A Village of Lights: Leavenworth, Washington

It’s been my good fortune to have traveled extensively during my lifetime, and much of that has taken place in the western U.S. from Alaska to Mexico. Some towns hold a special appeal and keep calling me back. Each state has probably two or three towns that hold that appeal. The small town of Leavenworth, Wash., has a particularly strong pull at Christmas.

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Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation

The Blackfeet Reservation in northwestern Montana, just east of Glacier National Park, is the 13th largest reservation in the U.S. at about 1.5 million acres. Roughly 85 percent of the residents are Native Americans.

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Beaches, Whales, History, Scenery: Whidbey Island Makes for A Unique Vacation

Folks in inland states like Montana and Idaho often look for “something different” when they go on vacation. Whidbey Island has beach and fishing activities, numerous parks, wonderful scenery, rich history, and unique lodging. It’s all within a day’s drive for all but those living in eastern Montana.

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Montana’s Indian Reservations: The Flathead

The Flathead Reservation, like many reservations, is home to more than one tribe, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. It may also be the most beautiful reservation in the country.

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