Glacier National Park – The Last Paradise


Manju S. -  Vacation Stories from an RCI AssociateGlacier National Park has a beautiful alpine landscape, green glacial waters, and clear night skies. A paradise right in the backyard of America!

 

A unique location that fits diverse travel needs, the park is small enough to cover in a day but large enough to keep you active for a week. You can go rustic or indulge in five-star luxury. You can sit back or go horseback riding into the deep valleys revered by Blackfeet Indians. You can fly fish on clear waters or hike up to Triple Divide Peak, where waters from the peak flow in three directions, into three oceans – Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic, with the Hudson Bay considered a tributary for the Arctic.

 

On my trip to Glacier National Park, we started very early in the morning (to watch wildlife as well as avoid mid-day traffic) from the west side. The views of the mountains from the base of McDonald Lake are beautiful. We started our drive through the "must see” Going-to-the-Sun Road. Avalanche Creek was the first pit stop with small streams and solitude. Further up on the mountains we had great views of the glaciers, alpine lakes and wildlife. The short hike from the summit to Hidden Lake took us to a different world. After three hours, we descended to the east side of the Continental Divide. A lunch at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park was delicious. After, we took a quiet boat ride on Lake Josephine, followed by a short walk through the forest to Grinnell Lake. The visit left us with a once-in-a-lifetime memory, but loads of photos and videos on our camera!

 

What are you waiting for? Get to Glacier National Park and see what you’ve been missing!

 

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Orlando, Florida – The right mix of sun, water and breeze


Manju S. - Vacation Stories from an RCI Associate

Warm breezes welcome guests as they arrive, taking away the winter blues from those of us traveling from up North. Lighter clothes, a slower pace of life and plenty of fun activities – a great escape from the office chatter.

 

We stayed at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort in nearby Kissimmee, which was one of the many beautiful resorts in the area. We started to unwind by playing golf and lounging around the pool. The pools are kid-friendly and there are many surrounding play areas to keep them busy.

 

Our resort was close to Walt Disney World – a great benefit when traveling with kids. One day, we traveled to one of the theme parks and the fun rides kept all of us entertained. The next day, we went to SeaWorld Orlando…it is amazing to see the sophisticated interaction between humans and animals! SeaWorld had a lot of space to sit, eat and walk around. We enjoyed the evening show "A Sesame Street Christmas". The script was good and the actors really brought life to the characters!

 

I enjoyed every moment in Orlando. The sun warmed the heart, the water got the body moving and the breeze soothed the soul. Orlando really gives a great opportunity to go back in time, to being a kid again!

 

Want to learn more about Orlando? Come back to the RCI Blog this week to read stories and see photos from RCI subscribing members who have visited here!

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