travelingmelmt travelingmelmt

2,864 posts   41,247 followers   5,087 followings

Travel Writer🌲Melynda Harrison  ✏️ #TravelWriter | Blogger | Adventurer 🌲 Naturalist ✈️ #FamilyTravel. Now: Montana 🌎 #Unschool | #Worldschool 💻 TravelingMel.com

Take me back to Austria! I could easily spend another month like last July: hiking in the Alps, drinking liters of beer, admiring flower boxes EVERYWHERE, and listening to Oompa bands. Not that I am complaining; Montana is pretty great in the summer, but I wouldn’t pass up another opportunity to run through a field singing “The hills are alive.” .

Where would you spend a summer month if price and reality were no object? .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

@see.tirol @visitaustria@visittirol

#feelaustria #visitaustria #austria #austriantime #uncoveraustria #lovetirol #visittirol #tirol #tyrol #kirchbergintirol
#alps #berge #mountains #mountainlove #hiking #wandern #exploremore #optoutside #travel #getout
#outdoorfamiles #travelwithkids#familytravel #playoutdoors #unschool #homeschool #worldschool #kidsinnature #themoutainsarecalling

Light sabers = festival necessities. (see other festival necessities on the blog- link @travelingmelmt). These boys were entertained for hours, especially at night when they could be seen in all their lit up glory. We try not to buy too much plastic crap, but couldn’t pass these up when we were at the Bob Marshall Music Festival. .
⚔️
I suppose music festivals are all about the music for some people, we also love the camaraderie, camping, hiking, and of course, light saber battles. And an epic battle is even better when there is a live soundtrack backing it up. 📷 @travelingfilmmaker
.
🎶
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
@bobmarshallmusic
@visitmontana @visitseeleylake @wenzelgear #musicfestival #musicfest #montana #bobmarshall #visitseeleylake #seeleylake #seeleylakemontana #getlost #getoutside #MontanaMoment
#mountain #familytravel #travel #camping #wandergram #montanalife #outdoorfamilies #outfamcommunity
#lifemusic #campswagger #lightsabers #festivalnecessities #camping #camplife

Our hike to Thompson Lake in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness started in an old burn. The little trees must be 20 years old (I should find out when that fire was). .
🌲
We mostly walked in the trees and mosquitoes (!!), but passed through a huge, flower-filled meadow on our way to the lake. .
🌸
The best part, as always, was some one on one time with my first born. Chatting, joking, and even just thinking to ourselves makes walks with Anders special. .
🌲
If you have multiple kids, do you make time for one on one? .
.
.
.
.
.
.
#visitmontana @visitmontana #montanamoment #optoutside #outdoorfamilies #outfamcommunity #wilderness #publiclands #thompsonlake #hike #familyhike #hikewithkids #adventuretogether #parkcounty @mtmtnmamas @parkcountyoutside

During the mornings at the Bob Marshall Music Festival, we took advantage of the gorgeous Seeley Lake scenery and got out and played, despite the rain. While some festival goers were running a 50K(!), we wandered the 2.5 miles to Morrell Falls. There were tons of people on the trail, but we had a blast being together, collecting morel mushrooms, and watching gallons upon gallons of water rush over a cliff. Oh Montana, I do so love you. 💚
.
📷 @travelingfilmmaker
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
@bobmarshallmusic
@visitmontana @visitseeleylake #morrellfalls #visitseeleylake #seeleylake #seeleylakemontana #getlost #getoutside #MontanaMoment
#mountain #familytravel #travel #camping #wandergram #montanalife
#outdoorfamilies #outfamcommunity #waterfall #hikingfamily #familytravel #unschool #optoutside #playtogether #familyadventure #ILoveMontana

My latest post for Visit Idaho is all about roadside attractions in eastern Idaho. Don’t you love those quirky spots and natural wonders you find on a road trip? I do!
.
🌲
One of our favorite spots is Big Springs in Island Park. Big Springs gushes forth 120 million gallons of water per day (!) and forms the headwaters of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. The water is crystal clear and home to big brook and rainbow trout (no fishing allowed here). You can buy fish food from a little vending machine on the bridge or toss breadcrumbs from your lunch to feed the trout. In addition to the springs and the fish, the adjacent Johnny Sack Cabin and waterwheel are open to visitors in the summer and provide a glimpse into the unique craftsmanship of one of Island Park’s early settlers.
.
Share your favorite roadside attraction. .
.
.
.
.
.
.
@visitidaho @visitidahofalls @visitsouthidaho
#idahogram #idahoexplored #visitidaho #idahodaily #onlyinidaho #visiteasternidaho #visitsouthidaho #bigsprings #islandpark #staywild #seekadventure #optoutside #wildernessculture #liveyouradventure #wildandfree #thegreatoutdoors #natureaddict #roamfree
#simplyadventure #beautifuldestinations #findmeoutside #livelifeoutside #exploremore #getoutdoors #adventureseeker #natureisbeautiful #outdoorfamilies #outfamcommunity #roadsideattractions

