Thank you to all your information. We won't see all of it if I didn't read your post about Idaho.
We did your recommended horseback riding, found your Hot Springs and did the hiking to Goldbug Hot Spring and stopped by Craters of the Moon National Monument. Everything Idaho was amazing.


FEATURED VIDEO: Route of the Hiawatha, Idaho

A fun and off the beaten path adventure in Idaho and the mountain states, is the 15 mile Route of the Hiawatha bike trail.


The West USA Mountain States includes the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming.

Some include Utah and Nevada, but we have included them in our Southwest USA region.


Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.

We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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Need tips for Visiting Yellowstone National Park? Here are insider tips on the best things to do in Yellowstone with kids (or without)

8 Tips for Visiting Yellowstone National Park with Kids

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Visiting Yellowstone National Park with kids is an experience they’ll remember for life. Follow these tips and have a great time!

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Looking for travel tips on what to do in Denver, Colorado? As part of our city guides series we interviewed John Andrew who is a Denver native, born and raised, leaving only to spend a few years away at university. […]

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