Montana

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Until a couple of decades ago, fly-fishing meant trying to hook trout. Then the definition of the sport began to expand, and today's fly fisherman is equally intent on landing bonefish in the Bahamas, tarpon in the Florida Keys, Atlantic salmon in...
Pursuing a life as close to nature as possible would have been madness to the seventeenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who sensed “continual fear and danger” in such an existence. Hobbes felt certain it would be “poor, nasty, brutish...
Video: Montana’s Top Lodge It’s dawn at Chico Hot Springs, in Montana, it’s snowing, and I’m in a state of bliss. Mittens, kittens—I can’t get the damn Sound of Music out of my head, and you can hear me singing about “My Favorite Things” as the...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 98.78 2. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 98.67 3. The Peninsula, Bangkok 98.31 4. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet 98.18 5. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphor...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
See America's Best Lake Vacations There were no spa treatments at the lake resorts of my 1970’s childhood, no sashimi on dinner menus or split-level suites with marble bathrooms. The lakefront hotels we’d visit during driving trips from our New E...
North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
Beyond the city limits lies that elusive realm where the utility vehicle of choice is a horse, your dinner jacket is lined with fleece, and you catch your breakfast in a cold-water creek. It may be tough to get there--some of the places can be rea...
The Trip Travelers yearning to get close to the land should head to southwestern Montana and the rugged mountain town of Darby. Here, in Big Sky Country along the Continental Divide, 260 miles from Yellowstone and four hours south of Glacier Nati...
Montana may not be for everyone. There is talk of a man who, every summer, accompanies his wife and kids on a plane as far as Bozeman, hugs them good-bye at the baggage carousel, and catches the first flight back to New York. For him there is only...
New levels of luxury are coming to Big Sky Country. The Ranch at Rock Creek (doubles from $1,600, all-inclusive), a 10-square-mile homestead, includes nine suites, a log cabin, and eight canvas-walled tents. Our favorite treatment in the spa: the ...
On State Highway 120 between Cody, Wyoming, and Red Lodge, Montana, a brown Ford van is streaking north across the sagebrush prairie at 95 miles an hour. I know the speed because I'm on its tail. Glancing up from my speedometer, I see the custom c...
Occupation: Singer-songwriter Home Base: Cornwall, England On the Road: Amos recently crisscrossed America for three months, visiting all 50 states (including her home state of North Carolina); her favorite stop was Montana. "She's a big-bottome...
Who cares about five stars when you’re sleeping under a sky teeming with millions of them? In remote corners of Montana, three luxury camps let nature lovers go off the grid in style. Six wooden cabins and three spacious tents are available at Moo...
When Afghanistan's Taliban announced plans in February to destroy all of the country's statues—including two gigantic fifth-century Buddha figures— the cries of outrage reverberated around the globe. Losing these ancient and precious pieces of his...