We are making an effort to get more family photos and I think this one captures us pretty well. Just after a hike and before an evening at the Bob Marshall Music Festival, we stopped for a picnic at Seeley Lake. It was a little cold and wet for the paddle board, but perfect for bouncing off picnic tables. .
🌲
Check out the “About Us” stories on my bio page (@travelingmelmt) to get to know us all better.
What kind of photo captures you the best? 📷 @travelingfilmmaker
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
@bobmarshallmusic
@visitmontana @visitseeleylake #musicfestival #musicfest #montana #bobmarshall #visitseeleylake #seeleylake #seeleylakemontana #getlost #getoutside #MontanaMoment
#mountain #familytravel #travel #camping #wandergram #montanalife
#picnic #familyportrait #goofballkids #unschool #optoutside #outdoorfamilies #outfamcommunity #camping #camplife

Happy Fourth of July 💥 to my fellow Americans! It’s been a tough couple of years, but we are happy to be celebrating freedom, love, and openness this Independence Day with a float down the Yellowstone River (celebrating public lands, too!). .
💥
We got to enjoy a banjo rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on this float! Kids, dogs, friends, and rivers! 🇺🇸 .
.
.
.
.
#4thofjuly #outdoorfamilies #rafting #banjo #yellowstoneriver #float #travelfamiles #outfamcommunity #montana #montanamoment #visitmontana #boatfamily

When he isn’t dancing like a maniac in front of the stage, Finn wants to play non-stop. So glad the Bob Marshall Must Festival is set up for families as well as the kid-free crowd. .
🎶
Thanks to Finn, I’ve played ping pong (“ping ball” in his parlance), corn hole (is that a Montana thing?), badminton, and frisbee. He’s also played countless imaginary games with his brother that involve light sabers and sticks. .
🎶
What are you up to this weekend? .
.
.
.
.
.
#outdoorfamilies @bobmarshallmusic #outfamcommunity #musicfestival #bobmarshallmusicfestival #pingball @visitmontana #montanaonly #visitseeleylake #seeleylake #summerfun #cowboymusic #familytravel #optoutside #getlost #montanamoment

#TBT to the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, 2016. (And a Festival Packing List on the blog. Link @travelingMelMT) .
🎶
There are a lot of ways to enjoy a Montana summer outside and one of them is dancing your pants off at a music festival. As we head to a new (to us) festival today —look for tomorrow’s gram!— I’m thinking back to other festivals we’ve attended. 🎵
Do you like music festivals? Which is your favorite? 📷 @travelingfilmmaker
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#montanamoment @vistimontana #visitmontana @centralmontana #musicfestival @redantspantsmusicfestival #redantspantsmusicfestival #dance #montanamusic #whitesulphursprings #festivalpackinglist #montanasummer #folkmusic #bluegrassmusic #countrymusic

Who doesn’t love a parasite? Ok, maybe you don’t, but this beauty might change your mind. It doesn’t make its own food through photosynthesis, but rather steals it from the roots of other plants. Cool. #themoreyouknow #randomfacts .
.
.
.
.
.
.
#pinedrops #montanamoment #familyhike #hike #outdoorfamcommunity #optoutside #visitmontana #bridgers #bozeman

We don’t let cloudy sky and 65-degree weather keep us from playing on the water in Montana. I made sure to stay dry from the ankles up, though!
I can’t wait for “real summer” to show up and spend more days like this. .
☀️
I’ve been in the office most days this month, pecking away at my computer. You can read my latest post ( in bio @travelingmelMT) about Things To Do in Montana. It’s a hefty tome that I think has everything you need to decide where to go, things to do, where to stay, and how to make the most of your Montana trip. 📷 @travelingfilmmaker .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
@visitmontana @montanafwp #montanamoment #visitmontana #getlostinmontana #sup #paddleboard #daileylake #fishingaccess #lakelife #paradisevalley #paddle #optoutside #watersports #travellife #montanalife #glacialterrain #outfamcommunity #outdoorfamilies #adventure #travelwriter

We took advantage of a break in the rain and spent an afternoon at Dailey Lake. On the agenda: throwing rocks, digging in the gravel/sand, paddle boarding, picnicking, and pulling leaches off the kids (don’t worry, they were small). ☀️
.
I often think how lucky we are to have so much open space and public lands in Montana. Unfortunately, the current administration seems bound and determined to take it away from us— the rightful owners. I just read that mining is due to start at Bears Ears, the recently dismantled National Monument. #sad #callyourlegislators .
.
.
.
.
#soapboxmoment #montana #visitmontana #montanamoment @parkcountyoutside @mtmtnmamas #dailylake #publiclands #optoutside #outdoorfamilies #outfamcommunity #sunnyday #lakeday #fishingaccess #mtfwp @montanafwp #aisforaccess

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags