Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning the perfect family escape. Forget the overpriced, too busy destinations, and head to Bozeman, MT, for an adventure-filled week. Here at Journey Rent-A-Car, we love helping our clients make the most of their vacation. While the opportunities for a family adventure in the area are endless, we wanted to share our two favorite things to do for spring that aren’t too far from Bozeman. Grab your GPS, load up a road trip playlist, jump in your SUV or minivan rental, and start making memories.
The holidays are approaching quickly! You’ve booked your flights and accommodations, confirmed your SUV rental, and you’ve started planning your mountain adventures in Bozeman, MT, and the surrounding area. The team at Journey Rent-A-Car would like to share some important winter driving tips to keep you safe and help you make the most of your winter holiday.
Bozeman, Montana is an incredible launch pad for outdoor adventures! With countless parks, recreation, and restaurants within driving distance, there has never been a better time to visit Big Sky Country. National parks are the jewels of this country, earning top billing on many traveler’s bucket lists. Our favorite, of course, is Yellowstone National Park. Journey Rent-A-Car specializes in supplying dream vacation experiences with rental cars. Whether you’re enjoying a solo journey or you’re showing your children the American countryside, we’ve got the rental car for you. With cars, vans, and SUVs, let us help you check transportation off your vacation planning to-do list.
If you’ve chosen Bozeman, MT, for your next great adventure, you’re well on your way to planning the perfect vacation. However, at Journey Rent-A-Car, we also know that getaways don’t just happen by magic. They take some preparation to make sure you enjoy yourself from beginning to end. To help you get ready, consider these top travel tips.
Are you an out-of-state traveler flying into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)? Perhaps you’re bound for a fantastic Montana vacation at Yellowstone National Park, or you’re ready to check out some of the local Bozeman attractions. But before you can officially kick off your vacation, you have to find just the right car rental. Avoid the hassle of airport car rental lines, and make your reservation in advance with Journey Rent-A-Car.
Spring, aka Winter, but with More DaylightMontana has never paid much attention to the calendar when it comes to seasons. Sure, March 20th may signal the official start of spring, but in Montana, March is still solidly in winter territory.The odd 50-degree day taunts those of us craving warmer temps and longer days, but fun runs, green beer, spring fishing, and skiing ease the seasonal transition to prepare Montanans for our short, activity-packed summers. Earn your CarbsBozeman’s Run to the Pub 10K and Half Marathon occur on March 11th. Runners who brave the weather and cross the finish line are entered to win one of four trips to Dublin, Ireland. Winners are then registered for the Dublin Marathon.Sláinte!For St Patrick’s Day, travel over Homestake Pass to Butte, America. By 1900, Butte had a higher percentage of Irish and Irish descendants than any other American city. Today, Butte’s holds the largest St. Patrick’s Day … Continued
Montana is filled with opportunity for outdoor recreation. From whitewater rafting and climbing to hiking and mountain biking, the opportunities are endless. However, sometimes you get tired from all that adventure, and you want an activity that’s a bit more mellow. In case you’re in the mood to “just take a drive,” our team at Journey Rent-A-Car recommends that you cruise scenic Beartooth Highway.
Growing up in Montana, I remember winters being more about cozy gatherings with family and friends than shopping or hitting the latest chic restaurant. We cared more about experiencing nature everyday than braggadocious adventure travel. I still shudder when I hear people talking about “bagging fourteen-ers” in Colorado, as if a journey into stunning mountain territory is more about notching a belt than encountering beauty, breathing deeply, and catching up with a good friend.So how do you explain to outsiders what it’s like to live in Montana during the winter? In a word: hygge.Hygge—Danish for “coziness” and pronounced “hoo-guh”—has been transformed by lifestyle bloggers to mean candlelight, wool socks, hearty recipes, and Pin-able tips on how to throw a party. While it includes those elements, it’s so much more. Hygge is a philosophy that embraces slowing down. It champions simplicity, balance, and living in the moment, and welcomes intimate conversations … Continued
You’re beginning to pull out the ol’ map and consider where you might want to go on spring break this year. You’ve done Southern California. Colorado has been crossed off the list. Portland, Oregon? Yep. Been there too. If you’re feeling a little stuck, why not check out these top destinations in Montana, courtesy of our crew at Journey Rent-A-Car.
Cross-country skiing: A workout with a viewWidely credited to the Scandinavians, skiing was originally utilitarian—that is, not something you did on your holiday, but rather, how you huffed and puffed your way to and from Aksel’s house through the cold, dark winter.From the Old Norse skíth, the word “ski” means “stick of wood, snowshoe.” While those old sticks of wood have evolved into high-tech recreational fun, there is still no better way to transport yourself through wild, wintry wonderlands than on cross-country skis. And the Bozeman area is a world-class Nordic destination chock-full of beautiful landscapes.There are many options for cross-country skiers, but which is right for you? My answer is “it depends.” While each suggestion accommodates classic and skate skiers, I’d say that your decision depends on your wallet, preferred drive time, scenery, and what you want to eat or drink on the way home. (Remember, it’s your own locomotion … Continued